Tips for a worry-free winter

Snow removal credit

During winter, a credit of up to 15 minutes is applied to your trip for snow removal. Your billed trip time will begin when you start driving, or 15 minutes after you unlock the vehicle, whichever comes first.

The snow removal credit is applied regardless of the weather. If you use more than one FLEX vehicle in a day, the credit applies to each vehicle used. If you happen to use the same vehicle again during the day, the credit will only apply once.

The goal of this policy is to give you the best value by only charging you for the time you use the vehicle.

Snow removal operation and parking bans

During snowstorms, we might offer free use periods to members to help keep FLEX vehicles off the street and out of the way of snow removal operations.

It’s a win-win situation – the more it snows, the more generous our offers are!

To learn when these programs are active, watch for emails which will contain the details, or follow our socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to be able to act quickly. Vehicles disappear quickly once a snow event is announced, so keep an eye out during snowy weather!

Safety Tips

Remove all the snow before departing

Please be sure to remove all the snow around and on the vehicle before driving away, including the hood, roof, and headlights. Don’t forget to de-ice the wipers. If they remain stuck, they might break, at your expense.

Pay attention to parking signage

You are not permitted to abandon the vehicle at an unauthorized location – just as if it were your own car. Pay close attention to temporary signage for snow removal. See the Toronto parking rules.

Don’t forget gas and washer fluid

As usual, make sure the gas tank is at least a quarter full when you return the vehicle.

If you use all of the washer fluid in the tank, it must be refilled. Submit your receipts through the mobile app to get reimbursed. Please use cold weather windshield washer fluid (-40°), year-round.


To fight condensation in an efficient manner, it’s advised to set the air intake dial to exterior rather than recirculation. Otherwise, the interior windows will remain covered in mist.

ABS brakes

All of our vehicles are equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS). If you feel a vibration in the pedal when you brake on a slippery road, it is most likely because the anti-lock brakes are in action.

Please be considerate

Please shake off your boots and the car mats to avoid snow or water accumulation in the car!

…And drive safely!

We can’t stress this enough! In winter conditions, drive carefully and slowly, and try to brake well in advance. Don’t hesitate to refresh your memory on starting up a car in cold weather by reading the manual located in the glove box of our cars.


COVID-19: Our preventive measures and special offers

In the present context where physical distance is required to limit the spread of Covid-19, but where it is still important to maintain transportation services allowing people who must nevertheless travel be able to do so in the safest way possible, carsharing remains an essential service. Thousands of households in Ontario rely on Communauto for their essential travel.

Therefore, we decided to continue our activities while putting in place preventive measures and special offers for all members, and especially for those in the health care field.

Our preventive measures

All our employees are working from home, except for our fleet agents who disinfect vehicles and who have no contact with the public and are each equipped with an exclusive car.

Since vehicles are confined spaces, you are unlikely to come into contact with the virus through coughing or sneezing unless you are accompanied by an infected person. Even though health authorities confirm that transmission of Covid-19 by indirect contact is rare and that survival of the virus on dry surfaces is not well documented, we are focusing on disinfecting our vehicles with a certified virucidal product sprayed on the most used surfaces (door handles, armrests, seatbelt buckle and lock button, interior rear-view mirror, rear-view mirror controls, window controls, front seats adjustments control, fuel hatch and trunk lever (depending on the model), steering wheel, indicator and headlight levers, gear lever, dashboard, and handbrake).

Given the nature of our service, it is impossible to guarantee hygiene between uses. Although vehicles are a relatively safe place, certain precautions are necessary to avoid contracting or transmitting the virus by contact. Hygienic measures allowing cars to be used safely are, however, accessible to everyone.

The best attitude to adopt, under the circumstances, is that of prevention:

  • After using a vehicle, avoid putting your hands to your mouth, nose, or face before washing your hands with warm running water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based disinfectant if you do not have access to soap and water.
  • Do not hesitate to clean the steering wheel, or other surfaces, with disinfecting wipes if you have the supplies to do so.
  • More than ever, do not leave any waste (tissues, cups, papers, etc.) in vehicles. Be sure to pick up all your belongings before leaving the vehicle.

If you have symptoms of illness, we recommend that you do not use our vehicles. If you must do so, it is extremely important to let us know so that we can block the vehicle and disinfect it.

When a customer reports to us that they have used or want to use a vehicle in these circumstances, the following procedure is applied:

  • The vehicle is blocked for 72 hours.
  • It is then disinfected.

If you have been diagnosed with the virus, you should not, under any circumstances, use a Communauto vehicle. If you must travel in such a case, you must contact the public health department in your region which will take care of the arrangements for your transport.

In such situations, we will be forced to suspend your account.
We are counting on everyone’s collaboration to help us, collectively, get out of this crisis and we encourage you to report, if necessary, any situation and/or inappropriate behaviour.

Our offers

To respond more effectively and more safely to the essential mobility of our users, we have put two special offers in place.

Exclusive vehicle for an extended period: Long distance rate capped at $75/week for essential travel

Exceptionally, until the end of May, the Long Distance rate will be capped at $75/week (costs per km extra), to allow Value plans members who would like to have access to an exclusive vehicle for an extended period to do so at the best price possible. The cost per km remains unchanged: 17¢/km for the first 300 km, 13¢/km for additional kms.

The best price for your trip will be automatically applied! This means that as soon as the cost of a trip billed at the regular rate reaches the threshold of the Long Distance rate, you will be billed the price of the Long Distance rate (the cheaper of the two).

For health workers

To facilitate travel for health care workers, offers have been put in place and are valid until the end of May:

  • First week-long booking – no hourly/daily charge, just pay per km rates of 17¢/km for your first 300 kms, and 13¢/km after that
  • Subsequent weeks – add $75/week (same price per km as above applies)
  • Trips can be broken up – i.e. your first week-long trip you will just pay kms. If you keep the same vehicle longer or make another week-long trip later in April or May, that will be billed at $75/week, plus kms.
  • To best take advantage of this offer, we recommend keeping the vehicle for an entire week, as multiple shorter trips during the week could end up being billed at a cumulative higher price than one week-long trip.

Other notes about this offer:

  • No matter what your current plan is, this offer will be accompanied by access to the Value Extra plan with no monthly fee.
  • Waived $500 membership bond for the duration of the offer, if you aren’t already on a Value plan, or for new health care members (help us spread the word!)
  • If you don’t need the vehicle for as long as a week throughout the month of April, the Value Extra plan will still provide the most affordable driving rates for other essential trips during the rest of the month.

At the end of the offer period, we will return your account to your current rate plan.


To access this offer:

  • Current members, please send us your health care ID badge or other form of identification using our contact form, so we can apply the offer.
  • New applicants can use the promo code HEALTHWORKER to access the waived $500 membership bond and are asked to include their health care ID badge/identification with their application. At the end of the offer period, new members can elect to maintain a Value plan membership by paying the $500 membership bond, change to an Open plan (no bond required), or close their account.

Rest assured that we are monitoring the situation and the instructions of the authorities closely and are adjusting our actions accordingly.


City of Toronto takes a step forward for better mobility

Toronto, March 11 – Communauto, the largest carsharing organization in Canada and the first in North America, welcomes the recommendation given by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee of the City of Toronto to make the free-floating carsharing pilot project permanent. The committee adopted the proposal of the General Manager, Transportation Services, which was improved with some slight changes in regulation.

“This is a first and encouraging step towards us further developing free-floating carsharing for Toronto. In the 16 months of the pilot project, we have demonstrated that free-floating carsharing has been accepted in Toronto and that carsharing contributes to reducing the number of cars on the street and the number of parking permits issued. We wait for the final decision from City Council on how we can work together to augment the fleet in order to face the always increasing demand,” said Marco Viviani, Vice-President at Communauto.

Every Communauto car results in up to 4 fewer on-street parking permits

In fact, a recent survey among Communauto members reveals that after only one year, 20% of users who live in residential parking permit zones will not renew their parking permits (9%) or will avoid purchasing a parking permit (11%), thanks to Communauto. This means that for each Communauto FLEX car, almost 4 people will not renew or will avoid purchasing a resident parking permit.

Fleet to be increased by 50% if the city confirms decision

Communauto is committed to growing this service in Toronto and looks forward to continuing to work with the City of Toronto when and if this pilot program is made permanent. 100 cars are planned to be added to the fleet this spring if the program is confirmed.

Communauto free-floating service in Toronto currently operates 200 cars, available to pick up and drop off in an area of around 50 sq km between High Park and Runnymede in the west, Dupont and Mortimer in the north, and Victoria Park in the east. The area excludes downtown metered spaces and zones where 100% of parking permits have been sold. Cars are used for both short-term and long-term trips (on average, around six hours per trip per 40 km), and as a replacement and alternative to personal car ownership.

About Communauto

Founded in Québec City in 1994, Communauto is the largest carsharing service in Canada and the oldest in North America. Present on two continents in 14 cities (Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener/Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, London, Kingston, Ottawa, Gatineau, the regions of Montréal and Québec, Sherbrooke, Halifax and Paris in France) with a fleet of 3,000 vehicles, it is one of the few operators offering both free-floating and station-based carsharing. Communauto is a private company whose main mission is to reduce the impact of cars on cities while improving access to mobility. Communauto establishes strong partnerships with public transit authorities and offers the largest electric carsharing fleet in Canada, in selected cities.

Tips and Tricks

5 reasons to make Communauto your Valentine

It’s that time of year: the sun is out on a crisp February day and love is in the air. It’s the 14th of February and a Friday to boot! You walk out into the street and watch the sun glint off the hood of a beautiful Hyundai Accentit’s green C lulling you forward. It’s love at first sight. Instinctively, you pull out your smartphone and access the Communauto app. You’re reminded of why you fell in love in the first place. Communauto, your true carsharing love. If you haven’t already, here are five reasons why you should make Communauto your Valentine.

1. Heated seats

All Communauto cars have seat warmers for both the driver and the passenger. An easy way to stay toasty before things really start heating up this Valentine’s Day.

2. Blue tooth audio

The days of the mixtape may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t curate the perfect playlist to show your loved one how you feel—whether that’s a little Céline Dion or a little Barry White. You can connect your smartphone to all Communauto vehicles to put your date in the Valentine’s Day mood by the time you arrive at your destination.

3. City parking permits

Isn’t it romantic picking up your date at the door and whisking them away? But it’s also lovely to be able to enjoy a beverage, or two, with them, without having to worry about driving home! With city parking permits on each car, leave the Communauto in on-street, permit-only parking spots within the Communauto zones. You won’t have to worry about coming back for the car after enjoying a night out with your Valentine. And no need to worry about the car the morning after.

4. The fleet is well maintained

Picture this: you’re all dressed up, your date looks amazing, you have reservations at their favourite restaurant, but as you head to the car you realize … A FLAT TIRE! Or no windshield fluid, or squeaky brakes! Avoid frustrating and embarrassing situations this Vday … take the Communauto.

5. There’s at least 1/4 tank of fuel

Can you think of a less romantic spot than a gas station? While we’re sure the selection of treats inside is top notch … we’re  guessing your date would rather prefer to be ON the date already! Communautos are filled with at least a 1/4 of tank of gas, which should be enough to get you to those reservations!

Tips and Tricks

7 apps and websites to help you live sustainably in 2020

We’ve entered the roaring twenties and with every new year comes the inevitable new year’s resolutions. Many of us are trying to live a little more sustainably in 2020. It seems that by the end of January, the excitement and energy from the beginning of the month has begun to wane and so has our resolve to maintain and sustain our resolutions. Here are just a few options that will help you stay on the right track and make this decade the most sustainable one yet.

1. TO Waste: Not sure if you should be putting that clay kitty litter in the green bin or the garbage? What about plastic take-out containers? Garbage or green bin? The Christmas tree you hauled from Jeff the Christmas Tree Guy? Download the TOWaste app to find out.

2. Communauto FLEX: North America’s longest running carsharing company is here in Toronto. Sign up for a free membership and have access to one-way carsharing through our app. Did you know that 1.5 tonnes of C02 emissions are reduced from the atmosphere for each carsharing vehicle? And that for each carsharing member, 11 personal cars are removed from the streets? Communauto FLEXit’s sustainable and FLEXible (sorry, we had to).

3. Zero Waste Home: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot (and in that order). Bea Johnson, author of Zero Waste Home, also has a website that helps individuals and families cut down on their waste and has inspired a global movement to live waste-free. Added bonus is the Zero Bulk Finder, a useful tool to locate package-free stores in your neighbourhood when you’re out shopping.

4. Bike Share Toronto: Unlock, ride, return. The best way to get to know a city and to reduce your carbon footprint is by walking or cycling. Whether you’re commuting, running errands or sightseeing, Bike Share Toronto is a fun, flexible and cost-effective way to navigate the city. Buy a pass or become a member to access 5,000 bikes and 465 stations across 100 square kilometres of the city. That’s a lot of beautiful cityscape to explore! Use the CycleFinder app to find bikes nearest you.

5. Live GreenTO: Live, work or play in Toronto? Live Green Perks is the best way to support local businesses and choose a greener lifestyle. And, as a City of Toronto program, it’s free to join! Check out the Live Green Toronto website and app for grants, incentives, and resources that help Torontonians save money while living a greener lifestyle #TransformTO

6. Transit: Looking to get from Chinatown to North York on a Monday at 8:30 am … Plan your trip using Transit’s multimodal system which gives you faster commute times by offering trips that include the use of scooters, bikesharing, carsharing, ride hailing and public transportation—all while reducing your ecological footprint. Now you can get to where you’re going faster, easier, and more sustainably.

7. Better Homes TO: Did you know that homes and buildings produce more than half of the greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto today? BetterHomesTO is a one-stop for Toronto residents to help them make their homes more energy efficient and climate friendly. You’ll learn how, why, and when to get an EnerGuide home evaluation, what home improvements you can make, how to transform your home into a net zero environment, and which programs, incentives, and rebates will help you get started in making a better home for you, your family, and the environment.

Outings Tips and Tricks

A Very Communauto Christmas: Tips and Tricks for “Navigating” the Holidays

The holidays can be such a wonderful time of year, magic and wonder and … WONDERING how you’ll possibly get everything done. It’s a very busy time! We know how overwhelming it can feel trying to fit in all the decorating, shopping, parties, and—of course—family time. Here are our top tips for how to best use your Communauto to keep the stress out and keep the magic in—this holiday season.

The tree

Although strange sights are an expected part of your TTC ride, lugging your Christmas tree onboard may not be the most convenient or well-received option. Here are three great places where you can take your Communauto to pick up the perfect tree:

  1. St. Lawrence Market is steeped in Toronto tradition and history, which includes Christmas trees! Jeff the Christmas Tree Guy has been selling trees at the market for more than 25 years! While you’re there, you can also wander throughout the market and get all your shopping for Christmas dinner done as well. Jeff is open until December 24, 2019, for any of you last-minute decorators and it’s located at Front and Jarvis where there’s a fair bit of Communauto parking nearby.
  2. Evergreen Garden Market has trees from 2.5 – 14ft tall so you’re sure to find your perfect fit. This little garden market is located right at Evergreen Brick Works, where there is also the cutest little outdoor, but covered skating trail, a café, and all the makings of a winter wonderland. Tucked right in the Don Valley, this stop is a beautiful choice.
  3. Pinedale Farms is the perfect option for the authentic cut-your-own experience. They have various types and sizes for you to find the tree of your Christmas vision. They also offer a tree-bagging service to protect your tree for the ride home on top of your Communauto. Located just outside of Hamilton, this spot is an easy drive and a short day trip.

The gifts

We know that the holidays are not about gifts, but if you’re like us … giving just feels oh so good! There’s a joy that comes with seeing someone’s face light up when they unwrap the perfect gift. Shopping during the holidays can be stressful: the malls are crowded, the parking lots are packed, the bills add up, and hauling all your purchases home is a struggle. Here are our top suggestions for some quick Communauto shopping trips:

  1. Fair in the Square, happening December 7-23, 2019, at Nathan Phillips Square, has it all! Skating, hot beverages, sweets and other eats, and a host of quaint artisans and vendors to get all of your holiday shopping done! Who wants to brave the mall this time of year when you can shop in the festive and romantic ambiance of this holiday market? Take your haul home with a Communauto!
  2. The Trinity Bellwoods Flea Market moves indoors for the Happy Holidays Market on December 15, 2019. This is a truly Toronto shopping experience hosted in the historic Great Hall and packed with more that 100 local makers, artisans, crafters, and merchants! You are sure to find something unique and Communauto is the most reliable way to get all those treasures home safely.
  3. Withrow’s Winter Market is a perfect shopping stop for anyone with last-minute items to cross off their holiday list since the market is open on December 21, 2019, at the Crow’s Theatre. Stocked with local goods and treats, this is another great way to support local this holiday season! This market is not only convenient for East-enders but it is located right in the middle of a Communauto zone! Whether you want to drive there and shop, or shop and drive home, be reassured that there’s convenient parking nearby. *Hot tip: drive just one block south and wander the incredible indie shops on Queen Street East for final stocking stuffers … all still in the Communauto zone!

The lights

Nothing says holiday magic like the twinkle of lights. But not everyone can pull off the Christmas-Vacation-Griswold-level light display, taking a Communauto to tour some of Toronto’s best light displays is an excellent alternative! Here are some of our favourite spots to see the holiday lights:

  1. Eastern Beaches will be lit up with more than 20,000 ft of string lights—that’s 80,000 individual LED lights! This is a great way to enjoy the beach and boardwalk even in the colder months and the lights are a magical way to experience one of Toronto’s most iconic locations, the Leuty Lifeguard post. Importantly, the beaches are well within a Communauto parking zone.
  2. Casa Loma is already a magical place, but with a holiday makeover, it really is spectacular. After a walk through the grounds basking in the light show, the heated seats of the Communauto are a welcome treat for the ride home.
  3. Toronto Christmas Market is, of course, a must! Here the light display and the fully decorated Christmas tree will put a twinkle in anyone’s eye. There are plenty of options for warm treats, hot chocolate, and mulled wine (which is only available during the Toronto Christmas Market until December 22—get it while it’s mulled). Parking at the Christmas Market can be more than tricky. *Hot tip: By taking a Communauto, the parking permit will allow you park on the streets south of Front, between Parliament and Jarvis!

Family and friends

Well, this one we can’t stress enough! Take a Communauto out of the city, overnight, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy the holidays!

Outings Tips and Tricks

10 best (and closest) pumpkin patches to explore in the GTA and beyond

Toronto, it’s that time of year and it’s not too late to trek to the pumpkin patch to get your autumn haul of non-ugly pumpkins, or maybe plan for a trip next fall. We know baby pumpkins are the best for pumpkin pies and you’ll be able to find that at your local grocer, but for the best Jack-o’-lantern pumpkins, head to any of these 10 pumpkin patches.

We’ve ordered the list of 10 by proximity to Toronto’s downtown core. Remember that 150 km is included per trip (and $0.25 per additional kilometer).

1. Reesor’s Farm Market, 0.75 hours, 44 km
2. Albion Orchards, 1 hour, 56-62 km
3. Springridge Farm, 1 hour, 62-66 km
4. Hutchinson Farm, 1 hour, 63-69 km
5. Andrew’s Scenic Acres,  1.25 hours, 65 km
6. Downey’s Farm Market, 1 hour, 66 km
7. Cooper’s CSA Farm & Maze, 1 hour, 70-82 km
8. Forsythe Family Farms, 1.25 hours, 80-85 km
9. Brooks Farms, 1-1.25 hours, 68-101 km
10. Pingle’s Farm Market, 1-1.25 hours, 77-110 km

For more information about each pumpkin patch, see below:

1. Reesor’s Farm Market
10825 Ninth Line, Markham, ON L6B 1A8
+1 905-640-4568
Rating: 4.4

Pick your own pumpkins and check out Reesor’s corn maze. There are lots of ready-picked pumpkins in the farm market and town market. Also, apples, squash, carrots, lettuce,  oh my. You’ll love their cookies and fruit pies, too.

2. Albion Orchards
14800 Innis Lake Rd, Caledon East, ON L7C 2Y8
+1 905-584-0354
Rating: 3.9

Looking for more than a perfect pumpkin? Come experience farm-fresh produce and explore the bountiful apple orchards. Albion Orchards doesn’t charge for admission, only for apple picking. The pumpkin patch is open until Halloween, but come back to pick your next Christmas tree.

3. Springridge Farm
7256 Bell School Line, Milton, ON L9E 0N7
+1 905-878-4908
Rating: 4.5

There are plenty of pumpkins to choose from:  Jack-O-Lantern, Cinderella, Ghost, and Knucklehead. But Springridge Farm also grows strawberries, gourds, and harvest honey from 1 million bees that live in hives beside their pond.

4. Hutchinson Farm
6202 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L7M 0R3
+1 905-335-2515
Rating: 4.6

Shhhh! Hutchinson Farm’s Great Pumpkin Art Silent Auction is a mainstay at the farm.  They have some talented graffiti artists on staff who’ve painted some amazing pumpkins this year. The farm is known for their exotic pumpkin varieties and heirloom garlic.

5. . Andrew’s Scenic Acres
9365 10 Side Rd, Milton, ON L9T 2X9
+1 905-878-5807
Rating: 3.4

PWYC Pumpkins! Pay-what-you-can pumpkins are a hit at Andrew’s Scenic Acres. Get your Halloween pumpkins and propose your own price. And there’s free admission for the last weekend of October.

6. Downey’s Farm Market
13682 Heart Lake Rd, Inglewood, ON L7C 2J5
+1 905-838-2990
Rating: 4.3

Downey’s Pumpkinfest opens daily from the end of September until October 31st from 10am – 5pm. Last admission at 4pm. There are wagon rides, farm animals, live entertainment, and an eight-acre corn maze!

7. Cooper’s CSA Farm & Maze
266 Ashworth Rd, Zephyr, ON L0E 1T0
+1 905-830-4521
Rating: 4.4

Cooper’s Farm and 10-acre corn maze runs until the end of October but they’re open on select Saturdays between November and May. They pride themselves in farming through natural and sustainable practices and ethically raised cattle.

8. Forsythe Family Farms
1025 Cragg Rd, Uxbridge, ON L9P 1R3
+1 905-887-1087
Rating: 4.5

Take a walk through this family farm’s Sunflower Trail. The sunflowers have grown 8-12 feet tall and are at their peak bloom mid-September. Nothing says fall like a corn maze, which is open daily from 9:30am to 5:00pm. Fresh picked apples are available in their market with over five varieties as the season progresses.

9. Brooks Farms
122 Ashworth Rd, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0
+1 905-473-3246
Rating: 4.4

For over a decade, Brooks Farms has hosted an awesome Fall Fun Festival that gets bigger and better every year: pumpkin cannon show, train rides, zip lines, bouncing ponies, playhouses, and slides. The last weekend of October is their infamous pumpkin smash!

10. Pingle’s Farm Market
1805 Taunton Rd, Hampton, ON L0B 1J0
+1 905-725-6089
Rating: 4.0

Pingle’s Farm Market is celebrating 32 years of farm fun. Pick your own pumpkins and apples, have a wander through their corn maze, pet some farm animals, check out the pedal carts, giant slide, trike track, mini putt, pumpkin cannon show, giant sand pile, jump pad, and straw jump.

Tips and Tricks

Did you know you can book a FLEX car through the Transit app?

Make your daily commute a bit easier by booking a FLEX car when you need it, using your Transit app.

Follow these 5 steps to make your first multimodal commute with carsharing, bikesharing, and public transportation.

Step 1: Open the Transit app and click on settings.

Step 2: Click on Communauto FLEX “sign in.”

Step 3: Enter your Communauto FLEX membership number or email and your password.

Your FLEX account is now connected to the Transit app!

Step 4: Search for a FLEX car near you.

Step 5: Reserve/book a car and you’re good to go!

Happy carsharing and we hope you get to where you’re going with Transit’s multimodal options!

Outings Tips and Tricks

4 places to visit this autumn to escape the city

Muskoka – 2.5 hours away

Photo credit: Discover Muskoka

Let the city fall away … (see what we did there) … and book a fall getaway to Muskoka for a romantic vacation in a naturally beautiful setting, or take the whole family for an autumn vacation at one of the many lakeside resorts.

Prince Edward County – 2.75-3 hours away

Photo credit: The Regent Theatre

Prince Edward County is known for its quaint inns, chalets, and wine tours. Get out of the city and escape to the Sandbanks Provincial Park and its towering limestone cliffs. Have a night at the Regent Theatre, a restored Edwardian opera house. Walk through Macaulay Heritage Park to take a gander at their local history through its 19th-century buildings.

Peterborough and the Kawarthas – 2 hours away

Check out Peterborough and the Kawarthas’ independent craft breweries, cideries, distillers, Feast On restaurants, and farmers’ markets. Watch the leaves change on one of their cycle tours or carve your own paddle at the Canadian Canoe Museum!

Collingwood – 2.5 hours away

Photo credit: Town of Collingwood

There’s nothing like a good walk. Once you arrive in your FLEX car, hit the pavement on foot with a self-guided discovery walk through Collingwood’s artistic, historical, architectural, culinary and natural features. Since you’re already walking, you could take a Good Food Stroll and discover the unique restaurants, bars, craft breweries, coffee houses and specialty food shops.


We’re on the Transit app

We’re excited to announce that you’ll be seeing FLEX more often, on your daily commute—on your Transit app!

We’ve partnered with the Transit app to give you easy access to FLEX cars—you can unlock and pay for the ride right from the app.

You can plan your trip using their new multimodal system which gives you faster commute times by offering you trips that include the use of scooters, bikesharing, carsharing, and public transportation. Now you can get to where you’re going easier and faster.

We’re proud to be a part of this multimodal movement by partnering with an app that offers alternatives to personal car ownership and gives FLEXible mobility options for all.

And we’re proud to be one of the many diverse transit options in Toronto.