Toronto’s free-floating carsharing permit program allows FLEX cars to be released on-street within the service area where “EXCEPT BY PERMIT” signs are displayed provided there are no restrictions there (check all signs).
FLEX cars can also be released on other streets where there are no restrictions.
Keep in mind that you are not allowed to release a vehicle in a zone with temporary parking restrictions even if parking is permitted at the time of your return.
As well, please respect the City of Toronto’s ‘clustering’ rule, which means that no more than two Communauto vehicles should be parked in the same block at one time. Look for parking on a nearby block if you already see two Communauto FLEX vehicles parked close together.
If you are stopping over within the City of Toronto, but outside the FLEX Zone, please note that on unsigned streets you are allowed to park for a maximum of three hours.
where the permit parking sign “EXCEPT BY PERMIT” is displayed WITHOUT any other signs of restriction
where the permit parking sign “EXCEPT BY PERMIT” and Pay & Display signs co-exist (in this case you don’t have to pay)
where the permit parking sign “EXCEPT BY PERMIT” coexist with posted temporal restrictions (e.g. 30 min., 1 or 2 hours)
on the permitted side of the street where alternate side parking is in effect from Mar. 31 to Nov. 30. In most areas you can park on one side of the street from the 1st day to the 15th day of each month and on the other/opposite side of the street from the 16th day to the last day of the month
Read all parking signs: FLEX cars cannot be released where any other restrictions are displayed even if an “EXCEPT BY PERMIT” sign is displayed AND even if parking is permitted at the time that you release the car
Pay attention to arrows on the signs, too. Verify that they cover the zone where you intend to park. The arrows can indicate the beginning or the end of the residential parking zone
FLEX cars must comply with usual regulation: park 9 metres from an intersection (unless otherwise posted)
Do not park in spaces reserved for accessible parking permit holders, on Private Property or in front of a driveway/laneway or in a Fire Route
Park 3 meters away from a fire hydrant
If you live in Ontario, you will need to provide us with your driving record (3-year uncertified driving record). See “Am I eligible?” to learn how to obtain it, and for more information on driver eligibility.
You can also choose to have us order your driving record on your behalf.