Lyft coming to Canada; first stop Toronto

San Francisco-based ride-sharing service Lyft is expanding its service beyond U.S. borders for the first time, and launching in Toronto, it announced on Monday. Delivering on-demand taxis to riders that summon them with

Published on: November 13th, 2017 Brian Jackson

City of Toronto enters era of the ‘sharing economy’ with award-winning digital solutions

In winning the Large Public category at IT World Canada's Digital Transformation Awards, The City of Toronto also learned a few lessons along the way about regulating the sharing economy, laying the groundwork

Published on: June 14th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Regulating Uber led City of Toronto to save $3.4 million

What began as a discussion about how to regulate Uber led to the City of Toronto implementing a new, digital Vehicle for Hire solution that created new revenue streams and saved $3.4 million

Published on: May 3rd, 2017 Brian Jackson

Sharing economy reached over $1 billion in Canada last year: StatsCan

A new Statistics Canada report has found the sharing economy, based on digital platforms that enable people to rent out skills and resources such as ride services to others, is increasingly playing an

Published on: March 6th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Legal woes don’t prevent AirBnB from making profits: Bloomberg

Legal strife with several cities hasn't stopped short-term rentals website Airbnb from turning its first profit since launching in 2008, according to a Bloomberg report. Airbnb become profitable for the first time in

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Brian Jackson

New regulations, reported $1.27 billion USD loss highlight Uber’s interesting summer

Between new regulations in a key Canadian market and a reported $1.27 billion USD operating loss during the first half of 2016, Silicon Valley darling and "sharing economy" icon Uber Technologies Inc. may

Published on: August 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Toronto-based firm launches Venezuela’s ‘Uber’ without taxi tensions

As tensions simmer between Uber and cabbies up here in Canada, a Toronto startup is gaining traction for its taxi app in South America. Uber Technologies Inc. has faced accusations of unfairly competing

Published on: August 12th, 2016 Christine Wong

Sharing economy: It’s a wild ride but it’s here to stay, says Zipcar co-founder

One of the sharing economy's global innovators came to Canada on Tuesday to proclaim that the trend is not only here to stay, but killing the traditional business model as we know it.

Published on: May 11th, 2016 Christine Wong