Toronto may issue neighbourhood parking permits to car-sharing companies.




Toronto city councillors will consider launching a one-year pilot project to issue some 2,000 parking permits to car-sharing companies, allowing them to park in neighbourhoods the same way residents do now.

A proposed pilot project could allow far more vehicles run by car-sharing companies to park on neighbourhood streets with the same rights as residents.

City transportation staff are recommending an year long pilot project that would provide permits for up to 2,000 “free-floating” shared cars, like those run by companies such as Car2go, Enterprise CarShare and others — so they can park overnight on streets that are currently restricted, and for more than three hours at a time during the day.