Scarborough Welcomes AutoShare to the Neighbourhood

TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - AutoShare is pleased to announce that its network has expanded into the heart of Scarborough with a new shared vehicle located at the Civic Centre, right next to the Scarborough Town Centre. Now a dense residential and commercial hub, this newest location provides direct vehicle access to 2,100 residents in surrounding residential buildings, and thousands more via the RT and subways lines. This move permits Scarborough residents to have access to additional forms of transportation - enabling them to increase their mobility.

"The addition of AutoShare in the centre of Scarborough will build on the transportation system already in place - making it easier to live without owning a car, and giving residents the kind of self-serve access so many have come to expect elsewhere in our city," said Kevin McLaughlin, President of AutoShare.

This new location is added to AutoShare's existing presence in the city of Scarborough, with a location at Victoria Park TTC and is integrated into AutoShare's city-wide network of 300 vehicles at 175 locations, concentrated around Toronto's TTC subway stations and transit stops. Studies show that carsharing leads to an increase use of other modes of transportation including walking, biking and public transit.

About AutoShare:
Founded in 1998, AutoShare is Toronto's local car company, designed for life in our wonderful city. The company pioneered carsharing in the GTA, starting in 1998 with a commitment to being part of the transit-system. With vehicles at over 175 locations across the city, AutoShare's 12,000 members can choose from a variety of vehicles starting at $8/hr including gas and insurance. AutoShare prides itself on having the greenest rental fleet in the GTA, the best member-to-car-ratio of any shared fleet, and the kind of insurance that you would buy for yourself.

Image with caption: "AutoShare expands its service to the Civic Centre of the city of Scarborough. This is location at the new EQ condo development near the Scarborough Town Centre and the RT line is AutoShare's second station in the city of Scarborough (CNW Group/AutoShare)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131129_C6095_PHOTO_EN_34097.jpg

SOURCE: AutoShare

For further information:


Kevin McLaughlin, President 416.340.7888 x4502
Agata Kazimierski, Marketing and Communications Manager 416.340.7888 x4506

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