Parking Panda Launches in Canada, Expands North American Presence through Partnership with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

Leading U.S. On-Demand Parking App Allows Drivers to Compare Parking Prices and Book Guaranteed Spots throughout Downtown Toronto for the First Time

BALTIMORE, April 21, 2016 /CNW/ -- Parking Panda, the leading U.S. on-demand parking app, has announced its first international expansion into Canada by introducing guaranteed parking reservations to Toronto drivers. For the first time ever, Canadian city drivers and sports fans can book hassle-free parking and outsmart the crowd with third-party parking reservations at over 20 partner parking lots and garages. Parking Panda is furthering its North American presence alongside its partnership announcement with the Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), Canada's preeminent leader in delivering top quality sport and entertainment experiences.

With the ability to compare available options and prices, drivers can plan ahead as they search, reserve, and pay for event and everyday parking throughout downtown Toronto. Parking Panda's partnership with MLSE allows the company to further its reach to the Greater Toronto Area by offering sports fans and event goers an easier way to park for games and other entertainment experiences. Proud fans can now pre-book parking within easy walking distance of the Air Canada Centre, home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, and the Toronto Rock.

"We're excited to announce our first international expansion in such a beautiful city and to provide Canadian customers with a smarter and easier way to park," said Parking Panda CEO Adam Zilberbaum. "Through parking reservations made in-app or online, Parking Panda is helping alleviate the pain of parking. Our quick, smart, and hassle-free service allows Toronto drivers to plan ahead, and know how much they're going to pay before heading downtown or to the Air Canada Centre. Customers can rest easy knowing they have a parking spot waiting and that they can use the extra time they would have spent in traffic on the more important things in life, like dinner downtown with the family or a Maple Leafs game with dad." 

With one-hour parking as low as five dollars, Toronto customers can view all Parking Panda locations on an interactive map showing real-time availability and distance. Once a pre-purchased reservation is made, customers can easily access parking passes through the mobile app. In addition, drivers booking at select PandaScan locations in Toronto can access parking through the company's innovative, fully-automated scanning technology. PandaScan allows customers to use their phone to easily scan in and out of locations, creating the most streamlined experience in parking to date.

"Our partnership with Parking Panda is another important step in our goal of delivering the best experience in sports and entertainment for our fans at Air Canada Centre and our other venues," said Wayne Zronik, Vice President Facilities and Live Entertainment for MLSE. "That experience for our fans begins before they even arrive at our venues and driving to our events is easier now that fans have an innovative tool that eliminates the challenge of searching for convenient parking. We work every day to improve the fan experience and this partnership does that by creating hassle-free travel to downtown Toronto."

In addition to taking advantage of MLSE event- and game-day parking that starts at six dollars, city drivers can book guaranteed parking near attractions throughout the city, including the CN Tower, Harbourfront Centre, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and the Rogers Centre, among others.

About Parking Panda
Parking Panda is the leading provider of on-demand parking in North America. Through Parking Panda, drivers plan and commute smarter by booking guaranteed parking in advance. Parking Panda customers are empowered with the ability to search and compare thousands of parking options and prices in more than 40 cities throughout North America. Drivers can easily book a spot ahead of time at parking lots, garages, and valets in their city, or they can reserve on-the-go with the company's award-winning mobile app for iOS and Android. For more information, visit www.parkingpanda.com.

SOURCE Parking Panda

For further information: Parking Panda, Contact: Mark McTamney, mark@parkingpanda.com, 443-527-5397, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Contact: Akasha Di Tomasso, Akasha.DiTomasso@MLSE.com, 416-815-5924, http://www.parkingpanda.com

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