Lyft to launch in Toronto and the GTA on December 12th, 2017

Uber’s primary competitor in the U.S. is finally launching in Canada

Lyft app

U.S.-based ridesharing service Lyft is set to launch in Toronto and parts of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) on December 12th, 2017.

Lyft confirmed the news in a tweet, directing future passengers and drivers to download the Android and iOS app.


Rumours began circulating about Lyft’s potential launch in its first market outside of the U.S. earlier this year.

It wasn’t until October 2017, however, that the rumours were confirmed and Lyft formally announced that it would be launching in Canada before the end of 2017.

Canadians have been able to download the Lyft app since before Lyft’s formal announcement. Since then, drivers have been able to begin the sign-up process to formally drive for Lyft.

MobileSyrup has reached out to Lyft for comment on tomorrow’s Toronto launch, and this story will be updated with a response.

Lyft is free-to-download on both Android and iOS.

Source: Lyft Toronto Twitter