Nov 13, 2017

Lyft heads to Canada with Toronto service

Lyft launch its ride-hailing app in Toronto next month in its first international expansion outside the US. The company, which was once known for its pink-moustached cars, made the announcement on its blog. The move follows aggressive expansion in the US, where Lyft has also benefited from problems affecting its rival, Uber. The Lyft app is now available to 95% of the US population, up from 54% at the start of the year. Lyft said its service would be available in Toronto "To help ring in the holidays". The company has been US-focused and in many cases has avoided the controversy that swirled around Uber as its larger rival expanded to dozens of countries abroad. However, Lyft has bigger ambitions and has repeatedly met with London regulators.

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