Uber’s main rival-Lyft- has made its international debut in Toronto, Canada. The ride-hailing service has operated within the US since it was established in 2012.
In a blog post, Lyft announced that they are crossing the border into Canada adding that they have been looking forward to taking their brand of ridesharing international for some time, and they’re super pumped to share this with our close friends up north.
“From brunch in Bloordale and belly laughs on Mercer St to polishing off some late-night poutine at your favourite burger joint out in Woodbridge, we know Toronto is the place to be. Wherever we are, we know it matters how you get there, so we’ve got our toques on and we’re ready to take off.
“Lyft will be around to help ring in the holidays, so if you’re in Toronto, just tap to request — ’cause for the first time in TO, we’ve got your ride.”
This international launch may be the beginning of big things for Lyft as it begins its expansion. It will now be considered as serious Uber competitor in the ride-hailing. So, it is just a matter of time before they go global.