The Smart Alternative to Owning a Car
AutoShare is Toronto's first - and favourite - car sharing network, 100% Canadian and locally-owned. We're dedicated to providing greater mobility and personal freedom to people living in Toronto; and, to reducing carbon emissions and pollution through efficiency and choice. Our goal is to have a shared-vehicle within a 5 minute walk of anywhere in the city; at every TTC station; and at the end of your street. We know that car sharing is crucial to the long term health of our urban environment - and economy.
In the mid-1990s, a news story about European car sharing brought this market-based solution to air quality and traffic problems to the attention of a few enterprising Canadians. And so it was that on October 6, 1998, AutoShare was launched with a group of 16 pioneering members sharing 3 cars in Riverdale, the Annex and St. Lawrence Neighbourhood.
Since then, AutoShare has grown across Toronto, with more than 12,000 individuals, families and businesses sharing cars for their business and personal driving needs. For car sharing on other cities, please see CarSharing.net or CarSharing.ca.
AutoShare loves the city of Toronto, and as part of our commitment to our community, we provide financial support and/or free service to the following organizations:
Evergreen | Hot Docs | InsideOUT | Small World Music | The Stop
Kevin McLaughlin, President & FounderKevin is also a co-founder of Vancouver's Co-operative Auto Network, the first successful English language car sharing company in the world. He was part of the Vancouver Television launch team and is a co-founder & Director of Evergreen, a national NGO connecting people with nature. In 2006, he was awarded the City of Toronto's Award of Excellence, and in 2008 nominated for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. In his spare time, Kevin volunteers with his wife at her bird rescue. Kevin is continuing a family tradition in the automobile industry that dates back to 1867. You can also read the TreeHugger.com interview, National Post story or watch a BNN interview about gas prices.
"The Smart Alternative to Owning a Car" is a registered trademark of AutoShare - Car Sharing Network Inc.