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Toronto Operating Area

What's a Home Area? Think of it as our operating area, where our cars free-float around the city. You can only pick up and drop off vehicles within this area and designated spots outside of it, but everything in between is up to you.

It's simple enough:

  • You can grab a car from anywhere in the Home Area
  • You can leave the Home Area during your trip and travel up to 300 km outside the Home Area
  • When you're done with your car2go, park anywhere in the Home Area (legally, of course)

The car2go app is the best way to see which cars are available and where they’re located in Toronto.

Don't have the app yet? Check out a high-res version of the map here.

Park for free in Toronto

Where to park: It's pretty simple: as long as you end your trip in any approved public, on-street parking space, you're good to leave the car and go. Just be sure to check our parking rules below for where you can and can't park.

    VIP parking: certain parking spots in Toronto are reserved just for car2go members. Look for blue Ps on the app- the number indicates available cars (lighter blue Ps means there are no available cars there).Tap the P to view the number of available parking spots. You can also find our list of dedicated spots here.

      Where you can park

      Unless further restrictions are present, you may park in*:

      Streets with no posted parking restrictions

      Non-metered residential streets or streets with signs that state “1 HR parking”

      car2go dedicated parking spaces

      *Further restrictions include: No parking or stopping zones, on-street spaces where parking restrictions will apply in the future, etc. Since you never know when another car2go member will use the car next, a trip should never be ended in a further restricted parking space regardless of when the restriction begins or ends. See 'Where you can't park' below for more info.

      Dedicated parking lots

      Only use the dedicated car2go lots that appear on the app (not all Green P, Impark, or other lots are designated car2go Park Spots)

      At designated Green P lots - park in any available parking space within the dedicated lot

      At designated Impark and other lots - only park in the dedicated spaces marked with car2go signs

      Where to make a stopover

      Stopover mode lets you run inside for an errand without giving up the car.

      • Outside the car2go Toronto Home Area
      • Parking spaces that are owned by a private party; such as a school, business or residence
      • Parking garages, lots, or other facilities

      Tip: If during a stopover you park somewhere that requires payment, the cost is on you.

      Where to avoid

      Steer clear of illegal parking spots or you may be held responsible for a parking ticket, vehicle relocation or worse - the dreaded tow.


      • Rush hour zones (e.g. any combination of no parking restrictions between 6AM-10AM and/or 3PM-7PM – Do not park on rush hour streets at any time, even if rush hour is not currently in effect)
      • Parking meters
      • Snow routes

      We will take responsibility to relocate the cars and assume any tickets, as long as you avoid parking at unauthorized areas such as meters and on rush hour streets. And remember– trips can only be ended/completed within the Home Area.

      Where not to park:

      • Double parked (unless directed by parking signage) (only the smart cars are small enough to be double parked when signage permits)

      • Rush hour zones (e.g. any combination of no parking restrictions between 6AM-10AM and/or 3PM-7PM – Do not park on rush hour streets at any time, even if rush hour is not currently in effect)
      • Parking meters, on-street Green P or "pay and display"
      • Snow routes
      • Temporary No Parking zones
      • Taxi/Motorcycle Parking
      • Within 3M of fire hydrant
      • Accessible spaces (unless you have a valid permit displayed in the car)

      • TTC/ Bus loading zones
      • Active street sweeping
      • No standing/stopping zones
      • Private parking lots
      • School zones and parks
      • Commerical loading zones

      Any questions?

      Check out our Frequently Asked Questions: