ParkWhiz Brings Its Parking Platform To Canada
CHICAGO: According to an online survey conducted through Google's survey panel in August 2018, nearly 60 percent of people living in Ontario complain that parking is somewhat or very difficult.
ParkWhiz, known as the fastest and most convenient way for drivers to find and book parking, is adding Toronto parking inventory to its two apps, ParkWhiz and BestParking. Users of the apps, as well as its distribution partners like Ford and Groupon, can reserve parking while planning a night out on the town or at Scotiabank Arena. ParkWhiz plans to expand quickly to other Canadian cities.
"Expansion into Canada is a very natural step forward for ParkWhiz," said Yona Shtern, the CEO of ParkWhiz. "We've made significant investments in Toronto over the past few months to ensure that we are everywhere drivers need us to be. In fact, we're proud to say that it's our largest new market launch to date." Prior to joining ParkWhiz, Shtern was co-founder and CEO of Beyond the Rack, a Montreal-based e-commerce marketplace.
ParkWhiz will power over 150 parking locations for airport travelers and in the downtown core for commuters and event-goers through partnerships with local real estate companies. ParkWhiz will also provide sports fans the ability to purchase parking when buying tickets or planning their trips to hockey and basketball games, or concerts at Scotiabank Arena via team websites, apps and ticketing platforms.
ParkWhiz is also working in collaboration with local parking operators, such as TargetPark, to roll-out new, innovative services in Toronto. In the coming months, drivers who did not pre-book parking will also have the option to wirelessly enter and exit select Target Park garages, or simply pull a ticket at the gate and pay by scanning in their ParkWhiz app of choice.
"TargetPark has watched ParkWhiz save U.S. drivers time, money and ease the frustrations of finding a parking space since 2007. For these reasons, TargetPark has selected ParkWhiz as its preferred parking reservation provider for their upcoming Toronto launch," said Hercules Modopoulos, CEO and owner of TargetPark. "We are excited to access ParkWhiz's extensive customer-base and platform partners, and to provide new, innovative ways for TargetPark customers to purchase parking in Toronto and throughout Canada."
ParkWhiz has hundreds of distribution partners and offers drivers up to 50 percent off standard drive-up rates. It is available in 230 cities in North America.