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Member News: PayByPhone Partners with Epic Parking to Bring Contactless Parking to The Toronto Areaanta

PayByPhone Partners with Epic Parking to Bring Contactless Parking to The Toronto Area

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Residents and visitors of the Toronto area will now have a better parking experience thanks to PayByPhone when parking at Epic Parking locations across Toronto. The leading global provider of mobile parking payment solutions, is expanding to over 900
private off-street parking spaces, now providing a contactless choice to drivers to pay for parking.

“Epic Parking and other Private lot operators around the world are looking at parking more strategically – clearly understanding the impact of parking on its residents and visitors,” said Roamy Valera, CEO of PayByPhone. “We strive to bring our experience to our parking operator partnerships to deliver a safe and frictionless parking experience for their operations and their drivers.”

“We want to give our residents and visitors access to safe and frictionless parking options anytime, and we found the perfect partner in PayByPhone,” said Matthew Clermont, Epic Parking.

PayByPhone is a hassle-free solution for over 35 million registered drivers, allowing them to pay for parking with just their smartphone. The app sends text messages automatically when a parking session expires, and gives drivers the ability to extend their parking session without needing to return to their vehicle. Drivers can also begin a session without registering for an account, making it ideal for those who are pressed for time.

For more information, visit paybyphone.com

About PayByPhone

PayByPhone is one of the fastest growing mobile payment companies in the world, processing over 125 million transactions annually, totaling more than $550 million USD in payments. Through the company’s mobile web, smartphone and smartwatch applications, PayByPhone helps millions of consumers easily and securely pay for parking without the hassles of waiting in line, having to carry change or risking costly fines. A subsidiary of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, PayByPhone is
leading the way in the creation of the mobile future.

Media Contact for PayByPhone:
Jessica Britton, Director, Marketing, North America, jbritton@paybyphone.com

Sidewalk Labs Named Disruptor of the Year for Toronto Smart City Project

Meter showing disruptionSidewalk Labs earned the Disruptor of the Year title from Smart Cities Dive for its futuristic Quayside community on the water in Toronto, Canada.  The community, the company says, will incorporate five key pillars of a smart community:

  • Job creation and economic development.
  • Housing affordability.
  • Sustainability and climate-positive development.
  • New mobility.
  • Urban innovation.

Quayside will be built with mass timber; the company plans to build a factory for the material as well, creating jobs and boosting sustainability in the future. It will also incorporate advanced energy systems, affordable housing, a large mass-transit system, and streets designed to encourage shared transportation over single-occupant car use.

Read more about it here.