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Lyft heads to Canada with Toronto service

Staff Writer |
Lyft launch its ride-hailing app in Toronto next month in its first international expansion outside the U.S.

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The company, which was once known for its pink-moustached cars, made the announcement on its blog.

The move follows aggressive expansion in the U.S., where Lyft has also benefited from problems affecting its rival, Uber.

The Lyft app is now available to 95% of the US population, up from 54% at the start of the year.

Lyft said its service would be available in Toronto "to help ring in the holidays".

The company said it was accepting applications for drivers, but did not offer additional details and did not respond to a request for comment.

Last year, Toronto approved rules that would allow ride-hailing services to operate, after earlier clashes between Uber, regulators and traditional taxis.

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