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The ridesharing service Lyft has announced that it’s finally expanding beyond its home market of the United States. The company has confirmed that the first international market of its ridesharing service is Toronto, Canada. The service will be going live there next month. Folks in the greater Toronto area and nearby Hamilton will be able to call a Lyft starting this December.

Riders will be able to hail normal Lyft cars that take up to four passengers. The other service options that will be available for customers in Canada include Lyft Plus, Lyft Premiere, Lyft Lux and Lyft Lux SUV.

Lyft has started signing up potential drivers for the service in Toronto. It’s not going to be easy pickings for the company there, though. It’s biggest rival Uber has already been live in Toronto for quite some time now, five years to be precise.

While Lyft is yet to expand beyond North America, this goes to show that the company isn’t opposed to the idea of international expansion. Lyft will likely go live in other cities across Canada in the near future as well.

It may also be launched in a handful of other countries at some point in the future. Even though its international expansion starts next month, Lyft will need a lot of time to service all of the markets where Uber has already established its presence.

Filed in Transportation. Read more about Lyft. Source: blog.lyft

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