As part of InnoCité MTL, a business accelerator program, Stationnement de Montreal is proud to act as a mentor to CityParking, a startup that offers an application for citizens to rent their parking space when not used.

“Stationnement de Montreal is a major player in the digital and intelligence for the city of Montreal. We are especially proud to be the first organization of accounting of the town to open our data for parking. Sharing our expertise with an innovative company like CityParking is a great opportunity to encourage the next generation of today and tomorrow. Mobility is a major issue in Montreal, we believe that the implementation City Parking offers an original solution for motorists who are looking for a parking spot,” said Charles Auger, General Manager of Stationnement de Montreal.

Available today – the app CityParking, offers a solution to improve parking issues and reduce congestion by improving transportation. The app allows owners of a parking spot to share their parking spot with drivers who can pay by the hour, through the app, for the spot. Booking a parking spot through the app is less expensive than paying at meters and lots. Additionally, the app allows drivers to book parking spots weeks in advance to avoid the inconvenience of searching for a spot last minute on the day of.

“Today is a great example of collaboration between a startup and a smart city. We are thankful to Stationnement Montreal for sharing its expertise with CityParking and for believing in our vision to solve parking. We are confident the solution for parking will come from the streets of Montreal and spread across Canada,” said Amin Dada, Founder of CityParking.

CityParking was recently selected as one of four start-ups to join InnoCité MTLs 3rd Cohort. The program brings together top entrepreneurs who are passionate about developing a smart city. With an extended offer of experienced mentors, corporate partners, financial partners as well as potential customers, InnoCité MTL accelerates start-ups from Montreal and abroad.

“InnoCité is proud to bring Stationnement Montreal and CityParking together to solve parking issues and reduce traffic congestion. This collaboration demonstrates how innovation can be supported by established organizations to be accelerated and made available to urban dwellers,” said Béatrice Couture, Directrice Générale InnoCité MTL.

About CityParking         

CityParking, founded in Montreal, QC, solves parking issues and reduces congestion by improving transportation. The app allows owners of a parking spot to share their parking spot with drivers who will pay by the hour through the app for the spot.

About InnoCité MTL

InnoCité MTL is a business acceleration program that helps participating startups  meeting Montrealers’ expectations. Through this program, the private sector in general and startups in particular will implement solutions to urban issues, with a focus on the City of Montréal’s priority projects outlined in its Montréal, Smart and Digital City, 2015-2017 Action Plan, a complete copy of which is available online, and in accordance with the city’s economic development action plan.

Proud partner of Ville de Montréal, InnoCité MTL benefits from support from the city thanks to financial assistance provided by the Government of Quebec available through the Entente Montréal 2015, administered by the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine. Several organisations also help finance this project, including TELUS, Desjardins, Yellow Pages, and GE Lighting, as sponsors of InnoCité MTL and Real Ventures, Yellow Pages and Quebecor, as investors in program participating startups.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

CityParking

Website https://cityparking.guide/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MyCityParking
Twitter https://twitter.com/mycityparking

InnoCité MTL

Website http://innocitemtl.ca/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/InnociteMtl
Twitter https://twitter.com/InnociteMtl