Today, Uber officially launched its ridesharing platform in Orillia, Ontario, offering residents and visitors a way to a safe, affordable, and reliable ride at the touch of a button. In over 140 municipalities in Canada and in over 700 cities globally, people rely on the app to access affordable transportation options whenever they need them. Whether it’s a ride across town or a late-night ride home after an evening out, Uber helps people get where they want to go. 

“Residents and visitors alike now have a safe, affordable, and reliable option to help get them where they need to go, when they need to,” said Michael van Hemmen, General Manager of Uber Canada Mobility. “And for those with a safe driving record, a flexible opportunity to earn money on their own time. We’d like to thank Mayor McIsaac for his advocacy in bringing Uber back to Orillia. My Aunt Linda is going to be happy to have more transportation options to get around!” 

“On the campaign trail, I heard from many residents there was a need for more local transportation options in Orillia,” said Don McIsaac, Mayor of Orillia. “I am pleased that as of today Orillia residents will now have Uber as another convenient way to get around the city.”

Based on interest from the community, we expect strong demand for rides in Orillia. We expect wait times to be high in the first few weeks of launch. To meet the expected demand, interested drivers can visit to learn more about driving with Uber. For drivers with safe driving records, ridesharing provides a flexible earning opportunity, particularly at a time of inflation and the rise in cost of living.  

With the help of Uber’s technology, more than 17 million trips are completed globally each day, connecting riders to places near and far. Residents in Orillia can also continue to take advantage of Uber Eats, the company’s on-demand delivery platform, to order food from local merchants, now conveniently from within the Uber app.


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