Carpool Week

New dates!

Carpool Week is being held April 20 to 26 this year.

Need help finding a carpool partner? Use our online tool.


Step 1
Log in to your existing account on the Smart Commute tool or, if this is your first time, register a new account. If applicable, select your network (e.g., your workplace, school, or GO station) from the drop-down menu, to help you find people travelling to the same destination.

Set your origin (A) and destination (B). The tool will display other users who have a similar trip.

Once an original search has been entered, you can easily modify it, save it, or go back and review your recent searches. We recommend that you save these trips as “favourites”, to increase the chance of finding a match.

Step 2
You must log at least one carpool trip on the tool during the Contest Period (April 13 to 27, 2015) to be eligible for the prize draw.

The Prizes!
You could win 1 of 3 VIA Rail travel vouchers, each worth $500. The vouchers can be used any time within 12 months of the issue date.

Check out the full contest rules here. Contest closes at 4:59 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 and the draw will take place Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Why carpool?
Cars with two or more occupants are less likely to get stuck in traffic because they can use High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. Plus –during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games this summer (June 29 to July 27) drivers will need to be accompanied by at least two passengers to use HOV lanes.

Get your carpool team ready now so that you’re ready for the Games!  Find someone to carpool with by using our free online tool!

You can find out more about the transportation changes during the Games here.

The average cost of owning and operating a vehicle in Canada is $10,500 per year. Carpoolers can reduce their costs considerably by sharing the drive to work.

Two people, sharing a 50km (return) commute five days a week will each save about $40 on gasoline alone in one month. Calculate your savings here.

How to get started
Visit this page to learn more about getting organized and carpool etiquette

Find out how much you’ll save by carpooling, using our calculator.

Meet up at a provincial carpool lot.

Carpool to your GO station.

Carpool Week is an annual campaign led by Smart Commute to encourage people to carpool and celebrate how much commuters can save by driving to work, school or an event with at least one other person. Employees at Smart Commute workplaces can look forward to exclusive promotions leading up to Carpool Week.

 Thanks to our prize sponsor:
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