Communauto – About us

Communauto carsharing was established in Ottawa in 2000 by local environmentalists and entrepreneurs, with one car and four members. The service has grown into a reliable transportation network, serving 5,000 members in 7 cities in Ontario including; Ottawa, Kingston, Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph and London. Urban living and major public investment in public transit in Ottawa allows a lifestyle that simply does not include enough driving to justify the expense and hassles of owning a car – yet it’s difficult to give up the freedom of driving a car. If you drive less than 1,000 km a month and you don’t need a car for work every day, car sharing will likely save you thousands of dollars a year, give you greater mobility choice – and actually reduce transportation generated pollution, the largest contributor to Green House Gases in the Nation’s Capital. Car sharing provides flexible wheels for an urban lifestyle. You’ll get convenient access to a fleet of fuel-efficient vehicles in your neighbourhood and across the city – and pay only when you use them. Communauto merged with Communauto of Montreal, Canada’s largest carsharing provider in 2016, allowing Communauto to continue be a leader in providing shared mobility options and to grow with Ottawa by expanding services and access the latest in mobility technology. Wilson Wood Communauto Founder