Contest: Enter to Win $50 Credit from Hailo Taxi’s 1st Anniversary in Toronto [u]


The City of Toronto granted Hailo Taxi its license back in August of last year, making it the first ever app-based taxi company to get licensed in Canada, with service up and running a month later.

Since then we’ve seen Hailo Taxi give away $1 million dollars worth of fares alongside Molson Coors for safe holiday transportation and on the 26th of this month it celebrated its first full year of operation in Toronto. The company tells us Hailo drivers and passengers have travelled enough kilometres in Toronto to cross Canada almost 11 times combined. Below are some other notable stats:

  • The average pickup time with a Hailo taxi is now under 4 minutes, which represents an improvement of over 300% compared to traditional phone dispatch systems.
  • The average time to complete payment (via the customer’s on-file credit card) at the end of a trip with Hailo is 8 seconds, compared to between 2 and 5 minutes for traditional taxi payment methods.
  • Over 92% of all taxi trips are completed when using the Hailo app compared to less than 60% by traditional phone based taxi brokerages – meaning the driver and passenger find each other quickly and easily and get on their way.

Hailo also has a contest where fans can enter to win $250 worth of Hailo taxi credits and $50 additional prizes of $15 credits by doing the following:

To enter, Hailo fans can share a birthday wish on Twitter, including @HailoToronto in the tweet, or by liking, commenting on or sharing the company’s birthday post on Facebook. Entries must be received before 11:59pm on Sunday, September 29. Winners will be drawn on the morning of Monday, September 30.

Enter to Win $50 Worth of Hailo Credit from

You read that correctly folks. We’ve managed to snag a separate prize of $50 Hailo credits for readers because we’re awesome like that and love y’all. This one’s easy to enter–just answer the question below in the comments:

Where will you be travelling to with your $50 Hailo Taxi credit?

The contest ends on Thursday, October 3 at 11:59PM PDT. Hailo Taxi will pick a random winner and we’ll announce it on this post by Friday or the weekend. Good luck!

Update: Congrats to our winner ‘bspence88’. Email us at tips AT to claim your prize!


  • CL

    If I won the taxi credit, I would use it on my next trip to the airport.

  • Scott

    I’d use it when I’m running late to work.

  • bspence88

    Just moved to TO. Will use it to go downtown and have some drinks and get home safely.

  • bbny

    Hailo. The best way to get to and from my frequent doctor’s appointments at Sunnybrook and North York General.

  • Agent_J1

    I would use it to travel around king/queen west.

  • Jonathan

    I’ll be taking my girlfriend out for a birthday dinner in downtown Toronto and we can both have a drink and use Hailo to get home.

  • Andrew Pham

    Would use it to take me to the ACC to watch the Raptors!

  • Michael Kachor

    Picking up the kids from school

  • manuelvizcaya

    to the Guv

  • Maggie Cheung

    To downtown … for a girls’ night out

  • andrewe

    Toronto’s Distillery District for dinner and drinks.

  • Patrick

    I’ll take the cab home from a night out in downtown!

  • mathewpacman

    I’ll probably let my wife use it when I’m working late and can’t pick her up from work.

  • Mike

    I will be using it on a Saturday night out with friends!!!!

  • Darren

    Would use when I need to get around downtown.

  • holly

    I would have it in my pocket (iPhone app), for when I really needed it (I try to walk as much as possible). 🙂 Bummed that I missed the deadline for the $250 contest, just saw this today. 🙁

  • Cadence

    To home because I can’t stand taking the TTC

  • Corey Beazer

    Home from the bar

  • spamgirl

    I think I’d take it home after my late class at school, which would blow the whole $50 🙁

  • For $50 I’d explore some other ends of the city for food and drinks

  • Samuel Mullin

    For $50 I’d probably go buy something heavy and not have to carry it home. WOO.

  • Cheryl

    I would use the cab to go home from work one day when I’ve had a really crappy day!

  • Brian

    Downtown Toronto to ACC to watch the Leafs win!! Go Leafs Go!

  • Kuang

    bar hoping around town and then home safely

  • Congrats to our winner: bspence88! Email tips AT to claim your prize.