Lyft Officially Launches in Ottawa, Marks Launch in its Second Canadian City

Ride-sharing service Lyft has officially rolled out in Ottawa, its second Canadian city.

Lyft has also announced that they have partnered with CHEO to offer passengers a chance to donate to the hospital when they take a ride.

The company said that in the coming months, CHEO will be added to its Round-Up & Donate feature within the app. This feature allows passengers to have their fare rounded up to the nearest dollar with the difference being donated to the charity of their choice.

In a statement, CHEO Foundation President and CEO Kevin Keohane said:

“Support from Lyft’s passenger community will go directly to the CHEO Foundation, which provides funds for the purchase of specialized medical equipment, live-saving research, medical and nursing education and assistance for families in crisis.”

The announcement was made on Thursday afternoon, just moments after the ride-sharing service launched in Ottawa. The senator of the nation’s capital Matt Duchene took the first ride in the city.

If you are in Ottawa, use the promo code 2018HIOTTAWA to get $5 off your first ride.

[via Ottawa Citizen]