This page provides information about vehicle, driver, and document requirements, state regulations, insurance coverage, and city-specific requirements needed to drive with Lyft in the city of Toronto.
What you need to drive with Lyft in Toronto
To be approved to drive, applicants must meet the below requirements, as well as maintain valid and current documents to prove eligibility. Failing to update a required document before the expiration date results in temporary deactivation.
You can use the Driver Dashboard in your Lyft Driver app to upload your documents.
7 years or newer
5–8 seats, including the driver's
Winter tires (recognizable from the three-peak mountain snowflake on the tire itself)
Required from December 1 through April 30th. Failure to have winter tires during this time may result in a fine.
Not a taxi or stretch limousine
Not titled as salvage, non-repairable, rebuilt or any other equivalent classification
Rental vehicles aren't permitted
Driver’s licence must be Class G or higher and issued in Ontario
Temporary licences are acceptable, but be sure to upload your permanent copy when you receive it
You must be 25 years or older
3 years of driving history in Toronto
Cameras: If you choose to equip your vehicle with a dashcam or other recording device, you are required to inform passengers that they may be recorded
Phone mounting: Drivers in Toronto are required to use a hands-free, mounted device at all times when available to give rides on the Lyft platform
Bikes and scooters stickers: you are required to affix two "LOOK FOR bikes & scooters" stickers on both rear windows. You can print out a temporary sticker here. You must upload a photo of your SSC matching your vehicle information to your Driver Dashboard within 36 days of the inspection. If you already have an SSC, you can submit it as long as the inspection was completed within the past 36 days. Keep your SSC in your vehicle while driving with Lyft.
Drivers are required to display two Lyft emblems while in driver mode. The Lyft emblem is Lyft’s official trade dress. It helps passengers and law enforcement identify your vehicle.
Refer to the image above for placement of your Lyft emblems. If you drive in the City of Toronto, be sure to display your Lyft emblem on your passenger side rear window, as required by local regulations. Make sure to remove the emblem when you aren't in driver mode.
If you’ve just been approved to drive, you should receive your Lyft emblems shortly. If you didn't get one or need a new one, contact us. In the mean time, you can print a temporary emblem here.
Toronto driver regulations
Be sure to follow these rules when giving rides in Toronto, and keep an eye on your email for important updates from Lyft.
Hourly driver mode limits
Items to keep in your vehicle
Review Lyft's insurance policy here.
Moving to or from Toronto
If you're already a driver elsewhere and you're moving to Toronto, contact us with the following info: Moving from Toronto or the Greater Toronto Area to a different Lyft region? Find your new region here to see what steps you'll need to take.