Which Influential Toronto Startups are Revolutionizing the Transportation Industry?

Canada is home to a vibrant startup ecosystem that is continually innovating and pushing boundaries in a variety of industries. One such industry that has seen significant growth in recent years is the transportation sector. With an influx of new technologies and imaginative business models, Toronto-based transportation startups are making waves, propelling Ontario, and indeed Canada, into the global startup spotlight. In this article, we will highlight some of these trailblazing Toronto startups, venturing into unique areas such as autonomous vehicles, smart mobility, and logistics solutions.

The transport sector in Toronto is rapidly evolving, thanks to the proliferation of emerging technologies like AI, Machine Learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT). These technologies are fuelling the growth of transportation startups that are not just revolutionising the way goods and people are moved, but also helping to shape the future of mobility. Here is a closer look at 15 of the most interesting Toronto-based transportation startups.

These startups are diverse, encompassing a wide range of solutions from artificial intelligence-powered autonomous vehicles to smart mobility platforms, indicating the robustness and versatility of Canada’s transportation startup ecosystem.


Waabi, an artificial intelligence company co-founded by Raquel Urtasun, specializes in developing driverless trucks. By leveraging AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Machine Learning, and Transportation technologies, Waabi is pushing the boundaries of what is achievable in the transportation industry.


With over 2.5 million customers in its first three years, Treepz has been making significant strides in the safe transportation sector. Founded by Enagwolor Johnny, John Shaibu, and Oluseyi Afolabi, Treepz operates as a Mobility-as-a-Service platform.


Boxhub, led by Maximilian Birner and Philip Skov, is on a mission to revolutionize the way intermodal shipping containers are traded, transported, and used. They use their platform to maximize efficiency in Last Mile Transportation, Logistics and Shipping.


Kevin McLaughlin’s Zygg provides simple and affordable Ebikes for everyone through their innovative e-bike-as-a-service model, making transportation more accessible while also actively promoting sustainability.


Co-founded by David Winterstein, Greg Boutin, and Hamid Akbari, Velocia is a loyalty platform that rewards smart mobility choices. Their aim is to encourage transportation methods that are safe, efficient, and help reduce congestion.


Arda Erturk and Richard Cao’s Roll offers smart mobility solutions like dock-less electric scooter and bike share services to cities and campuses, promoting green transportation and contributing to the reshaping of urban mobility.


Jrop, founded by Syed Saad Hasan, focuses on mapping staging areas like pick-up and drop-off points to increase the efficiency of ride-sharing and AV shuttle providers, thereby enhancing the overall transportation experience.


John Nassar’s Hwisel is a mobile home appliance service hailing app, using mobile technology to facilitate easy transportation of home appliances.


FlashBox, co-founded by Mehdi Nayebi and Mehrshad Pezeshk, offers a last-mile delivery solution for businesses, providing efficient and reliable logistics services.


At the intersection of Aerospace and Autonomous Vehicles, Ribbit, co-founded by Carl Pigeon and Jeremy Wang, aims to help you start and operate your own pilotless airline.

Flight Club

Ehsan Monfared’s and Mathew Fernandez’s, Flight Club simplifies aircraft transactions, acting as the Airbnb of general aviation for aircraft owners and local pilots.


Dlvvr, founded by Ahmed Elshantaly, Jean-Christophe Martel and Srushti Koorapati, provides a local on-demand same-day delivery solution for Toronto-based retail businesses.

Less Platform

Less Platform, co-founded by Vardan Markosyan, is a management solution for logistics that includes route planning and transportation, better optimizing and managing cargo movement.


SocialBus was co-founded by Breno Assis and Guilherme Luiz Ferreira. It is an intelligent App and Platform for managing shuttle buses and vans, ensuring efficient utilization of vehicles and optimal transportation flow.


Co-founded by Constantin Baramidze and Siavosh Dana, AXLE is an AI-enabled automated peer-to-peer trucking platform that uses Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, and Logistics technologies to streamline the shipping industry.

The Toronto-based startups featured in this article demonstrate the mind-blowing potential and capabilities available in Canada’s transportation market. With their innovative solutions, these startups are redefining mobility and charting the path for future transportation developments in Toronto, Ontario and the world at large.

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