Now you can pay for parking with PayPal on the Green P mobile app
The Toronto Parking Authority is pleased to announce that the Green P Mobile App payment option is now available on all Toronto streets.
Completed ahead of schedule, all pay and display machines across Toronto now have a 4-digit location ID visible on the machines that customers can use to pay for their parking session with the Green P app.
The mobile pay feature of the app gives customers the option to pay for their parking session using their smartphone, delivers reminders before parking sessions expire, and gives customers the ability to extend their parking sessions remotely.
For even further convenience, the Green P app now includes the option of using PayPal to pay for a parking session.
“PayPal is a leading digital payments provider in Canada and we are excited to have them on board as a Green P app partner,” said Lorne Persiko, Toronto Parking Authority President. “We are constantly looking for ways to improve the parking experience for our customers. Creating partnerships with great brands like PayPal adds even more convenience to the app, and is something we will continue to do.”
“Mobile payments have become popular across Canada. One in four transactions that PayPal processes is through a mobile device. Just in time for the busy holiday season, we are delighted to help Torontonians and visitors pay for street parking from their smartphones,” said Paul Parisi, General Manager, PayPal Canada.
A GfK* study in February found that PayPal was the most popular mobile payment platform, with a majority (65%) of Canadians reporting they have used it to pay for online purchases last year. Besides using their online balance, PayPal users can pay for street parking from their bank accounts, credit cards or Visa debit card linked to their PayPal account.
The Green P app was first introduced in March 2015 to non-gated off-street parking lots. To date, there have been approximately 300,000 app downloads.
The extension of the program to on street paid parking is a collaborative effort between the Toronto Parking Authority, the Toronto Police Service that will enforce the rules, and Toronto Transportation Services that maintains the regulations and signage. To learn more, please visit www.greenp.com.