7 of the Best Apps for Busy Professionals in Downtown Toronto
Life gets busy, but there’s no need to stress! With a rise in technology, there are so many helpful apps to make the life of the busy downtown Toronto professional easier. Take a peek at our choice for the best apps for busy professionals below. They’ll help with everything from getting your grub on time to finding parking on the busy streets of Toronto!
Hate lines? Us too and that’s why we love this app! Ritual allows you to order food or drink from over 100 restaurants across Toronto from wherever you are. The food is then made while you’re making your way to the restaurant. The app tracks how far you are so that your food is ready when you get there – no lineups and the payment is made directly through the app. Plus, everytime you refer a friend, you’ll get $10 in Ritual credit!
Self-dubbed ‘your personal delivery assistant,’ Favour is your key to getting anything you want delivered at any time – well, almost anytime! Between 11:00 am and 9:00 pm, 7 days a week, simply make a request from Favour’s featured items or any item you would like from any restaurant or store in your delivery area, and wait! Deliveries take an average of 35 minutes and the payment (the cost of the item + 5% of the cost + tip) is made directly through the app.
Did you know that almost 30% of traffic is caused by people looking for parking? That’s because parking, especially in downtown Toronto, is a huge pain. Rover is a shared parking app that locates “rentable” spots near you. Parking costs about $2 an hour and you can extend your parking directly on the app.
And if you can’t find any close parking using the Rover app, there’s always a plethora of Green P Parking! With the Green P Parking app, you can skip waiting in line or at the pay station and pay directly on your phone. You can even track or extend parking, which means no more pesky parking tickets!
If you dread dropping off and picking up dry cleaning, you’re not alone! Alfred takes the hassel out of the often-inconvenient task by providing pick-up and drop-off for drycleaning, laundry, shoe shine and repair services in dozens of apartment buildings and condos across Toronto. Pricing is competitive (drying cleaning for a shirt is just $6.49) and service only takes 48 hours. Find out if there’s an Alfred in your area or request Alfred for your building here.
6. Transit App
Surprises can be great, but not when they involve the TTC! Add a little more predictability to your commutes with the Transit App. This app keeps you in the loop about departure times and disruptions. Added benefits? You can also plan trips, request an Uber, or find the closest bike share and car2go through this app!
Starving, but stuck at home or in your office? Don’t fret – UberEats is coming to the rescue! This app allows you to order gourmet meals off of set menus from some of the most popular restaurants across Toronto. Delivery is guaranteed within 10 minutes or less and will cost you the price of your lunch, plus a flat fee for delivery.
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