Innisfil receives Municipal World Scholarship Award for Innovation for Rover parking lot project

Uses a smartphone app to pair drivers with home and business owners with space to rent

A tip of the hat to the Town of Innisfil for winning a high-profile award for the Rover parking pilot project.

Municipal World and the Alliance for Innovation announced Innisfil as the winner of a 2020 Municipal World Scholardships Award.

Innisfil’s Rover initiative, which uses an intuitive smartphone app to help pair drivers with existing home and business owners who have extra parking spaces to rent, was commended by an international panel of local government experts. Rover was acknowledged as a “win-win” solution to the all-too-common problem of municipal parking, but also reflective of the larger culture of innovation demonstrated by the town.

“Innisfil’s tradition of being leaders in innovation continues,” said Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin. “Being recognized at this level inspires us all, and will encourage your Council and Town staff to continue pushing the boundaries of local government innovation.”

Innisfil joins the City of Yellowknife as one of just two Canadian municipalities to receive this prestigious award.

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