It hasn't even been a week since the new HOV lanes have been put into motion for Toronto's upcoming Pan Am Games, but the city is already over it. Enter Michael Burton and Kris Chaput, two young men from Georgetown, Ont. who are offering to sit in your car so you can hit that three person minimum to use the empty lanes.
They posted an ad on Kijiji on Monday in which they offered to sit in people's cars during rush hour so that drivers can use the temporary lanes that will be in effect from July 10 to 26. Drivers who use the HOV lanes without the minimum requirement of passengers could be slapped with a $110 fine.
"We charge $55 per way, for a max of one hour. We also are great conversationalists, and are willing to discuss current events, politics, and the increasing income gap that will one day plague the world. " says the ad. The same kijiji posting was updated with a new catch stating that due to their high demand they also need to be able to snack and want 50% say on the playlist.
This may be the best business model launched this summer, just saying.