Airbnb launches #TheAirbnbBus in Toronto as listings top 33,000 in Canada

Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-Founder and CTO, Airbnb and Aaron Zifkin, Country Manager - Canada, Airbnb, with #TheAirbnbBus in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (CNW Group/Airbnb)

Last week, Airbnb launched #TheAirbnbBus in Toronto after announcing that the company has more than 33,000 rental listings across Canada.

Throughout the month of July, Torontonians and tourists alike will be able to spot the bus at iconic Toronto locations, as well as at local hidden gems.

“Hosting is in the DNA of Canadians,” said Aaron Zifkin, country manager for Airbnb Canada. He made similar comments about the DNA of Airbnb as a company with Amber Mac at Dx3 2015 last week. “As Canadians, we are hospitable people at our core.”

In the past year, Airbnb users in Canada have hosted more than 627,000 guests. Montreal is actually home to Canada’s largest Airbnb community, made up of more than 9,000 listings. Vancouver and Toronto have seen listings grow to more than 7,000 and 4,500 respectively.

“When Airbnb was founded in 2008, the vision was to create a world where people can belong anywhere,” said Zifkin. “Canadian hospitality lends itself extremely well to home sharing, and that’s what has quickly made Canada a leading marketplace.”

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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