NEW YEAR'S EVE
POSTED BY: GARY, DEC 23RD
New Year's Eve is the most worthwhile night of the entire year to drive. NYE has made Uber history each year since 2010, and this year will be no different. We are talking about HUGE earnings, surge pricing, and fun happy riders loving Uber more than ever. This page will provide you info on earnings, location and timing, and tips to drive smart.
how much can i earn?
Here are the facts from NYE last year and Halloween 2015 (the most recent similar night to NYE);
Demand is crazy - we see almost double the number of requests and trips compared to a normal Saturday
Partners working 8pm-4am can make $400 in gross fares
You can expect significant surge pricing and $40-$50 in gross fares per hour
when and where should i work?
- Good demand across GTA, start in the suburbs and head downtown: 6pm-8pm
- Strong demand across GTA, both suburbs and downtown: 8pm-1130pm
- Small break / slowdown, people counting down: 1130pm-1230am
- Strongest demand, heading out and back home, heavily concentrated downtown: 1230am-4am
Questions about working downtown? Check out this guide! The maps below show actual request data and specific blocks of town that will surge. Follow your app with the new surge page to get the best prices!
tips and tricks
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING TORONTO MOVING
POSTED BY: GARY, DEC 10TH
To all Uber Toronto partners; thank you for your support during the taxi strike. Torontonians deserve choice in their transportation and yesterday we were able to serve our city when it was most in need. Thousands and thousands of people signed up for Uber or turned to Uber as a reliable, friendly, affordable option. Click on the pictures below for news from yesterday.
BEST TIMES FOR SURGE PRICING
POSTED BY: GARY, NOVEMBER 23RD
WORK SMARTER! "Surge pricing" is when uberX price (and your earnings) increase by 1.5x, 2x or even more. This happens when there are too many ride requests in a specific area (often downtown). More info on surge here.
we analyzed what hours of the week SURGE the MOST
The biggest surge times are weekday mornings and weekend nights!
- Weekday mornings: 6-9am (morning commute): highest surging hour = 8-9am
- Weekday evenings: 5pm-12pm (afternoon commute, holiday parties): highest surging hour = 6-7pm
- Friday/Saturday daytime: 3-8pm (people headed out): highest surging hour = 6-7pm
- Friday/Saturday late night: 11pm-3am (people coming home): highest surging hour = 2-3am
Concerned about working the weekend? Click here for a FAQ.
DRIVE SAFE, AVOID TRAFFIC PENALTIES
POSTED BY: GARY, OCTOBER 23RD
Uber will always help resolve bylaw tickets for using Uber. We DO NOT cover tickets related to driving behaviour you can control (e.g., speeding, distracted driving, illegal stopping).
TO AVOID ILLEGAL STOPPING FINES: follow all street signs, times, and parking/stopping rules. If a ride request is somewhere you can’t stop, go to the nearest safe stop area (around the corner or nearby) and call/text the rider letting them know.
DATA YOU CAN USE
POSTED BY: BEN, OCTOBER 22ND
Did you know that over 60% of trips start in a small area of downtown Toronto? The GTA is 7000 Sq KM, but the busiest area is only 15 Sq KM! Don't miss out on big earnings by being in the wrong spot!