What would you pay for a parking space? What about $1.3M?

What would you pay for a parking space? What about $1.3M? If you’ve purchased a condo in recent years, you’ve likely had the sticker shock of the cost to add a parking space. Urban parking spaces in downtown Toronto routinely go for $30,000-100,000 — but those prices pale in comparison to a new record-setting parking… Continue reading What would you pay for a parking space? What about $1.3M?

What vehicle ‘vision’ means for automated valet

What vehicle ‘vision’ means for automated valet Automated vehicles are undoubtedly going to become a part of our (not-so-distant) future. We’re already seeing innovative new technology that allows for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that are being widely embraced by drivers. In order to offer safe and reliable ADAS, vehicles must see their surroundings. This… Continue reading What vehicle ‘vision’ means for automated valet

What is defensive driving?

Tips for defensive driving Whether you’ve taken driving lessons or not, you’ve likely heard the term defensive driving. So, what is it? Does it really matter? And, how can you learn to drive defensively? Defensive driving: a definitionDefensive driving is a set of driving skills that allows you to defend yourself against possible collisions caused… Continue reading What is defensive driving?

What do self-parking cars mean for the future of valet parking?

What do self-parking cars mean for the future of valet parking? At Gatsby Valet, we’ve never been more excited about the future of driving and parking technology. Since launching our valet business over 16 years ago, we’ve been behind the wheel (so-to-speak) of changes in the way vehicles operate and drivers’ interaction with their vehicle… Continue reading What do self-parking cars mean for the future of valet parking?

Does the valet keep your car keys?

Does the valet keep your car keys? When you drop off your car at the valet, you’ll be greeted by a host or valet driver who will take your car keys from you, allowing you to proceed onto your destination while they park your car.    That’s the beauty — and benefit — of valet services. You… Continue reading Does the valet keep your car keys?

Tips for choosing the right car for you

Tips for choosing the right car for you Shopping for a car can be both exciting and daunting — it is the second largest purchase you’re likely to make aside from a home.  So how do you choose the vehicle that’s right for you, and for your budget? Here are some tips on how to… Continue reading Tips for choosing the right car for you

5 of the best car movies of all time

5 of the best car movies of all time Do you love movies (and miss going to the theatre!) and love cars? So do we. There is nothing quite like the thrill of a car chase, the sleek lines of a sophisticated ride, and professional driving skills under unimaginable pressure. Car movies have it all. … Continue reading 5 of the best car movies of all time

How to ace a driving test

How to ace a driving test Whether you’re a young driver eager to get your license, or a mature driver taking a road test for the first time, getting behind the wheel while being evaluated can be daunting.  Here are a few ways in which you can prepare for your driving test: Enrol in driving… Continue reading How to ace a driving test

What is valet parking? (Infographic)

What is valet parking? Curious about what valet parking means and where you’ll find it? Check out the infographic below. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on email Share on pinterest Share on whatsapp

Where did valet parking originate?

Where did valet parking originate? Valet parking services go back — way back. In fact, it predates automobiles. Valet services began in the era when people would ride horses as the primary mode of transportation and over time, have become what we know it to be today. What is a “Valet” Parking The word itself… Continue reading Where did valet parking originate?