An Upadte On Taxis, Limousines And Uber In Toronto
Toronto’s licensed taxicabs and limousines provide an on-demand transportation network that is regulated to ensure public safety and consumer protection. Only licensed taxis and limos are permitted by law.
IS UBER ALLOWED TO OPERATE?
No. Uber is not currently in compliance with City bylaws and therefore, not permitted to operate in Toronto. Once Uber has obtained a taxi brokerage licence, the company will be permitted to connect passengers with licensed Toronto taxicabs only. Unless there are changes to the law, other Uber services, such as UberX are not permitted.
ARE YOU AN UBERX DRIVER?
If you are driving, or considering driving for UberX, be aware that the service is not permitted in the City of Toronto and you may be subject to enforcement, including tickets and fines.
ARE YOU AN UBERX PASSENGER?
Please make sure to educate yourself with respect to any risk, including your rights in the event of an accident.
HOW CAN I IDENTIFY A LICENSED TAXICAB?
Toronto’s licensed taxicabs:
• are the only vehicles permitted to pick-up passengers from the street and use taxicab stands
• display their taxicab plate on the rear of the vehicle, with the number posted on the side door, and have a roof light
• must charge the rate on the meter, regulated by the City
The City of Toronto is reviewing regulations for taxicabs, limousines and services like Uber and will report to City Council in the spring with recommendations.
For more info go to toronto.ca/vehicleforhire