TTA’s bid to derail City’s licensing overhaul now in hands of judge
by John Q. Duffy
The case brought by the Toronto Taxi Alliance to derail City plans to introduce a new, or replacement license called the Toronto Taxi License, was heard in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice over a three-day period in November. MORE
MLS finally seeks injunction to shut down Uber
by Mike Beggs
The Toronto taxi industry may take some encouragement from the news that the City has finally filed an application for a Superior Court injunction to ban the illegal – but popular – Uber app from operations. MORE
TTA’s case hinges on $1.4 billion in plate equity
by Mike Beggs
They’ve finally had their day in their court – three days in fact, from November 17 to 19 in Ontario Supreme Court. But with Justice D.G. Stinson now left to deliberate over his decision, a veil of fear and foreboding still hangs over members of the Toronto Taxi Alliance (TTA). MORE
Useful link with city hall
This is a great link to keep on your computer file as it will show you how to find anything you want to know about the City of Toronto:
Uber’s wake up call
Like it or not, Toronto Mayor Elect John Tory’s ill-chosen and quickly “clarified” remarks last month that taxi app giant Uber is “here to stay” is the real lesson taxi operators and regulators need take to heart. The advent of the Uber vehicle-for-hire business model is an urgent wake up call not just for the taxi industry but for the people who regulate it as well.
This month’s Cover Cab is Randolph Ormsby, a native of Jamaica who came to Canada in 1978. Ormsby remembers to the day when he started driving cab: December 20, 1983. An Ambassador driver for 15 years, he says he’d like to see an end to the City’s chaotic four-tier system of taxi licences.
Gerry Manely - Reports