Amendments to the Vehicle-for-Hire By-law will come into effect on January 1, 2020. The updated By-law includes the creation of an Accessibility Fund Program, data requirements, mandatory training for all drivers and improvements in the licensing and enforcement of vehicle-for-hire.

The Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw (Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 546) provides regulations for taxicabs, limousines and private transportation companies (PTCs), such as Lyft and Uber.


You need a licence from the City if you own or drive taxis, limousines or private transportation company vehicles.


The Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw regulates taxis, limousines and private transportation companies. Learn more about the bylaw.

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