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.

You need a licence from the City of Toronto if you are a:

  • Taxi owner, operator or broker
  • Limousine owner or service company
  • Private transportation company (PTC), such as Uber of Lyft
  • Taxi, limousine or PTC vehicle driver


Companies that book and arrange taxis, taxi owners and taxi drivers are required to be licensed.


Limousines owners, service companies and drivers are required to be licensed.

Private Transportation Companies

Private Transportation Companies (such as Uber/Lyft) and drivers of these vehicles need to be licensed.