Issued: March 1, 2017
Vehicle replacement timeline
Reference: Chapter 546 of Toronto Municipal Code, Licensing of Vehicles for Hire, § 546-51 (A), § 546-73, and § 546-113(A)(3).
This bulletin applies to requirements to replace taxicabs, limousines, and private transportation company (PTC) vehicles in the City of Toronto due to the age of the vehicle.
Based on Council direction, there are limits on age of vehicles for hire. This bulletin outlines when vehicles for hire have to be replaced due to the age of the vehicle.
Any vehicle used as a taxicab, sedan limousine, or PTC vehicle must be replaced by March 31 of the year following the vehicle’s seventh model years.
Any vehicle used as a stretch limousine must be replaced by March 31 of the year following the vehicle’s eighth model year.
Information is available on the City’s website regarding the steps that must be taken by an owner replacing his or her taxicab or limousine with a new vehicle. Telephone inquiries may be made by emailing email@example.com, calling (416) 392-6700 or inquiries may be made in person at ML&S’s offices at 850 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto.
The age of your vehicle is identified on your Ontario Motor Vehicle Registration Form on the right side of the document. See the image below.
Taxicabs, Sedan Limousines, and PTC Vehicles:
A 2010 vehicle used as a taxicab, sedan limousine, or PTC vehicle must be replaced by March 31, 2018.
A 2010 vehicle used as a stretch limousine must be replaced by March 31, 2019.