The City of Toronto is reviewing the Licensing of Vehicles-for-Hire Bylaw (Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 546). The bylaw provides regulations for taxicabs, limousines and private transportation companies (PTCs), such as Lyft and Uber.

The review explores topics such as accessibility, vehicle equipment and public safety. It will also include the results of a transportation impact study and an economic impact study. The report, Review of the City of Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 546, Licensing of Vehicles-for-Hire will be considered by the General Government and Licensing Committee on June 24, 2019.

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About the Review

The Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw came into effect in July 2016 to establish a set of rules and regulations for taxicabs, limousines, and private transportation companies.

In 2018, the City of Toronto began a post-implementation review of the bylaw. The City hosted two rounds of public consultations in September to October 2018 and March 2019. Feedback from the public consultations meetings can be found in the 2018 and 2019 City of Toronto Vehicle-for-Hire Review – Public Consultation Summary.

In addition to the meetings, the City also: