What Type of Vehicle Can I Have?

There are different types of vehicles that are eligible to be taxicabs in Toronto depending on the type of taxicab owner’s licence:

Toronto Taxicab Licence (TTL) Licence:

Taxicabs with a TTL must have an Accessible Vehicle.

Standard Licence:

Taxicabs with a standard licence can use vehicles that meets the following criteria:

  • Must be no more than seven model years old. For example, a taxicab manufactured in 2012 must be replaced in 2019.
  • Cannot be a former police vehicle or a taxicab from another jurisdiction.
  • Must have the taxicab plate affixed to the right side of the rear bumper.
  • Must have four doors.
  • Cannot be currently attached to a Private Transportation Company (PTC) licence.

Replacement Vehicle Registration:

To register a replacement vehicle online, the following documents can be emailed to vehicleinspection@toronto.ca:

  • Provincial Vehicle Ownership
  • Proof of compliance with CAN3_D409-M84 vehicle standards for accessible vehicles
  • Safety Standard Certificate (SSC) or Annual Inspection Certificate (AIC). All accessible vehicles must provide the AIC, which must be dated within 36 days of submission.
  • Certificate of Insurance can be emailed to mlstaxilimo@toronto.ca