The City is accepting applications from driver training programs seeking approval as recognized providers for vehicle-for-hire drivers. Application deadline has been extended to 4 p.m. March 20, 2020.

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.

For questions about vehicles, please contact Andrea Di Matteo,, 416-392-3046.