Upcoming consultations on vehicle-for-hire regulations

Municipal Licensing and Standards (ML&S) is inviting residents and industry members to share their views on vehicle-for-hire regulations at a series of meetings, starting September 17.

Chapter 546, Licensing of Vehicles-for-Hire came into effect in July 2016 and regulates taxicabs, limousines, and Private Transportation Companies (PTC) and their drivers.

The City is undertaking a review of this bylaw as well as responding to a number of outstanding directives from Licensing and Standards Committee and City Council and will include:

  • how to proceed with an accessibility strategy;
  • results of a congestion management study and a labour market impact study; and
  • recommendations for addressing any new and/or outstanding issues.

Each consultation will be focused on a specific topic. Members of the public and industry are invited to attend any of the following:

Full consultation information can be found in the below calendar. A summary of the consultation dates is as follow: 

— September 17, 2018 (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) - Toronto Taxicab Licences (TTL) - North York Civic Centre - Council Chambers

— September 18, 2018 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) - PTC Drivers - Metro Hall - Rooms 308/309

— September 19, 2018 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) - PTC Companies - City Hall - Committee Room 1

— September 20, 2018 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) - Accessibility - Metro Hall - Rooms 308/309

— September 24, 2018 (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) - Brokerages, Fleets, and Garages - Metro Hall - Rooms 308/309

— September 25, 2018 (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) - Standard Taxi Owners - North York Civic Centre - Council Chambers

— September 26, 2018 (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm) - General Public - Metro Hall - Rooms 308/309

— October 1, 2018 (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm) - Limousine - City Hall - Committee Room 1

— October 3, 2018 (9:30 am - 11:30 am) - Taxi Drivers - City Hall - Committee Room 4

A report on the results of the review is expected at the Licensing and Standards Committee in the second quarter of 2019. Residents and members of the industry are encouraged to subscribe to the distribution list to receive key updates and information related to the Vehicle-for-Hire Review.

The link to subscribe is:
https://www.toronto.ca/home/social-media/e-updates/?accordion=get-involved-in-yourcommunity

More information about the review, including consultation information, is available at:
https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/public-consultations/#item/520

More info: Vanessa Fletcher, Manager, 8-3478, vanessa.fletcher@toronto.ca

 

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