Monday, July 15, 2024

Author, Taxi driver Peter McSherry passed away

Taxi News has learned that Toronto writer and taxi driver Peter McSherry has died. A family member contacted the paper to share the sad news of his passing in July, after treatment for heart-related conditions.

McSherry was a gifted writer, particularly adept at covering the gritty, colourful side of life in Canada. He wrote popular columns for Taxi News for several years in the 1990s. He was best known for his book “Mean Streets,” which was short-listed for the 2003 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction and is still available on

Taxi News reporter Mike Beggs, who worked with McSherry over many years, is compiling information and interviews with taxi industry members who knew and worked with McSherry for a special remembrance article to run in early September.

If you have any special memories of Peter McSherry which you would like to share with Mike for this article, please send an email to [email protected], or call 905 446 0488 to leave your contact information and Mike will get in touch with you.