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Toronto caps Uber at current number

Temporary cap while staff determine “appropriate licensing levels”

Toronto Council voted to pause issuing new licenses for rideshare drivers at its October 11 meeting. The temporary pause is needed in order to get an accurate count of how many Vehicles for Hire are already cruising the streets while new changes are contemplated.

A motion put forward by Councillor Mike Colle, then amended by Councillor Jennifer McKelvie, proposed “City Council implement a policy to maintain the net total of vehicle-for-hire and private transportation company driver’s licenses at no greater than current levels, as of October 12, 2023…until such time as the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, reports back on a comprehensive framework, including emissions, congestion and transit impacts, for the Vehicle-for-Hire industry and the appropriate licensing levels for taxicabs and limousine, as well as private transportation company vehicles, including consultation with the industry on fleet composition, by no later than fourth quarter of 2024.”