Articles by: Kascha Cassaday

A Beck Taxi cab waits on Queen St. in Toronto. (Tom Purves / Creative Commons)

Toronto city council votes to regulate Uber

After a long day of debate Wednesday, Toronto city council voted to regulate ride-hailing service Uber. Just after 8 p.m. Wednesday, councillors voted 32-12 in favour of Mayor John Tory’s motion asking staff to come back with new regulations. A motion asking that Uber cease operations until the report is presented also passed. Councillors also voted to lower the “drop fee” — the starting […]

by Kascha Cassaday· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
A Beck Taxi cab waits on Queen St. in Toronto in October 2006. (Tom Purves / Creative Commons

Licensing committee rejects recommendations to regulate Uber

Taxi drivers and Uber supporters filled Toronto City Hall Tuesday as officials met to discuss regulations for the ride-hailing app, Uber. The Municipal Licensing and Standards committee voted to adopt some of the recommendations from a licensing staff report, including reducing Toronto’s base rate for cab fares from $4.25 to $3.25 in a bid to allow taxis to compete with Uber. But the committee rejected […]

by Kascha Cassaday· · News, Off Campus
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