The relationship between Toronto and ridesharing giant Uber has taken a turn as new questions about the city’s taxi industry emerge.
A cap on the number of ridesharing drivers in the city was followed by a ratcheting up of rhetoric from Uber, which threatened Toronto with legal action.
The San Francisco-headquartered company says responsibility for the sudden animosity sits with the city.
“The city shifted the tone, the mayor shifted the tone, council shifted the tone,” Laura Miller, director of public policy and communications for Uber Canada, said.
This standoff, marked by regulatory shifts and contrasting perspectives, casts uncertainty on the future of Toronto’s transportation industry.
As the city gears up to address emissions and weighs new rules for hire drivers, the fate of Uber and local taxis hangs in the balance, awaiting a defining resolution by the end of 2024.
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