City of Toronto Wants your Help in Understanding the Appeal of Uber

According to a report by CityNews, Toronto City Council has asked its staff to perform a review on ground transportation in the city, particularly the controversial Uber ride sharing app, in addition to Taxis and limousines. City staff has been told to report their findings to Toronto’s Licensing and Standards Committee by Sept. 18.

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The goal of the review is, in part, to “understand the interests of the public in the technology and services that Uber provides”, as noted by an online survey which Torontonians are invited to fill out, though feedback can be provided by phone, email or on paper as well. 

There are two sets of questions, one for the general public, and one for people who work in, or have some other link to, the taxi and limousine industry or Uber. Surveys responses will be accepted until Aug. 14.

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Last year the City of Toronto applied for a court injunction against Uber in an attempt to stop the company from operating here. But, on July 3, an Ontario Superior Court judge ruled against the City, saying that Uber is not carrying on a business in Toronto that is required to be licenced as a limousine service company or taxicab broker.

The online survey can be found at this link.