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Toronto Taxi Drivers Sue Uber, Seek $400 Million in Damages

The resistance to ridesharing service Uber has intensified in Toronto, as a class action lawsuit has been launched by taxi drivers in the city. Reuters reports documents filed seek $400 million CAD in damages from Uber, plus an injunction to cease operations in Ontario: Law firm Sutts, Strosberg LLP, which is representing the taxi drivers,...

Uber Launches in Southwestern Ontario, Offers Free Rides Until Sunday

Uber has officially launched today in Southwestern Ontario, offering the UberX ridesharing service to residents of London, Waterloo Region, Hamilton, and Guelph. The company’s post announcing the service emphasized "As always, safety is our highest priority. That’s why all driver-partners must undergo Uber’s rigorous screening process.” UberX is run by private vehicles and drivers, which is...

How Uber is Taking Toronto’s Taxi Business by Storm

In 2012, one taxi license in Toronto sold for $360,000 and this dropped to $153,867 in 2013. One year later, the cost of a license fell even further to $118,235. The main reason behind the decrease in price is Uber, the online ride-sharing service that lets you order a ride from your smartphone. By the...

Mexico Could Be First City in the World to Limit Uber Cars on the Road

Uber has faced numerous regulatory hurdles worldwide including in Canada, but Mexico plans to take steps further by introducing regulation that limits the number of cars on the road and also imposes minimum standards for vehicles, reports Reuters: The San Francisco-based company would also have to use vehicles costing a minimum of 250,000 pesos ($15,883...

Uber Launches Summer Promo in Toronto, Discounts Rides by 10%

Uber has launched a new promotion in Toronto to celebrate summer, as they’ve lowered UberX prices by 10%, "so you can enjoy safe and reliable rides at our best prices to date.” Below is a chart Uber provided to detail how their prices compare to traditional taxis in the city, for a typical ride from...

City of Toronto Argues in Court for Uber to be Shut Down

The City of Toronto began its day in court Monday morning versus Uber, with its legal team seeking a permanent injunction to shut down the service altogether, according to The Toronto Star. Justice Sean Dunphy questioned whether it was a judge’s decision or not to shut down Uber, as he noted  to city lawyer Michel Wright, “The...

Uber Canada’s Montreal Offices Raided by Quebec’s Tax Agency

Looks like the fight against Uber in Montreal has stepped up, as this morning at 10AM local time, 20 investigators and computer analysts from Revenu Quebec raided the company’s two offices—one in Old Montreal and another in Pointe-St-Charles—armed with two search warrants obtained under the Tax Adminstration Act. According to a French press release (Google...

UberEATS Launches in Toronto, Will Deliver Food in 10 Minutes or Less [u]

Uber has launched UberEATS in Toronto, which lets you order food from local restaurants and have it delivered in 10 minutes or less. Available during weekdays from 11AM to 2PM, UberEats also lets you share the cost with a Fare Split feature if you’re ordering with others. According to a tweet this morning from Uber,...