Toronto taxi drivers say they will now wait to hear from Mayor John Tory, as they have finally headed home following their highly disruptive anti-Uber protest that took place on the streets surrounding City Hall on Wednesday.
The protest clogged most of the main arteries throughout the downtown core with the intersection of Bay Street and Queen Street West completely jammed, which is where most of the cabbies primarily were for roughly 12 hours.
Mayor John Tory asked the taxi drivers to stop the protest, as it was a matter that needed to be dealt with in terms of speeding up the process of developing a more regulatory playing field to help them in regulating Uber.
However, the mayor did state that there were complications in legal matters and that a meeting will be held between members of the taxi industry and Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders by the end of the week.
One police officer was hit by a cab and sent to hospital during the protests and there was also a protester who was dragged 20 metres by another vehicle.
I have spoken w Chief Saunders and at my request he has agreed to meet w members of taxi industry so long as the blockade ends by 730 pm
— John Tory (@JohnTory) December 9, 2015
It’s 5 p.m. and the protest at Bay and Queen continues. I’m heading home for the night. Thanks for following along. pic.twitter.com/YVyu59L0Ns
— Nick Westoll (@NWestoll) December 9, 2015