Hundreds of Toronto cabbies ended their long protest Wednesday evening after Mayor John Tory arranged a meeting between the taxi industry and Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders.
However, the taxi drivers have indicated that they will take to the streets once again on Friday at noon to keep their protest against Uber and City Hall alive.
After slowing traffic along four main access points into the city starting at 7:30 this morning, the cabbies basically shut down the intersection of Queen and Bay all afternoon. Many took a seat on the road, halting vehicles and streetcars.
Police were present, but did not get involved.
But some cops did fine cabbies who were driving dangerously slow, handing them tickets that carry a possible $110 hit and two demerit points. The OPP are reported to have taken the same action against taxi cabs moving at a snail’s pace on southbound Highway 427.
So, if you’re planning on putting around downtown Toronto Friday afternoon, be prepared to experience some delays!
Global News brings us video of today’s protest.