Hundreds of cabbies have jammed the area around Queen’s Park, and city hall to protest Uber. The motion compelled the city’s Licensing and Standards Committee to revise its rules, with an aim to create an equal playing field between traditional cabs and Uber. Some drivers have been ticketed but many are effectively bringing traffic to a standstill, and frustrating drivers. Toronto Mayor John Tory asked taxi drivers taking part in a city-wide protest against ride-hailing service Uber to “stand down” and halt a demonstration that earlier in the day led to a dangerous confrontation between two cab drivers and caused a police officer to be hurt.
Isn’t this what led Uber to become popular in the first place? Are the cabbies winning any friends with their actions today? Have you been affected by the Taxi protest?