Friday, January 05, 2007

Toronto Taxi Drivers Picket Sheraton Hotel

Please Come Out and Join the Toronto Coalition of Concerned Taxi Drivers:

Picket at the Sheraton Hotel (Queen and York, across from City Hall)
Monday January 8th 2007

Early in 2007 the City of Toronto's new Licensing and Standards Committee will meet under the direction of Chairman Howard Moscoe. One of the first items on their agenda will be to deal with the Toronto Coalition of Concerned Taxi Drivers demands for the City to address the issue of Bandit Limos operating illegally in the city.

The Toronto Coalition of Concerned Taxi Drivers is going to keep the pressure on the City with a picket in front of Toronto's busiest hotel.

Please Come Out and Support.

For More Information Contact Ahmet from the Coalition of Concerned Taxi Drivers at 416 271 8425

*** Background on the Bandit Limo Situation ***

In the City of Toronto bylaws permit limousine drivers to pick up passengers ONLY on a pre-arranged basis. However it is standard practice at Downtown Hotels for the management and doormen to accept money from limo drivers in exchange for lucrative fares. This freezes taxi drivers out of airport runs and forces them to either forget about the hotels or be prepared to pay for fares.

The City of Toronto and bylaw enforcement officers are constantly harrassing taxi drivers but refuse to enforce the limo bylaws.

2 comment(s):

i think they need Latka to help them along :)

By Anonymous scout, at 3:42 PM  

For sure! :)

By Blogger Annamarie, at 8:12 PM  

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