Councillor Frank Di Giorgio got council Wednesday to urge Toronto Police and city licensing staff to launch a crackdown on drivers, such as UberX drivers, who don’t have a city-issued taxi or limo licence, to create a level playing field, along with approving a review of Uber and the taxi industry.
TORONTO – Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, is pleased that Toronto City Councillors have voted to recognize Toronto’s 1918 Anti-Greek Riot.
“By passing this Motion, Council has recognized that the riot, which took place between August 2nd and 4th 1918, is an important part of Toronto’s history.” said Councillor Karygiannis. “Most Torontonians don’t know that the Anti-Greek Riot took place.”
Toronto Mayor John Tory is teaming up with one of council’s most vocal Uber opponents to ensure that regulation of the ride-sharing company will be debated at City Hall this week – even if the two do not see eye to eye on what the resulting regulation might look like.
When it comes to regulating ride-hailing service Uber, Coun. Jim Karygiannis is asking the city to waste no time putting the wheels in motion.
This week’s council session, which began Tuesday, will be the last time council meets before summer break and Karygiannis says he plans to table an emergency motion asking city staff to look into how Uber can be included in the ground transportation bylaw.