No person shall own or operate a taxi or act as a taxi broker without being issued a license by the Municipality and paying a fee for such a license.Owners of taxi must be insured for a minimum of $2,000,000 for personal injury and property damage, including passenger hazards.
The owners must have a taxi licence for each taxicab.
All cab drivers must hold a valid Class G driver’s license for Ontario or better and a license to drive a cab from the Municipality.
Taxi brokers or individuals receiving calls for taxis and making the distribution of drivers must also obtain a permit. Brokers and taxi cabs must operate in a suitable place in a designated commercial area, equipped with a commercial telephone and enough parking spaces on site for the number of taxis operated.
The taxi owners and brokers must keep accurate records of each trip, including dates, times, origin and destination, drivers and taxi numbers.
Provisions are included for the transfer of licenses due to the sale of the business and the purchase of new vehicles.
Taxicab meters are monitored and tested periodically by the Municipality.
Taxis will be kept in good condition and will be clean.
Vehicles over 2 years at the time of license application or renewal must be mechanically certified and in safe condition.
Smoking is not permitted in taxicabs.
Taxi drivers must deliver their fares to their destinations by the shortest possible route.
Fare rates are set by the Municipality and the rates must be posted in the taxicab.
A rate may be charged while waiting for passengers.