Taxicab industry and emerging technologies report to Administrative Services Committee on December 7, 2015

Thu, 19 Nov 2015

Monday, December 7, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Council Chamber, Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road
Administrative Services Committee (ASC)

Notice is hereby given of Council's intention to review taxicab regulations contained in licensing by-law 2015-075.

The Town of Oakville has regulated taxis since 1965 to ensure passenger safety and fair consistent pricing. The town currently licenses traditional taxis and accessible taxis.

New technology has led to considerable changes in the industry, and the town has been approached on a number of issues including: non-traditional forms of taxi operation, pricing, fairness, competition, contracting services and accessibility requirements. For these reasons the Town of Oakville has undertaken a comprehensive review of its taxi by-law and has consulted with the public, taxi drivers and owners.

On Monday, December 7, 2015, ASC will consider a staff recommendation to investigate open entry deregulation of the taxicab industry. Anyone wishing to speak to this matter at the meeting is invited to do so. Written comments may also be submitted for distribution at the meeting and should be directed to the Town Clerk, no later than noon on Monday, December 7, 2015, by email at townclerk@oakville.ca, or by mail: \

Town Clerk
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON, L6H 0H3

The decision of the ASC will be forwarded to Council for consideration on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Clerk’s Department
905-845-6601
townclerk@oakville.ca