Item - 2015.LS6.1

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on September 30, 2015 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Licensing and Standards Committee on September 16, 2015 and was adopted with amendments. It will be considered by City Council on September 30, 2015.
  • See also By-law 1047-2015

LS6.1 - 2015 Ground Transportation Review: Taxis, Limos and Uber

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on September 30, October 1 and 2, 2015, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Licensing to:

 

a.  update the definitions of Taxicab Broker and Limousine Service Company to explicitly provide that technology-based brokerages, including Uber, are within the existing regulatory regime;

 

b.  amend the definition of Taxicab to clarify the distinction between taxicabs and limousines; and

 

c.  explicitly state that a Taxicab Broker and Limousine Service Company may only contract and/or connect passengers with municipally-licensed taxicabs and limousines, respectively.

 

2.  City Council amend the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Appendix C, "Tariff A", to reduce the initial cost, referred to as 'the drop fee', from $4.25 to $3.25 effective November 1, 2015.

 

3.  City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in Spring 2016 on a framework to equitably regulate all ground transportation providers and to begin consulting on the appropriate regulations to ensure a level playing field that considers the City of Toronto's accessibility objectives in the ground transportation industry.

 

4.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to review provisions of the Municipal Code related to taxicabs and report back to Licensing and Standards Committee at the same time as the report requested in Part 3 above is considered by the Licensing and Standards Committee with recommendations to lessen regulatory burden and enhance competitiveness in the municipally-licensed taxicab industry, as outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (September 8, 2015) from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, including reviewing:

 

a.  current fare structure;

 

b.  vehicle requirements;

 

c.  vehicle inspections; and

 

d.  taxicab training.

 

such report to also include other issues identified in Attachment 1, Outstanding Report Requests on Taxicab Regulations.

 

5.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to review the limousine industry and report back to Licensing and Standards Committee at the same time as the report requested in Part 3 above is considered by the Licensing and Standards Committee with recommendations to update and modernize the municipally-licensed limousine service, as outlined in Attachment 1 to the report (September 8, 2015) from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, including reviewing:

 

a. required 20-minute pre-booked time;

 

b. minimum fare of $70/hour for the first two hours; and

 

c. ratio requirements for stretch limousines.

 

6.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report to the Licensing and Standards Committee:

 

a. on the existence or absence of legislation and or regulations that protect consumers against price gouging or surge pricing by ground transportation providers during civic emergencies, electrical black outs, transit disruptions or other events that cause an immediate demand for alternative transportation options and if such Federal or Provincial legislation and or regulations do not exist, the report should include recommendations on how the City of Toronto might address spike pricing in civic emergencies;

 

b. on the Provincial regulations governing Pearson International Airport rider pick up and recommendations on the process on how that can be reformed to allow Toronto taxi drivers to pick up rides at the airport; and

 

c. with recommendations for the in-vehicle posting of the Harmonized Sales Tax number held by either the driver or the cab owner so that it can be viewed by passengers.

 

7.  City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to undertake a  review of the current state of accessible ground transportation options for the public, and provide recommendations to enhance the service, including responding to outstanding directives, identifying possible funding sources to mitigate the costs of providing the service, and examining the need for incremental taxicab licence issuance.

 

8.  City Council authorize the issuance of 100 new Toronto Taxicab Licences (TTLs) to drivers on the waiting list, in order to advance the availability of metered on-demand wheelchair accessible taxicab service, commencing November 1, 2015.

 

9.  City Council direct the Executive Director Municipal Licensing and Standards to immediately implement and enforce Council's decision, including if necessary, requesting City Council, through the City's Budget Process, additional dedicated by-law officers to ensure adherence to this by-law.

 

10.  City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to report, through the Licensing and Standards Committee, with an update on the action taken with respect to City Council's previous request regarding enforcement of unlicensed taxicabs.

 

11.  City Council request Uber to stop operating in the City of Toronto until such time as the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards reports on a framework to regulate ground transportation providers.

 

12.  Notwithstanding the adoption of LS6.1, City Council reaffirm its intention that all persons are to comply with Chapter 545, Licensing, as amended.

City Council Decision Advice and Other Information

City Council considered Items LS5.3, LS6.1 and CC9.8 together.

Public Notice Given

Background Information (Committee)

(September 8, 2015) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on the 2015 Ground Transportation Review - Taxis, Limos, and Uber
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-83268.pdf
Attachment 1 - Ground Transportation Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-83503.pdf
Attachment 2 - Ipsos Reid Qualitative and Quantitative Research
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-83494.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(September 8, 2015) E-mail from Spiros Bastas, President, Accessible Transportation Assocation of Ontario (AOTA) (LS.Main.LS6.1.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/comm/communicationfile-54845.pdf
(September 4, 2015) E-mail from Mitch Glassman, Royal Limousine, on behalf of Bennington Limousine, Cullitons Limousine Service, Global Alliance, Rosedale Livery, and Royal Limousine (LS.Main.LS6.1.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/comm/communicationfile-54848.pdf
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(September 15, 2015) E-mail from Brian Rocha (LS.New.LS6.1.237)
(September 15, 2015) E-mail from Anthony Jabbour (LS.New.LS6.1.238)
(September 15, 2015) E-mail from Seyed Ali Javid (LS.New.LS6.1.239)
(September 15, 2015) E-mail from Chris Schafer, Uber Public Policy Manager, Canada (LS.New.LS6.1.240)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/comm/communicationfile-55222.pdf
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Nizam Rahman (LS.New.LS6.1.241)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Mark Daugela (LS.New.LS6.1.242)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Rashad Muhammad (LS.New.LS6.1.243)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Paul Levin (LS.New.LS6.1.244)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Mubashir Bukhari (LS.New.LS6.1.245)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from James D. Spencer (LS.New.LS6.1.246)
(September 16, 2015) Submission from Al Moore (LS.New.LS6.1.247)
(September 16, 2015) Submission from John Dahdaly, Ontario Limousine Owners Association (OLOA) (LS.New.LS6.1.248)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/comm/communicationfile-55154.pdf
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Thomas Silcox-Childs (LS.New.LS6.1.249)
(September 16, 2015) Submission from Sivathas Gopalapillai (LS.New.LS6.1.250)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Cecilia Tsang (LS.New.LS6.1.251)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Leslie Luong (LS.New.LS6.1.252)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Greg Cameron (LS.New.LS6.1.253)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Araceli Ryabinchak (LS.New.LS6.1.254)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from D. Kishun (LS.New.LS6.1.255)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Alex Ranieri (LS.New.LS6.1.256)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Steve Lennon (LS.New.LS6.1.257)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Adrienne Dennis (LS.New.LS6.1.258)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Julian Taylor (LS.New.LS6.1.259)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Chris Poole (LS.New.LS6.1.260)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Andre Bodnar (LS.New.LS6.1.261)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Tuula Hopp (LS.New.LS6.1.262)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Steven Vangou (LS.New.LS6.1.263)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Linda Truong (LS.New.LS6.1.264)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Anoosheh Zonoozi (LS.New.LS6.1.265)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Robert Shaw (LS.New.LS6.1.266)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Ariel Pailas (LS.New.LS6.1.267)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Andrew Hope (LS.New.LS6.1.268)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Chris Lea (LS.New.LS6.1.269)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Claudine Tyrell (LS.New.LS6.1.270)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Farren Whittaker (LS.New.LS6.1.271)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Thomas Duplessie (LS.New.LS6.1.272)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Jonathan Rapp (LS.New.LS6.1.273)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Bonnie Wilkinson (LS.New.LS6.1.274)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Nancy T. Yamamura (LS.New.LS6.1.275)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Joshua Klement (LS.New.LS6.1.276)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Andrew Pedulla (LS.New.LS6.1.277)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Chris Lea (LS.New.LS6.1.278)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Anastasia Averkov (LS.New.LS6.1.279)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Alexandra Zollerano (LS.New.LS6.1.280)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Jeff Payne (LS.New.LS6.1.281)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Sean Petrus (LS.New.LS6.1.282)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Michael Gould (LS.New.LS6.1.283)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Graeme Klim (LS.New.LS6.1.284)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Mark Stableforth (LS.New.LS6.1.285)
(September 16, 2015) Submission from Joe Farrugia (LS.New.LS6.1.286)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Lutch Maharaj (LS.New.LS6.1.287)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Surenthar Santhiralingam (LS.New.LS6.1.288)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Maggie Keene (LS.New.LS6.1.289)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Lina Nouraly (LS.New.LS6.1.290)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Nakeisha Reid (LS.New.LS6.1.291)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Dara Sabadin (LS.New.LS6.1.292)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Mark Corrigan (LS.New.LS6.1.293)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Steve Guise (LS.New.LS6.1.294)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Minsoo Ko (LS.New.LS6.1.295)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Jennifer Alexander (LS.New.LS6.1.296)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Cassie Bragg (LS.New.LS6.1.297)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Jim Dinner (LS.New.LS6.1.298)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Julie Edelstein (LS.New.LS6.1.299)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Marilyn Dunphy (LS.New.LS6.1.300)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Tyler Luyben (LS.New.LS6.1.301)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Marc Botticella (LS.New.LS6.1.302)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Paul Wojdylo (LS.New.LS6.1.303)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Michael Laurel (LS.New.LS6.1.304)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Mikhdad Nakgoda (LS.New.LS6.1.305)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Brent Thomas (LS.New.LS6.1.306)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Ken Rozansky (LS.New.LS6.1.307)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Matthew Clarke (LS.New.LS6.1.308)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Jason Kennedy (LS.New.LS6.1.309)
(September 16, 2015) Submission from Jafar Mirsalari (LS.New.LS6.1.310)
(September 16, 2015) Submission from Peter Mandronis (LS.New.LS6.1.311)
(September 16, 2015) E-mail from Philomena Comerford, Baird Insurance Brokers LP (LS.New.LS6.1.312)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/comm/communicationfile-55370.pdf

Communications (City Council)

(September 29, 2015) Petition from Chris Schafer, Public Policy Manager, Uber Canada (formerly numbered as LS6.1.1132) (CC.Supp.LS6.1.313)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-56474.pdf
(September 29, 2015) E-mail from Josh Wozenilek, President, Taxi Charger (formerly numbered as LS6.1.1133) (CC.Supp.LS6.1.314)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-56475.pdf
(September 30, 2015) Multiple Communications from various persons. List of communications LS6.1.315 to LS6.1.3926. (CC.Supp)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/cc/comm/communicationfile-56449.pdf
(September 30, 2015) Petition from Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, Ward 7, York West, headed "Keep the Taxi Industry Alive", containing the signatures of approximately 7,000 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)
(September 30, 2015) Petition from Councillor Pam McConnell, Ward 28, Toronto Centre-Rosedale, headed "Preventing the illegal activities of UberX", containing the signatures of approximately 200 persons, filed during the Routine Matters portion of the meeting (CC.New)

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Mayor John Tory (Amended)

That City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in Spring 2016 on a framework to regulate alternate ground transportation providers and to begin consulting on the appropriate regulations to ensure a level playing field in the ground transportation industry.

 

Amended by motion 8 by Councillor Wong-Tam

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-30-2015 7:33 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS6.1 - Tory - motion 1 as amended by motion 8
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 12 Members that voted No are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

2 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

That motion 1 by Mayor Tory be amended by adding the words "and City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to include in the framework, current Taxi regulations such as: energy efficient vehicles; age of vehicle restrictions - 5 model years or less; all vehicles be accessible; City-regulated fares - no surge pricing; and criminal check registered with the City" so that the motion would now read:

 

That City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in 2016 on a framework to regulate alternate ground transportation providers and to begin consulting on the appropriate regulations to ensure a level playing field in the ground transportation industry and City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to include in the framework, current Taxi regulations such as:

 

a. energy efficient vehicles;

 

b. age of vehicle restrictions - 5 model years or less;

 

c. all vehicles be accessible;

 

d. City-regulated fares - no surge pricing; and

 

e. criminal check registered with the City.

Vote (Amend Motion) Sep-30-2015 7:27 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - LS6.1 - Mammoliti - motion 2
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 31 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

Vote (Amend Motion) Sep-30-2015 7:29 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - LS6.1 - Mammoliti - motion 2 - REVOTE
Total members that voted Yes: 14 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that voted No: 30 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

Motion to Reconsider Vote moved by Councillor Mike Layton (Carried)

That in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27, Council Procedures, City Council reconsider the vote on motion 2 by Councillor Mammoliti.


3 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Janet Davis (Carried)

That:

 

1.  City Council amend Licensing and Standards Committee Recommendation 2 by deleting the words "plus a reduction to the remaining overall rate by 10%" so that it now reads as follows:

 

2. City Council amend the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Appendix C, "Tariff A", to reduce the initial cost, referred to as 'the drop fee', from $4.25 to $3.25 effective November 1, 2015.

 

2.  City Council amend Licensing and Standards Committee Recommendation 3 by adding the words "such report to also include other issues identified in Attachment 1, Outstanding Report Requests on Taxicab Regulations" so that it now reads as follows:

 

3. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to review provisions of the Municipal Code related to taxicabs and report back to Licensing and Standards Committee by January 2016 with recommendations to lessen regulatory burden and enhance competitiveness in the municipally-licensed taxicab industry, as outlined in Attachment 1, including reviewing:

 

a. current fare structure;

 

b. vehicle requirements;

 

c. vehicle inspections; and

 

d. taxicab training;

 

such report to also include other issues identified in Attachment 1, Outstanding Report Requests on Taxicab Regulations.

Vote (Amend Item) Sep-30-2015 7:35 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS6.1 - Davis - motion 3 - Part 1
Total members that voted Yes: 38 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 6 Members that voted No are Josh Colle, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Rob Ford, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

Vote (Amend Item) Sep-30-2015 7:36 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS6.1 - Davis - motion 3 - Part 2
Total members that voted Yes: 37 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 7 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Gary Crawford, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, Ron Moeser, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

4 - Motion to Receive Item moved by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Carried)

That Item LS3.5 be received for information.

Vote (Receive Item) Sep-30-2015 7:25 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS3.5 - McMahon - motion 4 - receive the item
Total members that voted Yes: 29 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, David Shiner, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 15 Members that voted No are Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Jim Karygiannis, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

5 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor James Pasternak (Carried)

That City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report to the Licensing and Standards Committee:

 

a.  on the existence or absence of legislation and or regulations that protect consumers against price gouging or surge pricing by ground transportation providers during civic emergencies, electrical black outs, transit disruptions or other events that cause an immediate demand for alternative transportation options and if such Federal or Provincial legislation and or regulations do not exist, the report should include recommendations on how the City of Toronto might address spike pricing in civic emergencies;

 

b.  on the Provincial regulations governing Pearson International Airport rider pick up and recommendations on the process on how that can be reformed to allow Toronto taxi drivers to pick up rides at the airport; and  

 

c.  with recommendations for the in-vehicle posting of the Harmonized Sales Tax number held by either the driver or the cab owner so that it can be viewed by passengers.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-30-2015 7:39 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS6.1 - Pasternak - motion 5
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 18 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Gord Perks
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

6 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Christin Carmichael Greb (Lost)

That:

 

1.  City Council acknowledge the fundamental importance of adequate insurance coverage for the purposes of protecting public safety for any vehicles that are being used to carry paying passengers.

 

2.  City Council:

     a.  request the Province of Ontario and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario to expedite the process to develop a solution, either through regulation or legislation, to fill the insurance gap present in the ground transporation industry; and

 

     b.  direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licencing and Standards to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee by January 2016 on the status of this request.

  

3. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licencing and Standards to conduct an information campaign to educate UberX drivers and passengers of the necessary insurance requirements and potential liabilities. 

 

Motion 6 as amended by motion 12a by Councillor Carroll lost

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-30-2015 7:42 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - LS6.1 - Carmichael Greb - motion 6 as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Vincent Crisanti, Justin J. Di Ciano, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 25 Members that voted No are Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

7a - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Lost)

That City Council amend Licensing and Standards Committee Recommendation 6 by adding the words "and that all vehicles used for these new licenses meet the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) including Occupant Protection (CMVSS201), Occupant Crash Protection (CMVSS208), Side Door Strength (CMVSS214), Roof Crush Resistance (CMVSS216) and Fuel System Integrity (CMVSS301)" so that it now reads as follows:

 

6. City Council authorize the issuance of 100 new Toronto Taxicab Licences (TTLs) to drivers on the waiting list, in order to advance the availability of metered on-demand wheelchair accessible taxicab service, commencing November 1, 2015 and that all vehicles used for these new licenses meet the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) including Occupant Protection (CMVSS201), Occupant Crash Protection (CMVSS208), Side Door Strength (CMVSS214), Roof Crush Resistance (CMVSS216) and Fuel System Integrity (CMVSS301).

Vote (Amend Item) Sep-30-2015 7:37 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - LS6.1 - De Baeremaeker - motion 7a
Total members that voted Yes: 8 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that voted No: 36 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

7b - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker (Lost)

That City Council amend Motion 1 by Mayor Tory to read as follows:

 

That City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in 2016 on a framework to regulate alternate ground transportation providers and to begin consulting on the appropriate regulations to ensure a level playing field in the ground transportation industry, such report to include maintaining and/or improving public safety, environmental and consumer protection requirements such as, but not limited to, the following:

 

A driver shall:

 

a.  provide proof, to the satisfaction of the City, that they have obtained sufficient insurance, as published in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545, to operate and protect themselves and their passengers;

 

b.  provide proof, to the satisfaction of the City, of the adequacy of criminal background screening, driving record screening, and electronic record keeping;

 

c.  enter into an agreement to indemnify the City against any loss related to the use of their vehicle;

 

d.  ensure that their vehicle is mechanically inspected by a licensed mechanic as published in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545;

 

e.  pay a licence fee on a flat-rate or per-ride basis, or combination thereof, that ensures full recovery by the City of the cost of creating, administering, and enforcing the licence category;

 

f.  provide proof that they are using a City-approved vehicle as published in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545;

 

g.  ensure that their vehicle has a fully functioning emergency lights system, a camera system and a global positioning system as published in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545;

 

h.  ensure that their vehicle adheres to the specifications for equipment and markings as published in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545;

 

i.  provide proof to the City that they adhere to driver training courses regulations as published in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545;

 

j.  charge a rate that adheres to regulations as published in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545;

 

k.  provide proof to the City that they have registered for HST and that they report HST earnings, to the satisfaction of the City;

 

l.  ensure their vehicle be equipped with snow tires as published in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545;

 

m.  maintain and submit records to the City as a part of a mandatory audit process to ensure compliance with the regulations as published in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545; and

 

n.  comply with the regulations as published in Toronto Municipal Code Chapter 545 and may be subject to revocation for non-compliance.

Vote (Amend Motion) Sep-30-2015 7:31 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - LS6.1 - De Baeremaeker - motion 7b
Total members that voted Yes: 19 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Joe Mihevc, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 25 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

8 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

That City Council amend Motion 1 by Mayor Tory by adding the words "equitably" after the word "to", deleting the word "alternate" and inserting the word "all", and adding the words "that considers the City of Toronto's accessibility objectives" so that it now reads as follows:

 

That City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in 2016 on a framework to equitably regulate all ground transportation providers and to begin consulting on the appropriate regulations to ensure a level playing field that considers the City of Toronto's accessibility objectives in the ground transportation industry.

Vote (Amend Motion) Sep-30-2015 7:32 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS6.1 - Wong-Tam - motion 8
Total members that voted Yes: 42 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 2 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Stephen Holyday
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

9 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Amended)

That:

 

1.  City Council request Uber to stop operating in the City of Toronto until such time as the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards reports on a framework to regulate alternate ground transportation providers.

 

2.  City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report to the January 22, 2016 meeting of the Licensing and Standards Committee on the framework.

 

Part 2 was ruled redundant

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-30-2015 7:44 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS6.1 - Karygiannis - motion 9 - Part 1 only
Total members that voted Yes: 24 Members that voted Yes are Michelle Berardinetti, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Rob Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 20 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Josh Colle, Janet Davis, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong
Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled Part 2 of motion 9 by Councillor Karygiannis redundant, due to Council's adoption of motion 1 by Mayor Tory, as amended.


10 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Gord Perks (Carried)

That:

 

Notwithstanding the adoption of LS6.1, City Council reaffirm its intention that all persons are to comply with Chapter 545, Licensing, as amended.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-30-2015 7:45 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS6.1 - Perks - motion 10
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are John Campbell, Rob Ford, Stephen Holyday, Giorgio Mammoliti
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

11 - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Pam McConnell (Redundant)

That City Council amend motion 1 by Mayor Tory by adding the word "Spring" after the word "in", so that it now reads as follows:

 

That City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee in Spring 2016 on a framework to regulate alternate ground transportation providers and to begin consulting on the appropriate regulations to ensure a level playing field in the ground transportation industry.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled motion 11 by Councillor McConnell redundant as Mayor Tory had already revised his motion 1 to include the word "Spring".


12a - Motion to Amend Motion moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That motion 6 by Councillor Carmichael Greb be amended by deleting the words in 2.b. "by January 2016" and replace them with the words "at the same time as the report on the framework to regulate alternate ground transportation providers " so that the motion now reads:

 

That:

 

1. City Council acknowledge the fundamental importance of adequate insurance coverage for the purposes of protecting public safety for any vehicles that are being used to carry paying passengers.

 

2. City Council:

 

a. request the Province of Ontario and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario to expedite the process to develop a solution, either through regulation or legislation, to fill the insurance gap present in the ground transportation industry; and

 

b. direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licencing and Standards to report back to the Licensing and Standards Committee at the same time as the report on the framework to regulate alternate ground transportation providers (motion 1 by Mayor Tory), on the status of this request.

 

3. City Council request the Executive Director, Municipal Licencing and Standards to conduct an information campaign to educate UberX drivers and passengers of the necessary insurance requirements and potential liabilities.

Vote (Amend Motion) Sep-30-2015 7:41 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS6.1 - Carroll - motion 12a
Total members that voted Yes: 36 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 8 Members that voted No are Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Ron Moeser, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

12b - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Shelley Carroll (Carried)

That City Council amend Licensing and Standards Committee recommendations 3 and 4 by deleting the words "by January 2016" and inserting the words "at the same time as the report contained in Mayor Tory's motion 1 is considered by the Licensing and Standards Committee" so that it now reads as follows:

 

3. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to review provisions of the Municipal Code related to taxicabs and report back to Licensing and Standards Committee at the same time as the report contained in Mayor Tory's motion 1 is considered by the Licensing and Standards Committee with recommendations to lessen regulatory burden and enhance competitiveness in the municipally-licensed taxicab industry, as outlined in Attachment 1, including reviewing:

 

a. current fare structure;

 

b. vehicle requirements;

 

c. vehicle inspections; and

 

d. taxicab training.

 

4. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to review the limousine industry and report back to Licensing and Standards Committee by at the same time as the report contained in Mayor Tory's motion 1 is considered by the Licensing and Standards Committee with recommendations to update and modernize the municipally-licensed limousine service, as outlined in Attachment 1, including reviewing:
 

a. required 20-minute pre-booked time;
 

b. minimum fare of $70/hour for the first two hours; and
 

c. ratio requirements for stretch limousines.

Vote (Amend Item) Sep-30-2015 7:38 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS6.1 - Carroll - motion 12b
Total members that voted Yes: 40 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Michelle Berardinetti, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 4 Members that voted No are Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Giorgio Mammoliti, David Shiner
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Sep-30-2015 7:46 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - LS6.1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 34 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Ana Bail„o, Jon Burnside, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Janet Davis, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Stephen Holyday, Jim Karygiannis, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 10 Members that voted No are Michelle Berardinetti, Vincent Crisanti, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Frank Di Giorgio, Rob Ford, Mark Grimes, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Denzil Minnan-Wong

Point of Order by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Order stated that combining the deferred item with the Mayor's Key matter is confusing and it would be better to deal with that item at the next meeting.  Councillor Mammoliti requested the Speaker to allow him to place a motion to defer LS3.5 entitled "Chapter 545, Licensing, Article VIII, Owners and Drivers of Taxicabs – Information on Amendments to Standard Taxicab Regulations".


Point of Order by Councillor Janet Davis

Councillor Davis, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Council had already adopted the Order Paper and had decided that deferred item LS3.5, Item LS6.1 and CC9.8 would be considered together.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor Davis' understanding was correct.


Point of Order by Councillor Gord Perks

Councillor Perks, rising on a Point of Order, stated that if a Member wishes to place a motion to defer, receive or refer they do so during their speaking time and not on a Point of Privilege or Point of Order.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Points of Order by Councillors Mammoliti, Davis and Perks and ruled that if Councillor Mammoliti wishes to move a deferral motion he places it when he speaks on the Items and Council will vote on it. The Speaker's previous ruling cannot be overturned.


Point of Order by Councillor Ron Moeser

Councillor Moeser, rising on a Point of Order, asked whether a two-thirds vote was required to overrule the Speaker's decision.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that it did not require a two-thirds vote.


Point of Order by Councillor David Shiner

Councillor Shiner, rising on a Point of Order, asked the Speaker to confirm how debate on a deferral motion on a single item would occur, given that Council is considering the three items together, and if there will be a deferral debate.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that debate would occur in the usual way. If a Member moves a deferral motion, Council will debate the deferral, Member will have two minutes to speak and Council will vote on the motion.


Point of Order by Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Karygiannis, rising on a Point of Order, stated that he found Councillor McMahon's use of the term "skin in the game" was inappropriate during her questions of staff.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that Councillor McMahon should withdraw her remarks. Councillor McMahon withdrew her remarks and apologized.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Josh Matlow

Councillor Matlow, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Karygiannis' remarks during questions of Mayor Tory were impugning Mayor Tory's motivations for his motion.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Karygiannis should keep his questions related to the motion only.


Point of Order by Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon

Councillor McMahon, rising on a Point of Order, stated that she felt Councillor Mammoliti's statement about providing voting records to show how Councillors vote on an item was threatening.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and reminded Councillor McMahon that Members can provide copies of votes on items as votes are part of the public record.


Point of Order by Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Karygiannis, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Speaker Nunziata should put his time on hold and that Speaker Nunziata should do her job as Chair properly.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata did not accept the Point of Order.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Justin J. Di Ciano

Councillor Di Ciano, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that he found Councillor Karygiannis' remarks concerning Speaker Nunziata's performance as Speaker to be inappropriate. Councillor Di Ciano requested the Speaker to ask Councillor Karygiannis to apologize.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Karygiannis should apologize.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Karygiannis, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated the he would not apologize for his earlier remarks concerning Speaker Nunziata's performance as Speaker and Councillor Karygiannis further stated that Speaker Nunziata should have put his time on hold when Speaker Nunziata addressed him during his speaking time.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Karygiannis' remarks were not an apology and further stated that when Councillor Karygiannis rises on a Point of Order or Privilege that she does not listen to the Councillor.


Point of Order by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Speaker Nunziata should not state that, as Speaker, she does not listen to a Member when they rise and that Speaker Nunziata should listen to all Members in her position as Speaker.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that she had not said that she doesn't listen to Members but rather that she does not listen to Members who rise on a Point of Order or Privilege and are rude and disruptive to the proceedings and who do not listen to her as Speaker.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Karygiannis, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated the Speaker's role is to keep decorum and respect in the Chamber and to protect the rights of the Members.  Councillor Karygiannis stated that he asked to have his time put on hold while Speaker Nunziata gave direction and Councillor Karygiannis stated that his privileges have not been respected in the Chamber.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata did not accept the Point of Privilege.


Point of Privilege by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Councillor Mammoliti, rising on a Point of Privilege, stated that Councillor Matlow's comment about Councillors working in a certain was inappropriate.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Privilege and ruled that Councillor Matlow had not finished speaking.


Point of Order by Councillor John Campbell

Councillor Campbell, rising on a Point of Order, stated that Councillor Di Giorgio's questions were not on clarification of the motion by Councillor Carmichael Greb and requested the Speaker to request Councillor Di Giorgio to keep his questions related to the motion.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata, accepted the Point of Order and ruled that she had already reminded Councillor Di Giorgio to keep his questions related to clarification of the motion. Speaker Nunziata reminded Councillor Di Giorgio again.


Point of Order by Councillor Jim Karygiannis

Councillor Karygiannis, rising on a Point of Order, asked for separate votes on each of the parts in motion 7b.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata accepted the Point of Order and ruled that the vote on motion 7b could not be split.

Rulings (City Council)

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Karygiannis should stop bullying other Members of Council.

Ruling by Speaker Frances Nunziata
Speaker Nunziata ruled that Councillor Karygiannis should only ask questions of clarification on the motion.

LS6.1 - 2015 Ground Transportation Review: Taxis, Limos and Uber

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Public Notice Given

Committee Recommendations

The Licensing and Standards Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council amend Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Licensing to:

 

a. update the definitions of Taxicab Broker and Limousine Service Company to explicitly provide that technology-based brokerages, including Uber, are within the existing regulatory regime;

 

b. amend the definition of Taxicab to clarify the distinction between taxicabs and limousines; and

 

c. explicitly state that a Taxicab Broker and Limousine Service Company may only contract and/or connect passengers with municipally-licensed taxicabs and limousines, respectively.

 

2. City Council amend the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Appendix C, "Tariff A", to reduce the initial cost, referred to as 'the drop fee', from $4.25 to $3.25 plus a reduction to the remaining overall rate by 10% effective November 1, 2015.

 

3. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to review provisions of the Municipal Code related to taxicabs and report back to Licensing and Standards Committee by January 2016 with recommendations to lessen regulatory burden and enhance competitiveness in the municipally-licensed taxicab industry, as outlined in Attachment 1, including reviewing:

 

a. current fare structure;

 

b. vehicle requirements;

 

c. vehicle inspections; and

 

d. taxicab training.

 

4. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to review the limousine industry and report back to Licensing and Standards Committee by January 2016 with recommendations to update and modernize the municipally-licensed limousine service, as outlined in Attachment 1, including reviewing:

 

a. required 20-minute pre-booked time;

 

b. minimum fare of $70/hour for the first two hours; and

 

c. ratio requirements for stretch limousines.

 

5. City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to undertake a  review of the current state of accessible ground transportation options for the public, and provide recommendations to enhance the service, including responding to outstanding directives, identifying possible funding sources to mitigate the costs of providing the service, and examining the need for incremental taxicab licence issuance.

 

6. City Council authorize the issuance of 100 new Toronto Taxicab Licences (TTLs) to drivers on the waiting list, in order to advance the availability of metered on-demand wheelchair accessible taxicab service, commencing November 1, 2015.

 

7. City Council direct the Executive Director Municipal Licensing and Standards to immediately implement and enforce the adopted recommendations, including if necessary, asking Council through the City's Budget Process, for additional dedicated by-law officers to ensure adherence to this by-law.

 

8. City Council request the Toronto Police Services Board to report, through the Licensing and Standards Committee, with an update on the action taken with respect to City Council's previous request regarding enforcement of unlicensed taxicabs.

Origin

(September 8, 2015) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards

Summary

In 2012, two companies, Hailo and Uber, began operating in Toronto. Both used a smartphone application to connect passengers with municipally-licensed taxis and municipally-licensed limousines, respectively. This new technology processed payments via credit card through the passenger's account, and used GPS to allow passengers to track the location of the vehicle.  In the public's view, these 'apps' created a convenient and efficient way to connect with taxicabs and limousines.

 

Hailo operated as a licensed taxicab broker until November 2014, when it made a decision to withdraw from the North American market, while Uber continued to operate and expanded to dispatch municipally-licensed taxicabs without obtaining a licence.

 

In September 2014, Uber launched a new ground transportation service in Toronto called UberX, which connects passengers with unlicensed vehicles-for-hire. Since that time, UberX has been embraced by the public and now accounts for an estimated 17,000 trips a day. Uber's operations are putting significant pressure on regulated taxicab and limousines.

 

Uber's use and encouragement of unlicensed vehicles-for-hire concerns the City, particularly with respect to uncertain insurance coverage and the processes used to screen and manage unlicensed drivers, which pose a risk to public safety.

 

In November 2014, in response to Uber's unregulated operation in Toronto, and significant concerns for the safety of the public, the City brought a court application seeking an injunction to require Uber to stop operating unless it obtained taxicab broker and limousine service company licences. In July 2015, the court decided that Uber's operations were not captured within the definitions "taxicab brokerage" or "limousine service company". A report from the City Solicitor on the litigation will be presented to City Council at its September 30, 2015 meeting.

 

At its July 2015 meeting, City Council directed Municipal Licensing and Standards (ML&S) to undertake a review of the operations of Uber and similar technology-based companies, including the interests of the public in the technology and impacts on the current taxicab and limousine industries.

 

During the months of July and August, staff conducted a Ground Transportation Review of taxicabs, limousines and Uber. This review included: conducting stakeholder roundtables, posting two online surveys and procuring Ipsos Reid to conduct independent research with the public and industry on this matter. 

 

During the consultations, all members of the taxicab and limousine industries agreed that Uber is significantly impacting business. Whether it was drivers stating they are making less income, or fleet operators indicating that they cannot rent taxicabs, or brokers stating they cannot get drivers, there was consensus that Uber's operations are having a negative impact on regulated taxicabs and limousines. The industry felt strongly that Uber should be subject to the same regulations and restrictions as the rest of the industry, including: regulated fares, vehicle standards, insurance and vehicle licenses. 

 

Conversely, there is a strong sentiment amongst Toronto residents that people should be able to choose whether they want to use Uber or licensed taxicabs. A majority of residents feel that having both Uber and taxicabs provides Toronto with a competitive marketplace. Residents also expected that the City will make regulations to protect passengers' personal safety and help ensure safe driving behaviour in Uber vehicles.

 

Overall, this research indicates that although the taxicab and limousine industries feel that Uber should be banned, there is strong public support for the services Uber provides.

 

There is no question that the manner in which Uber entered the Toronto market and used unlicensed vehicles, as they have done world-wide, has caused wide-scale disruption of established ground transportation industries. Cities, states and countries around the world are all reacting to these changes, and have done so in various ways. This report provides a jurisdictional scan outlining these responses.

 

This report recommends amending the definitions of taxicab broker and limousine service company to address the recent court decision. This will ensure that all technology-based brokerages, such as Uber, are captured within the current regulatory regime.

 

The report recommends that taxicab fares be reduced, by dropping the cost to enter the taxicab from $4.25 to $3.25. This recommendation benefits consumers and helps taxicabs stay competitive.

 

The report also recommends that a further review of the Taxicab bylaw be undertaken, with a view to reducing regulatory burden and increasing competitiveness. In addition to increasing administrative and operational efficiencies, it provides an opportunity to reframe the manner in which the City regulates taxicab service broadly. It will also attempt to address the 23 outstanding City Council and Committee taxicab directives.

 

The report further recommends that a review of the Limousine bylaw be undertaken with a goal to update and modernize, while also considering the appropriate level of regulation and the interest of the public. 

 

Both of these reviews will provide the City with an opportunity to revisit and potentially reframe its role in these industries. The ultimate goal is modernizing regulations and increasing opportunities for the taxicab and limousine industries to compete within the current landscape of ground transportation in Toronto.

 

The report recommends a separate review on the issue of accessible private ground transportation, including responding to previous Council directions in this regard. This review will assess current delivery of services, identify gaps, and focus on identifying opportunities to expand accessible service.  The ultimate goal will be to ensure that those requiring metered on-demand wheelchair accessible ground transportation service, are receiving equivalent service levels to that of non-accessible service. To this end, the report recommends issuing 100 new Toronto Taxicab Licences (TTLs). This responds to the continued unmet demand for wheelchair accessible taxicab service, and continues to advance the City's goal to move towards service equivalency for Toronto's taxicabs.

 

Recommendations #7 and #8, taken together, respond to the fact that UberX operates in Toronto at a scale that warrants regulatory oversight. These recommendations respond to the significant public interest in UberX, while addressing the City's public safety concerns.

 

This report recommends that City Council, subject to proof of the availability of adequate insurance, direct staff to undertake the development of regulation that would permit private vehicles-for-hire, including UberX, to operate. 

 

This would permit the operation of private vehicles-for-hire while providing basic regulatory oversight to increase public safety. The only company that is currently dispatching private vehicles-for-hire is Uber, although this regulation would allow for additional market entrants.

 

Subject to City Council's direction, the financial impacts to the City will be presented through the 2016 budget process as appropriate.

 

The Legal Services Division was consulted in the development of this report.

Background Information

(September 8, 2015) Report from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards on the 2015 Ground Transportation Review - Taxis, Limos, and Uber
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-83268.pdf
Attachment 1 - Ground Transportation Review
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-83503.pdf
Attachment 2 - Ipsos Reid Qualitative and Quantitative Research
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/bgrd/backgroundfile-83494.pdf

Communications

(September 8, 2015) E-mail from Spiros Bastas, President, Accessible Transportation Assocation of Ontario (AOTA) (LS.Main.LS6.1.1)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/comm/communicationfile-54845.pdf
(September 4, 2015) E-mail from Mitch Glassman, Royal Limousine, on behalf of Bennington Limousine, Cullitons Limousine Service, Global Alliance, Rosedale Livery, and Royal Limousine (LS.Main.LS6.1.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/ls/comm/communicationfile-54848.pdf
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Jessie Poh (LS.New.LS6.1.3)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Maya Voss (LS.New.LS6.1.4)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Joy Green (LS.New.LS6.1.5)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Tatyana Marshall (LS.New.LS6.1.6)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Charles Liddy (LS.New.LS6.1.7)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Felicity Stone (LS.New.LS6.1.8)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Nikola Sunderic (LS.New.LS6.1.9)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Philip Lunev (LS.New.LS6.1.10)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Graeme Thompson (LS.New.LS6.1.11)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Mandy Graham (LS.New.LS6.1.12)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from John King (LS.New.LS6.1.13)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Kamlesh Parmar (LS.New.LS6.1.14)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Simrat Randhawa (LS.New.LS6.1.15)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Gerry Tate (LS.New.LS6.1.16)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Daniel Kmiecik (LS.New.LS6.1.17)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from James Park (LS.New.LS6.1.18)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Al Ferrer (LS.New.LS6.1.19)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Nazrul Islam (LS.New.LS6.1.20)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Joseph Shabason (LS.New.LS6.1.21)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Terry Ibele (LS.New.LS6.1.22)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Ryan Healey-Ogden (LS.New.LS6.1.23)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Thomas Ganyuk (LS.New.LS6.1.24)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Nadir Al-Sharif (LS.New.LS6.1.25)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Donald Muda (LS.New.LS6.1.26)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Nancy Jarvis (LS.New.LS6.1.27)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Anthony Conte (LS.New.LS6.1.28)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Jamie Richardson (LS.New.LS6.1.29)
(September 11, 2015) E-mail from Shawn McGraw (LS.New.LS6.1.30)
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Speakers

Nizam Rahman
Ratan Roy
Ling Mei Han
Chris Schafer, Public Policy Manager - Canada, Uber
Al Moore (Submission Filed)
Kostadin Kostadinov
Moezzam Alvi
Fassil Woldemariam
Rui Pimenta
Esther Nerling
Manny Eid
Christian Kuhnle
Steve Anemi
Imtiaz Sahi
Glenn Steeves, Manager, Quality Assurance, Associated Toronto Taxi-Cab Co-operative Ltd.
Kristine Hubbard, Beck Taxi
Andy Rťti
Alabi Olaide
Sajid Mughal
Adex Adegbite
Latif Gowher
Sam Moini
Hillel Gudes
Douglas Carroll
Jafar Mirsalari (Submission Filed)
Nawaid Jalal
Hossien Khalili
Hayley Steinhart
Javid Wali
Peter Mandronis (Submission Filed)
Nick Arvanitakis
Philomena Comerford, Baird Macgregor Insurance Broker
Bashir Husen
Marco Lopes
Joe Farrugia (Submission Filed)
Solomon Yohannes Shiferaw
Sheferaw Seraye
Tesfaye Estifanos
Kofi Agyemang
Daniel Coates, Canadian Taxi Association
Kuldip Singh
Jim Jackson
Dan Charron
Haile Okbe
Peter McSherry
Sahr Wali
Luca Simeria

Motions

1 - Motion to Set Committee Rule moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

1.  That speakers who have not pre-registered be allowed to register to speak until 10:30 a.m. on September 16, 2015 after which no further registration is allowed and the speakers list will be closed.

 

2.  That the length of public presentations be limited to 3 minutes.

 

3.  That questions of speakers by Members of Council (including Members of the Licensing and Standards Committee) be limited to 2 minutes, with one round of questions per Councillor.

 

4.  That questions to staff from Members of Council (including Committee Members) take place after the public deputations, be 5 minutes in total, with one round of questions per Councillor.

 

5.  That speaking times for all Members of Council be 5 minutes, with one round of speaking per Councillor.

 


2 - Motion to Set Committee Rule moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Lost)

That questions of staff take place before the public presentations.


3 - Motion to Set Committee Rule moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

That the Licensing and Standards Committee continue its meeting through the lunch recess.


4 - Motion to Waive the Rules moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

That the rules of procedure adopted by the Committee for this meeting be waived to permit Luca Simeria to be added to the speakers list.


5 - Motion to Amend Item moved by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Carried)

That:

 

1. That Recommendations 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in the report (September 8, 2015) from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards be adopted.

Vote (Amend Item) Sep-16-2015

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 5 Members that voted Yes are Frank Di Giorgio, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker

6 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That City Council request the Police Services Board to report, through the Licensing and Standards Committee, with an update on the action taken with respect to City Council's previous request regarding enforcement of unlicensed taxicabs.


7 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Jim Karygiannis (Carried)

That Recommendations 7 and 8 in the report (September 8, 2015) from the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards, be deleted.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-16-2015

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Frank Di Giorgio, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker

8 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That the Licensing and Standards Committee:

 

1. That Recommendation 2 be amended to read as follows:

 

"City Council amend the Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Appendix 'C' 'Tariff A', to reduce the initial cost, referred to as the 'drop fee', from $4.25 to $3.25 plus a reduction to the remaining overall rate by 10% effective November 1, 2015."

 

2. That Recommendation 9 be replaced to read as follows:

 

"City Council direct the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to immediately implement and enforce the adopted recommendations, including if necessary, asking Council through the City's Budget Process, for additional dedicated by-law officers to ensure adherence to this by-law."

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Sep-16-2015

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Frank Di Giorgio, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker

9 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Sep-16-2015

Result: Carried Majority Required
Total members that voted Yes: 4 Members that voted Yes are Frank Di Giorgio, Jim Karygiannis, Giorgio Mammoliti, Cesar Palacio (Chair)
Total members that voted No: 1 Members that voted No are Josh Matlow
Total members that were Absent: 1 Members that were absent are Glenn De Baeremaeker

Rulings

Ruling by Councillor Cesar Palacio
The Chair permitted the Executive Director, Municipal Licensing and Standards to make a statement to the Committee under Section 27-43.W of Council's Procedures By-law.

Ruling by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Upheld)
The Chair ruled that members may not place motions prior to the completion of hearing of public presentations.
Challenged by Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti

Ruling by Councillor Cesar Palacio
The Chair ruled that questions relating to the personal information of deputants not be permitted.

Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council