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June 18, 2013
City of Toronto hosts public information sessions to present taxi industry Framework for Change
Members of the taxi industry and the general public are invited to attend one of two public information sessions to review the City's report framework outlining opportunities for improvement to Toronto’s taxicab industry.

Framework for Change provides direction on issues of accessibility, driver safety, technology, cab stands, fares and licensing structure. It will also be the subject of a report at Licensing and Standards Committee on June 27.

The City's Municipal Licensing and Standards division has undertaken a comprehensive review of the taxi industry, involving 27 consultations over a two-year period, and extensive research to address issues within the industry.

Information sessions will be held:

- Friday, June 21, 2 to 4 p.m., City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Committee Room 2
- Monday, June 24, 9 to 11 a.m., North York Civic Centre, 5100 Yonge St., Council Chambers

In addition to attending information sessions, opinions can be shared by:

Voicemail: 416-338-3095
Fax: 416-397-5463
Mail: The Taxicab Industry Review
City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, 16th Floor, West Tower,
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

The Framework will be used to guide further consultations with the industry in July 2013. The creation of a final report is scheduled for September 2013, including final recommendations for the taxicab industry.

More information is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Tammy Robbinson, Senior Communications Co-ordinator
Strategic Communications



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