Last week, an Ontario court ruled in favour of ridesharing in Toronto and dismissed the City’s case to shut down Uber.
Uber made this statement:
This decision means that you can continue to access safe, reliable, and affordable rides through the Uber platform. We also hope that this decision helps further pave the way for ridesharing regulations, and we’re excited to continue our work with Mayor Tory and Toronto City Council.
Uber cited “the support riders and drivers,” but the mayor, John Tory, doesn’t seem quite so supportive. He’s called for a meeting this morning with reps fro Uber and the taxi industry.
“We will keep you informed on our progress at City Hall over the coming months,” Uber said in its statement—the first update of which could come as soon as today, as Toronto continues to find a resolution that satisfies both the traditional taxi industry and modern, disruptive sharing economy services like Uber.