On Friday, June 13th, Toronto Council voted to pass the Bills implementing the motions to radically amend the Taxi Bylaw moved on February 19th, 2014, in flagrant disregard of Council’s own procedural rules. The Bills provide for the amendments to come into effect on July 1, 2014.
The Toronto Taxi Alliance (TTA) has acted quickly in response to City Council’s actions.
On Monday, June 16th, the TTA filed a motion for an injunction to prevent the City from implementing the amendments until the TTA’s pending application to quash the new by-laws is decide by the court. The application is scheduled to be heard on November 17, 18 or 19th. The Injunction motion is scheduled for hearing on June 25, 2014.
The material filed by the TTA in support of the injunction can be found here
The City of Toronto has until June 21 to file its materials.
The court’s decision on the injunction will be reported here as soon as it becomes available.
The text of e new by-laws is available here: