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Ride-hailing company Lyft will test Toronto's regulatory framework

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 9:08 AM | By Anar Dewshi

Lyft, a San Francisco ride-hailing company, launched its first location outside of the United States in Toronto in May 2017, and started service on Dec. 12, 2017, and will be in direct competition with Uber.

Uber paved the way by lobbying the City of Toronto to legalize ride-sharing in Toronto. On July 15, 2016, the City of Toronto enacted the Municipal Code, Chapter 545, Licensing of Vehicles-For-Hire thereby creating a new legislative framework and a regulatory regime for ride-sharing mobile applications, referred to as private transportation...