Toronto Taxicab Companies

Getting around in Toronto by taxi

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••• Toronto taxis.

Toronto is home to an efficient public transit system featuring buses, subways and streetcars, and it can also be an easy city to explore on foot (depending on where you are). But sometimes you just need to get where you're going faster, on your time, not worrying about delays or missed connections. That's when taxis come in and there are many to choose from in Toronto.

Need a taxi in Toronto? Here are some recommended cab companies, plus the phone numbers and links to apps of many others in the city.

Reminder About Special Circumstances

When it comes to taking taxis, if you would like to pay by debit, are transporting an animal, need an accessible vehicle or have any other special needs, you should tell the dispatcher as soon as you phone. While most of these companies can accommodate these situations, it may affect which driver can pick you up so it's always best to give advance notice.

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    ••• Beck Taxi. Image courtesy facebook.com/BeckTaxiToronto

    Beck Taxi has been a part of Toronto since 1967, when if was founded by Jim Beck The green and orange cab colours are instantly recognizable and easy to spot in traffic. It's still a family-run business. with Jim’s daughter, Gail Beck-Souter involved in the business. Beck Taxi has a fleet of 2000 cabs and they dispatch over 8 million rides per year, not including street hails. Between drivers, dispatchers, and call-takers, they speak 90 different languages among their staff, reflecting Toronto's multicultural diversity. Call or download the app.

    416-751-5555

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    Royal Taxi Inc. has been providing transportation services to individuals and corporations in their dark blue cabs for more than 50 years. They proudly note that their company serves clients with special needs and makes sure that their cars drivers alike operate in accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act).

    416-777-9222

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    ••• City Taxi. Image courtesy facebook.com/pg/CityTaxiToronto

    City Taxi has been operated in Toronto for more than 30 years. They shuttle people to and from airports and medical visits and also handle small moving jobs and rush parcel service. Call or download the app.

    416-740-2222

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    Co-Op Cabs has been operating in Toronto for over 60 years. It's a unique company in that the drivers are also the owners and shareholders. Every shareholder that owns and operates a Co-op Cab has a vote and shares in the profits of the company and helps to decide its direction. Co-Op Cabs provides 45,000 trips each month to riders with special needs. Call or download the app.

    Crown taxi is now part of Co-Op Cabs.

    416-504-2667

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    Diamond Taxicab has provided cab service in Toronto since 1949 and today they have an app for easier booking. However, they do not have vans or taxis that are wheelchair accessible.

    416-366-6868

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    Maple Leaf drivers are required to successfully complete a formal training program consisting of classes in defensive driving, road safety, route planning and customer service.

    416-465-5555

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    While not a traditional cab company, Uber serves Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Markham. Flat rates apply to trips between specified locations with no tipping required. Pickups from Pearson International Airport incur a $15 surcharge. Download the app to request rides from your smartphone.