Uber threatens to leave Toronto if ride-hailing restrictions are passed May 3


Uber has sent a mass email to Toronto users stating that if ride-hailing restrictions are passed at the May 3 City Council Meeting, it will stop doing business in the city.

The email, which Inside Toronto was able to obtain, is reportedly titled “A Toronto without UberX,” and states that Torontonians will lose access to not only its unregulated UberX service, but also to all its other currently offered services, including UberWAV and UberEATS.

Uber spokesperson Susie Heath first warned of this approach to Metroland Media earlier in the week, stating, “If these amendments are passed at the City Council Meeting on May 3, Toronto will lose ridesharing and all the benefits that come with it.”

The company has followed through on similar ultimatums in Calgary and Edmonton.

At the May 3 meeting council members will vote on amendments proposed by the Municipal Licensing and Standards Committee (ML&S) that would severely restrict ride-sharing.

This article was originally published on MobileSyrup.