Remembering a time before Uber & taxi apps
The average time to wait for a cab is nine minutes. There have been some unique folks behind the wheels over the years who have gone to very unique and creative lengths to make their taxis stand out. There is one dubbed Cosmic Cab or, alternately, the Bollywood Mobile. The very colourful cab is done up in a Bollywood style. It’s truly one of a kind, and it’s still on the road, driven by Akberali Batada.
Then of course there is Cash Cab, a Canadian TV game show hosted by Adam Growe where unsuspecting passengers would be picked up in a taxi fitted with eight cameras and enter into the game.
Taxicabs have been part of the city for more than 180 years. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Early Toronto taxi company circa 1911