Re­mem­ber­ing a time be­fore Uber & taxi apps

Richmond Hill Post - - Looking Back -

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

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