An increase in taxi fares to reflect higher fuel prices was approved at Toronto City Council yesterday.

Council voted 29-4 in favour of increasing the drop rate to $4 from $3,
and the distance rate to 25 cents per 155 metres, instead of 170 metres.

Appointing a representative to the seven-member Toronto Port Authority board was also approved.


Locked in a bitter dispute with the port authority, the city has left
its spot vacant for years. But the federal government has warned the
city could lose its seat if it doesn’t fill it.

In other council business, Scarborough’s community council has lost its
bid to join the lobby group for Ontario’s municipalities.

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