Skip to main content
The Globe and Mail
Support Quality Journalism.
The Globe and Mail
First Access to Latest
Investment News
Collection of curated
e-books and guides
Inform your decisions via
Globe Investor Tools
Just$1.99
per week
for first 24 weeks

Enjoy unlimited digital access
Enjoy Unlimited Digital Access
Get full access to globeandmail.com
Just $1.99per week for the first 24weeks
Just $1.99per week for the first 24weeks
var select={root:".js-sub-pencil",control:".js-sub-pencil-control",open:"o-sub-pencil--open",closed:"o-sub-pencil--closed"},dom={},allowExpand=!0;function pencilInit(o){var e=arguments.length>1&&void 0!==arguments[1]&&arguments[1];select.root=o,dom.root=document.querySelector(select.root),dom.root&&(dom.control=document.querySelector(select.control),dom.control.addEventListener("click",onToggleClicked),setPanelState(e),window.addEventListener("scroll",onWindowScroll),dom.root.removeAttribute("hidden"))}function isPanelOpen(){return dom.root.classList.contains(select.open)}function setPanelState(o){dom.root.classList[o?"add":"remove"](select.open),dom.root.classList[o?"remove":"add"](select.closed),dom.control.setAttribute("aria-expanded",o)}function onToggleClicked(){var l=!isPanelOpen();setPanelState(l)}function onWindowScroll(){window.requestAnimationFrame(function() {var l=isPanelOpen(),n=0===(document.body.scrollTop||document.documentElement.scrollTop);n||l||!allowExpand?n&&l&&(allowExpand=!0,setPanelState(!1)):(allowExpand=!1,setPanelState(!0))});}pencilInit(".js-sub-pencil",!1); // via darwin-bg var slideIndex = 0; carousel(); function carousel() { var i; var x = document.getElementsByClassName("subs_valueprop"); for (i = 0; i < x.length; i++) { x[i].style.display = "none"; } slideIndex++; if (slideIndex> x.length) { slideIndex = 1; } x[slideIndex - 1].style.display = "block"; setTimeout(carousel, 2500); } //

An Uber supporter’s pin is seen during a rally in front of Toronto City Hall on May 6, 2015.

Chris Helgren/Reuters

A hearing in the court case between the City of Toronto and Uber has been pushed back until next month, after a judge decided Monday to give both sides additional time to file evidence.

The city filed a legal action against the ride-sharing company late last year, alleging that the company is operating illegally and should be forced to shut down its operations in Toronto. The case was originally set to be heard in the Ontario Superior Court next week. But as a result of Monday's decision, the case will now be pushed back by two weeks until June 1 – a decision that will have ripple effects at Toronto City Hall.

Exactly who asked for the adjournment is unclear. According to a source at Uber, the judge decided to push back the court date in order to give the city time to file additional arguments, and Uber time to review and respond to those arguments.

Story continues below advertisement

But, according to a statement from Toronto's director of licensing, Tracey Cook, it was Uber that asked for the adjournment "to permit the parties time to file additional written materials."

Despite the city's opposition to this request, Ms. Cook's statement said, the judge decided to move the hearing to June "to ensure that the judge who ultimately hears this application has the benefit of further written submissions from the parties."

When asked for an interview on Monday, Ms. Cook declined to comment.

The court case has been closely watched by members of city council – in particular, Mayor John Tory, who just last week deferred a decision on taxi licensing until after the Uber court ruling, citing the need for ride-sharing technologies to be part of such discussions.

Monday's decision to push back a court decision on Uber will probably mean that taxi-licensing debate will be pushed back as well.

Susie Heath, a spokeswoman for Uber, declined to comment on the latest developments Monday, citing company policy not to comment on matters before the courts. "While we do not comment on matters before the court," Ms. Heath said, "I can tell you that we continue to believe that the best right path forward for riders and drivers is through regulation for ride-sharing rather than litigation."

Your Globe

Build your personal news feed

  1. Follow topics and authors relevant to your reading interests.
  2. Check your Following feed daily, and never miss an article. Access your Following feed from your account menu at the top right corner of every page.

Follow the author of this article:

View more suggestions in Following Read more about following topics and authors
Report an error Editorial code of conduct
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

If you do not see your comment posted immediately, it is being reviewed by the moderation team and may appear shortly, generally within an hour.

We aim to have all comments reviewed in a timely manner.

Comments that violate our community guidelines will not be posted.

UPDATED: Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. Read our privacy policy to learn more.
How to enable cookies