Checker Taxi has built our entire business model around providing affordable and caring accessible transportation to people who may require it. Pioneers in accessible transportation in Toronto since the early 1990’s, we were the first to offer an on-demand accessible taxi service for the public in the City of Toronto. Today Checker Taxi is the only taxi brokerage in the City of Toronto whose entire fleet of 90+ fully accessible Toronto taxi plated vehicles. Annually we service over 200,000 trips in Toronto and see roughly see 10% increase in demand year after year.
Our history, experience and expertise in the industry attracted clients such as, the Toronto Transit Commission – Wheel Trans division, Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board, Workers Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), McCluskey Transportation, the City of Toronto’s Long Term Care and Services Division, as well as numerous hospitals, nursing homes and insurance companies.
Our knowledge in the field regarding safety, rider experience, vehicle
requirements, driver training and sensitivity has given us the privilege
to be accredited by the City of Toronto to train drivers with an
‘Accessible Endorsement’ on their city issued Vehicle for Hire (Taxi)
Our passion with accessible transportation has caught the attention
of the International Association of Taxi Regulators (IATR) when they
awarded the president of the brokerage Alex Matrosov with a Lifetime
Achievement and Humanitarian Award in 2011 when the city of
Toronto introduced a tier dedicated accessible taxi vehicles with city
issues taxi plates.
1991 Alex Matrosov Interview with The Honourable David Onley (City TV) regarding first accessible taxis in Toronto.