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Toronto taxis vs Uber drama hits US late night talk show

Torontonians are well aware of the taxi vs. Uber drama that plagues our city on an almost daily basis, but now it's getting international coverage thanks to comedian Hannibal Burress. In his recent appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, he gave our city's cabs a less-than-favourable review.

Burress claims that he jumped into a van taxi on All-Star Weekend and the driver immediately demanded a $20 flat-rate as opposed to turning on the meter (which Burress requested he do). After a bit of back and forth, the driver condescendingly offered Burress a free ride, to which Burress responded "I don't want your free ride...that's why Uber is crushing you guys."

Now if there's one thing you just don't do, it's support Uber while sitting in a cab. Burress learned this lesson, as his comment apparently set the taxi driver into a rage spiral leading to him almost getting kicked out of the car.

It's these antics that give taxi drivers a bad reputation and the type of publicity they just don't need right now. But, hey, it's worth a laugh.


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