Uber Taxi Service Comes to Montreal

by Techvibes NewsDesk

Uber is rolling out in another Canadian city: Montreal.

Currently in a testing phase, the popular—and controversial—taxi service says it's excited to "start rolling out the most convenient and reliable way to get a ride, whenever and wherever you need it," in a city that the US company describes as "a fashion, food and travel destination for Canadians and international culture seekers alike."

Uber's ride through Canada has been turbulent. It first launched in Toronto, where it upset city officials, who charged the company with 25 municipal licencing offences last year. Then Uber pissed almost the entire city off when it activated surge pricing during a storm that triggered massive urban flooding.

Then it launched in Vancouver, but was slammed with obstacles, and ultimately forced to have its minimum fare raised to an astronomical $75. As a result, Uber hasn't done much in that city, focusing its Canadian efforts on Toronto—and now, evidently, Montreal.

Uber Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Uber Canada is the Canadian branch of a San Francisco based technology startup is innovating at the intersection of mobile technology, car transportation & logistics. Uber is transforming your transportation experience into an on demand app that fits an efficient and modern lifestyle. more

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