Two taxi drivers in Toronto recently found themselves on the wrong side of the law after officers stopped the duo for illegal "stunt driving." The drivers had their Chevrolet Impala taxis impounded and their licenses revoked for seven days after officers busted the two street racing early on the evening of January 25. The Toronto police haven't released any details about what spurred the two to show down on Younge Street, Canada's longest, or the drivers' ages. In addition, their employers are keeping their mouths shut about whether or not the duo will continue to have jobs after their mandatory license suspension lifts in a week.

According to our neighbors to the north, Younge Street once had a bustling street racing scene. Regardless of whether these two were settling an old score or just horsing around, running light to light near the crowded Dundas Square area is a recipe for disaster. Hit the jump to check out a video of the news report for yourself.



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      Pat
      • 2 Years Ago
      How do can you tell a taxi driver racing from a taxi driver driving normally?
      William Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yonge Yonge Yonge Yonge Yonge, not Younge... Sorry, had to. - Torontonian
        • 2 Years Ago
        @William Lee
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      Ripper
      • 2 Years Ago
      Correction - it's "Yonge Street"
      redgpgtp97
      • 2 Years Ago
      Street racing in a Chevy Impala! That's funny.
      dallifornia
      • 2 Years Ago
      Do most taxis in Canada have that bizarre color scheme? I thought this was in the UAE at first.
        Al Terego
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dallifornia
        'Most' of the drivers speak Arabic, if that's any consolation to you :P
        Pat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dallifornia
        The real answer is No! This has been the case in Toronto for as long as a remember and long before taxi drivers were of arabic origin. Different cities have different rules ... In Montreal, any car with any paint scheme will do. The only thing that differs the cab companies is the lit sign on their roofs.
        stevenh
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dallifornia
        cab company's have unique colour schemes, not the city, or especially the 'country' eg in Toronto Becks Orange and Green Diamond Black and Orange Co-op Red and Yellow It is easier to spot, same reason why in NYC they are all Yellow, London they are Black. Perhaps a 'country' colour is when it is a city state, Monte Carlo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Gibraltar, Macau
      njtopman4u
      • 2 Years Ago
      Taxi's drag race all the time in NYC. So what's so different?
        • 2 Years Ago
        @njtopman4u
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      Allen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Some guys still have that sense of boyhood competition in them. And not even in LITTLE cars, either!
      cashsixeight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Seizing and destroying personal property for breaking revenue generating law = POLICE STATE. I am embarassed for any canadian who has to put up with this.
        ml
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        Where did you get the 'destroying' out of it? There is no destroying. It is 'seized for 7 days'. The cars are seized for 7 days, the same 7 days that the licenses are revoked.
        Al Terego
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cashsixeight
        The only people who "have to put up with this" are the people who break these laws which are put in place to protect the people who choose to abide by them. I fail to see how that is considered a police state.
      brmintz
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you're gonna do a dumb little article like this at least have a vid of the race!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @brmintz
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        Krishan Mistry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @brmintz
        There's nothing dumb about this article. What, it's not in America, therefore nobody cares?
          a.gothe
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          It IS in America... NORTH America.
      ShutoSteve
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dundas Square is crowded. Only a fool would drive like an idiot near there. -Another Torontonian.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ShutoSteve
        Soo many one way streets as well! I think driving in Toronto downtown is crazy, and good luck parking somewhere. That is one place where it is worth padding the pockets of Overpaid Public Transit Services (TTC for short), because it is much less chaotic for the annual trip downtown for the Auto show.
          ShutoSteve
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          You said it man.
          luujerr
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          I actually don't find driving downtown all that bad (except rush hour) it's a nice change of pace since I live up in Markham. And I definitely prefer driving over the TTC... worst public transit system ever + the highest fares I've ever paid for public transit = bs.
          ShutoSteve
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          I live in Scarborough, and I love it downtown, but I always TTC it to get there, I never ever drive my car.
          ShutoSteve
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Krishan Mistry
          Luujerr you should see the prices of Ottawa transit. Went to University in Ottawa... It's sickening. 3.25 fare, 130 dollar a month bus passes.
        Al Terego
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ShutoSteve
        The thing is, you can't even drive 200m before you come to yet another redlight. These guys must have been doing something crazy.
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      RUDEBOi
      • 2 Years Ago
      if you look closely; you will see snow on the ground. im not sure when this occured; but seeing snow on the ground and the given state of "our" cabbies i would hazard that these two idiots we revving at the light; and then racing each other to cut the other out. This normally doesnt happen with 2 cabs of the same company; but meh.. who knws anymore. I for one detest the cabbies in toronto. They are a more a menace than an asset. Toronto should focus it's efforts on rebuiling it's street car program; and upgrading the ttc (when they're not on strike) sorry for the long rant. ~R~
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