Taxify Toronto (now Bolt): Driver Pay and Requirements to Sign Up

Updated 2019 – We are pretty sure that this service is no longer available in the city. Taxify Toronto has changed their name to “Bolt” however, the app says the service may not be available in our area when we try to get a ride from downtown to Scarborough.

Below you will find the rates, requirements, and contact information you will need to find out if Bolt (formerly Taxify Toronto) is right for you!

Looking for other rideshare options in your city? Head over to our Choose Your City page to find out what rideshare apps are available. Learn how to get signed up in no time!

Service Types and Rates


Base Fare: 
Per Minute: 
Per Km: 
Cancellation Fee: 
Minimum Fare: 

*Taxify PrivateXL, PrivateUP, LUX, and WA all coming soon.

Tips, Fees, and Payment Methods

Tipping Option?

Yes PAX have the option to tip in app or in cash

Average Hourly Wage?


Surge Pricing?


Standby Rate?


Long Pick Up Fee?

Charged to customer, reimbursed by Taxify


Assessed and charged according to the extent of damage

Cleaning Fee?


Frequency of Pay?

Direct deposit or cash

Commission and Service Fees


Service Fee

Commission percentages are not yet available from Taxify

Vehicle Requirements


  • Be no more than 7 model years old (2010 models will still be accepted until March 31, 2018)
  • Have a minimum of4 doors
  • May NOT be rebuilt or salvaged
  • Pass a vehicle inspection (learn more about the Safety Standard Certificate here). Must be submitted within 36 days of inspection.
  • NOT be a commercially marked vehicle (limo, taxi, etc) OR a rental vehicle
  • Be clean inside and out, with no visible body damage
  • Have zero mechanical issues – functionality and safety are most important!
  • Be equipped with all-weather or snow tires from December 1 to April 30

XL, PrivateUP, LUX and WA not yet available.

Driver Requirements

  • 21+ years old
  • Ontario G Driver’s License or equivalent
  • Proof of work eligibility: Birth certificate, Citizenship card, Passport, Residency card, SIN card, or Work permit
  • Proof of vehicle registration
  • Background check for criminal and driving records. Must attend their office and bring all required documentation:
    • Driver’s license
    • Proof of eligibility to work in Canada
    • Ontario Vehicle Registration
    • Vehicle Insurance
    • VALID Safety Standards Certificate

HST & Taxes

The taxes you will have to pay include CPP (Canadian Pension Plan contributions), EI (Employment Insurance), Federal and Provincial Income tax. You should consult with an accountant who can tell you how much to save from your earnings, especially if you have another job.

HST will also be charged to the customer and passed on to you. That means that you will need keep it to pay the government. You will need to get an HST number from the CRA in order to remit the 13%.

Insurance Requirements

Facedrive drivers in Ontario are automatically insured through Northbridge Insurance. Links to policy information can be found here.

Commercial driver insurance is not required, however, you should check with your personal insurance provider to make sure you are covered while operating as a rideshare driver.

Sign Up Process

Head over to the Taxify website to sign up or sign up in-app

Contact Information

Driver Trainings: 1 (647) 273-0438‬‬
Twitter: @taxifyapp

Taxify Toronto Office

35 Oak Street
North York, On
M9N 1A1

Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm

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