In Praise of Coop Taxi

Catherine and I have been semi-regular customers of Coop Taxi here in Charlottetown for 8 years now. When we lived in Kingston, Catherine’s lifeline to the Big City was Coop; she still uses them to run out to Sobeys from time to time, now that downtown Charlottetown is devoid of grocery stores, and I take them out to Charlottetown Airport every couple of months.

In all this time — say, 250 trips — they have never failed us. They have never been too long coming, never missed a scheduled early morning pickup, never failed to answer their phone, never failed to offer helpful, courteous service.

If you need a cab in Charlottetown, you cannot go wrong with them. 628-8200. Employee owned cooperative.

Tangent: if you are ever in need of a conversation starter in a taxi cab in Charlottetown, just ask the driver about the situation in the taxi industry. No matter who they’re driving for, they will have a strong opinion. I’ve have innumerable conversations about Ed’s vs. Star vs. Yellow vs. Coop. Good Island fun.


Will's picture
Will on June 10, 2003 - 03:29 Permalink

I’ll wait and be late just to get a Co-op taxi. I use 892-1111 though.

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CMax on June 11, 2003 - 15:30 Permalink

Yes, yes. I know and have used them well. Though I’m currently living in le Grand Sault au nord du Nouveau Brunswick, whenever I’m in Charlottetown, they still get my business.

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Andrew Chisholm on June 11, 2003 - 18:16 Permalink

I’m still waiting for the bus… And I’ll keep waiting till it comes.

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Robin on May 10, 2004 - 20:34 Permalink

Since i was young i always took coop cab their drivers are very nice.they are the best cabbies on p.e.i