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OUR STORY

THE AMEY'S STORY

An advocate of eco-awareness, a pioneer in technology, and a proud supporter of the community, Amey's Taxi is committed to customer service second to none.

Amey’s has been owned and operated by the Greenwood family since 1945 and has been in business since 1922. We are the largest taxi company in the Kingston area and are a member of our local Chamber of Commerce.

With a fleet of over 130 vehicles strategically positioned throughout Kingston & Area, equipped with the latest technology for faster, convenient, and more efficient service, Amey's Taxi is proud to be your number one choice for short or long distance commuting.

 

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS

Bill Amey founded Amey's Taxi (during which time he also owned a grocery on the corner of Bagot & Earl street).
Steve, Frank, and Arme inherit Amey's Taxi.
Steve sold Amey's Taxi to Francis and Glenn Greenwood who acquired over the next sevral years Premier Taxi, Checker Taxi, Yellow, Royal, and Diamond Taxi.
Francis and Glenn Greenwood brought in 2 brothers, Joseph and Reginal Greenwood as equal partners.
Mark Greenwood (Francis' son) bought Amey's Taxi from Greenwood Brothers Ltd and took the baton to continue the Greenwood legacy until this present date.
Amey's Taxi is the first to offer car seat availability in its fleet.
Mark opened a service garage for the fleet to ensure a better quality control of the fleet at head office.
Amey’s Office switched to Bullfrog power which only gets hydro from renewable energy sources such as windpower (It costs more for Amey’s to buy hydro through Bullfrog as compared to local PUC).
Put on first Toyota Prius Hybrid. Each of these vehicles saves over 15 tons of CO2 emmissions per year over a regular taxi.
  • Office recycling program started with over 60% of head office waste now being recycled rather than going to landfills.

  • Hybrid Vehicles represent just over 7% of its fleet preventing over 100 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

  • Winner of the Peoples Choice Award and voted best Taxi service in Kingston.
  • Hybrid Vehicles represent 15% of the taxi fleet preventing over 180 tons of CO2 emissions per year from being released in the environment.

  • Installation of safety cameras in many vehicles.

  • Winner of the Peoples Choice Award and voted best Taxi service in Kingston.
Winner of the Peoples Choice Award and voted best Taxi service in Kingston.
Winner of the Peoples Choice Award and voted best Taxi service in Kingston.
Winner of the Peoples Choice Award and voted best Taxi service in Kingston.
Winner of the Peoples Choice Award and voted best Taxi service in Kingston.
  • 40% of the fleet are Hybrid vehicles.

  • Installed mobile knowledge state of the art computer dispatch system with tablets in all vehicles. 50-channel military grade gps, google mapping in all vehicles.

  • Installed mobile app technology; "Amey's Taxi App" through Taxi Hale

  • Winner of the Peoples Choice Award and voted best Taxi service in Kingston.
60% of our fleet are now hybrid vehicles saving almost 1200 tons of CO2, from polluting our environment per year.
Wheelchair Accessible

 

 

A HISTORY OF INNOVATION

  • 1st to bring in 2-way radio dispatch in the early 50s.
  • 1st to introduce computerized dispatch system in 2001.
  • 1st to bring fleet GPS dispatch system with fully integrated credit & interact POS in every vehicle.
  • 1st to put hybrid vehicles on the road (currently 60% of the vehicles are hybrid preventing over 1,200 tons of CO2 emissions per year from being released in the environment).
  • 1st to install safety cameras in vehicles.
  • 1st to offer car seats.
  • 1st to offer gift cards.
  • 1st to Install mobile app technology; "Amey's Taxi App" through Taxi Hale

GREEN CONSCIENTIOUS

Our office is powered by Bullfrog Power - the first electricity retailer in Ontario to sell power exclusively from wind and low-impact water power generators who meet or exceed the federal government’s EcoLogo standard for renewable electricity. It is 100% Canadian owned and operated, and donates 10% of its profits to non-profit organisations that promote sustainability.

In 2007, Amey's put their first Toyota Prius Hybrid on the road. Each of these vehicles saves over 15 tons of CO2 emmissions per year over a regular taxi. In 2008 these hybrid vehicles represent just over 7% of Amey's fleet and 15% of its fleet in 2009.

In 2008, Amey's started its office recycling program with over 60% of head office waste now being recycled rather than going to landfills.

At Amey's we care about the environment and we are constantly striving to lower our impact on it.

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Amey's Taxi prides itself in being an active part of the community; as such, over the years we have been involved with and sponsored various fundraisers, events and sports including but not limited to:

  • Kingston Toy Drive - Annually since 2010
    It gives us great joy to provide over 450 Kingston Children with a toy for Christmas
  • 3rd Annual Taylor Allan Memorial Benefit Concert - It's a Matter of the Heart
  • Kingston Loyalist Farms Ponies – EOBA 2006 Runner up
  • Canada New York League Championships
  • United Way
  • St Lawrence College Fundraisers
  • Queen’s University Fundraisers
  • Canadian Cancer Society: Relay For Life
  • Send A Kid To Camp - Owls Program
  • Walk So Kids Can Talk
  • Taylor Allen Fund
  • Easter Seals
  • St. Thomas More School
  • Partners In Mission Food Bank
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Jail n’ Bail
  • Exceptional People’s Olympiad
  • Martha’s Table
  • Apprentice Programs for College
  • Kingston Military Family Resource Centre
  • Kingston Minor Hockey Association
  • Extend A Family
  • Motorcycle Ride For Dad
  • Parkinsons Walk
  • Coats For Kids
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Heart & Stroke - Big Bike
  • CIBC Run for Cure

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