Taxis can take anywhere from one to 45 minutes to pick you up. Especially in the mornings. It's completely ridiculous. They're usually very quick in the evening but can take a super-long time in the morning, during the daytime, or when it's cold out. If you need to be somewhere on time (especially in the morning or on a Sunday), ask the dispatcher how long it will take for the cab to get there. I would tell you that they are busy doing runs, but then I see line-ups of them around the city empty and waiting for fares after I've been picked up. I curse under my breath and consider not tipping after the 25 minute wait and I'm now late for a meeting/appointment/bus when I could have just walked there by then. I've called many times thinking I'd be somewhere very early and gotten there late as a result of this treachery.
This is the beautiful brand new Honda motorcycle of my buddy, Tom, in North Bay.
If you're a motorcyle enthusiast and know you're going to pass through North Bay then drop me a line and I'll see if Tom would be interested to meet up with you!