The Ontario government is opening temporary road test centres in Niagara, Sarnia and Ottawa from October 18 to increase testing capacity and help clear the backlog of road tests due to COVID-19. Customers will be able to book road tests online at DriveTest.ca starting today.

“We’re making tremendous progress towards clearing the backlog of road tests,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “By opening temporary road test centres, hiring additional driver examiners, and extending weekday operating hours for passenger road testing, we’re getting Ontario back on track.”

Details are as follows:

Niagara
Located at 6080 McLeod Road, the temporary centre will offer class G2 and G road tests seven days a week between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Sarnia
Located at 805 Christina Street North, Unit 101, in Point Edward, the temporary centre will offer class G2 and G road tests Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., expanding to offer road tests seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. in November.

Ottawa
Located at 3310 McCarthy Road, Unit 1008, the temporary centre will offer class G2 road tests seven days a week between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

All DriveTest customers will be required to wear face masks, use hand sanitizer and complete the COVID-19 customer screening.

The public are advized to only book road tests at DriveTest.ca, and avoid booking through third-party websites.

 

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