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Ontario Opening New DriveTest Centre in Mississauga

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Ontario Opening New DriveTest Centre in Mississauga

New Centre Will Serve More People and Reduce Wait Times in Peel Region

Ministry of Transportation

Ontario is opening a new DriveTest Centre in Mississauga to make it easier and more convenient for people in Peel Region to get the driver examination services they need.

Dipika Damerla, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville, on behalf of Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Transportation, was at the site of the future DriveTest Centre near Derry Road and Hurontario to announce that the centre will open this August. The new DriveTest Centre is expected to serve about 300,000 customers and help reduce wait-times at seven nearby centres throughout the western GTA.

With the opening of this new location, Ontario will have 56 full time and 39 part time DriveTest Centres in Ontario. The province also recently extended the hours of operation at nearby DriveTest Centres including Brampton, Etobicoke, Downsview, Oakville and Orangeville.

Ontario's plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change includes free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, and free preschool child care from 2 ½ to kindergarten.

Quick Facts

  • The new DriveTest centre will be located at 255 Longside Drive in Mississauga.
  • Recent service enhancements to 13-high demand DriveTest Centres include longer hours and more staff at Centres in Brampton, Etobicoke, Newmarket, Downsview, Hamilton, Toronto Metro East, Ottawa Walkley, Kitchener, Port Union, Oakville, Windsor, Orangeville and London.
  • A new DriveTest Centre in Markham is planned for spring 2019 to serve an anticipated 100,000 customers and reduce wait-times at eight other nearby centres throughout the eastern GTA.
  • The Ontario Drive app is available for download through the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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“Our investment in this new DriveTest Centre will improve frontline service and reduce wait times not only for residents in Mississauga but also across Peel and the western GTA. People will have better access to the driver licence services they need, faster.”

Dipika Damerla

MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville

“This is great news for local drivers. This new DriveTest Centre which is located in my riding of Mississauga-Brampton South will make life easier for about 300,000 people in Mississauga and the surrounding area.”

Amrit Mangat

MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South

“This new location is part of our commitment to improve customer service and reduce wait times at DriveTest Centres throughout the area. More locations mean shorter lines and easier access to services for everyone.”

Vic Dhillon

MPP for Brampton West

“This new centre and the recently extended hours at other high-demand locations mean that people in Brampton will spend less time waiting in line and more time going about their lives.”

Harinder Malhi

MPP for Brampton-Springdale

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