Ontario Opening Temporary Road Test Centre in MississaugaPublished on September 16, 2021
Location will help reduce the road test backlog resulting from COVID-19 restrictions
MISSISSAUGA – Ontario is opening a temporary road test centre in Mississauga on Monday, September 20, 2021, to increase testing capacity across the DriveTest network and help people who need a road test book sooner.
“Bringing a temporary road test centre to Mississauga will make a tremendous difference for residents who are in need of a G2 and G road test,” said Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP for Mississauga-Lakeshore. “Our government has an aggressive plan to tackle the backlog of in-vehicle passenger road tests, and I’m pleased that we are delivering additional testing for the people of Mississauga and beyond.”
The temporary Mississauga location at 1170 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Unit 1will offer class G2 and G road tests seven days a week between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tests are available for booking at DriveTest.ca beginning September 16, 2021.
Throughout efforts to clear the backlog, the health and safety of DriveTest customers and staff has been at the forefront of Ontario’s plan. Customers will be required to wear face masks inside centres and during road tests, sanitize their hands, complete the Patron/customer screening developed by the province and share their “passed” results prior to the road test or admittance to the centre.
“Ontario is making tremendous progress to clear the road test backlog at DriveTest centres across the province,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “With our aggressive plan to open additional temporary centres, hire additional temporary driver examiners, and offer road tests with extended weekday operating hours for passenger road testing, including weekends, we're getting Ontario back on track.”
To book your road test, please visit DriveTest.ca – the only official channel for booking a road test. You should never give your driver’s licence to a third party or an unknown website. DriveTest will never charge you an additional fee to book or reschedule a road test.
- In addition to opening temporary centres, Ontario is also hiring an additional 251 temporary driver examiners, extending weekday operating hours for passenger road testing and offering passenger road tests on Saturdays and Sundays at select locations to clear the backlog of road tests.
- Because of the high demand for road test appointments, we are unable to prioritize customers with cancelled appointments. As measures to address capacity are implemented, additional road test appointments will be made available. Please continue to check DriveTest.ca for new blocks of road test appointments.
- If your road test was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions, you will have a credit on the system to rebook your test.
- Road test applicants may be required to provide a contact phone number should contact tracing be required. Applicants may be required to keep vehicle windows open to ensure proper airflow.
- All DriveTest staff will wear appropriate personal protective equipment when serving customers, and driver examiners will also be equipped with face shields, sanitizer packages and seat covers when conducting road tests.
- For inside services and road testing for other licence classes, customers will need to visit a permanent DriveTest location.
Office of Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP