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New Ontario Road Test Centres Are Opening To Deal With Backlog & Here's Where You Can Book

New road test centres will open August 9!

Toronto Staff Writer

Young drivers are now one step closer to yelling, "get in loser, we're going shopping," from the driver's seat.

The Ontario government announced on Wednesday that it will be opening temporary road test centres across Ontario to deal with test backlog for G2 and G road tests.

"We are taking concrete action to clear the road test backlog, and that includes opening temporary road test centres so people who need tests can get one as soon as possible," said Caroline Mulroney, Ontario's minister of transportation.

Next week on August 9, two temporary road test centres will open in Guelph and Oshawa. Come September, four more will open in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area servicing, "Toronto, Hamilton/Niagara, Mississauga/Brampton, and York/Durham," according to the statement.

"As Ontario continues to head in the right direction in the fight against COVID-19, we have an aggressive plan in place to hire additional temporary driver examiners, open additional centres to offer road testing, and extend weekday operating hours for passenger road testing, including weekends," said Mulroney.

The new Oshawa location will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week, and the Guelph location will share the same hours but only operate five days a week. However, the Guelph location has plans to expand to seven days a week in November 2021.

To book your road test, you can go to DriveTest.ca

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