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The G1 And G2 Road Test Routes Used At Driving Test Centres Across Ontario

If you have a driving test coming up, getting to know the possible road test routes of each DriveTest Centre may help you decide where to take your G1 and G2 road tests. 

Driving schools often engage in the practice of bringing their students to areas near DriveTest Centres to help them get a sense of the surroundings they will encounter during their road test. For example, Tony Qureshi of ABC Driving School says many driving schools in Oakville and Mississauga bring their students to Burlington where pass rates could be higher. But while many students find it helpful to practice on possible road test routes, others are not so fond of the routine.

Some people believe it gives students an unfair advantage and strips them of true learning opportunities. There are also concerns that the roads in certain areas get too crowded, with as many as 20 driving schools operating in some areas. Regions such as Oakville, Guelph and Brampton have even implemented bylaws to prevent driving schools from practising in test routes.

In contrast, others argue that student drivers cannot improve unless they are exposed to different environments. "I think it benefits students to practice on other streets," says Meed Ward, a Burlington resident whose daughter currently has a learner's permit. "It's how they learn."

In support of the practice, several student drivers across Ontario took to online forums where they shared the routes they took during their road tests. One thread on RedFlagDeals.com has attracted commenters from all over the province, and majority of them seem find the discussion helpful. 

It's important to note that road test routes used by examiners vary from test to test. The routes featured in this article are simply contributions by past test takers and may not be the exact routes used by examiners. However, if you're looking to practice your driving skills in a certain area, the following routes may at least help you get a feel of your environment:

Aurora

Etobicoke

Barrie

Kingston

Brampton

Orillia

Burlington

Oshawa

Downsview

Port Union

For driving test routes in Aurora, click Next.

Aurora

G1 Road Test

1. Start at Aurora Village Plaza

2. Stop at the pedestrian sidewalk (There is no white line)

3. Turn right on Henderson Drive

4. Turn left on Yonge Street

5. Turn right on Dunning Avenue (Watch for school zone)

6. Turn left on Cameron Avenue

7. Approach stop sign (All-way stop)

8. Turn left on Royal Road (You may be asked to 3-point turn or parallel park here)

9. Approach stop sign (All-way stop)

10. Turn right on Cameron Avenue (You may be asked to perform a roadside stop)

11. Turn right on Duning Avenue (Stop sign and school zone ahead)

12. Turn left on Yonge Street

13. Turn right on Henderson Drive

14. Turn left on Aurora Village Plaza

15. Parking: front-in if you have done parallel parking, back-in if you have not done parallel parking

Contributor: tinchu18

For driving test routes in Barrie, click Next.

Barrie

G1 Road Test

1. Exit from plaza and take left on Bryne Drive

2. Take a left on Mapleview Drive West

3. Take a right on Veterans Drive

4. Take a right on Brookwood Dr and an immediate right on Thurshwood Drive

5. Parallel parking on Thrushwood Drive

6. Take a left on Elmbrook Drive

7. Take a left on Brookwood Drive (You may be asked to do parallel parking or a roadside stop)

8. Take a left on Veterans Drive

9. Take a left on Caplan Avenie

10. Take a right on Bryne Drive

11. Enter into plaza and forward parking.

Contributor: manek

G2 Road Test

1. Exit DriveTest Centre parking lot and turn left onto Bryne Drive

2. At the first set of lights, turn right onto Mapleview Drive

3. Take Highway 400 South ramp and merge onto the highway

4. Several right to middle and middle to right lane changes on the 400 southbound

5. Exit at Innisfil Beach Road and turn right at the lights

6. Turn right at the next set of lights onto 5th Sideroad (Veterans Drive)

7. Take Veterans Drive all the way north to Mapleview and continue another few blocks north (Speed limit changes from 80 to 60 shortly before Mapleview)

8. Turn left from Veterans Drive onto Touchette Drive and then left onto Lake Crescent

9. Roadside stop on Lake Crescent (No incline), 3-point-turn, and parallel park

10. Turn right onto Touchette Drive from Lake Crescent, and then back onto Veterans Drive.

11. Turn left onto Caplan Ave

12. Turn right onto Bryne Drive and go straight

13. Enter the test centre parking lot

Contributor: JAGpilot

For driving test routes in Brampton, click Next.

Brampton

G2 Road Test

1. From parking lot, turn left onto First Gulf Blvd

2. Turn right at Steeles Ave E (There is no yield sign here so proceed without stopping if there are no pedestrians attempting to cross. You will lose points for stopping)

3. Enter Highway 410 North (The entry lane to the highway is continuous and does not end)

4. Exit highway, making a left at Clarke Blvd (This road only has a 50 km/h speed limit; however, you will not see the speed limit signs posted)

5. Turn right entering Highway 410 South

6. Exit highway, making a right at Steeles Ave W

7. Turn right onto Kennedy Rd S

8. Turn left onto Tullamore Rd, which is marked by a pedestrian crossing

9. Turn left onto Bartley Bull Pkwy

10. Turn left onto Orchard Dr

11. Turn left onto Steeles Ave. W

12. Turn right onto First Gulf Blvd

13. Turn right onto DriveTest Centre parking lot

Contributor: lear

For driving test routes in Burlington, click Next.

Burlington

G2 Road Test

1. Exit DriveTest Centre parking lot by turning left onto North Service Road

2. Turn right on Brant St

3. Go south past the QEW

4. Turn right at the next light into residential neighbourhood (You may be asked to perform a 3-point turn or parallel park here)

5. Turn left on Brant St

6. Get on the highway (QEW East - Toronto) and merge into traffic

7. Exit at Walkers Line, and turn left going northbound

8. Get back onto highway right away (QEW West - Hamilton)

9. Exit at Guelph Line, go straight onto the ramp leading to North Service Road

10. Turn left at North Service Road

11. Keep going until you pass Brant St and re-enter the DriveTest Centre parking lot

Contributor: trusoulja2g

For driving test routes in Downsview, click Next.

Downsview

G1 Road Test

1. Exit DriveTest Centre parking lot and turn left on Carl Hall Rd

2. Turn right on Sheppard Ave

3. Turn right at Tuscan Gate

4. Turn right at St Regis Crescent North (You may be asked to 3-point turn or parallel park here)

5. Turn right at Bakersfield Rd, continue to Tuscan Gate and turn right on Sheppard Ave

6. Turn left at Carl Hall Road and go back to the DriveTest Centre

Contributor: intervention

For driving test routes in Etobicoke, click Next.

Etobicoke

G2 Road Test

1. Exit DriveTest Centre parking lot and turn right on Eglinton Ave

2. Turn right on Renforth Dr (40km/h zone)

3. Turn left on Eringate Dr

4. Turn right on Margrath Pl (You may be asked to perform a 3-point turn or various types of parking here)

5. Leave Margrath Pl and turn right on Eringate Dr

6. Enter Highway 427 South

7. Exit Highway 427 at Burnhamthorpe Rd and turn left

8. Enter Highway 427 North

9. Exit Highway 427 at Eglinton Ave W

10. Turn right on Commerce Blvd

11. Turn left on Matheson Blvd

12. Turn left on Explorer Dr

13. Turn right on Eglinton Ave W

14. Turn left into DriveTest Centre

Contributor: dhtlee

For driving test routes in Kingston, click Next.

Kingston

G2 Road Test

1.Exit the DriveTest Centre parking lot and turn right on Select Dr

2. Turn left on Futures Gate

3. Turn right onto Princess St

4. Continue east on Princess St to Taylor Kidd Blvd

5. Turn right on Centennial Dr (Expect a quick left merge)

6. Turn left on Davis Dr (You may be asked to perform a 3-point turn or various types of parking here)

7. Continue on Davis Dr and turn left at the lights onto Centennial Dr

8. Turn right onto Princess St

9. Turn right onto Futures Gate

10. Turn right onto Select Dr

11. Re-enter DriveTest Centre parking lot

Contributor: serpenssapiens

For driving test routes in Orillia, click Next.

Orillia

G1 Road Test (Version 1)

1. Head south on Laclie St toward Parkhurst Crescent

2. Turn right at Brant St E

3. Take the 1st left onto Matchedash St N

4. Take the 3rd right onto Coldwater St E

5. Take the 2nd left onto West Street N

6. Take the 1st left onto Mississauga St E

7. Take the 1st right onto Peter St S

8. Take the 1st left onto Colborne St E

9. Take the 1st left onto Matchedash St S

10. Take the 1st right onto Mississaga St E

11. Take the 1st right onto Front St N

12. Take the 1st right onto Colborne St E

13. Take the 1st left onto Matchedash St S

14. Take the 1st left onto Elgin St

15. Take the 1st left onto Front St S

16. Turn right at Neywash St

17. Take the 1st left onto Laclie St

Contributor: 45ED

G1 Road Test (Version 2)

1. Head south on Laclie St toward Parkhurst Crescent

2. Take the 1st right onto North Street E

3. Take the 1st left onto Matchedash St N

(downhill parking, and then parallel parking. Yes, on the same street)

4. Turn right at Neywash St

5. Take the 1st left onto Peter St N

6. Take the 1st left onto Coldwater St E

7. Take the 2nd right onto Front St N

8. Take the 1st right onto Mississaga St E

9. Take the 1st left onto Matchedash St S

10. Take the 1st left onto Colborne St E

11. Take the 1st left onto Front St N

12. Take the 1st right onto Mississaga St E

13. Turn right at Centennial Dr

14. Turn right at Cedar Island Rd and continue to Elgin St

15. Take the 2nd right onto Front St S

16. Turn right at Neywash St

17. Take the 1st left onto Laclie St

18. Turn right at North Street E

19. Take the 2nd right onto Canice St

20. Take the 1st right onto Cedar St

21. Take the 2nd right onto Laclie St

Contributor: 45ED

G2 Road Test

1. Head south on Laclie St toward Parkhurst Crescent

2. Turn right at Neywash St

3. Take the 1st left onto Front St N

4. Take the 2nd right onto Mississaga St E

5. Take the 3rd right onto West Street N

6. Take the 2nd left onto Coldwater Rd W (Signs for ON-12 W/ON-11)

7. Merge onto ON-11 N via the ramp to Gravenhurst

8. Take Exit 135 toward Burnside Line (As soon as you enter the highway, this

exit will be the first to your right)

9. Turn left at West Street N

10. Turn right to merge onto ON-11 S toward Barrie (Same thing as before -

your first exit on your right)

11. Take the ON-12 W exit toward Coldwater Road/Midland

12. Turn left at Coldwater Rd W

13. Take the 1st left onto Westmount Dr N

14. Westmount Dr N turns slightly right and becomes Fittons Rd W

15. Turn right at Laclie St

Contributor: 45ED

For driving test routes in Oshawa, click Next.

Oshawa

1. Exit the DriveTest Centre and turn right on John St W, drive all the way to Park Rd S

2. Turn left on Park Rd S

3. Turn right on Frontenac Ave (You may be asked to perform a 3-point turn or various types of parking here)

4. Continue to Grenfell St

5. Make a right turn onto King St West (It's one-way road, so stay on the far right lane after you make the turn)

6. Turn right to Park Rd S

7. Turn left onto John St. West (Reduce speed from 50km/h to 40km/h)

8. Re-enter DriveTest Centre parking lot

Contributor: sikriesty

For driving test routes in Port Union, click Next.

Port Union

G2 Road Test

1. Exit the DriveTest Centre and make a right onto Tideswell Blvd

2. Turn right on Vandorf St

3. Turn right on Sheppard Ave E

4. Turn right on Kingston Rd

5. Turn left on and take ramp onto Highway 2A.

7.Continue along Highway 2A 2 and exit at Lawson Rd

8. Turn right at the stop sign (County Road 2) coming off the exit ramp

9. Turn left onto Old Kingston Rd

10. Turn right onto Watson St (You may be asked to perform a 3-point turn and various types of parking here)

11. Leave Watson St toward toward Old Kingston Rd. and turn left

12. Turn left onto Kingston Rd

13. Turn right onto County Road 2

14. Turn right onto Lawson Rd (This merges back onto Highway 2A, back towards the DriveTest Centre)

15. Continue along Highway 2A

16. Exit at first exit - Port Union Rd

17. Turn left onto Port Union Rd. Continue past the lights and the road will now become Sheppard Ave. E

18. Turn left on Vandorf St

19. Turn left onto Tideswell Blvd

20. Turn left onto Rylander Blvd

21. Turn right turn back into DriveTest Centre Plaza

Contributor: elementary

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