Ontario. Ministry of Transportation

Senior Drivers Licence Renewal

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Record #: MKM0425 Last Modified: 15 Feb 2014 Last Full Update: 16 Jan 2014
Record Details
Alternate NameMTO
Areas ServedOntario
Office Phone416-235-3579
Toll Free Phone1-800-396-4233
Websitewww.mto.gov.on.ca
DescriptionOnce you turn 80, you need to renew your driver’s licence every 2 years. Here are the four main steps you will take to renew. 
 
Step 1: get a notice 
Starting with your 80th birthday, you will get two things in the mail: 
•a renewal form 
•a letter that will let you know what to do to renew 
This letter and form will arrive about 90 days before your licence expires.  
 
Step 2: book an appointment 
Once you get your form and letter in the mail, you will need to attend a renewal session. To book the appointment, you will need to: 
•call 1-800-396-4233 (toll free) or 416-235-3579 (in Toronto) 
•give your driver’s licence number 
•tell us about any language barriers 
•say what language you would like to take your written test in (it is available in 17 different languages) 
You will get the date, time and location of your renewal session. Sessions are held at 200 locations across the province. 
 
Step 3: attend a renewal session 
Total time commitment required: about 3 hours. What to bring to a renewal session: 
•your driver's licence (or temporary driver's licence) 
•the licence renewal form you got in the mail 
•the eye glasses you use for driving 
•hearing aids, if you need them 
•a bottle of water (some locations will not have water available) 
•snacks, if you need them (e.g., are diabetic or know you will need a snack) 
At a renewal session, you will: 
•take an eye test 
•join others in a 90-minute interactive group education session about new traffic laws, how aging affects driving, tips for older drivers and road signs 
•take a multiple-choice test about rules of the road and traffic signs 
•get your written test results in a sealed envelope 
After the session: you might have to take a road test. 
 
Step 4: get a new licence card 
After you finish the session and take the required tests, you will need to visit a ServiceOntario centre to get a new driver’s licence card. You will need to bring: 
•your written test results 
•original identification that shows your legal name, date of birth and signature 
ServiceOntario will process your test results and renew your licence. 
 
The closest Driver Exam Centres are:  
 
Markham Civic Centre 
101 Town Centre Blvd. 
Markham, ON L3R 9W3 
Committee Room #4 
 
Aurora Driver Exam Centre 
1 Henderson Dr, Unit 4 
Aurora ON L4G 4J7 
Phone: 1-888-570-6110 
Fax: 905 713-7314 
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm  
 
Toronto Downsview Driver Exam Centre  
37 Carl Hall Rd 
Toronto ON M3M 1J8 
Phone: 1-888-570-6110 
Fax: 416 398-3677 
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm 
 
Toronto Metro East Driver Exam Centre 
Victoria Terrace Plaza  
1448 Lawrence Ave E, Unit 15 
North York ON M4A 2V6 
Phone: 1-888-570-6110 
Fax: 416 757-9564 
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm 
 
Toronto Port Union Driver Exam Centre 
The Village of Abbey Lane Shopping Centre 
91 Rylander Blvd., Unit #109A  
Scarborough, ON M1B 5M5 
Phone: 1-888-570-6110 
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am - 5:00pm
DatesYear round
EligibilityAges: 80 year(s) and up
FundingProvincial
SubjectsDriver education ; Drivers licences ; Seniors ; Testing