In Canada, it is the law that you must have a valid driver’s license to drive on public roads. It is also the law that you carry your driver’s license with you whenever you drive.
A newcomer to Ontario is required to apply for an Ontario driver’s license within 60 days of living in the province. The Newcomer’s Guide to Graduated Licensing offers information on how to get an Ontario driver’s license. Settlement.org also offers similar information.
If you have a driver's license from another country, you might be able to exchange it for a driver's license in Ontario. Click here to understand how you can exchange your license from another country outside of Canada.
You will have to visit a Driver Examination Centre to get your Ontario driver’s license. A list of Driver Examination Centres in Ontario is available online.
Driving lessons can be helpful, even for drivers with many years of experience. If you are a first-time driver, or a new driver in Canada, it is especially important for you to take lessons. Taking lessons will help you understand Canadian road laws, give you the skills and knowledge you need to pass driving tests and lower your insurance rates.
To find the driving school nearest you, select a municipality:
Parking and Parking Tickets
If you want to park your car in certain commercial areas around Leeds & Grenville, you will have to pay a fee. There are parking meters on streets and in certain parking lots, where you can deposit coins to purchase parking time.
Parking in residential areas is also subject to certain restrictions. For example, you should not park your vehicle on the street during winter months. This is to make it easier for snow removal workers to clear the streets. There are also many No Parking zones in the region that are marked by signs.
Roads in Leeds & Grenville
It may be helpful for you to always have a regional road map when you drive in Leeds & Grenville. You can view and print a road map online.
Roads can become dangerous during certain weather conditions, especially in the winter. When the road conditions are bad, you should drive slowly and be careful or you may choose to not drive at all. The Ministry of Transportation offers Winter Road Condition reports for the province of Ontario.