GO stations to serve as temporary road test centres

To help reduce the backlog of road testing due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Ontario government is using several GO station parking lots as temporary road test centres to help fill demand as pandemic limitations ease. Watch your mirrors, check your hand position on the wheel and let’s go for a spin to get the details.

They’re typically used for customers to park their vehicles before boarding a GO train or bus, but some GO station parking lots now have a new – albeit temporary – purpose.

Those looking to book their passenger road tests (class G2/G) can now do so at Burlington GO, Mount Joy GO, East Gwillimbury GO, and Oshawa GO, which offer convenient locations – and ample space – to put their driving skills to the literal test.

Although pandemic restrictions are easing, we aren’t out of the woods yet. Those taking their driving test will need to follow COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including wearing face masks inside centres and during road tests, and completing health screening.

One of the four temporary sites at Oshawa GO station. (Mike Winterburn photo)

These four sites are only temporary, so book your test sooner rather than later to ensure a spot.

The temporary road test locations can be found at:

  • Burlington GO Station: 2101 Fairview St., Burlington
  • Mount Joy GO Station:1801 Bur Oak Ave., Markham
  • East Gwillimbury GO Station: 845 Green Lane East, East Gwillimbury
  • Oshawa GO Station: 915 Bloor St. West, Oshawa

To book your road test and for hours of operation, visit DriveTest.ca.

Story by Fannie Sunshine, Metrolinx media advisor