Seniors: get around
Get information on driver’s licences, driving and transportation services, accessible parking permits and veteran graphic licence plates.
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A guide to programs and services for seniors.
Find information on resources available for seniors in Ontario, including tax credits, health, caregiving, housing, transportation and staying safe.
Renew your driver’s licence
You must renew your driver’s licence every two years if you are over the age of 80.
If you are under the age of 80, you can renew a driver’s licence as early as 180 days before it expires and up to 12 months after it expires.
The requirements to renew a commercial driver’s licence depend on age, licence type, and driving record.
Update and improve your driving skills by taking the 55 Alive Driver Refresher Course, offered by the Canada Safety Council. This is for people age 55 and older.
Driving and transportation services
Many communities have organizations that provide volunteer driving and transportation services for seniors, including those who need accessible transportation. Dial 211 from any phone in Ontario or visit 211ontario.ca for more information about services available in your community.
Some may charge a fee for service.
Most municipal public transit systems offer discounted rates to seniors.
There are tax credits available for public transit.
GO Transit is a regional public transit service that serves Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe region. Single-ride fares for seniors 65 years or older is half the regular adult fare.
Accessible parking permits
Depending on your health condition, you may be eligible for an accessible parking permit.
Veteran licence plates
Veteran graphic licence plates displaying a red poppy and the word "veteran" are available to eligible veterans.