We bought something and we want them to fix it.”. Approximately 49,000 of the new plates have been distributed to Ontarians, and an additional 134,000 are currently in Service Ontario locations, the government said. nurse fired for going to U.S. anti-lockdown protest, Pregnant women won't be able to get COVID-19 vaccination, Business is blooming at flower shops amid pandemic, retailers say, Vehicle prices in Canada hit all-time high with average topping $40,000, New Ontario law will allow only 60 days for possible slip and fall claim. Ontario premier’s office admits new licence plates have visibility issue. Now Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, is … Ontario government looking into visibility concerns around new licence plates. Huh. leave the existing sticker on the licence plate; The temporary licence plate sticker validation document is: proof that you renewed your sticker; gives you a 14-day extension from the order date until the new sticker arrives; In-person renewals. How to register a vehicle in Ontario and get a vehicle permit, licence plate and licence plate sticker. The old white design, which the government noted are beaded and oversized when compared to the North American standard, has been replaced with a dark navy blue with light blue insets. Videojournalist, CTV News Toronto. “I’m sure they have the prior plates available.”. If you've lost one or both of your plates, Vavassis suggests following the steps found here. The province’s commercial plates will feature the slogan “Open for Business”. More than 10 days have passed since Ontario’s new licence plates hit the road, and it looks like the new plates were never tested in the field before the rollout. The Canadian province of Ontario first required its residents to register their motor vehicles in 1903. You will be given your licence plate sticker at the ServiceOntario centre. The U.S and Canada seem to be unique and among the very few countries in the world with slogans on their vehicle licence plates. “Ontarians will continue to receive the current plate, launched on Feb. 1, through Service Ontario locations until an enhanced plate is available,” Consumer Services Minister Lisa Thompson said in a statement. Multi-Platform Writer, CTV News Toronto, Beth Macdonell The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services says that it is “looking into” concerns that have been raised about the readability of Ontario’s new licence plates when it is dark out. restaurant out about $60K in sales after DoorDash questions some orders, Ontario's first major COVID-19 vaccine site will stop administering shots immediately, Canadian snowbirds travelling south of the border getting COVID-19 vaccine, Ontario's top doctor says daily COVID-19 cases will have to fall to around 1,000 to lift lockdown, Personal support worker shocked at thin and easily torn medical gowns, Ontario patients to be ranked for life-saving care should ICUs become full, documents show, New case of U.K. COVID-19 variant confirmed in London, Ont. “Ontarians deserve to know how this happened, what is being done about it and when it will be fixed.”. The letters G, I, O, Q, and U have not been used on the 7 character plates. I’m not sure what to think about Doug Ford’s new Ontario license plate designs. Earlier this month, the Province began distributing new license plates designed with the intention of saving taxpayer money. Article content continued Ontario’s new licence plates as of Feb. 1, 2020. Doug Ford government rebranding Ontario’s logo, slogans, licence plates. Article content. READ MORE: As Sean O’Shea reports, motorists and police say the plates aren’t easy to read at night – Feb 20, 2020, China sanctions 28 members of Trump administration including Pompeo, Bannon, Derek Sloan ejected from Conservative caucus over ‘pattern of destructive behaviour’, MADD Canada among groups voicing concerns about new Ontario licence plates, MADD Canada among groups voicing concerns about new Ontario licence plates – Feb 19, 2020, Americans in N.S. Basically, in Ontario, all motor vehicles must have two licence plates on the vehicle. “Safety should always be a priority, even in the face of exciting new vanity plates,” she said. The new regulations include extensions for driver licences, licence plate validation, Ontario Photo Cards and Commercial Vehicle Operator Registration certificates. Opposition politicians criticized the Ford government for changing the plates to include a blue design like the Progressive Conservative party colours and an “Open for Business” tagline on commercial models, which echoed one of the premier’s election slogans. . The plates will also feature a renewed version of the trillium logo. Ontario drivers will have to wait until mid-March for a fix to the province’s problem-plagued new double-blue licence plates, which give off a glare under lights and often can’t be read at night. The government had considered removing licence plates from the front of vehicles, but ultimately decided against the decision citing community safety as the reason. Plates are currently issued by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. The province's office of government and consumer services told CTV News Toronto that drivers are not required to update their current plates. The government said that the new format will save taxpayers money in the long-term as the plates will be resized to align with the North American standards. According to the Ministry of Transportation, the government has extended the validation period for driver licences, licence plates and Ontario photo cards. Ontario is dropping its redesigned blue licence plates and reverting to the old white plates because of “visibility issues,” Premier Doug Ford’s office says. NDP transportation critic Jennifer French pressed the government during debate Thursday, asking why the faulty plates ended up on the road in the first place. Another change to the plate is the replacement of the slogan “Yours To Discover” with the new catchphrase “A Place To Grow”. schools will reopen Monday, Vaccine rollout interrupted amid shortage, 'Have a good life, we will see you soon': Trump says goodbye, Ont. Several Ontario residents […] He likes the look for the most part. The new, double-blue and white plates were introduced on Feb. 1. TORONTO -- The Ontario government has started rolling out new vehicle licence plates and drivers across the province will notice some changes. Ontario License Plates. (ii) to a mini-plate attached to the number plate exposed on the rear of the vehicle, if number plates described in subsection (7.2) are displayed on the vehicle. “On balance I give it a pass, but I could make some improvements to it,” Steckley said with a smile. 3M Canada said it has committed to providing the new enhanced plates to the government so that they can tested by law enforcement. During a press conference that was held at a Toyota dealership in Mississauga, The PC government announced there will be a change in both our license’s and plates, “We […] — James Andrew Smith (@onnimikki) April 3, 2019. However, they also came with a design flaw–they’re difficult, if not impossible, to see at night. When you get your new sticker New tech products featured at this year's virtual Consumer Electronics Show, Markham, Ont. After initially defending the plates and insisting they had passed rigorous testing earlier this week, the Ford government backtracked Wednesday and acknowledged there was a problem with the new models. The cost of purchasing the new plates has not changed," Nicko Vavassis said in an email. If the lamination on your plate(s) is peeling or bubbling please visit a ServiceOntario centre to get them replaced. He said the government expects the company will foot the bill for the repair and replacement of the plates. About License Plate. Dual license plates were once commonplace in all of Canada, but the number of provinces with this requirement is steadily decreasing. Ontarians will be able to voluntarily purchase the new licence plate. 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The Progressive Conservatives revealed the new plates in the 2019 budget, saying the government spent $500,000 on a consultation on branding, but had a new contract for licence plate production that saved $4 million. The problem was first raised over the weekend when an off-duty Kingston, Ont., police officer posted a picture of an unreadable plate in a well-lit parking lot at night. “The licence plate redesign includes a new look and feel that is materially enhanced, and an effective product that will last longer for Ontarians,” the government said, adding that the plate’s “high-definition” sheeting is stronger than the old plates. The Ontario government will continue to give out new licence plates to drivers across the province until a replacement product is made available in “less than three weeks.” The government says the tagline is a tribute to Ontario’s unofficial “A place to Stand, a Place to Grow” anthem, which debuted at Expo ’67. The Ontario Government says it will stop issuing the licence plates next week and temporarily issue the old white licence plates with blue lettering until a new plate is ready next month. “We stand behind our products and continue to actively provide solutions to the Ontario government,” the company said in a statement. "By making this new brand and visual identity a government-wide standard, we are also saving taxpayers' money by putting a stop to a wasteful practice that we saw taking place across government," Peter Bethlenfalvy, president of the Treasury Board, said in a news release. House leader Paul Calandra said the government is disappointed the defect appeared just weeks after the new model, manufactured by 3M Canada, was introduced. TORONTO — Ontario's new "visual identity" is here. The new plates will not only receive a new slogan, but also a new background, new lettering, and a recolouration. Dave Steckley has been collecting licence plates for decades. Phil Tsekouras READ MORE: Ontario government to replace new defective licence plates, Ford government orders new licence plates, WATCH ABOVE: Amid calls that Ontario’s new, blue licence plates be replaced, there's news the plates will be changed again. Premier Doug Ford’s office says the manufacturer, 3M, will start issuing a revised plate within three weeks. TORONTO – The Ontario Minister of Government Services Lisa Thompson responded to critics of the new unreadable Ontario license plate by saying that they were rigorously tested at the Queensway parking lot between a Red Lobster and a derelict convenience store. In 1986, Waldale, a Canadian licence plate manufacturer, due to a production error, produced … Ontario has all new licence plates that have been completely redesigned and feature new colours, a different font and a new slogan, along with being made of a different material. Premier Doug Ford's government revealed a new logo for the province and a new design for licence plates in … A number of groups have expressed concerns about the impact the problem could have on public safety, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving Canada and the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. The Ontario government has started rolling out new vehicle licence plates and drivers across the province will notice some changes. “You know we’ve been trying to discover Ontario for the last 38 years so maybe we’ve discovered Ontario and now we need ’a place to grow,” said Steckley at his home in Acton Ont. The provincial government will stop issuing the new Ontario license plates due to concerns about the readability of the design. As the new Ontario license plate slogans? Registrants provided their own licence plates for display until 1911, when the province began to issue plates. Want to discuss? “These are entirely flat pieces of aluminum so it remains to be seen how they will stand up in our conditions,” he added. The location of plates and renewal stickers is specified by the Highway Traffic Act and Regulation 628 under the Act. News that the Ontario government was planning to redesign license plates throughout the province was quite the hot topic last year, and now the new plates can … The province should stop issuing the new plates and switch back to the previous design until the problem is solved by 3M, Patterson said. Pros and cons of Two License Plates Bad for Business Ontarians will be able to voluntarily purchase the new licence plate. Ontario’s new blue-on-blue licence plates are beginning to replace the familiar white-and-blue versions. TORONTO – The latest model of Ontario’s licence plates will need to be replaced once the manufacturer has fixed “a problem” that makes them difficult to read in the dark, the Progressive Conservative government said Thursday. “Are the licence plates a problem? The automotive industry, the government, and the general public could all profit if Ontario were to follow their lead. Approximately 49,000 of the new plates have been distributed to Ontarians, and an additional 134,000 are currently in Service Ontario locations, the government said. Who owns that data? Starting Feb. 1, 2020, all new passenger and commercial licence plates issued will have the new design. Please read our Commenting Policy first. “We want to reassure Ontarians that the current plate does not pose a risk to public safety.”. “Ontario's Government for the people is introducing updated personal and commercial licence plates along with a new driver's licence design that reflects a renewed government promise to put people first in everything it does,” the government said in a news release issued in April of last year. This cost was increased from $108 for Southern Ontario and $54 for Northern Ontario in 2016. They’ve been on the road for about 10 days now and Ontarians have already raised concerns about every single new feature. Absolutely,” Calandra said. Kingston police Sgt. In a statement Thursday afternoon, the government said 3M is currently working on a new “enhanced licence plate” which is expected to be available in less than three weeks. If you do not have the original vehicle permit you can have it replaced at a ServiceOntario centre at an additional charge. Steckley has hundreds of plates, including one from the early 1900’s--a red one from when the crown symbol, he said, was added in 1937. “I don’t think it’s insurmountable to say, ‘We’re going to stop issuing,”‘ he said. Vavassis notes that drivers looking to make the switch should come prepared with identification, proof of valid insurance, the original vehicle permit (plate and vehicle portion) and the plate itself. READ MORE: TORONTO -- Your car knows a lot about you. Replace a personalized plate: $100.70 Replace a graphic licence plate: $54.60. “If I can’t read the plate, what really critical information am I going to provide to the police?” Brian Patterson said. Renewing a license plate sticker costs $120 in Southern Ontario and $60 in Northern Ontario, but you’ll also need to pay off any outstanding fines if they’re still unpaid. Alan Bones reports that Ontario now has an optional French version of the standard plate for no additional fee, making it the second province (after PEI) to offer an alternative plate in the other official language from the normal base. ‘I give it a pass’: Ontario licence plate collector weighs in on new design. The Ontario government says there hasn’t been a redesign like this since 1982 and the new plate with the trillium logo will last longer and won’t flake. Effective January 1, 2020 a new pilot to permit Electric Kick Scooters (e-scooters) on Ontario’s roads will be in place. “The premier had a hand-selected group of local experts test the new plate in real-world situations,” said the minister. 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About low carbon vehicles Everything will soon be very blue in Ontario – and that’s because our new driver’s licenses and plates will be blue on blue … on blue! Earlier this month, the Province began distributing new license plates designed with the intention of saving taxpayer money. "But if they wish to, they can purchase regular series plates in the new design for $59.00 at a Service Ontario location. “We procured something from 3M, we expect them to fix the problem. The Ontario government also announced new-look licences, which will be available in the fall. The CEO of the Ontario Safety League said Thursday the new plates are a public safety issue because police depend on the people using them to identify impaired or dangerous drivers. Steckley told CTV News Toronto the last time Ontario used a white on blue version was almost 50 years ago. 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