Chop Stop: More than $350,000 in stolen vehicles seized from Vaughan auto shop

Vaughan, Ontario — Yet another chop shop operation has been shut down in the GTA this week, as York Regional Police (YRP) shed light on an investigation into an auto repair shop in Vaughan that was allegedly re-VINing and selling stolen vehicles. The YRP’s Auto/Cargo Theft Unit has charged four people in connection with the […]

Field Testing: Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta tears down geofence in downtown Toronto

An FSD-powered self driving route, right in the heart of Toronto. (Twitter/Chansoo Byeon) Toronto, Ontario — Tesla has removed Full-Self Driving (FSD) beta restrictions from Toronto’s downtown core, following complaints among drivers that much of the city’s urban centre is geofenced off by the software. This was confirmed in a tweet by FSD tester Chansoo Byeon […]

Special Favours: Two GTA OPP officers arrested for special treatment to certain tow operators

Toronto, Ontario — Details from an internal investigation from the Ontario Provincial Police’s (OPP) Professional Standards Unit have uncovered that two Mississauga, Ont.-based police officers, Sgt. Terrence Reefer and Const. Roberto Visconti, were arrested for allegedly giving preferential treatment to certain tow truck operators within the GTA. The two officers, both from the OPP’s Mississauga […]

A Mark on the Land: Uniparts names Mark Warwick North GTA territory manager

Toronto, Ontario — Mark Warwick has been named Uniparts’ new territory manager for the company’s North GTA region, according to a press release from Thursday. Warwick first joined the industry as a parts counter person for a Honda dealer in Mississauga, Ont. 35 years ago. He honed his skills as a parts expert during his […]

Hooked Up: Provincial Towing Association of Ontario supports operator licensing plan

Ottawa, Ontario — Advocates for Ontario’s towing industry are voicing their support for the provincial government’s plans to introduce a tow operator licensing framework, in the hopes of securing a more fair and ethical way forward for those employed in the industry. The Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO) says that it fully endorses the […]