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 […]

Changes Ahead: Ontario’s towing pilot project kicks off Dec. 13

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Ontario will implement a series of restricted towing zones along Highways 401, 400, 409 and 427 in an effort to “clear collisions or vehicle breakdowns on highways more safely and quickly,” according to the provincial government.  First announced in March 2021, the new Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) pilot program will only […]

Tow-tal Control: Ontario government looks to ‘strengthen oversight of towing sector’, introduce certification, standards and more

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario government is looking to introduce legislation that seeks to “strengthen the province’s oversight of the towing sector,” along with measures to protect vulnerable road users and increase penalties for those engaging in high-risk driving behaviours. Through the newly introduced Towing and Storage Safety and Enforcement Act, 2021, the Ontario government […]

Tow the Line: Ontario announces new tow industry rules

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— Four sections of highways in the GTA will become restricted tow zones that allow only a single company to operate within those areas, according to new towing industry rules announced by the Ontario government Tuesday. The pilot project will run for two years initially, with the potential for one-year extensions after that […]

Ontario passes Bill 15, with focus on fighting fraud

Toronto, Ontario — November 24, 2014 — The Ontario government announced on November 20  the passing of a new auto insurance bill which it says will contribute towards protecting the province’s nine million licensed drivers. “These important changes are the next step in our Cost and Rate Reduction Strategy. We’re building on earlier efforts to […]