It’s an exciting day to be a vehicle owner here in Ontario. Premier Doug Ford announced on Tuesday that the province is getting rid of Ontario’s license plate stickers that drivers pay for each year.

Starting on March 13th, owners of passenger vehicles, motorcycles, mopeds, and light-duty trucks will no longer have to worry about replacing their license plate stickers.

Not only that, but the province will also be giving eligible vehicle owners a refund for the license plate renewal fees they paid since March 2020. If you’re eligible, you can expect to get a sweet cheque in the mail sometime between late March and the end of April.

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To get your cheque, you’ll have to verify that the address on your license plate and vehicle permit is up-to-date and pay any outstanding fees, fines, and tolls on Ontario’s website by March 7th, 2022.

Until now, residents of southern Ontario have been shelling out $120 a year for license plate stickers and fees. Now, we’ve got more room in our budget to spend on gas which doesn’t come cheap these days, as we all know.

That’s not all the province is doing to help drivers cut costs. Last Friday, the Ontario government announced that it would be removing tolls on two highways this spring. Officials will be permanently removing tolls on Highways 412 and 418, effective April 5, 2022.

The province says it has allocated approximately $2.6 billion in funding for 2021–22 in support of the multi-year Ontario Highways Program, which includes more than 570 expansion and rehabilitation projects underway or planned.

Now, if they could figure out a way to improve the traffic on the 401, we’d really be impressed.