The Ontario Government announced that they have officially launched the expansion of ServiceOntario in six Staples Canada stores. Starting on February 1st, 2024 residents of Ontario will be able to renew health cards and driver’s licences at the new locations – here’s what we know.

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According to the provincial government, “these new centres are part of the government’s ongoing work to explore new ways to make ServiceOntario more accessible for Ontario residents.”

The idea behind the ServiceOntario expansion to Staples Canada is to “provide greater convenience including extended hours and savings for taxpayers.”

“By partnering with an experienced, established retailer with a strong community presence like Staples Canada, we can create simpler, faster and better ways to connect Ontarians to the vital services they depend on,” said Todd McCarthy, Minister of Public and Business Service Delivery.

“Our retailer partnership program will enhance the customer experience and meet the needs of communities by bringing government services where people live, work and shop.”

The six new Staples Canada-operated ServiceOntario centres are in the following communities:

  • Oakville, 2460 Winston Churchill Boulevard
  • Newmarket, 17810 Yonge Street
  • Toronto, 1980 Eglinton Avenue, East
  • Strathroy, 425 Caradoc Street, South
  • Tillsonburg, Tillsonburg Town Centre, 200 Broadway Street
  • Welland, Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara Street

Additional ServiceOntario centres will open in Staples Canada stores in Hamilton, Keswick and Toronto (Leaside) later this year.

According to the Ontario government, Staples may not be the only expansion for ServiceOntario in the future saying, “The government will continue to explore expanding and adding new models for ServiceOntario locations, including co-locations with municipalities, First Nations communities, in public libraries and other retail partners, which could include small businesses.”

Your trip to ServiceOntario just got a little easier!

ServiceOntario Staples

When: Opening February 1st, 2024
Where: Oakville, Newmarket, Toronto, Strathroy, Tillsonburg, Welland