Ontario Photo Card now available in Massey, Blind River, Elliot LakeThursday, September 06, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
Ontario Photo Card now available at Huron North Shore ServiceOntario Centres
McGuinty government making it easier to access government services
Ontario is making it easier for residents without a driver’s licence in the Huron North Shore area to get official, government-issued photo ID.
The Ontario Photo Card is now available at the following local ServiceOntario centres:
- 170 Sable Street, Massey
- 50 Hillside Drive North, Elliott Lake
- 62 Queen Avenue, Blind River
It will be offered at all Huron North Shore-area ServiceOntario centres by November 2012.
The Ontario Photo Card makes it easier for Ontarians without driver’s licences to travel, open a bank account and perform any other activities that require official photo ID.
Over 60,000 people have applied for the Ontario Photo Card since July 2011.
Offering the Ontario Photo Card at all ServiceOntario centres is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to put families first by making government services faster, friendlier and easier to access.
“ServiceOntario is offering government services to all Ontarians in a way that fits customers’ lives - how, when and where they need them. The Ontario Photo Card is another way to reach out to more people to ensure they receive essential government services.” - Harinder S. Takhar, minister of government services
“Our government is making it easier for Ontarians to get an Ontario Photo Card. This government-issued, secure card will make life easier for eligible residents who choose not to drive but who are still seeking a recognizable form of ID.” - Bob Chiarelli, minister of infrastructure, minister of transportation
The Ontario Photo Card costs $35 and is valid for five years.
Other Huron North Shore area ServiceOntario centres that will soon offer the Ontario Photo Card include:
- 4663 Hwy 17 West, Spragge
- 214 Main Street, Thessalon
Approximately 1.5 million Ontarians aged 16 years and over do not have a valid driver's licence.
The Ontario Photo Card boasts the same security features as the driver's licence to help prevent fraud and identity theft.