Best Driving Schools in Toronto

The 8 Best Driving Schools in Toronto

Eager to get on the road but don’t have any driving skills yet beyond what you learned in GTA V? We have you covered!

You can polish your driving skills with our selection of the best driving schools in Toronto. These schools will help you earn your driver’s license so you can finally take command behind the wheel.

The Cost of Driving Schools in Toronto

Classes cost money, of course, so let’s talk about that first. Fortunately, driving lessons are usually fairly affordable here… though it does depend on what type of lesson you’re taking. 

Check out the table below to see the cost of taking driving lessons in Toronto:

Driving CourseEstimated Cost
Certification courses (standard classes, no school car for road tests)$600 - $700
Certification courses (standard classes, with in-car lessons and school car for road tests)$900 - $2,000
G2 training courses (1 to 10 hours, no road tests)$56 - $565
G2 training courses (1 to 10 hours, with road tests)$226 - $735
G training courses1 to 10 hours, no road tests)$62 - $265
G training courses1 to 10 hours, with road tests)$235 - $730

Top Driving Schools in Toronto

All the driving schools we’ve listed offer driving courses for fees that fall within the city average and have favorable feedback from their past clients. We also looked into the variety of packages and certification courses they offer to prospective students to ensure there was a good selection.

Explore your options to see which one has the right course for you:

1. Driving 101 Driving School

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SERVICES

MTO Approved BDE Certificate Course BDE

ONLINE COURSE (CARS eLearning)


Hourly Lessons & Road Test Service


Additional Road Test Services


Senior Requalification Training

Senior Refresher Workshop

Senior In Car Driving Sessions


Driving Lessons for Deaf Students

WEBSITEhttps://www.driving101drivingschool.ca/
ADDRESS5142 Dundas St W #9c, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1C2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS(416) 604-0101

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Online service hours: 10:00 AM –1:00 AM

Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau for consumer satisfaction, Driving 101 Driving School has been an MTO Approved BDE Course Provider for over 35 years. They primarily serve High Park, The Junction, Roncesvalles, and Etobicoke areas.

With these years in the driving school industry, their driving instructors as well have at least 25 years of experience teaching in Toronto and Etobicoke.

Apart from the years of experience of their driving instructors, they are also certified in teaching students that are deaf and with attention deficit disorder (ADD).

It is also impressive that Driving 101 Driving School provides free pick-up and drop-off for your weekend or 4-day courses. Also, if you are unsure of your commitment to them, they also allow their students to enroll and audit an in-class to help you decide if you should commit.

We also appreciate that their BDE Certificate Course is now conveniently online, with full learning and tech support. They’re even extremely flexible in car scheduling, so students can request to be scheduled according to their availabilities.

Pros

  • Over 35 years of experience
  • Rated A+ by BBB
  • Free pick-up and drop-off for your weekend or 4-day courses
  • Transparent with the fees of their programs
  • BDE course available online
  • They also train deaf students and students with ADD

Cons

  • There are complaints about the communication style of an instructor

Customer Reviews

“Joseph is a great instructor he will explain things to you until you understand the concept. He taught me to be a more confident driver. He always encouraged me to talk out the next steps when driving which helped me pass when I took my G road test 🙂 Thank you for all your help!” – Erin Lim

“Took my g2 test and passed it first time. The driving teacher I had was awesome.” – Rangsar Dorjee

2. Kruzee

Kruzee
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SERVICESSingle Lessons and Full Driving Courses
WEBSITEhttps://www.kruzee.com/
ADDRESS104 Crockford Blvd, Scarborough, ON M1R 3C3 [ Corporate Address ]
CONTACT DETAILS1-866-245-3103

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSBy Appointment

If you want to learn how to drive hassle-free, we believe that Kruzee is the most appropriate driving school for you.

Unlike other schools, what’s great about Kruzee is that it’s the only school that allows you to book your lessons and track your progress completely online. Aside from this, with Kruzee, you will be the one who will choose your own instructor and book time directly in their schedule.

They offer free pickup and dropoff from your desired location.

For many students, finding when an instructor is available is very important and with Kruzee students can do this easily through the schedule view. Kruzee also allows students to complete the in-class theory portion of driver’s ed fully online.

Kruzee’s digital-first model and seamless booking system has been featured in numerous newspapers throughout the country, such as the Toronto StarFinancial PostYahoo FinanceCityNews, and Bloomberg. They are BBB accredited and verified on TrustPilot.

With them, you have three options, Practice Lessons for $65 per hour, Base BDE package for $695 per package, and Road Test Vehicle for $245 per package. You may view the inclusions here

Pros

  • Easy scheduling
  • The only driving school in Canada that allows students to book and schedule lessons fully online
  • Virtual, self paced classes for the theory portion
  • Excellent customer service
  • Consistent 5-star reviews
  • Free pickup and dropoff
  • Fully ministry certified and vetted instructors
  • Car rentals available for road test
  • Female instructors available

Cons

  • On site services not available

Customer Reviews

“I had a fantastic first experience with Kruzee. The sign up and booking process is seamless – all online, no awkward phone calls! I had Cory on my first lesson who was great and at the end he sent an email summary of all the areas I did well on and need to work on for the next one. Highly recommend” – Jamie Costello

“Knowledgeable teachers and a really easy way to connect with them and learn. Would recommend to anyone looking to learn to drive!” – Rehan Javaid

3. AMB Driving School

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SERVICESCertification courses, individual lessons, courses for seniors, courses for new immigrants
WEBSITEhttps://www.ambdriving.com/
ADDRESS741 Broadview Ave #203, Toronto, ON M4K 3Y3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-469-4872
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

AMB Driving School has won multiple awards over the years that they have been active in the field. They are a Ministry-approved Beginners Driver Education (BDE) course provider, making them an ideal choice for those who are just starting out.

They have four types of courses including virtual classes, which are perfect during the pandemic. In addition to that, students can learn at their own pace, and the learning hours are divided into eight modules.

They also provide in-class learning, which is divided into four days of classes. Each day, the instructor teaches different lessons, all of which will lead to the on-site driving test.

Certificate courses vary in price, by the way – but that’s expected. The cheapest course would cost you $649, while the highest would be $1,030. 

The most expensive course covers 15 hours of driving lessons. This lesson also involves the use of an Instructor’s car for the local G2 Road Test.

AMB Driving School is also available in 12 other cities besides Toronto. One location even includes international cities, though they can only book for an online class.

Pros

  • Virtual, self-paced classes available
  • Award-winning school
  • Has 27 years of driver training
  • Has served over 100,000 students
  • Comprehensive packages for certificate courses

Cons

  • Difficult to communicate with at times
  • Issues with online bookings

Customer Reviews

Highly Recommended

Jack Wang is a great instructor. He gives great advice. Always showed up on time to the lessons. I would recommend to have Jack as your instructor- Jeremy

Thorough lessons

Jack Wang instructed me for the 10 hr package.  The lessons were very thorough and come down to key points.  He had a lesson plan going in but adjusted according to what I needed to work on.  I recommend this school and instructor. – Matthew Awrey

4. Globe Driving Academy

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SERVICES4-day online course, Beginners Driver Education (BDE) course
WEBSITEhttps://www.globedriving.ca/
ADDRESS1219 St Clair Ave W Suite G1, Toronto, ON M6E 1B5, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-351-8225
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2 PM

Globe Driving Academy is another award-winning driving school providing a four-day online course in real-time. They are approved by the Minister of Transportation as a beginner driver course provider.

What we liked best about their online courses is that they’re made to feel as real as realistic as possible. They provide real-time lessons using their specialized e-learning software.

As for their packages, the academy has four different ones with varying prices and hours of in-car lessons. Note that every package involves 20 hours of in-class/online lessons, 10 hours of home-link, and a certification process for MTO.

The Silver Package costs about $654.27 in total and gives students 10 hours of in-car lessons.

The Gold Package totals $839.59 and includes 11 hours of in-car lessons, road test tips, and the use of the school car for a road test.

The Platinum is like an upgraded version of the Gold Package, giving students 15 hours of in-car lessons for a total of  $1,029.43. The same goes for the VIP package that costs a total of $1288.20 with 18 hours of in-car lessons.

Basically, you have more than your share of options here. They do get a bit busy at times, though, so you’d better check availability for the package you want early.

Pros

  • Real-time online classes
  • Uses specialized software for online lessons
  • Comprehensive packages to choose from
  • All packages involve certification process for MTO
  • Gift Certificates available

Cons

  • Instances where the course specifics are incomplete
  • Difficult to contact during busy seasons and hours

Customer Reviews

Helps students target their weaknesses

I had driving lessons with Raza, he is phenomenal. Very knowledgeable and quick to identify your weaknesses. Trains student for driving not just test. On day of test, I felt very nervous and he helped a lot to feel me comfortable and not stressed about test. Joana from admissions was vey helpful in timely scheduling of things.- Saraj Singh

Always helpful with students

My son Luca and I are very  thrilled with this company.  Every time I have called them they have been very helpful.  Mr. Jonas is my son’s instructor and he has brought great confidence in him.  He feels ready to do his road test.- Tanya Marie

5. Young Star Driving School

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SERVICESMTO certification, G2 test training, G test training, road testing for G2/G
WEBSITEhttps://www.youngstardrivers.com/
ADDRESS 2084 Danforth Ave Unit: 2, Toronto, ON M4C 1J9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-696-9995
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Saturday: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Young Star Driving School won the consumer choice award from both GTA and North York in the year 2019. Like the other driving schools, they are also MTO certified, but what‘s great about them is that they have highly personalized lessons.

You can pick packages, add or remove elements from them, customize your lesson hours, and more. That helps you ensure you get the exact lesson you require for what you’re paying.

For their MTO Certification, they offer three types of packages. Each package has 20 hours of in-class/online lessons and 10 hours home link.

In addition to the basics mentioned, Package 1 includes 10 hours of in-car training plus one-on-one training for $700. Package 2 is similar but you do get to use the school car for a road test.

Package 3 is like an upgraded version of the previous package. The difference is that you get 15 hours of in-care training.

Now, as for their G2 test training, they have seven packages divided into one, two, five, and ten-hour lessons. The shortest one lasts for an hour and costs $56.50 while the longest one is a 10-hour training for $565.00

In addition to these, you also get the option for training plus a road test. The one-hour training with a road test costs $226.00 while the highest 10-hour training and road test totals to $734.50.

Their G test training is also categorized the same way as G2 test training, but they are just slightly higher in cost, naturally.  They have one-hour lessons for $62.15 and if you add a road test to that, it will cost you $265.55.

10-hour lessons for G test training start at $621.50. With a road test, the cost jumps to $824.90.

By the way, if you only need a car for a road test, you can book a car from them too. For the G2 & G road test, it will cost you $169.50.

Pros

  • Customizable and flexible courses
  • Training starts at affordable rates
  • Comprehensive packages to choose from
  • Option to get training with a road test
  • Flexible training hours to choose from
  • Option to book a car for G2 & G road test

Cons

  • On-site services not available

Customer Reviews

Creates a positive experience for students

Thanks to Zubair sir I was able to pass my G2 test today. He is an amazing instructor who is very patient, knowledgeable, and positive. I tried other driving schools but nothing compares to the service at Young Star Driving school. I recommend this place to anyone looking to be a better driver! – Neha Gupta

Helps students polish their skills

Eric is a great Instructor. Helped me polish up my skills and I’m confident I will pass my G2 test no doubt. Will definitely recommend if you are a beginner or just want to know what you need for a road test.- Ioan Polmolea (Ian)

6. Honours Driving School

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SERVICESMTO approved lessons, driving lessons for G2 preparation, driving lessons for G preparation
WEBSITEhttps://honoursdriving.com/
ADDRESS46 St Clair Ave E, Toronto, ON M4T 1M9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 647-368-5777
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday 9:30 AM- 5:00 PM

The Honours Driving School is another great driving school that has 98% passing rate among students. However, their private classes involve in-car lessons only, but they do offer a full 20 hours of in-class instruction for the other classes.

A great thing about them is their amount of packages. Although Honours driving school doesn’t provide as wide of a variety as the other schools, they do still provide at least five packages for G2 and G lessons.

Talking about their MTO certificates, they have 3 packages which include 10, 11, and 15 in-car lessons depending on the package. Each has 20 hours of in-class instruction as well as provided with MTO certification for insurance.

Their cheapest package, however, doesn’t provide a school vehicle, thus you have to bring your own to continue. As for the other two, the school does provide them, but they are slightly more expensive.

The highest cost that you might get is just $1,010.53, which is much cheaper than other schools. And the best thing about it is that their instructors undergo strict guidelines, making sure that each student learns well.

Instead of per-hour lessons, G2 and G preparation is divided into one, two, three, and five lessons. 

All these include the school car for a road test. But there’s also an option for a 90-minute, one lesson for only $60 to $70 plus HST.

Pros

  • 98% passing rate
  • Cheaper courses
  • Option to complete in-car lessons in two weeks
  • Various driving lessons packages
  • G2 and G preparation with road test are cheaper vs others
  • Option for a 90-minute G2 and G preparation

Cons

  • Contacting can be difficult at times

Customer Reviews

Great skills in teaching

I just did my G2 drive test! And I passed! So grateful for my instrustor (Zia). Zia, is really good in teaching. He’ll help you a lot to improve. Highly recommend this driving school. Go and try it now. – Aprillove Official

Explains all aspects of driving

I would like to thank Honors driving school and my instructor Zack for helping me to pass G2 test. Zack is an amazing instructor. He is very professional and patient in explaining every aspects of driving. I will strongly recommend everyone to register for driving class under him.- teena joy

7. Today’s Driver Driving School

Today’s Driver Driving School's Homepage
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SERVICESG2 training, preparation for G2 road test, preparation for G road test, refresher lessons - preparation for G road test, use of school car for a road test, use of school car for G road test, VIP car rental package for G2 and G road test
WEBSITEhttps://www.todaysdriver.ca/
ADDRESS834 Danforth Ave #203, Toronto, ON M4J 1L6, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 416-888-2318
OPERATING HOURSMonday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Today’s Driver Driving School is a virtual driving school that allows students to learn driving essentials at their own pace. Although they don’t provide a wide variety of courses, what makes this driving school special is their lesson and route customization.

The schools offer in-class modules via digital e-learning, like most schools now. The best part is, the classes can be completed any time plus you can make up for your missed class with the next schedule.

The pricing for their customized lessons varies from $235.00 to $850.00 for the preparation for a G2 road test, and from $170.00 to $925.00 for a G road test. They also provide refresher lessons for people who only need to remember some driving rules.

Another great thing about them is their car rentals. For students who are just starting out and haven’t bought a car in fear that they might fail, having a variety of vehicles to rent could greatly help them.

They provide different cars for different uses, such as for the G2 road test as well as the G road test. And if you are someone extra, you can also rent their VIP cars which can be used for both G2 and G road tests.

Pros

  • Wide range of packages
  • Refresher lessons is available
  • Online classes can be completed any time
  • Students can easily make up for missed classes
  • Car rentals available for road test

Cons

  • Some lessons may be delivered in a timely manner

Customer Reviews

Gives constructive feedback

Highly recommend Today’s Driver!! Everyone was helpful and accommodating for in class as well as in-car training during pandemic. Zak (the driving instructor) is amazing, very helpful and always gives very useful tips and constructive feedback. I passed my G2 in the first attempt. – Jyoti Pandey

Calm and Encouraging

Highly recommend Today’s Driver!! Samira was my instructor, she was calm, encouraging and gave me so many helpful tips. Passed my G2 road test because of her!- Sienna Gilbert

8. Hi-Tech Driver Education

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SERVICESSingle Lessons and Full Driving Courses
WEBSITEhttps://www.kruzee.com/
ADDRESS104 Crockford Blvd, Scarborough, ON M1R 3C3 [ Corporate Address ]
CONTACT DETAILS1-866-245-3103

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSBy Appointment

Most people, especially those attempting to take in and understand fully into a society where driving is done on the right hand side of the road, find learning to drive in one of Canada’s major cities terrifying.

Being in the 2022 list of the best driving schools in Toronto, Hi-Tech Driver Education is one of Toronto’s most prestigious MTO-approved driving schools for more than 25 years.

We are impressed that this school offers personalized lessons in a variety of languages with professional instructors so that our students can receive the attention they require while learning at their own speed. They are also able to recognize the difficulties that individuals learning to navigate the city’s roads for the first time experience.

Students can receive in-class training that will teach them the rules of the road, how to read traffic signs, and other helpful hints. They’ll be well-prepared to take the G1 knowledge exam.

People who want to learn to drive in Toronto can also participate in road practice sessions. No matter what degree of experience you have, their gentle and informative teachers will confidently guide you through navigating the congested streets of Toronto. Your driving abilities are evaluated in accordance with MTO guidelines, and you will receive helpful feedback so that you may establish the proper driving habits that will ensure you pass your road test.

Pros

  • Well Maintained Fleet Of Training Vehicles For An Ultimate Learning
  • Certified Male/Female Driving Tutors For Your Convenience
  • Reasonably Charged Pricing Plans For Utmost Advantage
  • Accept payment instalments. Call us for details.
  • Beginner Driver Education (BDE) Courses
  • Special Coaching To Master Snow Driving Techniques
  • Trustworthy & Hassle Free Road Test Bookings
  • Call For Free Pick-up & Drop-off Inquiries
  • Individual In-Car Lessons For Better Results

Cons

  • Tutors uses their phones while students are practicing

Customer Reviews

“I had a skill assessment class (for my G test) with Paul. I have been around many instructors before and Paul has been by far the best. Very genuine, knowledgeable and calm. I was able to pass my G test thanks to his advice!” – Rafic El Kouche

“A great experience with the school.I had Blanche as my driving instructor and she’s been amazing with all the little tricks and tips regarding safe driving! She’s always been available even at 12:30am at night when I wanted to book my exam!! Have already referred 2 of my friends to Hi-Tech as I am pretty sure it’s the best institute in terms of punctuality , availability of instructors and the fact that they are always there to help you out!! Finally got my G2!!!” – Ana Sharma

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