Going to Service Ontario has always been something of a pain. A necessary evil, to throw out a cliche. However in 2020 it means something else entirely.
Our city and our country is starting to re-emerge from the world of Coronavirus. That means very different things for businesses, schools, and general life. Every store, restaurant, school, etc., has to re-open in the way that makes the most sense for them in regards to safety. We recently wrote about the new safety precautions that have been implemented at Pearson International Airport, which include mandatory mask wearing and social distancing, as well as what a post-Coronavirus world looks like for schools across Ontario.
Well today we want to turn our attention to Service Ontario and the many, necessary services the organisation provides. Even now, in June 2020, Service Ontario urges people not to visit any of its physical locations unless absolutely necessary, and to aid in that process it has extended the expiry dates for many of its products and programs. On top of that, you can actually apply for the vast majority of Service Canada’s products online, thus saving yourself a trip and keeping you and your family safe.
Mississauga has five Service Ontario locations throughout the city, and as of now only one of those locations is not open for business. The closed location is at 2225 Erin Mills Parkway, Unit 24, which is inside the Sheridan Centre. Of course, this means the locations at 257 Dundas Street East, 1151 Dundas Street West, 5035 Hurontario Street, and 6295 Mississauga Road North are all open as per usual.
However, as we said earlier, the government regulated body is urging everyone to not come to any locations in person unless absolutely necessary. Should you choose to visit the centre, Service Ontario asks that you wash your hands throughly beforehand, stay two metres apart, and cough or sneeze into your sleeve. So if you have to visit Service Ontario in the near future, follow the precautions as requested and make sure to visit the locations that are actually open. Otherwise, use the links we provided above and do all your business online!