ONTARIO - Driving private used vehicle purchase home with current plates
https://www.toronto.com/news-story/7043 ... -car-home/
I'm looking at buying a used car from a private seller, over an hour away. Will be doing the deal in the evening, so no opportunity to take the paperwork to a local MTO to get fresh plates/sticker.
I'll have the ownership signed over, UVIP, Safety Cert, my own insurance on the new car. Everything needed to transfer ownership, pay HST and get new plates.
A call to MTO landed me with an incredibly helpful agent who actually dug up a Covid related email and quoted it to me, along with her first name and Agent ID. It states that people can do exactly that - use their existing plates from the same class of vehicle to drive a new vehicle. It was written May 6, while I guess MTO offices were still closed.
The article above suggests this has always been the case, but does not cite the Highway Traffic Act. I've searched with no luck.
I'm going to do it - take my current plates with valid sticker, and drive the car home if I buy it to save myself a second trip. However, it would be nice to have the HTA section that specifies this is allowed in the event I'm pulled over, or worse in some accident and insurance becomes an issue.
Anybody have the specifics on this?