Remember to notify your current service providers of your move date in advance.
You will be able to cancel services at your old address and activate new services with one phone call in most cases, or even on the internet.
Water - City of Toronto
Contact your own insurance provider. Home insurance will be a requirement of your mortgage, and will likely be arranged at the time your mortgage is set up. Be sure to provide complete and accurate information about your new house so that you are adequately insured. Ask detailed questions about exactly what is covered and not covered under your policy. Ideally make an inventory of your possessions with photos, and keep a copy of your list off-premises.
TELEPHONE & INTERNET
Bell Canada www.bell.ca
Or contact your own provider.
Contact your service provider.
Contact your bank. If they are holding your mortgage you may be able to make all of the changes at once. If you want personalized cheques with your new address you can usually order them on-line if you use internet banking.
Most credit cards will have their Customer Service telephone numbers on the back of the card. Here are some common cards – but to check in your wallet to see what you need to change:
- American Express
- Retail Stores (The Bay, Canadian Tire, Home Depot)
www.airmiles.ca Updates can be made on-line.
Canada Revenue Agency
www.cra-arc.gc.ca or call 1-800-959-8281
DRIVERS LICENSE & VEHICLE LICENSE
You can notify the Ontario government of a change of address for your Driver’s License, Vehicle License and OHIP together at www.serviceontario.ca/addresschange.
If you move, under the Highway Traffic Act, you must notify the ministry within six days of changing your residential address. The address must contain a street number, street name, apartment number (if applicable), city and postal code OR a lot, concession, township and rural route, city and postal code. Use the Online Form or take the change of information form that comes with your licence to a Service Ontario Kiosk, Driver & Vehicle Licence Issuing Office, or mail it or a letter, stating your driver's licence number, your old and new addresses to:
Ministry of Transportation
Licence Renewal Section
P.O. Box 9200
Kingston, ON K7L 5K4
There are four ways to update your address :
Use Ontario Online Services to send your change of address electronically.
Go to any Service Ontario Kiosk. They are similar to automated teller machines and provide extended hours of service seven days a week. You will need your health card and the health cards of all members of your family as well as your new postal code.
Obtain a Change of Address (form 1057-82) and return it to the ministry by mail. Forms are available on Forms Online or from your local OHIP office.
Send a letter or visit your local OHIP office or Outreach site. You must include your name, health number, telephone number, current address, and new address including postal code.
If you have a photo health card and update your residential address, you will receive a new health card with your new address. If your photo health card has expired, you must visit an OHIP office in person.
If you have a red and white health card, you will continue to use it but the ministry database will be updated with your change of address information.
TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Visit your neighbourhood library branch and bring proof of your new address.
CANADA POST MAIL RE-DIRECT
Contact your own provider which is more than likely the same as your home insurance provider – if it’s not check to see what savings there might be in getting both from the same place!
Church, Gym, Sports Clubs, Professional Associations
NEWSPAPER & MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS
Toronto Star (416) 367-4500
Globe & Mail (416) 585-5222
National Post (416) 383-2500
Toronto Life (416) 364-4433
Doctor, Optometrist, Dentist, Accountant, Lawyer (will likely be handling real estate transaction)
STREET PARKING PERMIT
Note: North York and Scarborough do not issue parking permits
TAXES: Your lawyer should notify the city regarding taxes as part of the real estate transaction.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY
The best way to reach people these days is by e-mail. For those people you want to notify who don’t have e-mail, you will just have to do it the old-fashioned way and phone or write them with your new address!