Transportation and Driving Concerns

Transportation is a major symbol (and reality) of autonomy and freedom.  However, as peoples' abilities change, it is sometimes necessary to refresh driving skills or to stop driving altogether. Should your loved one still be driving?  What other options exist? Many Montreal-based resources exist to keep seniors active and engaged, including adapted and subsidized transportation.

STM Paratransit Services

Information on accessing Montreal's accessible bus services.  Also see "Links to useful sites for paratransit users" for service in areas surrounding Montreal.

RUTA  (Regroupement des usagers du transport adapté et accessible de l'ile de Montreal)

RUTA Montreal represents special needs people in order to ensure their access to public transport services and is equally dedicated to promoting worldwide accessibility of this kind.

Tel: (514) 255-0765

Canada Safety Council (CSC) - Seniors Safety

The mission of the CSC is to lead in the national effort to reduce preventable deaths, injuries and economic loss in public and private places throughout Canada.

Driving Refresher Courses

55 Alive Driver Refresher Course


Almage Senior Community Centre

Almage offers a driving refresher course for seniors.

8680 Hochelaga, Montreal (QC) H1L 2M6

Tel: (514) 355-1712


Autonomy Community Therapy

Certified driver rehabilitation specialist: Are you able to drive safely?  

5501 Cavendish Blvd, Côte Saint-Luc, QC H4V 2R9

Tel: (514) 733-1414


Automobile Insurance Society of Quebec

Executes driving assessment of Quebec license holders

Tel: (514) 873-7620 or 1-800-361-7620

Montreal Transport Commission (STM)

Links to bus schedules and information about the OPUS card