2.4 out of 5 based on 65 votes.
Ottawa Driving School Inc.

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  • General Info

    We are the largest Driving School in Ottawa with the most Instructors, both Male and Female. We have grown to this size because of our people and our training methods. We want to train you well, so that you don't crash into us!

    Our Instructors receive upgrade training at least twice a year. The Ottawa Driving School endeavours to please all customers and provide the best possible training at a reasonable price. Good Instructors want good pay, as such, we pay the highest wages in the city. This attracts the best Instructors which benefits you, the Student.

    From time to time, things go wrong. If they do, please call us so we can make it right. If you are happy, please leave a positive review.

  • Contacts
    Ottawa Driving School Inc.
    1245 Walkley Road, Ground floor
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    613-737-9595
    Website: www.ottawadrivingschool.com
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  1. Ottawa Driving School
    Posted on June 18th

    Ottawa Driving School has 5 locations and 21 instructors.

  2. Krishna4464
    Posted on July 11th

    Please don't take the night classes with Ottawa driving school. Most of the time the instructor spend the class talking about irrelevant topics, while he was having his dinner with his sticky chicken wings fingers he hold the laptop mouse and press the keyboard buttons, talking with mouth full of food. Many slid shows he made us go through it without explaining it, because he thinks it is not important, and he thinks we already took the G1 so why would we need to repeat the basic rules (in my case I took the G1 long time ago I needed the basic that I paid for it).  Every night we  got dismissed half our to fourteen minute before the class time finish. Basically I finished my 7-8 hours with out learning any thing from the class.

    I wanted to do my practical test, they referred me to the best instructor that they had (as they told me). He comes with empty fuel tank, stops in Tim Horton's for coffee , the instrucor took me to 400 level hight way for the 1st time,and he kept receiving calls from his cell phone and checking his note book (No supervision) and the on way back to the  my starting point where he picked me up,  we had to go to some high schools and wait to pick another student who will drive me back to my start point waiting can takes 15-20 minute. Again no actual supervision the instructor is absent minded to degree the high school student (he is beginner driver) was running the red light and we were going to crash into on coming traffic until I yelled stoppppppp from the back seat then the instructor woke up and slammed on the brakes.

    I failed the 1st G2 test while I was with this instructor, but I practiced home a lot and went did my G2 lone and pass. When I called the school to get my certificate to apply for insurance company they said they don't have my documents.

  3. zakharevsky
    Posted on July 11th

    Hello,

    Thank you very much for your detailed explanation. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we are certain other users will find it very helpful when they will be making their choice.
    Find-a-driving-school.ca Administration

  4. Ray Frendo
    Posted on July 25th

    Hello Krishna4464,

    My name is Ray, I am the owner of Ottawa Driving School. I just saw your concern and want to reply to it.
    Complaints of this nature are taken seriously. Please contact me directly at 613-796-6958 or at info@ottawadrivingschool.com 

    I can assure you that the instructors involved will be disciplined or terminated.
    Complaints of this nature are referred to our legal council to determine whether they are genuine or slanderous.Ottawa Driving School Inc. serves over 2000 new clients annually. As such, problems do occur.To my knowledge, we did not receive a complaint from you. At the start of every course, students are provided with an Information Letter that clearly indicates what to do if students have concerns/complaints/or compliments. Unfortunately many students do not complain but would rather post a complaint after the fact.Ottawa Driving School Inc. has grown to 6 locations and 26 instructors over the years as such we are one of the largest driving schools in Ontario. We take your education seriously. With so many staff members and so many students, we must be doing something right.I will be looking for your file so that I can follow up and correct this situation.Ray FrendoPresident of Ottawa Driving School

  5. Katie453
    Posted on October 19th

    Hello, strongly don’t recommend this school I had a bad experience with it, the quality of service is below average if you compared with driving schools in the ottawa market…Thank you
    katie

  6. Katie453
    Posted on October 19th

    Hello, strongly don’t recommend this school I had a bad experience with it, the quality of service is below average if you compared with driving schools in the ottawa market…Thank you
    katie

  7. Ray Frendo
    Posted on February 21st

    Avalon Driving School went out business more than 3 years ago

  8. Ray Frendo
    Posted on February 21st

    Avalon Driving School went out business more than 3 years ago

  9. Ray Frendo
    Posted on February 21st

    Ottawa Driving School will match any competitors lower price BY LOCATION in Ottawa.
    We are the biggest driving school in Ottawa with 6 locations to serve you.
    See http://www.ottawadrivingschool.com  Thanks Ray

  10. Ray Frendo
    Posted on February 21st

    Ottawa Driving School will match any competitors lower price BY LOCATION in Ottawa.
    We are the biggest driving school in Ottawa with 6 locations to serve you.
    See http://www.ottawadrivingschool.com  Thanks Ray

  11. Steve
    Posted on July 19th

    Thank you Ottawa Driving School! I passed my test because of your training. I failed the test twice before, the other schools didn’t train me as well as Ottawa Driving School did.

    Thank you Ray!

  12. Steve
    Posted on July 19th

    Thank you Ottawa Driving School! I passed my test because of your training. I failed the test twice before, the other schools didn’t train me as well as Ottawa Driving School did.

    Thank you Ray!

  13. Steve
    Posted on July 19th

    Thank you Ottawa Driving School! I passed my test because of your training. I failed the test twice before, the other schools didn’t train me as well as Ottawa Driving School did.

    Thank you Ray!

  14. sens2012
    Posted on November 22nd

    Hi Ray , Are you going to match the price even for a few in car lessons or just for a full course!?

  15. Ray
    Posted on March 18th

    Hi Katie, I’m sorry you had a bad experience with our school. My phone number 613 796-6958 is on the web site and I try to answer my phone 7 days a week to help people. We have a staff of 29. Two full time office staff and 27 instructors. Each BDE course student receives an information letter that outlines what to do if you have any concerns. It is also on our web site under Course Policies. http://www.ottawadrivingschool.com/coursepolicies.shtml We train over 3,000 students a year. It is difficult to make sure everyone is happy. I wish you would have contacted me or one of our managers.
    As to the quality of our service, it is very good. You can only know that it is not, if you had tried other schools. We are not perfect, but we try hard to keep our clients happy. I do know that some of our instructors “moon light” by teaching students without telling us. These are the instructors that cheat the public and the driving school. When we catch these thieves, we fire them! If you wish to discuss your bad experience, please give me a call so that I can attempt to make amends. Ray

  16. sc
    Posted on March 20th

    WORST DRIVING SCHOOL AND COMPANY. These people do not conduct themselves professionally. There are a few days of classroom work and throughout those days the receptionist had her screaming baby at work with her. This disrupted the class incredibly and made it difficult to learn. The guy teaching the class admitted that he had never taught a class before, he is just a road instructor. I was lucky to get a good instructor for the road portion of the course. When it came to picking up my certificate there was serious problems. I was unable to make it to pick up the certificate for a month or so, so when I called to see when and at which location I could pick it up, the man was EXTREMELY rude, screamed at me and hung up the phone. These people are sketchy, money hungry, sorry excuses for human beings. Do yourself a favor AND DO NOT USE ABC DRIVING SCHOOL. I regret giving my hard earned money to these clowns!

  17. sc
    Posted on March 20th

    WORST DRIVING SCHOOL AND COMPANY. These people do not conduct themselves professionally. There are a few days of classroom work and throughout those days the receptionist had her screaming baby at work with her. This disrupted the class incredibly and made it difficult to learn. The guy teaching the class admitted that he had never taught a class before, he is just a road instructor. I was lucky to get a good instructor for the road portion of the course. When it came to picking up my certificate there was serious problems. I was unable to make it to pick up the certificate for a month or so, so when I called to see when and at which location I could pick it up, the man was EXTREMELY rude, screamed at me and hung up the phone. These people are sketchy, money hungry, sorry excuses for human beings. Do yourself a favor AND DO NOT USE ABC DRIVING SCHOOL. I regret giving my hard earned money to these clowns!

  18. Posted on April 4th

    you clearly work for the school. no one is dumb enough to fail multiple times and pay for multiple courses

  19. jeni
    Posted on April 23rd

    please do yourself a favor don’t go to that driving school if you have money to throw away go ahead but remember i warn you .they took my money then when it came time to give me my certificate they told me i have to get more driving experience in order to get the certificate in another word ..pay more money ..i regret the day i went to that driving school ..my mistake ..(.sohail saba bad driving instructor.. )

  20. Diana
    Posted on August 1st

    i just finished my in class lessons and i have to say it was not as bad as i thought it would be. My teacher shawn made waking up at 7:30 four days in row totally worth it. he really made all of us feel comfortable while still getting us to participate in class, and this is coming from a shy kid like me. i feel bad for the people who are gonna get stuck with other teachers because he’s one of the only people i know who can be that enthusiastic at 9 am. i have yet to do my in car lessons and i really wish he would teach them he seems like a sick instructor. all in all i felt like i learned a lot on how to be safe while driving and ive neverrrr had any driving experience. so ya, ottawa driving school is not that bad so far.

  21. Glenn
    Posted on October 2nd

    Why are you posting about ABC driving school on Ottawa Driving School’s page?

  22. Morgan Delgetty
    Posted on October 24th

    Sorry, you seem to have the wrong driving school because we don’t have an instructor by that name. You must have gone to another driving school, and posted this incorrectly.

  23. Steve
    Posted on October 24th

    Hi Hanna;

    I don’t work for the school but thanks for calling me dumb. I took a couse when I was 16, failed the driving test, and a few years later re-took training and the test and passed. I’ve been to two different schools, my experience is that Ottawa Driving School was better.

  24. Sarah Devine
    Posted on February 7th

    Maybe you just can’t drive…

  25. Sarah Dev.
    Posted on February 7th

    I really thought driving school was going to be a drag, but the program they used in class was alot more entertaining than expected. I had a few friends go to other schools and found their curriculum dry and couldn’t wait to finish. I actually made a few friends in class and was disappointed when it had to end. My classroom instructor was Jawad, he was knowledgeable and kept the class alive. I am going to start the in-car lessons soon and can’t wait, hopefully I will have an instructor as great as Jawad.

  26. A.
    Posted on March 24th

    Passed my test first time, while I wasn’t as keen on the in class instruction part (nothing to do with the instructor and everything to do with taking a night class, while working fulltime…so I was exhausted), My in-car instructor John had me comfortable behind the wheel instantly, was able to pass my test without any issues at all! Highly recommend this driving school :) :)