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It’s finally happened, you’ve taken the plunge and are moving into your perfect apartment. You’ve crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s, and have even picked out a witty doormat to great your guest. The only thing left before you settle in for good is making sure that everyone else knows the address of your new home. This can be a stressful task, but don’t fret! Paramount Properties has created a list of all of the places to contact when changing your address:

Service Ontario 

This organization manages Drivers Licenses, Vehicle and Land Registration, and Health Cards/OHIP. They should be notified a minimum of 2 weeks before you move. This can be done online through the Service Ontario website or in person at one of the many Service Ontario locations. 

Service Providers 

Ontario is home to a multitude of service providers, so this one may differ slightly for different people. Service Providers include organizations that offer Internet, Phone, TV, and other assorted in-home services. Some of these include Bell, Rogers, Telus, etc. It is generally recommended they are contacted as soon as possible, a minimum of 1 month before you move. In most cases, this can be done online through your personal account or by phone. 

Financial Institution

When its time, make a list of all the banks and financial institutions you do business with. This can include loan providers, credit card companies, retirement advisors, insurance brokers, and investment firms. It’s important that you don’t overlook these organizations to ensure that you can access your accounts, as well as have your tax documents delivered to your home on time during tax season. It is generally recommended that is done as soon as possible, a minimum of 1 week before you move. Updating your accounts at these organizations can typically be done online through your personal account or over the phone. 

Hydro One

Hydro One is one of the most important organizations to reach out to when changing addresses. They should be contacted as soon as possible, a minimum of 1 month before you move. The most efficient way to request a service or make changes to your current account is through their online platform.

Postal Services

When moving locations and changing addresses, don’t forget with the place you get your mail from. This should be done as soon as possible, a minimum of 1 month before you move. In order to ensure that all of your mail gets delivered to your new address, visit Canada Post’s website to set up mail forwarding at for a small fee. 

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