1975 Ontario expiry tabs were good until the March of 1976,
when they were replaced with the 1976 expiry tabs.
According to Joe Sallmen
of Fairmont, West Virginia, "The first Ontario 73 plates were white
on the back. That was true until HZF when the blue backed plates started to
appear. In the P series, other colors started to appear. He remembers the
I thought all Pxx and Rxx had blue backs until I recently saw combinations
like PTB with a yellow back. As for the rest:
Up to SOZ--blue back
SRx--STF--black back (not sure about the rest of the ST series
Most of the TCx to TJD--green back, although some in the TCx series had white
By TMB the Yours to Discover slogan had appeared, and the variety of colors
on the back diminished rapidly
There are very few YTD bases that are not
white on the back
1973 Ontario sample license plate with 76 tab.
Tabs issued in 1976 for trailers.
1973 Ontario plate with 1976 trailer tab.
Quarterly Truck Plates
Ontario began issuing quarterly plates for trucks and trailers in
1962. While the practice ended for trailers in 1972, it continued for trucks
until 1980. The June, 1998, ALPCA Newsletter, has an article by Joe
Sallmen, #7100 and Jon Upton #7135
with special thanks to Alan Bones, #2278 and David
Steckley, #1296, which explains the system. As Stu
McAllister of the City of Oshawa, Ontario, Traffic Operations, explains
the dates on these plates show the date of expiration. In other words,
the March 1976 truck quarterly was issued in late 1975 and expired in March
of 1976. In 1976 then, you could see quarterly plates dated for both 1976
and finally for March 1977, which would have been bought in late 76.
Bus Quarterly Plates
Bus quarterly plates operated in the same manner as truck quarterly
March quarterly bus plates, as indicated by the BU
September quarterly bus plate, as indicated by the
1976 Ontario diplomatic plate as noted by the CD prefix and
1976 Ontario non diplomatic foreign embassy plate as noted by the XTR prefix.
1976 Ontario dealer plate.
Public Carrier Vehicle Quarterlies
1976 March Quarterly P.C.V. plate (blue on white)
1976 June Quarterly P.C.V. plate (red on white)
1976 September Quarterly P.C.V. plate (white on green)
1976 December Quarterly P.C.V. plate (black on yellow)
1976 Ontario motorcycle and motorcycle dealer plates.
1976 Ontario moped plate.
1976 public vehicle plate which was added on to publicly
owned vehicles which also had regular plates.
School bus plates are identified by the BS or SB in
prefix or suffix positions. The expiration month for school bus plates
was in June only.
1976 school vehicle plates were displayed along with
the regular plates for the vehicles.
1976 Parry Sound, Orillia, Pesticides, Owen Sound and Kenora, Ontario bicycle license
1976 Belleville, Ontario and Sturgeon Falls, Ontario taxi
1976 Belleville, Ontario cartage plate
1976 London, Ontario taxi plate
1976 Dalhousie, Ontario taxi plate
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1976 Toronto, Ontario cartage owner plate
1976 Ottawa, Ontario cartage license plates
1976 Ottawa, Ontario second hand goods plate
Plates I am looking for from Ontario
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- Dec. 76 quarterly bus plates
- Other 76 non passenger Ontario plates not shown above
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