PTAO president Mark Graves on uniting the aftermarket behind a common purpose It has been a productive—if difficult— year for the Provincial Towing Association of Ontario’s president, Mark Graves. For one thing, press coverage of the towing industry in Ontario has paid special attention to the actions of a small group of criminals tenuously connected […]

Let’s Talk Towing: CAA, OPP and PTAO hosting virtual town hall

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— The Ontario division of CAA, along with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO) have announced an upcoming virtual town hall to discuss the current challenges facing the towing industry. The virtual meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT, is […]

Tow Yeah: PTAO’s annual Tow Show this weekend!

The PTAO Tow Show is back and bigger than ever. This year’s show — running Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st — has been advertised as 25 percent larger, featuring more vendors and activities. The event will be held this year at Bingeman’s event centre in Kitchener, Ont. Friday kicks off with a paid […]

The PTAO announces location for next PTAO Tow Show

A shot from the 2017 PTAO Tow Show, in Markham, Ontario. PTAO recently announced that the show will be held in Markham once again, in the summer of 2018.

By Erin McLaughlin Bracebridge, Ontario — November 16, 2017 — The Provincial Towing Association (Ontario) has announced the location for next year’s annual PTAO Tow Show and Provincial Championship Competitions—Markham, Ontario. Every year, the Tow Show holds a number of events, information sessions and competitions for the towing industry. Judy Hillman, Administrative Assistant at PTAO […]

Year’s greatest recoveries on display at PTAO’s Recovery Theatre

By CTAR Staff Markham, Ontario — August 22, 2017 — The Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO) has now announced the finalists for Recovery Theatre. This is a brand new PTAO Tow Show event, taking place Friday August 25 on the Markham Fairgrounds. The event will feature industry specialists who will discuss some of their […]

CAA and PTAO kick off Tow Safety Week and remind motorists to slow down, move over

Thornhill, Ontario — August 22, 2017 — CAA and the Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO) are reminding motorists to make space for tow trucks providing service on the shoulder of the highway and to avoid “rubbernecking” when passing a highway incident. “Tow truck drivers, along with police and emergency service providers, are responding to […]

The PTAO’s annual charity golf tournament another success!

PTAO President Joey Gagne presenting the money raised to Shriners Potentate Dave Rawn. The money went towards the Rameses Shriners Hospital Fund to help kids and fund their operations.

By Josh White New Market, Ontario — June 30, 2017 — The Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO) recently held its annual charity golf tournament in New Market. Hosted at the Cardinal Golf Club, the event raised money for the Rameses Shriners Hospital Building Fund; a charity funding the operations for the children at the hospital. […]

PTAO Tow Show Welcomes the Heavy Rescue: 401 crew

The Heavy Rescue: 401 Crew will be doing a meet and greet at this year's PTAO Tow Show.

Markham, Ontario — June 8, 2017 — The Provincial Towing Association of Ontario (PTAO) will be taking over the Markham Fairgrounds as they bring back the annual Tow Show this August 25th – 26th. With new competitions and special guests, this year will surely be worth checking out. The Tow Show will see the return […]