We are on the road again

It's 2020. Covid closed many opportunities in the first half of the year.
We are all adjusting and like you,  we are all getting on with learning and life again, going forward with extreme safety precautions. We will always wear a mask, we kindly ask you to wear one too.

Sept. 22, 2020: Please note, this website is currently being update. If you have any questions today or tomorrow, please call 1-888-407-5453 and we are happy to answer all your questions.

What we do

Beginner or Advanced

Our training car has dual controls to help you ease into learning. We are also very Covid-conscious, and special precautions are taken to ensure the car is clean and sanitized after every lesson.

Tailored lessons - and more upon request

Single Lessons

Pay-as-you-go Discover what skills you need 

Introductory Course

Shifters LS-04500 – Introductory Manual Shift Course Become independent from the start! 

City Driving Course

Shifters LS-07500

Get ready to pick up your new stick shift vehicle or vacation rental and drive manual shift on busy city streets in as few as 5 manual driving lessons!

Learn all the need-to-know skills:

Drive a manual transmission stress-free with simple, logical, easy-to-remember, exercises to develop the most highly effective driving techniques.

Learn on carefully chosen, quiet, residential or industrial streets in a clean, late-model, fully-insured, Shifters trainer-equipped vehicle.

Enjoy 450 minutes of one-on-one, private coaching with a personable and knowledgeable personal trainer using our minimal-intervention teaching methods to foster independent decision-making, right from the get go.


Custom sessions for stick shift mastery. Inquire.

why we do it

Benefits of Stick Shift Driving

Get these 6 additional key benefits:

  1. Stress-free decisions while managing multiple tasks,
  2. Worry-free stops and lstarts, on steep hills in busy traffic.
  3. Quicker, unwavering traffic light startups.
  4. Squeeze up to 400,000 km or more out of a clutch wear.
  5. Optimized engine and transmission life.
  6. Streamlined driver tasking to reduced driver distraction.

DEVOTED…to teaching manual shift driving.

Carlos Tomas, president of Shifters, started the school in 1987, long before the internet he had a reputation for outstanding driving skills and teaching. Carlos isn’t just your run-of-the-mill driving instructor.

With extensive racetrack and skid pad experience Carlos has taught at George Brown College, Ontario Safety League and Young Drivers of Canada. In addition, he designed and judged the on-road segment of the Wheels/Bridgestone Ontario Driver of the Year Challenge, a high-profile driving contest held between 1990 and 1995 organized by The Toronto Star.


What's been said

Bill Taylor, The Toronto Star



“Carlos Tomas doesn’t run just any driving school…. The man knows what he’s talking about”

Nancy Irwin



“I ordered the Mini Cooper in April, signed up for the lessons, and by the time the car was delivered in May, I was completely ready to go. It was worth every penny.”

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Contact Information

Find us here: 4 locations in Toronto


Phone: 1-888-407-5453