UPDATE: Service Ontario Kiosks Being Removed
The province is pulling the plug on all 72 Service Ontario Kiosks around the province after they had been shut them down since June because of security concerns. It initially said they were only going to be out of service temporarily.
The kiosks are used to renew licence plate stickers and change your address.
Service Ontario says it's not concerned their centres will be packed with people given there hasn't been any significant increase in traffic since the machines were turned off this summer.
Spokesperson Alan Cairns says many people are using their online services, underlining there won't be any security issues there as long as your home computer is secure.
As for cost to remove all the kiosks, the province says it will be shelling out $252,000, compared to the millions it would have to invest into security for them. Cairns says even then, they would still be vulnerable to "high-tech crime."
The province says only two per cent of Service Ontario transactions were done through kiosks.