About Us


25 years in businessFor over 25 years, our experienced instructors have provided quality service and driving expertise to over 40,000 graduates in Ontario. Our highly successful on-road training, along with our unique, easy to follow, interactive Canadian Driver’s Edge program has secured us a great reputation and widespread recognition with our customers, the Ministry of Transportation, and insurance companies all over the region.

At the Academy of Driving Unipol we believe that all driving schools are NOT created equal. In fact, we pride ourselves on knowing that we stand head and shoulders above other schools in the region. By taking pride in what we do we make sure that the driving skills we teach to our students will stay with them all their lives. Utilizing our UNIQUE and INTERACTIVE CURRICULUM   we emphasize:

  • Defensive driving
  • Strong observation habits
  • Safe motoring

Our experienced instructors focus on teaching safe driving techniques, rather than just the skills “to pass a driving test”.



Our staff of classroom and driving instructors is professionally trained with years of industry experience.

In-Car Instructors


#1 Driving School in Hamilton


In-Class Instructors

Mark Gwiazdowicz

Owner / Principal

Driver educator and Driving School owner for over 23 years. Seniors’ assessment specialist for Chedoke-McMaster hospital.

Frank DeClara

Office Manager

Driver education specialist for over 27 years. Currently President of Driving Instructors’ Golden Horseshoe Association, Eastern Canada vice-president of the Driving School Association of America.

Henry Van Ede

Classroom Instructor

Educator for over 33 years with Hamilton-Wentworth Separate School Board, Driving Education Trainer for over 24 years. B.A. degree from McMaster University, M.Ed. degree from Brock University.

Giovanni Burgio

Classroom Instructor

Over 26 years experience in driver education field. Former instructor with Hamilton Board of Education. Senior Assessment Advisor with Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO).