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Minister Wilkinson Announces Over 500 New Public EV Chargers Across Toronto

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500 New Public EV Chargers Across Toronto by December 2025. Photo Adobe Stock

The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a federal investment of nearly $5 million to install over 500 new EV chargers, including 40 fast chargers across the City of Toronto.

The chargers are expected to be installed by December 2025 and will help EV drivers get to where they need to go with confidence and ease. Before hitting the roads, Canadians can easily map out their route by consulting Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) Charging and Alternative Fuelling Station Locator.

To help drivers make the switch, the Government of Canada is supporting the deployment of a coast-to-coast-to-coast network of charging stations along highways and in communities’ public places, on-street, in multi-use residential buildings, at workplaces and for vehicle fleets. To date, federal investments are helping to deploy over 43,000 EV chargers across the country—particularly in public spaces where they are most needed.

This investment supports commitments included in the recent, which aims to further accelerate the Canadian leadership in building and driving zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), ultimately contributing to the national targets of all vehicle sales being ZEV by 2035 and of creating thousands of sustainable jobs across the EV value chain.

The Government of Canada has secured investments in the EV supply chain across Ontario, including:

  • Volkswagen’s $7 billion investment to establish its first overseas electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant in St. Thomas, Ontario
  • A multi-billion dollar project with automaker Stellantis will support plants in Windsor and Brampton, Ontario, implementing flexible vehicle platforms at both plants and increasing its production of electric vehicles (EV)
  • General Motors investing over $2 billion at its Oshawa and CAMI assembly plants and launching Canada’s first full-scale commercial electric vehicle production facility at the CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll
  • An investment of over $5 billion in a facility to manufacture batteries for EVs in Canada, located in Windsor, Ontario
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s $1.4 billion investment in its Cambridge and Woodstock plants, which will support more than 8,000 jobs in Southwestern Ontario, and will create 450 new jobs
  • Ford Motor Company of Canada’s investment in its Oakville Assembly Complex, which will help secure 5,400 jobs
  • Umicore’s investment will create over 600 jobs in Eastern Ontario and strengthen Canada’s end-to-end electric vehicle supply chain

 

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