The Government of Canada announces $15 million for 2,350 EV chargers in Ontario

Natural Resources Canada announced its next tranche of federal investments in Ontario.

The latest investment will see nearly $15 million for the installation of more than 2,350 chargers across Ontario. 2,100 of the chargers will be in the Greater Toronto Area.

Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson had this to say:

We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more accessible where Canadians live, work and play. Investing in more EV chargers, like the ones announced today across the Greater Toronto Area, will put more Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future and help achieve our climate goals.

The funding will provide 32 organizations, including multi-resident buildings, private firms, utilities and municipalities, with funds to cover the cost of installing EV chargers.

This includes the City of Toronto, YMCA, City of Brampton and others. For the YMCA, the chargers will be located across the Greater Toronto Area and also at YMCA Camp Pine Crest in Muskoka. The exact locations for chargers will be confirmed in the coming months.

All the funding came through the Federal Government’s Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program.

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