The Toronto Parking Authority opened its first Green P facility at 11 Wellesley Street West near Queen’s Park in downtown Toronto. The facility includes eight new EV charging stations and is part of the City’s New Zero strategy: TransformTO.
The plan is for the Toronto Parking Authority to open more than one hundred EV charging stations by the end of 2023. The authority aims to install more than 650 public EV chargers by the end of 2024.
The Green P EV Charging Project is joint project between the Toronto Parking Authority and Toronto Hydro-Electric Company.
During the opening, Toronto Mayor John Tory, Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie and a host of others were on hand.
We are working hard as a City to tackle climate change at the local level.
— John Tory (@TorontosMayor) December 20, 2022
John Tory had this to say at the opening:
This EV initiative is another example of the progress we are making moving our city forward and working on solutions to achieve our Net Zero emission goals. We are working hard as a City government to tackle climate change at the local level, and we have a lot more work to do. With all our City partners, including the Toronto Parking Authority, working together, we will get there.
The public EV chargers are now open to use and are operating as of today.