News Release
February 28, 2024

The City of Toronto is partnering with the Government of Canada to add more than 500 new electric vehicle (EV) chargers to the City’s corporate charging network.

This $10 million joint investment means Toronto will benefit from 486 new Level 2 chargers, which offer higher-rate charging, and 40 new fast chargers, which are at least four times faster than Level 2 chargers, for the City’s growing fleet of EVs by the end of 2025. The new infrastructure will also enable the upcoming expansion of the City’s workplace charging program as well as plans to make some chargers available for public use in the future as the City’s net zero strategy progresses.

Investments like this are a critical step in making the city’s transportation systems more sustainable. Zero-emission vehicle infrastructure like this will support the City’s commitment to making Toronto a greener, cleaner city – and that’s one of the reasons why the City is incorporating them into its fleet and making it easier to access charging stations.

  • This investment includes $5 million from the City and more than $4.9 million from Natural Resources Canada.
  • This is the fourth EV infrastructure project in Toronto to receive federal funding.
  • The $10 million will support the City’s ambitious plan to transition 20 per cent of City-owned fleets to zero-emissions vehicles by 2025 and 50 per cent by 2030.
  • The City expects to have 850 charging ports available at more than 100 City locations by 2025.
  • As of the end of 2023, approximately 900 of the nearly 10,000 City fleet vehicles were zero-emission.
  • Approximately 46 per cent of City vehicles are employing emission reduction technologies or alternative fuels.

These investments help move the City forward in its pursuit of the TransformTO Net Zero 2040 Strategy and will continue to make Toronto a leader in seizing the opportunities of a carbon neutral future.


“Toronto is an environmental leader. Torontonians are proud of the progress we are making to make the city clean, green and sustainable. This type of partnership with the federal government will speed up our ambitious plans to make our city’s fleet net-zero.”
– Mayor Olivia Chow

“We’re making electric vehicles more affordable and charging more available where Canadians live, work and play. Investing in more EV projects, including over 500 that we announced today in Toronto, will put Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a strong, healthy net-zero future.”
–The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

“This partnership between the federal government and the City of Toronto represents a key investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It is an important step in greening our City fleet and reaching our ambitious net zero goals.”
– Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough-Rouge Park), Chair, Infrastructure and Environment Committee

“Federal investment is helping to build a more sustainable future for Toronto. That includes working to expand EV infrastructure across the country, like these over 500 new chargers we are deploying across Toronto, making it easier to switch to an EV. Together, we can achieve Canada’s goal of reaching net zero by 2050.”
– Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

“Today’s announcement marks a significant step towards a more sustainable and greener future with the installation of over 500 new EV chargers in Toronto. As Canada leads the way in the EV supply chain, we’re creating economic opportunities and sustainable jobs across the country. Transitioning to electric vehicles not only saves money but also reduces pollution, contributing to our national targets for zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035.”
– Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport

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