Toronto Hydro and the City of Toronto installed charging stations on select streets across the city. These stations are part of a pilot project, which aims to:
- Understand charging usage in Toronto
- Help permit holders gain access to on-street charging
- Support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and other emissions harmful to air quality
Location of charging stations
The charging stations are located in areas that have enough capacity for dedicated EV parking spots. These locations were also chosen because the pole placement allowed us to install the charging stations safely and with minimal disruptions to pedestrians and the community.
- Alton Avenue
- Bowmore Road
- Mountjoy Avenue
- Palmerston Avenue
- Shaw Street
- Westlake Avenue
Keeping the public and EV drivers safe
Safety is our top priority, which is why we’ve installed these charging stations in locations that aren't in the way of pedestrians. Still, if you come across these stations, it’s important for everyone, including kids and pets, to stay back and be mindful, just like you would for any other piece of electrical equipment.
EV charging stations also have several layers of redundant safety features to help protect users from potential electrical and fire hazards while connecting, disconnecting and charging the vehicles.
Safety reminder: EV stations are public spaces. To help keep safe, sanitize the charger head and any touch-surfaces before and after use.