The future is here. Toronto, along with with numerous towns and cities across the province, will soon be plugged into an electric car charging network. That's right, the Ministry of Transportation announced today that it's putting in about 500 electric vehicle chargers at 250 locations, including in places such as Tim Hortons, IKEA and McDonald's parking lots.
"Building a more robust network of public chargers across Ontario allows electric vehicle owners to plan longer trips knowing that charging stations are as readily available as gas stations," reads a press release from the Ministry of Transportation.
The entire public network should be ready by March 31, 2017, meaning you'll be able to take a greener, electric-powered road trip next summer. And this project all part of the province's plan to curb green house emissions.
Here's where you'll be able to charge your car in Toronto:
- Humber River Hospital - 1235 Wilson Ave.
- IKEA Etobicoke - 1475 The Queensway
- IKEA North York - 15 Provost Dr.
- Royal Bank Plaza - 200 Bay St.
- Dynamic Funds Tower - 1 Adelaide St. E.
- 145 King St. W.
- 150 King St. W.
- Sun Life Centre - 200 King St. W.
- University Centre - 383 University Ave.
- 5775 Yonge St.
- Lucliff Place - 700 Bay St.
- Manulife Centre - 55 Bloor St. W.
- MaRS Centre - 661 University Ave.
- Yorkville Village - 87 Avenue Rd.
- Madison Centre - 4950 Yonge St.
- Citibank - 123 Front St.
- 110 Yonge St.
- 525 University Ave.
- 175 Bloor St.
- Metro Centre - 200 Wellington St.
- Morneau Shepall - 895 Don Mills Rd.
- Burnhamthorpe Square - 10-20 Four Seasons Place
- Bloor Islington Place - 3250 Bloor St. W.
- Airport Marriott - 901 Dixon Rd.
- 33 Bloor St. W.
- Maple Leaf Square - 15 York St.
- Air Canada Centre - 50 Bay St.
- Atria - 2235 Sheppard Ave. E.
- Air Miles Tower - 438 University Ave.
- 720 Bay St.
- 655 Bay St.
- 5001 Yonge St.
- Commerce West - 405 The West Mall
- 30 Adelaide St. E.
- Scotiabank Plaza - 40 King St. W.
- SNC-Lavalin - 304 The East Mall
- Commerce West - 401 The West Mall
- Adelaide Place - 181 University Ave.
- 2075 Kennedy Rd.
- St. Joseph's Health - 30 The Queensway
- Black Creek Pioneer Village - 1000 Murray Ross Parkway
- 115 Gordon Baker Rd.
- Foresters - 789 Don Mills Rd.
- 277 Wellington St. W.
- Milliken Crossing - 5631 - 5671 Steeles Ave. E.
Photo via wd wilson via the blogTO Flickr pool.