Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
New Changes will Also Help Fight Climate Change, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Toronto, ON – April 23, 2018
Starting May 1, 2018, new changes will be in effect to make it easier for condo residents to charge their electric vehicles at home as part of Ontario’s plan to fight climate change.
Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Government and Consumer Services, along with MPP Arthur Potts, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, made the announcement today in Toronto.
The new changes will:
Reduce current requirements to make it easier for condo owners to get approval from their condo corporations to install an electric vehicle charging system in their condominium.
Prevent condo boards from rejecting an owner’s application to install an electric vehicle charging system on condo property when the owner meets certain conditions.
By making it easier for drivers to switch to electric vehicles, Ontario is making it easier for people across the province to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. These new rules to facilitate the installation of electric vehicle charging systems in condos will remove barriers to condo residents who own electric vehicles, or are thinking about purchasing one, by enabling them charge their vehicles where they live.
Ontario’s plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and over 65, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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