Ontario and Toronto Planning for Cities Growing Electricity Needs

Electricity demand in Toronto is growing for the first time in twenty years as we build new homes and transit, as businesses make new investments and as industries grow and electrify.

That’s why our government is working with the City of Toronto and the Independent Electricity System Operator to plan for new energy infrastructure that will meet the growing demands of the city.

While current growth has been met by existing transmission lines, energy efficiency programs and strategically located natural gas generation assets (including the Portlands Energy Centre), powering future growth could include new options – informed by public input – including new transmission lines on existing right of ways, unique options like submerged cables or new generation and storage options.

Planning for Toronto’s energy future is just one part of our government’s energy plan Powering Ontario’s Growth  which also includes Ontario’s first large-scale nuclear build in a generation, the largest procurement of clean energy storage in Canada’s history and expanded energy efficiency programs to lower bills for families and businesses.

Unlike previous governments, we’re working with municipalities to make good on our promise of affordable, clean and reliable energy including getting shovels in the ground faster for cities like Toronto.