On December 1, 2021, the Ontario Government announced a joint venture partnership between ONroute and Ivy Charging Network (“Ivy”) and its partners, Canadian Tire Corporation (“CTC”) and the Ministry of Transportation (“MTO”), to deploy Ivy’s Charge & Go level 3 fast-charger locations for electric vehicles at all 23 ONroute locations along Highways 401 and 400, the first 20 to be operational by the end of 2022. The deployment aims to reduce barriers to EV ownership, support Ontario’s growing EV manufacturing market and critical minerals sector, and help achieve Ontario’s goal of building at least 400,000 electric and hybrid vehicles by 2030.
ONroute is the operator of 23 convenient plazas located along Highways 400 and 401 in Ontario, offering travellers food and beverage options, gas, and other amenities to improve their travel experience.
CTC (TSX: CTC.A) (TSX: CTC) is a group of companies that includes a Retail segment, a Financial Services division and CT REIT.
Miller Thomson advised ONroute and CTC with a team led by Aaron Atcheson, and comprised of Kelsey Vicary and Katherine Cavan (Projects, Energy, and Real Estate); Perry Katz and Lisa Goodfellow (Retail), as well as Kyle Bertsch and Cindy Kim (Student).
For more information on the joint venture: Ontario Boosting Electric Vehicle Charging Availability