Where will Ontario's 500 new government-funded EV chargers be placed? We now know the answer.

The Ontario government has begun installing a province-wide network of electric vehicle charging stations as part of the $325 million Green Investment Fund it announced in 2015.

By the end of March 2017, the charging stations will be operational at 250 locations across Ontario as part of a public-private partnership. The province is working with 27 other organizations and companies to reduce the range anxiety phenomenon that Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca says is the main reason electric cars have been slow to penetrate the motoring mainstream.

To that end, the province's partners include fast food retailers McDonald's and Tim Hortons, and Ikea, the Swedish haven of cheap food and furniture. More than 300 of the chargers will be in the Greater Toronto Area, and points immediately west, like Hamilton, but the project will see many of Ontario's small town get chargers: for example, Arnprior, about a 30 minute drive west of Ottawa, will get three; Fenelon Falls, in the Kawartha Lakes region, is getting one, and South Porcupine, a little settlement just east of Timmins is getting one, too.

Most of the charging stations will be Level 2 units that use 240-volt current to charge up a typical EV in four to six hours; a smaller number will be Level 3 chargers that can get a vehicle's battery up to 80 full in just 30 minutes.

EV drivers shouldn't expect a free charge, at least not everywhere: the province says the chargers will accept credit cards for payment, but businesses hosting the charging stations can opt to make the service free as a way to add value for their clients.

City/Town Number of Chargers Location of Chargers
Central Region Level 2: 223

Level 3: 84

Barrie Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 446 Bayfield St.
Beamsville Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 5005 Ontario St.
Beaverton Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 84 Beaverton Ave.
Bolton Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Albion Bolton Community Centre – 150 Queen St. South
Bradford Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 440 Holland St. West
Brampton Level 2: 6

Level 3: 0

Soccer Centre Recreation Facility – 1495 Sandalwood Pkwy. East

Heart Lake Conservation Area – 10818 Heart Lake Rd.

Claireville Conservation Area – 8180 Hwy 50

Burlington Level 2: 1

Level 3: 2

IKEA – 1065 Plains Rd. East

Appleby Crossing – 2435 Appleby Line

Caledon Level 2: 3

Level 3: 1

Albion Hills Conservation Area Chalet – 16500 Regional Rd.

Albion Hills Conservation Area Beach Parking – 16500 Regional
Rd.

Glen Haffy Conservation Area – 19245 Airport Rd.

Margaret Dunn Library – 20 Snelcrest Dr.

Collingwood Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 285 First St.

Tim Hortons – 4 High St.

Elmvale Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 68 Yonge St. South
Fort Erie Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 325 Garrison Rd.

Tim Hortons – 1167 Garrison Rd.

Goodwood Level 2: 1

Level 3: 0

Claremont Field Centre – 4290 Westney Rd. North
Hamilton Level 2: 1

Level 3: 2

Centre on Barton – 1275 Barton St. East

Tim Hortons – 1470 ON-6

Tim Hortons – 473 Concession St.

Keswick Level 2: 1

Level 3: 1

Glenwoods Centre – 443 The Queensway South
Markham Level 2: 10

Level 3: 2

123 Commerce Valley Dr. West

125 Commerce Valley Dr. West

50 Minthorn Blvd.

140 Allstate Pkwy.

Armadale Crossing – 7690-7770 Markham Rd.

80 Allstate Parkway

Midhurst Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Simcoe County Museum – 1151 Highway 26
Midland Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 16815 ON-12
Milton Level 2: 1

Level 3: 1

Campbellville Country Court Plaza – 35 Crawford Cres.
Mississauga Level 2: 58

Level 3: 20

80 Courtneypark Dr.

5800 Explorer Dr.

Meadowvale Corporate Centre – 6880 Financial Dr.

5750 Explorer Dr.

2085 Hurontario St.

4701/4715 Tahoe Blvd.

Indian Line Campground – 7625 Finch Ave. West

Pearson International Airport – 6301 Silver Dart Dr.

Pearson International Airport – 8 Network Rd.

Pearson International Airport – 3111 Convair Dr.

Hilton Mississauga – 6750 Mississusauga Rd.

2630 Skymark Ave.

Novo-nordisk – 2680 Skymark Ave.

Airway Centre – 5935 Airport Rd.

30 Eglinton Ave. West

Newmarket Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 1100 Davis Dr.
Niagara Falls Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 8089 Portage Rd.
Oakville Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

Tim Hortons – 228 Wyecroft Rd.
Orangeville Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 23 Broadway Ave.
Orillia Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 320 Memorial Ave.

Tim Hortons – 25 Colborne St. East

Oshawa Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

Best Western Oshawa – 559 Bloor St. West
Pickering Level 2: 1

Level 3: 1

Petticoat Creek Conservation Area – 1100 Whites Rd.
Richmond Hill Level 2: 9

Level 3: 0

30 Leek Cres.

38 Leek Cres.

95 Mural St.

1725 16th Ave.

Swan Lake Centre – 1229 Bethesda Sideroad

St Catharines Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 170 4th Ave. South
Stayner Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Clearview Joint Emergency Services Operations Centre – 6993
ON-26
Stouffville Level 2: 1

Level 3: 0

Bruce's Mill Conservation Area – 3291 Stouffville Rd.
Toronto Level 2: 121

Level 3: 25

IKEA Etobicoke – 1475 The Queensway

IKEA North York – 15 Provost Dr.

St. Joseph's Health Centre – 30 The Queensway

Royal Bank Plaza – 200 Bay St.

University Centre – 383 University Ave.

5775 Yonge St.

Lucliff Place – 700 Bay St.

York Mills Centre – 4325 Yonge St.

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.

Airport Marriott – 901 Dixon Rd.

Maple Leaf Square – 15 York St.

Air Canada Centre – 50 Bay St.

Air Miles Tower – 438 University Ave.

720 Bay St.

655 Bay St.

5001 Yonge St.

Adelaide Place – 181 University Ave.

2075 Kennedy Rd.

Dynamic Funds Tower – 1 Adelaide St. East

Atria – 2235 Sheppard Ave. East

30 Adelaide St. East

Commerce West – 401 and 405 The West Mall

SNC-Lavalin – 304 The East Mall

Burnhamthorpe Square – 10-20 Four Seasons Place

Morneau Shepall – 895 Don Mills Rd.

145 King St. West

150 King St. West

Sun Life Centre – 200 King St. West

Manulife Centre – 55 Bloor St. West

Bloor Islington Place – 3250 Bloor St. West

33 Bloor St. West

Scotiabank Plaza – 40 King St. West

115 Gordon Baker Rd.

Foresters – 789 Don Mills Rd.

277 Wellington St. West

Glen Rouge Conservation Area – 7450 Kingston Rd.

Milliken Crossing – 5631 – 5671 Steeles Ave. East

Black Creek Pioneer Village – 1000 Murray Ross Parkway

Humber River Hospital – 1235 Wilson Ave.

Tottenham Level 2: 1

Level 3: 1

Tottenham Mall – 55 Queen St. South
Vaughan Level 2: 4

Level 3: 3

TRCA Head Office – 101 Exchange Ave.

Joint Operations Centre – 2800 Rutherford Rd.

IKEA – 200 Interchange Way

Vineland Station Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 3335 North Service Rd.
Washago Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Washago Carpool Lot – HWY 11/169
Whitby Level 2: 1

Level 3: 0

Taunton Gardens – 320 Taunton Rd. East
Woodbridge Level 2: 3

Level 3: 0

Boyd Conservation Area – 8739 Islington Ave.

Kortright Centre – 9550 Pine Valley Dr.

East Region Level 2: 17

Level 3: 49

Arnprior Level 2: 0

Level 3: 3

Tim Hortons – 201 Madawaska Blvd.

Metro/Food Basics – 375 Daniel St. South

McDonald's – 16 Baskin Dr. West

Bancroft Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 234 Hastings St. North
Barrhaven Level 2: 2

Level 3: 0

Ottawa Park and Ride – 3347 Fallowfield Rd.
Belleville Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 218 Bell Blvd.
Brockville Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 2454 Parkdale Ave.

Tim Hortons – 77 William St.

Campbellford Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 148 Grand Rd.
Carleton Place Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 144 Franktown Rd.
Casselman Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Metro/Food Basics – 21 Richer Close
Cornwall Level 2: 0

Level 3: 3

Tim Hortons – 81 Tollgate Rd. West

McDonald's – 1301 Brookdale Ave.

St. Hubert – 705 Brookdale Ave.

Deep River Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 33235 Hwy 17
Embrun Level 2: 2

Level 3: 0

Embrun Arena – 8 Blais St.
Fenelon Falls Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 23 Lindsay St.
Gloucester Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

St. Hubert – 2484 Boulevard St. Joseph
Hawkesbury Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

St. Hubert – 456 County Rd. 17

Tim Hortons – 418 Main St. East

Johnstown Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Gas Bar – 2618 CR-2
Kanata Level 2: 1

Level 3: 1

Ottawa Park and Ride – 130 Earl Grey Dr.
Kemptville Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

TSC Stores – 2966 County Rd. 43
Kingston Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 681 Princess St.
Lindsay Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

Lindsay Recreation Complex – 133 Adelaide St. South

Tim Hortons – 85 Mt Hope St.

Madoc Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 14118 Hwy 62

Tim Hortons – 14121 ON-7

Manotick Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 989 River Rd.
Napanee Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 478 Centre St. North
Nepean Level 2: 2

Level 3: 0

Ben Franklin Place – 101 Centrepointe Dr.
Newcastle Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 361 King Ave. East
Ottawa Level 2: 3

Level 3: 8

McDonald's – 670 Bronson Ave.

City of Ottawa Fire Administration Building – 1445 Carling
Ave.

St. Hubert – 4010 Riverside Dr.

Ottawa Public Parking Lot – 687 Somerset

IKEA – 2685 Iris St.

Pembroke Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 805 Pembroke St. East

Tim Hortons – 11 Robinson Ln.

Perth Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 35 Dufferin St.
Peterborough Level 2: 7

Level 3: 4

Tim Hortons – 1527 Water St.

Lansdowne Place Mall – 645 Lansdowne St.

Norwood Town Hall – 2357 County Rd. 45

King Street Parking Garage – 200 King St.

Memorial Centre Arena – 151 Lansdowne St. West

Riverview Park Zoo – 1230 Water St.

Downtown Lakefield Public Parking – 39 Queen
St.

Picton Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Downtown Picton Public Parking – 55 King St.
Port Hope Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 175 Rose Glen Rd. North
Port Perry Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 14500 Simcoe St.
Rockland Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

Metro/Food Basics – 9071 County Rd. 17

Tim Hortons – 2875 Laporte St.

Northeast Region Level 2: 1

Level 3: 24

Azilda Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 514 Notre Dame St. East
Burk's Falls Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 27 Commercial Dr.
Elliot Lake Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 269 King's Hwy 108

Tim Hortons – 261 ON-108

Espanola Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 701 Centre St.
Gravenhurst Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 1105 Bethuine Dr.

Tim Hortons – 150 Talisman Dr.

Huntsville Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 44 ON-60
Kapuskasing Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 240 Government Rd.

Tim Hortons – 8 Government Rd. East

Kirkland Lake Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 155 Government Rd. West

Tim Hortons – 175 Government Rd. West

New Liskeard Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 883350 Hwy 65 West

Tim Hortons – 883307 ON-65

North Bay Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 999 McKeown Ave.

Tim Hortons – 114 Drury St.

Parry Sound Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 118 Bowes St.
Port Severn Level 2: 1

Level 3: 1

Jag's Petro Canada – 41 Lone Pine Rd.
Sault Ste. Marie Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 673 Trunk Rd.

Tim Hortons – 223 Second Line West

Sudbury Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 914 Newgate Ave.
South Porcupine Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 4556 ON-101
Timmins Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 520-522 Algonquin Blvd. East
Wawa Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 92 Mission Rd.
Northwest Region Level 2: 0

Level 3: 7

Dryden Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 520 Government St.

Tim Hortons – 655 Government St.

Fort Frances Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 831 Kings Highway

Tim Hortons – 525 Hwy 11 West

Kenora Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 900 Highway 17 East
Thunder Bay Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 770 Memorial Ave.

Tim Hortons – 121 East Ave.

West Region Level 2: 33

Level 3: 47

Amherstburg Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

The Libro Centre – 3295 Meloche Rd.
Arthur Level 2: 1

Level 3: 2

Arthur Library and Medical Centre – 110 Charles St. East

Arthur Sports Complex – 158 Domville St.

Brantford Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 73 King George Rd.

Tim Hortons – 1290 Colborne St. East

Cambridge Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 416 Hespeler Rd.
Cayuga Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 51 Talbot St.
Chatham Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 710 Richmond St.

Tim Hortons – 33 3rd St.

Clifford Level 2: 1

Level 3: 1

Clifford Community Complex – 2 Brown St. South
Clinton Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 300 Ontario St.
Drumbo Level 2: 1

Level 3: 1

Mister Steak Highway Travel Plaza – 80667 Oxford Rd. 29
Essex Level 2: 0

Level 3: 4

Essex Centre Sports Complex – 60 Fairview Ave. West

Colechester Harbour – 100 Jackson St.

Exeter Level 2: 1

Level 3: 1

153 Main St. North
Goderich Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 354 Bayfield Rd.
Guelph Level 2: 1

Level 3: 3

Social Services Building – 138 Wyndham St. North

Puslinch Library – 29 Brock Rd. South

N Hanlon Park Mall – 218Silvercreek Pkwy.

Hanover Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

McDonald's – 800 10th St.

Tim Hortons – 639 10th St.

Harriston Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 182 Elora St.
Ingersoll Level 2: 2

Level 3: 1

Downtown Ingersoll Public Parking – 16 King St.
Innisfil Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 940 Innisfil Beach Rd.
Kitchener Level 2: 8

Level 3: 0

50 Queen St. North

55 King St. West

Leamington Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 214 Talbot St.
London Level 2: 6

Level 3: 1

Wellington Commons – 1210 Wellington Rd. South

Tim Hortons – 146 Clarke Rd.

City Centre – 380 Wellington St.

Meaford Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 291 Sykes St. South
Mount Forest Level 2: 1

Level 3: 1

Mount Forest Sports Complex – 850 Princess St.
Owen Sound Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 1015 10th St. West
Port Colborne Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 429 Main St. West
Port Dover Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 1 St Andrew St.
Port Elgin Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 278 Goderich St.
Sarnia Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 1399 Colborne Rd.
Simcoe Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 77 Queensway East
Southampton Level 2: 1

Level 3: 0

Saugeen First Nation Gas Bar – 43 Cameron Dr.
Stratford Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 1040 Ontario St.
Strathroy Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 269 Caradoc St. South
Tillsonburg Level 2: 0

Level 3: 2

Tim Hortons – 401 Simcoe St.
Wallaceburg Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 848 Dufferin Ave.
Wasaga Beach Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

McDonald's – 1275 Mosley St.
Waterloo Level 2: 7

Level 3: 0

Northland Business Centre – 60 Northland Rd.

Waterloo Corporate Campus – 180 Northfield Dr. West / 595 Parkside
Dr.

Welland Level 2: 1

Level 3: 1

Fitch Street Plaza – 200 Fitch St
Wiarton Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 445 Berford St.
Windsor Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 80 Park St. East
Wingham Level 2: 0

Level 3: 1

Tim Hortons – 33 Josephine St.
Woodstock Level 2: 2

Level 3: 1

Quality Inn – 580 Bruin Blvd.