Four new electric vehicle charging stations have been installed in the underground parking garage of the Enercare Centre, reports Exhibition Place.
The activation of the charging stations is a joint venture of Exhibition Place and its naming partner, Enercare Inc., which committed to the project following last year’s naming sponsorship of the Enercare Centre convention facility in Toronto. Their installation comes just in time for the National Home Show and Canada Blooms, North America’s largest home and garden show.
The electric vehicle charging stations are EVLink Level 2 units. They are capable of a full charge in four to eight hours. Located in the east, west and south corners of the garage, the bays are marked with large graphic EVCS signage.
Sustainability at Exhibition Place
Exhibition Place’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) embraces environmental responsibility and leadership with respect to sustainability, energy production and waste reduction as part of the GREENSmart program. Its 192-acre site—the largest entertainment venue in Canada—boasts the award-winning, LEED Gold Enercare Centre, Canada’s largest exhibition and convention centre, and the Allstream Centre LEED Silver conference venue. Since 2004, Exhibition Place has undertaken an environmental stewardship initiative (GREENSmart), which includes the promotion of sustainable development, environmental initiatives and leading-edge green technologies and practices across the site.
About Enercare Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Enercare Inc. is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and currently has an investment grade credit rating. The purchase of Direct Energy’s Ontario home services business by Enercare Home and Commercial Services Limited Partnership (“Enercare Home Services”) created a single Canadian company, Enercare Home Services.
Enercare & Exhibition Place
Following the acquisition of Direct Energy’s Ontario Home Services business byEnercare Inc., The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place successfully concluded a multi-year naming rights sponsorship agreement to re-name the venue Enercare Centre. This naming rights agreement is effective through May 31, 2026.
The $7.5 million (CDN) agreement includes title sponsorship of the centre, creation of a new logo, exterior signage and a public space in the Galleria of the building to showcase Enercare Inc.’s products and services to the public.