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Supercharger - Toronto Eaton Centre

Discussion in 'Canada Supercharger locations' started by jamessssshi, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. jamessssshi

    jamessssshi Member

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    i saw on Tesla’s website Toronto Eaton Centre location has already opened. Did anyone had a chance to check it out yet?
     
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    The indoor ones can be hidden with hoarding - the same thing happened with Ottawa in that nobody knew about it until it opened. I did speculate that this would be the site.
     
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    It’s probably one I’ll never use as I hate paying for parking while shopping.
     
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    Wow, great find! I'll check it out tomorrow. Tesla pulled this off without anyone even knowing.
     
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    I'm giving GTA Tesla owners an F- on this one.
     
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    #6 sakimano, Mar 23, 2018
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    That's hella sneaky.

    With that being said paying 14 bucks to charge for an hr is tough especially when we have Lawrence and Sherway now.
     
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    At least it's only Canadian dollars.
     
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    Good excuse for me to avoid spend a hour shopping with my wife. Rather stay in my Tesla and reading TMC :p
     
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    Is there parking fee involved? All the superchargers I’ve been to has been free parking regardless the locations.
     
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    You will have to pay for parking, just like at Rideau Centre in Ottawa.
     
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    What’s a good excuse to avoid shipping? Having to stay in the car to move it when it is done parking?
     
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    As you should. I walk through the Eaton Centre every day at least twice. I have also speculated that the chargers would be in there, given Tesla's predicted downtown location marker. I have thought a few times to wander around the parking garage to see if anything was happening, but didn't. That was obviously a mistake.

    I'm with others here though--there is nearly a 0% chance I would ever use those chargers, given that I charge at home and there are level 2 chargers in two government owned/operated "Green P" parking lots on either side of the Eaton Centre, both of which have cheaper parking rates and are (slightly indirectly) connected to the Eaton Centre through the underground PATH. I suppose, if I were coming to work for an hour and needed to go somewhere immediately afterward that was further away than the 70% charge I normally keep my Model S at, or if I had not charged for a while for some reason and wasn't going right home, I might nip in there for a bit in an emergency. But that's pretty unlikely. Frankly, I'm not sure anyone will, but now that--CANADIAN MODEL 3 ORDERS ARE OPEN--I suppose some apartment dwelling Model 3 owners might flood the place in desperation.
     
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    I suspect you will have to pay.

    I have seen other superchargers in paid parking lots (usually airports) where they comp you the parking fee if you show that you're in a Tesla going to charge, but I doubt that is going to happen at the Cadillac-Fairview malls (e.g. the Eaton Centre).
     
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    It's intriguing that this location is also at 120kW. I assume it's an "urban" charger, but won't know until tomorrow when I pop in to see. Some of them are getting "full" speed though, it seems.
     
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    For some reason these are called the Toronto - Bay Street Superchargers. I wonder why that is since the Eaton Centre is on Yonge Street, not Bay Street. Maybe to avoid confusion on other Superchargers that are to be built on Yonge St?

    It appears that there are sixteen at this location. Does anyone known if they are the new urban ones or the older style?
     
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    Tesla website says 120kw, indicating the older, red and white chargers. However, the website has been known to be inaccurate at times
     
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    Holy Moly! Now this is what I am excited about! I cannot believe we missed it. Now, for someone else to check. C9BBD1BC-043F-4BBB-8EFE-2B41A00B5439.png 5AF2AFE7-49C1-491D-BB1D-9C3AB0AE4CE8.png
     
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    That's right! We finally have a Supercharger downtown Toronto. The only downside is that we will have to pay to charge as its located in the mall parking lot. Rates are reasonable on weekends but during the week it can get expensive. Nothing like the Mott St Supercharger in Manhattan that was $28 USD an hour.

    I plan on visiting today and will post pics later. According to TESLA's site its not an urban charger so we will be getting full speed at this location.

    Happy Charging!
     
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    I noticed that too.

    Yonge Street is "the longest street in the world" (note: not really), I guess, so odds are high there will be another one on it sooner or later...

    Tesla's original map placeholder marker was west of the Eaton Centre, more behind Old City Hall, which does have street access to Bay Street, so I assume they just kept the "Bay Street" moniker from the placeholder.
     
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    Already on supercharge.info . That was Quick! 45158F50-7D4F-4DCD-A0EF-8BB0E749F6B8.png
     

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