Between 2008 and 2017, the GA charge grew from less than one cent per kilowatt-hour to about 10 cents.
Ontario once benefitted from some of the lowest power prices on the continent—not now.
In 2016, Toronto residents paid $60 more per month than the average Canadian for electricity.
Employment growth has been lopsided, with the GTA and adjacent areas reaping most of the benefits.
In 2016 Toronto residents paid $60 more per month than the average Canadian for electricity.
Long-term guaranteed contracts for renewable energy generators such as wind and solar power have increased electricity costs in Ontario.
Between 2005 and 2015, the manufacturing sector’s share of employment in Ontario fell from 16.7 per cent to 10.7 per cent.
The province exported electricity to other provinces and states, costing Ontario between $732 million and $1.25 billion.