On April 21, 2023 Volkswagen and PowerCo SE announced that they had chosen St. Thomas to build the largest battery cell plant in North America, and possibly the largest in the world. This announcement is a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation.

To find out more information about the first ever North American EV battery cell gigafactory click here.
St. Thomas is developing the lands in the North East side of the City for the Volkswagen/PowerCo plant that was announced on April 21, 2023. This project is ongoing and updates are forthcoming regarding the project.
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Beginning Monday, June 5, 2023, Edgeware Line will be closed to all through traffic due to construction activities.  Local traffic will be permitted outside the construction zone. A detour route around the road closure can be seen in the photo below, which follows Yarmouth Centre Road to Ron McNeil Line to Highbury Avenue.

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