Toronto Hydro and City of Toronto encouraging residents to make the streets safer by reporting lights out

TORONTO, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Daylight saving time begins this weekend.  Torontonians will begin to emerge from their winter hibernation and venture out to enjoy what the city has to offer.  Although the days are starting to get longer, streetlights still play an important role in helping to make streets and sidewalks safer.   Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) and the City of Toronto are asking that residents continue to help by reporting lights out. 

Street lights not only illuminate public spaces to improve traffic safety, it is widely thought to be an effective means of helping to prevent crime.

Toronto Hydro continues to patrol streets, but with more than 160,000 street lights in the city, Toronto residents can help get lights repaired faster by reporting them directly.

Torontonians can report a street lighting problem three ways:

  1. Call the Toronto Hydro hotline at 416-542-3195, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week
  2. Online at torontohydro.com 
  3. Call 311 Toronto for help in reporting to Toronto Hydro

About Toronto Hydro
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 726,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.

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About the City of Toronto
Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information: Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System, Tbruckmueller@torontohydro.com, W: 416-542-2621, C: 416-903-0440; Steve Johnston, City of Toronto, sjohnsto@toronto.ca, W:416-392-4391