Update: power outage

Toronto Hydro reports update to power outage in City of Toronto

TORONTO, July 5 /CNW/ - As of approximately 8 p.m., Toronto Hydro is reporting that most areas affected by a large-scale power outage have been restored.

Boundaries remaining without power are as follows:

NORTH YORK
    West - Leslie
    East - Victoria Park
    North - McNicoll
    South - Van Horne

    ETOBICOKE
    Area 1
    North - Burnhamthorpe
    South - Bloor Street West
    Along East Mall

    Area 2
    North - Finch Avenue
    South - Rexdale Blvd
    Along Highway 27

At this time, approximately 1,300 customers remain without power, down from 48,000.

Toronto Hydro will provide more updates as restoration information becomes available.

ABOUT TORONTO HYDRO-ELECTRIC SYSTEM

Toronto Hydro Corporation is a holding company, which wholly-owns two principal subsidiaries:

-   Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited - which distributes electricity
        and engages in Conservation and Demand Management ("CDM") activities;
        and
    -   Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. - which provides street lighting
        services.

The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 690,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in Ontario.

For further information: Toronto Hydro Media Stand By, (416) 903-6845; Tanya Bruckmueller 416.903.0440