Toronto Hydro: Power outage in Etobicoke

TORONTO, April 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") is continuing to make repairs to damaged equipment that has resulted in an extended power outage to four apartment buildings in the Islington Ave. and Dundas St. area. Emergency crews are onsite working to restore power to all customers as quickly as possible. Service to three of the four buildings was restored by 3:00 a.m. Monday, April 16.

Power went out in the area on Sunday, April 15 at approximately 7:00 p.m. The cause of the outage is due to the failure of a distribution transformer feeding the buildings. One apartment remains without power (25 Mabelle). Service restoration is estimated to be complete by 3:00 p.m. today.

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About Toronto Hydro

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 705,000 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 Ontario.

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