TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - City of Toronto and Toronto Hydro crews
are working around the clock to complete electrical repairs and restore
power to Toronto City Hall, which was closed this afternoon due to a
fire in a hydro vault in the building's basement. Toronto Hydro
anticipates that power will be restored by early tomorrow and the
building will reopen to public and staff.
Members of the public are advised to call 311 and to check media reports
for updates before heading to City Hall to visit or conduct business.
The City apologizes for any service disruptions or delays and thanks
the public for their patience.
City staff and others who work in the City Hall building are advised to
report to work as usual and to stay in touch with their supervisor or
manager for updates and further direction. The Hester How Daycare in
the building will be closed and parents are asked to make other
arrangements for their children.
The electrical fire, which was quickly brought under control by Toronto
Fire Services, resulted in the early closure of the building and the
evacuation of approximately 1500 staff and others. Two staff working in
the electrical room were treated for minor smoke inhalation.
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: City of Toronto
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