Power Outage - Toronto Hydro reports power outage in the west end of Toronto

TORONTO, July 5 /CNW/ - Power restoration has commenced in parts of downtown. As of approximately 6:40 p.m., Toronto Hydro is reporting a large-scale power outage affecting the approximate area bounded by:

    
    North: Eglinton
    South: Dundas
    West: Keele
    East: Spadina
    

Some customers are without power in pockets outside of the boundaries.

Six of Toronto Hydro's substations fed by Hydro One are out of service.

At this time it is unknown when full power will be restored.

Toronto Hydro is awaiting electrical feeds from Hydro One before it can restore full power to customers. When Hydro One restores service, Toronto Hydro will restore service to customers in stages. This will be necessary to avoid overloads caused by heavy electrical equipment such as air conditioners coming on all at once.

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.

SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information: For further information: Toronto Hydro Media Stand By, (416) 903-6845; Tanya Bruckmueller, 416.903.0440, Denise Attallah, 416.902.9437


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