TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2014 /CNW/ - City of Toronto and Toronto Hydro crews
have been working through the night to complete electrical repairs and
restore power to Toronto City Hall, which remains closed this morning,
after a fire in a hydro vault in the building's basement yesterday.
Toronto Hydro anticipates that power will be restored and the building
may reopen between 10 a.m. and noon today.
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
contact their supervisor or manager about alternate work locations for
this morning and for updated information. The Hester How Daycare in the
building is closed and parents are asked to make other arrangements for
their children. The Toronto parking Authority parking lot, adjacent to
City Hall, remains open and is not affected by the power outage.
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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Media contact; Wynna Brown, Strategic Communications, 416-919-6503, firstname.lastname@example.org