Toronto Hydro: Downtown Power Outage Update #3

TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") reports that power restoration to the building at 33 Princess Street has been further delayed until approximately 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. The delay is caused by the need to replace an underground transformer that was extensively damaged as a result of a vault fire yesterday afternoon in downtown Toronto. A new transformer was installed overnight and new power cables are now being connected. With the exception of 33 Princess Street, power was restored in stages yesterday to all customers in the area bounded by North - Queen Street E;  East - Sumach/Cherry; South - Front Street East and West - Sherbourne Street.

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.

The information in these materials is based on information currently available to Toronto Hydro Corporation and its affiliates (together hereinafter referred to as "Toronto Hydro"), and is provided for information purposes only. Toronto Hydro does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the information and undertakes no obligation to revise or update these materials. Toronto Hydro (including its directors, officers, employees, agents and subcontractors) hereby waives any and all liability for damages of whatever kind and nature which may occur or be suffered as a result of the use of these materials or reliance on the information therein.

SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

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