Planned power outage to affect TTC subway service on Sunday

Toronto Hydro making emergency repairs to ensure reliable service

TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro will be making repairs to an underground cable chamber near Eglinton West subway station on Sunday, which will affect subway service.

The TTC will experience a planned service disruption between St. Clair West and Lawrence West stations, with service resuming at approximately 4 p.m. The repairs are being made to fix a major cable fault. The fault affects two main feeders in the area and requires immediate action.

We are working closely with the TTC and our crews will begin repairs early Sunday morning to minimize disruption to riders. Our crews will be onsite today and tomorrow preparing the area to isolate the fault and ensure customers in the area are not impacted.

We want to thank our customers for their patience as we provide needed repairs and maintain a stable, effective electricity grid.


  • Work is scheduled to begin at 3 a.m. on Sunday morning
  • Repairs are expected to take approximately 12 hours
  • The TTC will have shuttle buses running between St. Clair West station and Lawrence West station during the outage. Wheel-Trans buses will also be in place for those requiring an accessible connection


Toronto Hydro owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 740,000 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 the province of Ontario.

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SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information: Tori Gass, Communications and Public Relations, 416-903-4037,; 24-hours media line: 416-903-6845,


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