Toronto Hydro recognized as a leader of consumer electrical safety

Toronto Hydro receives 2015 Ontario Electrical Safety Award

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro is the proud recipient of the 2015 Ontario Electrical Safety Award in the category of Consumer and Home Safety.

Every year, the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) awards four recipients for their outstanding contribution to the advancement of electrical safety. This year, the ESA recognized our steadfast commitment to consumers' electrical safety over the last year.

The electrical safety of employees and the public is our top priority. In 2014, our electrical safety awareness focus included contact voltage, safety inside and outside the home, powerline safety and emergency preparedness.

We've worked together with a number of partners including the ESA, City of Toronto, Toronto Fire Services and Toronto Community Housing to help ensure that safety messages reach the residents of Toronto.

For more information on how Toronto Hydro raises awareness on electrical safety, visit


  • Toronto Hydro's emergency preparedness list is available in six different languages
  • Each year, Toronto Hydro participates in Powerline Safety Week by providing residents with tips on staying safe around the home
  • Toronto Hydro's website has a dedicated electrical safety page


"Electrical equipment inside and outside the home can be a safety hazard. So whether we're reminding the public to report downed powerlines or keep a freshly stocked emergency kit, Toronto Hydro is dedicated to educating residents on how to stay safe around electricity."
-    Tori Gass, Media Relations Specialist, Toronto Hydro 


Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 747,000 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 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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