Canada Major power outage hits Toronto’s east end

15:36  08 january  2018
15:36  08 january  2018 Source:   Toronto Star

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Toronto Hydro says the issue is a result of a lost power supply from Hydro One.

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Toronto Hydro is reporting a major outage in Toronto’s east end Monday morning.

The outage began around 6 a.m., impacting a large area with rough boundaries from Eglinton Ave. E. to Lakeshore Blvd., and between Yonge St. and Victoria Park Ave.

Toronto Hydro is reporting a power outage affecting a large swath of the city's east end. © Randy Risling Toronto Hydro is reporting a power outage affecting a large swath of the city's east end.

The hydro distribution company, serving 756,000 customers total according to their website, says the issue is a result of a lost power supply from Hydro One.

“Our friends at @HydroOne are working to restore power from their end,” Toronto Hydro reported in a tweet. “Once that happens, we’ll be able to restore power to customers. But, unfortunately, we don’t have a restoration time available yet.”

The outage has hit a large segment of Line 1 on the Bloor-Danforth line with no subway service between Broadview and Woodbine stations. Shuttle buses are operating between the two stations while crews work to restore power. The Toronto Transit Commission tweeted that use of GO Transit may be another travel alternative.

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