Information from Toronto Hydro – December 30th, 10:30AM

Posted on December 30, 2013

Toronto Hydro works to restore final customers impacted by ice storm

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) reports there are now approximately 725 customers without service, and crews have been dispatched to these locations. Work will continue until all outages are addressed.
In addition, there are approximately 680 locations that have received Electrical Safety Authority approval to reenergize following repairs to electrical stand pipes that were damaged in the storm. Toronto Hydro has dispatched crews to all of these locations.

Toronto Hydro is working through the final phase of restoration. By now, crews have restored almost all neighbourhoods impacted by the storm. The utility is asking customers to do the following:

If you are in a neighbourhood that has been restored but your home is still without power, it is critical that you report your outage to a call centre agent by calling 416-542-8000. While call volumes have now reduced, we kindly ask that you stay on the line if at first, phone lines are busy. Thank you for your patience.

As expected, our equipment at many locations has experienced severe damage due to the ice storm, and therefore restoration is taking much longer than would normally be the case. Many of these homes are in neighbourhoods with rear-lot construction, where poles and power lines are located in backyards. Crews cannot use bucket trucks to reach the damage, and must enter the yards on foot, carrying equipment and using ladders to climb poles and make repairs. This is time-consuming and hazardous.

Crews continue to focus on localized neighbourhoods, apartment buildings, condominiums and individual homes still without service.

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TTC New Year's Eve service free after 7 p.m.

Posted on December 30, 2013

TTC LOGO LARGE

On New Year’s Eve, the Toronto Transit Commission will offer free, extended service from 7 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2013 to 7 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2014 thanks to a new, three-year partnership with Corby Spirit and Wine.

“We are delighted to partner with the TTC to offer Torontonians a safe way to go to and from their festivities on New Year’s Eve. As a company, we have zero tolerance for impaired driving and hope this partnership will further promote this message. Don’t pay the price: enjoy this holiday season, and enjoy it responsibly by not drinking and driving and making sure no one around you does either,” said Corby President and CEO Patrick O’Driscoll.

“Through their three-year agreement with TTC to sponsor our free New Year’s Eve service, Corby Spirit and Wine is highlighting the important public service our TTC provides and the need to act responsibly by not drinking and driving,” said TTC Chair Karen Stintz. “On behalf of my Council colleagues and fellow Commissioners, I thank Corby Spirit and Wine for their contribution and for helping the TTC keep Toronto safe. Please welcome the New Year with the TTC.”

Late night service will be extended on most routes. Specific details are as follows:

Tuesday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve

  • Most routes with Monday-Friday late evening service will continue until 4 a.m., with the Blue Night Network operating from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Last trains on the Yonge-University-Spadina line will leave Union Station at 3:30 a.m. for Finch Station and 3:34 a.m. for Downsview Station.
  • Last trains on the Bloor-Danforth line will leave Bloor-Yonge Station at 3:37 a.m. for Kipling Station and at 3:37 a.m. for Kennedy Station.
  • Last train on the Scarborough RT line will leave Kennedy Station at 4:07 a.m. for McCowan Station.
  • Last train on the Sheppard line will leave Sheppard-Yonge Station at 3:58 a.m. for Don Mills Station.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – New Year’s Day:

  • Sunday service.
  • Subway starts at 9 a.m.

TTC New Year’s Eve service free after 7 p.m.

Posted on December 30, 2013

TTC LOGO LARGE

On New Year’s Eve, the Toronto Transit Commission will offer free, extended service from 7 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2013 to 7 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2014 thanks to a new, three-year partnership with Corby Spirit and Wine.

“We are delighted to partner with the TTC to offer Torontonians a safe way to go to and from their festivities on New Year’s Eve. As a company, we have zero tolerance for impaired driving and hope this partnership will further promote this message. Don’t pay the price: enjoy this holiday season, and enjoy it responsibly by not drinking and driving and making sure no one around you does either,” said Corby President and CEO Patrick O’Driscoll.

“Through their three-year agreement with TTC to sponsor our free New Year’s Eve service, Corby Spirit and Wine is highlighting the important public service our TTC provides and the need to act responsibly by not drinking and driving,” said TTC Chair Karen Stintz. “On behalf of my Council colleagues and fellow Commissioners, I thank Corby Spirit and Wine for their contribution and for helping the TTC keep Toronto safe. Please welcome the New Year with the TTC.”

Late night service will be extended on most routes. Specific details are as follows:

Tuesday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve

  • Most routes with Monday-Friday late evening service will continue until 4 a.m., with the Blue Night Network operating from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Last trains on the Yonge-University-Spadina line will leave Union Station at 3:30 a.m. for Finch Station and 3:34 a.m. for Downsview Station.
  • Last trains on the Bloor-Danforth line will leave Bloor-Yonge Station at 3:37 a.m. for Kipling Station and at 3:37 a.m. for Kennedy Station.
  • Last train on the Scarborough RT line will leave Kennedy Station at 4:07 a.m. for McCowan Station.
  • Last train on the Sheppard line will leave Sheppard-Yonge Station at 3:58 a.m. for Don Mills Station.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 – New Year’s Day:

  • Sunday service.
  • Subway starts at 9 a.m.
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