Toronto Hydro construction notice
Areas - Sections of Steeles Avenue West between Signet Drive and Hwy 400 and a section of Garyray Drive at Rossdean Drive.
Toronto Hydro is upgrading your community’s electrical distribution system to improve your electrical service’s reliability.
This includes upgrading overhead and underground electrical cables and installing underground tap boxes on city-owned property near your lot. The expected timeline is August 2022 to October 2022.
Toronto Hydro takes pride in powering the city, and are committed to maintaining a safe and reliable distribution system during this unprecedented time. If you come across crew members working in your community, please practice physical distancing and avoid approaching them directly to ensure your safety and theirs.
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Design- The design stage is when technical staff plan on how to get the new power supply to your home or business.
Civil- The civil stage is when crews dig into the ground and place new poles and underground conduits.
Electrical- The electrical stage is when crews switch over the supply from the old to the new system.
What to expect- While Toronto Hydro will make every effort to reduce the impact of construction on your community, you may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences as a result of the work on this project. Toronto Hydro appreciates your patience as they work to improve service reliability.
Work hours- This project will generally take place Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
However, some weekend work may occur.
Road and sidewalk access- To complete work safely, there may be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work area. If there are any parking restrictions in your community, advance notice will be provided.
Tree trimming/vegetation- To accommodate the new electrical infrastructure, trees may need to be trimmed on city property.
Crews will take extra care and precautions when doing this work. To ensure the safety of crews and equipment, Toronto Hydro kindly ask that customers refrain from planting landscaping (shrubs, trees, flowers, etc.) near Toronto Hydro infrastructure, as crews require unobstructed access to their equipment.
Planned Power Interruptions- Throughout this project, planned power outages may be necessary when switching from the old to the new electrical system. Toronto Hydro will always provide advance notice of these outages.
Public safety is a top priority, and everyone plays an important role:
• Never enter a construction area marked by fences or safety cones.
• Be visible at all times and make eye contact with people operating equipment.
• Be aware of your surroundings and avoid distractions.
• Follow all safety signage, even if there are no construction workers around.
• Walk on the sidewalk or designated walkway.
• Ask for assistance to walk around the construction area if preferred.
• Watch your step. Always be prepared for unexpected hazards.
• Report anything that looks dangerous to a construction site worker, or call: 416-542-8000
Call: (416) 542-3366