Councillor Shelley Carroll

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

FYI: Toronto Hydro Capital Rebuild

Starting next month, Toronto Hydro will be rebuilding the underground electrical system in some areas of our Ward. Residents that will be affected should expect to receive the following letter from Toronto Hydro:

Dear Valued Customer,

Toronto Hydro is planning to rebuild a section of the underground electrical system in your neighbourhood. The project is scheduled to begin early next month. We are doing this to improve the electricity system reliability in your neighbourhood. The existing system is nearing the end of its life expectancy and so these projects will improve service and reliability and reduce the frequency of outages.

During the design stage of this project, we assessed your neighbourhood and identified where and how the new system will be upgraded. The electrical system is made up of underground cables and transformers, delivering electricity to the street and then to each home. Electricity is delivered via these cables to transformers in underground vaults.
The proposed work will involve the replacement of the existing electrical cables in front of or adjacent to the properties in your neighbourhood. Toronto Hydro and its contracted suppliers will take all reasonable care to protect the area during the construction of this project. We will repair and/or replace any damage to the area.

Please be advised that the proposed underground work has been discussed and approved by the property manager for your York Condominium Corporation. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the project, please feel free to contact me at 416-542-3366 or send an email to Our website is also being built and details about this project and photos will be available in the near future.


Marina Leyderman
Communications and Customer Relations
Infrastructure and Design
Toronto Hydro-Electric System


The streets in our Ward that will be affected are:

Parkway Forest Drive
Cetus Starway
Capella Starway
Corvus Starway
Leo Starway
Lepus Starway
Lyra Starway
Nebulla Starway
Ursa Starway
Vega Starway
Virgo Starway