- Ward: Etobicoke North (Ward 1)
- Activity: Underground Rebuild
- Timeline: April - December 2012
- Status: Completed
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited is in the process of upgrading the underground electrical system in this neighbourhood. As part of The City of Toronto’s reconstruction of Garfella Bridge, Toronto Hydro will be constructing underground ducts.
The area affected includes Garfella Drive Bridge located on Garfella Drive between Mount Olive Drive and Bulbourne Road (over Albion Creek). Once civil construction is complete, the area affected by a planned power outage will include Dorward Drive (North), Silverstone Drive (East), Stevenson Road (South) and Martin Grove Road (West).
The scope of work includes open trenching and the installation of concrete encased ducts. All construction work for Project Garfella Bridge will take place within City of Toronto property. Access to Garfella Drive Bridge will be temporarily restricted. Parking lanes will be used by our crews which will reduce traffic to single lanes in each direction.
During the course of our work, you may experience some power interruptions. They will be necessary to switch from the old to the new supply arrangements. We will endeavour to keep the interruptions to a minimum and to give you prior notice.
Our contractors, Entera Utility Contractors and SNC Lavalin, are sensitive to local concerns and will work to minimize disruptions to local residents. Toronto Hydro’s contractor will temporarily restore our area of work. The City of Toronto will make permanent restorations as season, weather and scheduling permits. We appreciate your cooperation and ask that customers exercise caution around construction areas.
Week of June 18, 2012
A planned power outage is expected to occur on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 between 9:00 a.m. and 5 p.m. Customers will experience one power interruption, which is necessary for the safety of our employees. Toronto Hydro crews will work to ensure these interruptions are less than 8 hours in duration. In the event of inclement weather, the power interruption will likely be rescheduled to the following business day.
For the purpose of installing, removing, maintaining, operating or changing transformers and associated equipment, please provide unimpeded and safe access to Toronto Hydro at all times by exercising caution around construction areas.
We apologize for any inconvenience resulting from this necessary work and remind you to correct your electric clocks as required. We encourage residents to preserve their food by keeping their refrigerator door closed throughout the outage. In addition, if you have electric garage door openers, and require your vehicle during this period, please arrange to have it removed prior to the outage.