Powering Growth In The City Of Toronto
The Pan Am/Parapan Am Games have certainly put Toronto on the map this summer. With the unveiling of the beautiful new waterfront and Union Station’s facelift — not to mention all of the infrastructure improvements underway — our city is putting its best foot forward and the world is taking notice. It’s no wonder that earlier this year The Economist named Toronto the most livable city in 2015.
At Toronto Hydro, we’re proud to play a critical role powering growth In the City Of Toronto. We’re powering transit expansion projects, enabling the densification and urbanization of Toronto, and renewing our aging distribution grid — all at the same time.
As we work to replace antiquated equipment installed in the 1950s and 1960, we’re updating our system with improved technologies that will not only help us respond to outages faster but will help make our grid more resilient. We’re also adapting and responding to grid challenges with smart and innovative engineering solutions.
I’m particularly proud of Copeland Station, a new underground transformer station being built in the heart of downtown Toronto, fostering a beautiful public space beside a heritage building. It’s only the second underground transformer station to be built in all of Canada and spans 50,000 square feet, three stories below ground.
Ultimately, all of our hard work translates to better service for our customers. And we’re already seeing improvements in service reliability. Since 2007, we’ve experienced a 31% drop in the average number of outages and a 26% reduction in the average duration of outages. So even though the games may be winding down, our city will be winning for years to come.
Wishing you a safe and happy summer,
— Anthony Haines President & CEO, Toronto Hydro
Because cranes don’t always mean condos. When complete, this underground transformer station will supply enough electrical capacity to power 70 towers in the downtown core. It’s just one example of how Toronto Hydro is upgrading your electricity grid. Learn more about what’s powering your city at torontohydro.com/gridinvestment