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Toronto Hydro Electrical Upgrade: Patricia Avenue

Toronto Hydro is upgrading the electrical distribution system in our community to improve the reliability of our electrical service. This upgrade includes upgrading overhead electrical cables and installing hydro poles on city-owned property near your lot.



Project Details

Project Name: Patricia Avenue

Project Number: P-230534-WD109003

Expected Timeline: October 2023 – January 2024

Project Area: A section of Patricia Avenue.


Questions?

Website: torontohydro.com/construction-map

Phone Inquiries: (416) 542-3366

Email: capitalprojects@torontohydro.com

 

Project Stages

1. Design - The design stage is when technical staff plan on how to get the new power supply to your home or business.


2. Civil - The civil stage is when crews dig into the ground and place new poles and underground conduits.


3. Electrical - The electrical stage is when crews switch over the supply from the old to the new system.


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 you with advance notice of these outages.

 

Work Details

What to expect

While Toronto Hydro will make every effort to reduce the impact of construction on Willowdale, residents may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences as a result of the work on this project. We appreciate your patience as Toronto Hydro works to improve the reliability of service in Willowdale.


Work hours

The work on this project will generally take place Monday to Friday, between 7am and 7pm.

However, some weekend work may occur.


Road and sidewalk access

In order to complete work in a safe manner, there may be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work area. In the event of any parking restrictions in Willowdale, advance notice will be provided by Toronto Hydro.


Tree trimming/vegetation

To accommodate the new electrical infrastructures, 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 the crews and equipment, customers are kindly asked to refrain from planting landscaping (shrubs, trees, flowers, etc.) near Toronto Hydro infrastructure, as crews require unobstructed access to the equipment.

 

Safety Tips

Public safety is our 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.

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