TORONTO, Ont. – After approximately 30 hours in the dark, power has been restored for residents living in several high-rise apartments in East York.
Toronto Hydro was forced to shut off power Friday afternoon for repairs to an aging underground switch gear.
“We are currently experiencing an ongoing outage affecting the area of Thorncliffe Park, our crews are on site, estimated time of restoration is late Saturday afternoon,” said a recorded message from Toronto Hydro on Saturday.
Hundreds of residents took to Twitter and called in to 680News to vent their frustration over having to wait so long for the lights and heat to be turned back on.
The outage affected between ten-and-twenty highrise apartment buildings in the area, with some reports indicating more than a thousand people were without power.
Toronto Hydro says customers affected by this power outage can apply to be compensated for any losses suffered.
You can find more information on outages and compensation at the Toronto Hydro website.