Hydro One’s Leaside to Main Infrastructure Refurbishment Project Update

Dear Residents,

In January, Hydro One launched a Class Environmental Assessment to refurbish two sections of underground 115 kilovolt transmission cable in the eastern part of downtown Toronto. This infrastructure, shown on the attached map, is a critical component of Ontario’s electricity grid and the supply of power to Toronto Hydro.

Since then, we have been busy gathering feedback on the project, conducting environmental studies, and assessing routing options for sections of the underground cable replacement. Thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of Public Information Centres and the community ‘Power Walks’.

Leaside Hydro routing

Based on what we’ve heard and our analysis of technical and environmental studies, we have selected a preferred routing option for the underground cable replacement between Leaside Transformer Station (TS) and Todmorden Junction (JCT).

We have also further examined our construction methods, considerations and mitigation within the entire project area, which also includes the replacement of the underground cable between Main TS and Lumsden JCT, and replacement of the overhead shield wire that is used to protect our equipment from lightning.

We invite you to drop into an upcoming Public Information Centre to get a project update and provide your comments. The dates and locations for each session are provided below.

We hope to see you there!

Hydro One Community Relations
t: 416-345-6799
e: Community.Relations@HydroOne.com

August 9, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stan Wadlow Community Centre
373 Cedarvale Avenue

August 10, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Leaside Arena, William Lea Room
1073 Millwood Road

August 17, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stan Wadlow Community Centre
373 Cedarvale Avenue