Toronto Hydro crews have restored power to nine CityPlace condominium buildings in downtown Toronto after an overnight outage – the third power outage to affect the area in a week.
A Toronto Hydro spokesperson told Global News power went out around 7 p.m. Saturday after a temporary equipment repair made on Friday failed.
The first outage at CityPlace, located north-west of Spadina Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West, happened Aug. 28 and lasted five hours. The spokesperson was not able to confirm what caused the affected buildings to lose power.
On Friday, the community was hit with a second outage. Toronto Hydro crews identified an issue with equipment and made a temporary fix.
In a statement Sunday afternoon, the utility company said cables carrying power from two feeders experienced “faults.”
“Replacement work that had been scheduled became urgent last night when the main feeder was lost, and additional crews were brought in to conduct emergency repairs,” the statement said.
Toronto Hydro said around 250 metres of underground cable needed to be replaced, which prolonged the outage.
In order to address power reliability, Toronto Hydro said crews are planning to replace the backup feeder.