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Power slowly restored after transformer fire in Toronto’s east-end

A map of the power outage that affected residents in the east-end of Toronto. Toronto Hydro

Toronto Hydro says about 350 customers are without power, down from 3,800 people, in the east-end of the city following a transformer fire caused by animal contact on Thursday.

The boundaries affected are from the lake side up to Gerrard Street and from the Don Valley Parkway to Woodbine Avenue.

Toronto Hydro tweeted at 9 a.m. that they are working to have power restored within the next two hours, by 11 a.m.

Crews are on-site at De Grassi Street, east of Dundas Street and Broadview Avenue, where the transformer fire happened.

“While restoring power, we ran into some complications, but crews continue to work as quickly and safely as possible,” said Toronto Hydro.

The TTC said that full service has now resumed on all streetcar routes affected by the power outage. Buses will continue to operate until the end of the morning rush. Streetcar service had previously been suspended during the peak of the outage.

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