Major power outage hits Toronto’s East end

Toronto Hydro reported a major outage in Toronto’s east end during Monday’s morning commute.Power was restored just after 8:20 a.m.

The outage began around 6 a.m., impacting a large area with rough boundaries from St. Clair Ave. E. to Lakeshore Blvd., and between Yonge St. and Victoria Park Ave., Toronto Hydro confirmed. Approximately 20,000 customers were left in the dark as a result of the outage.

The hydro distribution company, serving 756,000 customers  total according to their website, says the issue was a result of lost power supply from Hydro One.

The outage hit a large segment of Line 1 on the Bloor-Danforth line with no subway service between Broadview and Woodbine stations.

Service was restored on the subway around 8:15 a.m., but shuttle buses continue to operate as a relief for the packed subway lines.

According to TTC spokesperson Stuart Green, “a number” of subway trains on Line 2 were unable to go into service this morning due to power loss at Greenwood Yard, where trains are stored overnight.Trains on Line 2 were turning back at Broadview and Woodbine stations as crews worked to fix the outage, but full service has since resumed.