Toronto Hydro Work: Bicknell-Westbury

Expected Timeline: June 2021-August 2021





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Dear Resident,

Please be advised that Toronto Hydro is planning to relocate the overhead electrical system in your community, to accommodate City of Toronto watermain and storm sewer rehabilitation. This relocation includes upgrading overhead electrical cables and replacing hydro poles on city-owned property near your lot.


PROJECT NAME: Bicknell-Westbury

PROJECT NUMBER: C-200023-W19101-HR008

EXPECTED TIMELINE: June 2021 – August 2021

PROJECT AREA: The project area includes a section of Bicknell Avenue between Rotherham Avenue (North) and Nashville Avenue (South).


QUESTIONS?

WEBSITE: torontohydro.com/project-map

PHONE INQUIRIES: (416) 542-3366

EMAIL: capitalprojects@torontohydro.com


Information about COVID-19

Toronto Hydro takes pride in powering our city and we are committed to maintaining a safe and reliable distribution system during this unprecedented time. If you come across our crew members working in your community, please practice physical distancing and avoid approaching them directly in order to ensure your safety and theirs. For more information on how we are responding to COVID-19, please visit torontohydro.com/covid-19.


PROJECT STAGES:


Stage 1 - Design

The design stage is when technical staff plan on how to get the new power supply to your home or business.


Stage 2 - Civil

The civil stage is when crews dig into the ground and place new poles and underground conduits.


Stage 3 - Electrical

The electrical stage is when crews switch over the supply from the old to the new system.


Planned Power Interruptions

Throughout this project, planned power outages may be necessary when switching from the old to the new electrical system. We will always provide you with advance notice of these outages.


WORK DETAILS


What to expect

While Toronto Hydro will make every effort to reduce the impact of construction on your community, you may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences as a result of the work on this project. We appreciate your patience as we work to improve the reliability of service in your neighbourhood.


Work hours

The work on this project will generally take place Monday to Friday, between 7 am and 7 pm. However, some weekend work may occur.


Road and sidewalk access

In order to complete work in a safe manner, there may be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work area. In the event of any parking restrictions in your community, advance notice will be provided.


Tree trimming/vegetation

To accommodate the new electrical infrastructure, trees may need to be trimmed on city property. Crews will take extra care and precautions when doing this work. To ensure the safety of our crews and equipment, we kindly ask that customers refrain from planting landscaping (shrubs, trees, flowers, etc.) near Toronto Hydro infrastructure, as crews require unobstructed access to our equipment.


SAFETY TIPS

Public safety is our top priority and everyone plays an important role:

  • Never enter a construction area marked by fences or safety cones

  • Be visible at all times and make eye contact with people operating equipment

  • Be aware of your surroundings and avoid distractions

  • Follow all safety signage, even if there are no construction workers around

  • Walk on the sidewalk or designated walkway

  • Ask for assistance to walk around the construction area if preferred

  • Watch your step! Always be prepared for unexpected hazards

  • Report anything that looks dangerous to a construction site worker, or call 416-542-8000