Toronto Hydro Work - King St at Pine St

Expected Project Timeline October - December 2020


PROJECT: 175 King Street


WARD: 5 – York South-Weston

ACTIVITY: Overhead & Underground Civil & Electrical Work

EXPECTED PROJECT TIMELINE: October 2020- December 2020


At Toronto Hydro, we take pride in powering our city and are committed to maintaining a safe and reliable distribution system during this unprecedented time. Along with other utilities, we’ve been designated an essential workplace by the provincial government, in recognition of the critical work needed to continue safely powering our city’s homes and businesses – today, tomorrow and in the months ahead. If you come across one of our crews working in your community, please practise 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


Please be advised that Toronto Hydro is planning to rebuild the aging overhead and underground electrical system in your community to help improve service reliability. The rebuild includes upgrading overhead and underground electrical cables and replacing hydro poles on city-owned property near your lot. Please note that we may require access to your property to install an underground pipe that connects the meter at your home to the main electrical line.

WORK AREA: The project area includes 175 King Street.


If you have any questions about the upcoming work, please contact our Customer Operations Team, and quote Project Information # P-170044-WD151003





Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to improve service reliability in your neighbourhood.


You may experience dust, noise and other inconveniences as a result of the work for this project. We will make efforts to reduce the impacts to you. Your patience is appreciated.


1. Design

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

2. Civil

The civil stage is when crews dig into the ground to place poles and pipes (conduit).

3. Electrical

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


Work hours

• Generally, work on this project will take place Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekend work may occur.

Road and sidewalk access

• In order to complete the work in a safe manner, there will be road and sidewalk restrictions within the construction work area

• In the event of any parking restrictions, advance notice will be provided

Possible power outages

• Throughout this project, planned power outages may be necessary to switch from the old to the new electrical system

• We intend to provide you with advance notice of these outages

Tree trimming/vegetation

• To accommodate the new hydro infrastructure, our contractor may be trimming a number of trees on city property

• Crews will take extra care and precautions around your property when doing this work

• Any trees near electrical lines will be trimmed with care

• To help ensure the safety of our crews and equipment, please don’t plant landscaping (shrubs, trees, flowers, etc.) near Toronto Hydro equipment. Crews must have unobstructed access to the equipment


Public safety is a top priority for us. We ask that you are careful around construction areas.

Always . . .

• Be alert around construction sites and never enter an 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 like using your cell phone

• 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 you feel you’re unable or uncomfortable

• Watch your step! Always be prepared for unexpected hazards

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