This Friday, Hydro One will be replacing a wire along the overhead section that extends from the Leaside Transformer Station to Bayview Junction. There is no electricity flowing through this wire; however it protects our infrastructure from lightning strikes, and will include communication fibers which the existing wire does not have. This will improve communication between stations, allowing for more flexibility and better reliability in the Toronto system. There will be no change in the appearance of this line from what it is now once this work is complete.
Pending confirmation from CP Rail, these activities will occur from Friday, October 2, to Monday October 5. Work on Saturday and Sunday will not start until 9 a.m. and work each day will be complete by 7 p.m. Hydro One crews will be working over the weekend in an effort to maintain the schedule, and also to coordinate with CP Rail. Residents will notice a crane onsite, and a machine will be set up at the base of each tower to help with installing the wires.
With respect to the fence, before we can begin landscaping, there is a significant amount of work that needs to be done including the contractor removing their equipment and trailers, removing gravel, and grading the area. For safety, the fence will remain until these activities are complete. We can provide a better update on this timing once this work begins.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for your patience.
Hydro One Networks Inc.
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Toronto, ON | M5G 2P5
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