Massive blackout hits downtown Toronto

Published on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 12:59 PM EDT

Last updated Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 1:57 PM EDT

There is a massive power outage in downtown Toronto.

The outage affected a four-block radius from College to Harbor Street and York to Sherborne Street, according to the Toronto Transportation Service.

The lights, cameras and business were all without power, the department told CP24.

A widespread power outage affected multiple buildings, including the Eaton Center, Toronto Police Headquarters, and multiple towers in the financial district. Many large advertising screens in Yonge-Dundas Square have also gone dark.

Hydro One says it is investigating the issue and will provide more information as it becomes available.

Toronto Hydro is also looking into the matter.

Toronto Police advise drivers to treat intersections with lights as a four-way stop when the lights are off.

Public transit users should also exercise patience as power outages have caused “significant delays” near Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East.

CTV News political analyst Scott Reed was driving downtown when the street lights went out.

He said navigating the city streets was a bit “hairy” in the downtown core as some traffic lights were out.

Reed said police officers are directing traffic at some major intersections, but not all.

The Toronto Fire Department is currently responding to elevator rescues in the disaster area.

They’ve also attended a potentially related wiring call near Bushett and Commissioners streets in Portland.

According to Toronto Hydro’s blackout map, power in the affected area may be out until at least 10:40 p.m. tonight. Over 10,000 customers have been affected by this outage.

Massive blackout hits downtown Toronto

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