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Forest Hill gets $6-$8-million electrical upgrade

Forest Hill is getting slightly more powerful this week.

According to Toronto Hydro spokeswoman Denise Atallah, phase III of a five-phase project "is intended to improve reliability and reduce power outages," which, she says, have been going on at a greater than average rate for as much as two decades.

Each phase is costing between $6 million and $8 million.

The project involves taking down the overhead wires from neighbourhood backyards and burying them in front of the properties, which will not only increase reliability, but provide better access to Hydro crews in the future, as well as make their jobs in this part of the city safer.

The work has been going on in various parts of Forest Hill since 2008, and all five phases will be completed by 2012.
Residents will experience controlled outages as wires are taken down.

Writer: Bert Archer
Source: Denise Atallah

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