Not the best day for your power to stop working. A major power outage has consumed parts of Downtown Toronto on Thursday and it looks like no one knows the real reason why just yet.
According to Hydro One, they are currently investigating a power outage affecting thousands of customers in the downtown core. The outage occurred just after 12:30 pm on Thursday.
Affected buildings include the Eaton Centre and several buildings surrounding the area.
Per the Hydro One outage map, the black-out areas span as far as Cabbagetown, west just before Spadina Avenue, south of Bloor and north of the Gardiner Expy.
It has also affected certain TTC routes like the 505 which is reporting major delays near Broadview Ave at Dundas St E due to the power outage.
People took to Twitter to share videos and photos of the Yonge and Dundas area, as well as inside the Eaton Centre.
Customers in the mall were almost in complete darkness as they made their way out of the building.
The scene outside, in the Yonge-Dundas area is just as chaotic.
Huge #poweroutage in downtown Toronto. First time I see these screens at Yonge-Dundas Square off. Several blocks without power. Police cars and fire trucks all over downtown. Also spotted one traffic accident at Queen-Yonge. pic.twitter.com/YkQ1hqdGai
— Felipe Soares (@felipebsoares) August 11, 2022
Downtown Toronto right now. Power outages across the downtown core…eaton centre evacuated for safety pic.twitter.com/IRhKbo0OL6
— Oliver (@oliverm46) August 11, 2022
— Prophet Andy Delpesche (@PROPHETICPOTTER) August 11, 2022
— RealKrisKo🇨🇦 (@RealKrisKo) August 11, 2022
Just after 2 pm, power was restored in most areas according to the Toronto Hydro outage map. However, there are still several locations waiting for it to be restored.
According to Hydro One, they are investigating reports that a barge carrying a crane came into contact with high-voltage transmission lines in the Port Lands area.