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Power Restored in Toronto After Outage That Hit Financial District

  • Electricity went out midday, forcing workers home early
  • About 10,000 customers were affected in Canada’s largest city
The skyline in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The skyline in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Photographer: James MacDonald/Bloomberg
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A major power failure in downtown Toronto left parts of the city’s financial district without electricity for hours on Thursday, affecting about 10,000 customers at its peak.

The disruption began shortly before 12:30 p.m. New York time and was caused when a barge moving a crane struck high-voltage wires in the Port Lands area southeast of the downtown core. Toronto Hydro said in a tweet just before 8 p.m. that power had been restored downtown.