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November 8, 2012
Solar power program launches at McGregor Park Arena
Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of Toronto's Economic Development Committee will join Jim Baxter, Director, Energy and Strategic Initiatives, City of Toronto and Jack Simpson, Manager, Capacity Planning & Generation, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited to celebrate the official launch of a joint program between the City of Toronto and Toronto Hydro that will see 10 city-owned buildings across Toronto outfitted with more than 8,800 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

Date: Monday, November 12
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: McGregor Park Arena, 2231 Lawrence Ave. E. (Lawrence Avenue East & Kennedy Road)

Media will be able to:
• Witness the solar panel installation in progress, and with approximately 70 per cent of the roof panels already in place, catch a glimpse of what the finished project will look like.
• Interview the City of Toronto and Toronto Hydro representatives about the partnership and the expected results.
• Interview representatives from Carmanah Technologies Corp. about the product and the installation process.

The principal business of the Toronto Hydro Corporation and its subsidiaries is the distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 715,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18 per cent of the electricity consumed in the Province of Ontario.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Kazia Fraser
Marketing & Communications Consultant
(416) 392-6786

Jennifer Link
Toronto Hydro
(416) 542-2725



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