Update: 9:30 PM- Sunday, October 12
Road Closures & Transit
Information for Downtown Residents
Last update: 9:30 PM, Sunday October 12
Tips for leaving home
If you are leaving your home for an extended period please:
- Unplug all appliances to prevent a power surge when power is ultimately restored.
Pack light, but take clothes and supplies to last up to a week, including:
- Battery chargers
- Identification which confirms your identity and address (such as a driver’s licence or utility bill)
- Insurance information and property management contact information
What do I do if I don’t have water in my home?
Residents may see in buildings that have lost pressure or are experiencing low pressure include no water from taps and toilets will not flush. This is a normal occurrence when pressure is lost or low, and residents are asked to be patient as crews work to restore power and water pressure to the building. Residents are asked to advise their building manager should this occur. The City is working with Building Owners and Managers Association to monitor and communicate with affected residents. Please note, even if your water pressure is low, your water is safe to be used.
Fridge or freezer in power outage
If you open your fridge or freezer and the light does not come on, you should prepare for the possibility of food spoilage. Remove all perishables from the fridge and freezer.
Waste bins will be available at Mewata Armoury for food disposal. If you are without power and looking to get rid of items in your fridge, you can dispose of them at the Information Centre.
If your phone is impacted and you have no dial tone, you will not be able to make any calls, including emergency calls. If you need to place an emergency call, please use your cell phone. If your cell phone doesn’t work, please reach out to a neighbour and use their phone or go to a neighbouring business.