Prince Philip and 250,000 homes left in the dark

Prince Philip and 250,000 homes left in the dark

Lights on, lights off (Image: John R. Southern) 

A large part of the city was in the dark yesterday evening as a power outage swept Toronto’s financial core and west end at 4:45 p.m. due to a transformer explosion near Kipling station. David Miller turned into a superhero, rescuing a man stuck in the TD Bank Tower, and Twitter overflowed with panicked Torontonians as thousands of tweets poured through the #blackoutTO and #DarkTO feeds. But even though Toronto Hydro unofficially called this power-out a “biggie,” according to CTV’s Twitter feed, we’re pretty sure the Duke of Edinburgh, who had the lights turn out just as Lieutenant Governor David Onley was about to address him at the Royal York Hotel, disagrees. We hope Prince Philip doesn’t think Toronto’s trying to tell him something.

Power outage hits Toronto [Globe and Mail]
• Power outage in downtown Toronto turns out lights at royal event [AM 770]
David Miller responds to man’s tweet for help [Toronto Star]