City of Toronto Introduces Monthly Utility Billing Pilot Program

The city’s Revenue Services division is now offering property owners the option to receive their utility billings on a monthly basis. This one year pilot program allows a monthly billing option to residential customers for payment of their utility bill in a more efficient way and in manageable payment increments.

For more information or to apply for this program, please click here.

Construction Coordination Update

We’re at the tail end of an unprecedented construction season.

The increased construction activity signals much needed and long overdue investment in our city’s basic infrastructure but also brings congestion and disruption.

That’s why the city is redoubling its construction coordination efforts.

I recently met with the Director of the city’s Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination (MCIC) group – the lead on construction coordination.

MCIC’s job is to organize and connect key stakeholders from city divisions (Water, Transportation, TTC), third-party utility and telecommunication companies (Toronto Hydro, Enbridge, Rogers, Bell) as well as private developers, share information and identify opportunities to bundle and streamline work.

MCIC’s role does not end when construction starts. Once shovels are in the ground, MCIC is constantly on the lookout for ways to reduce congestion and disruption, including accelerating or decelerating construction activity or implementing short term signal changes on surrounding streets, among other things.

Of course, there is always room for improvement – I see it day in and day out.

Please let me know if you see an example of poor construction coordination by sending me an email or calling my office. Each and every example can help us improve the city’s response going forward!

Broadway and Bayview Hydro Improvement Project

Project Broadway Bayview
Toronto Hydro will be undertaking a project to improve the electricity system in the Broadway and Bayview area. This work will involve the replacement of existing transformers and overhead electrical cables on the following streets:

  • Bayview Avenue
  • Banff Road
  • Broadway Avenue
  • Cardiff Road
  • Corinth Gardens
  • Fairfield Road
  • Glazebrook Avenue
  • Glenavy Avenue
  • McBain Avenue
  • Rowley Avenue
  • Rappert Avenue
  • Walder Avenue

Construction is scheduled to start mid-February and will likely finish in July 2014. If you have any further questions about this project you can contact Toronto Hydro at (416) 542-3366 or capitalprojects@torontohdyro.com.