Looks like it'll be another aggravating ride to work this morning. At approximately 7:30 AM on Thursday morning, the TTC announced that commuters should expect delays on all streetcars routes due to a wide-spread power outage in Toronto's east end. According to the TTC, the outage has prevented the streetcars from leaving the TTC's Leslie Barns Carhouse.
According to CBC News, Toronto Hydro has confirmed that thousands of homes and businesses have been impacted by the power outage. The power outage is within the boundaries of Dundas Street East to Unwin Avenue and Cherry Street East to Leslie Street.
Toronto Hydro also confirmed that crews are in the midst of responding to the outage, and more information will be announced as soon as it becomes available.
The TTC also warned passengers riding the 31 Greenwood/72 Pape/83 Jones/143 Downtown-Beach Express that the outage is also affecting traffic lights in the area and will likely delay their ride even more.
As if that wasn't enough for TTC riders to deal with, the TTC also announced that delays of up to 15 minutes could be expected on Line 1 Yonge-University between Finch and Union stations due to an earlier issue. Supplementary buses are running to reduce the bottlenecks at the stations, but normal service has since resumed.
As with all TTC service delays, riders couldn't be less pleased - and really, who can blame them? Here is what some TTC commuters are saying on social media: