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Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water, Household Waste)

Toronto - Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water, Household Waste)

Electricity and Gas

The Toronto Hydro Corporation distributes electricity to the city of Toronto through a clutch of affiliate companies. Payments can be made online through the eBills route, or through the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan.

The Toronto Hydro-Electric System may require residents to submit meter readings online on occasions when the company is unable to do so. This can be done by either through a phone call or through an online form. You may refer to www.torontohydro.com/electricsystem/residential/meter_reading/index.cfm for more information.

eBills allows consumers to view and pay their bills online. For details, refer to www.torontohydro.com/electricsystem/billing_and_payment/ebills/index.cfm. The Pre-Authorized Payment Plan ensures automatic payment of the bill on the due date, and details can be accessed at www.torontohydro.com/electricsystem/billing_and_payment/payment_plan/index.cfm

Residents of Toronto can also be served by electricity retailers, details of which can be found on www.torontohydro.com/electricsystem/residential/elec_retailers/faq/index.cfm#q1

Direct Energy Marketing Limited is a natural gas and electricity supplier to residential and commercial complexes in Toronto offering a range of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services, including energy retrofits, installation, maintenance programs, service, and repair; building automation services; energy management software; and financing for capital intensive projects. To know more, read www.directenergy.com/EN/Pages/CUS/CustomerCare.aspx


Lake Ontario is the source of clean, uninterrupted supply of water to Toronto. Tap water in Toronto meets all quality standards enforced by the Ontario Drinking Water Standards and is safe to drink.

Toronto Water runs the water supply network in the city through six pumping stations in and out of the city. Residents receive a single Utility Bill from the City of Toronto that covers fees for water consumption and solid waste management. This includes services like garbage, recycling, litter prevention and landfill management. Bills are mailed to residents once in four months. Payments can be made through banks under the Pre-Authorized Utility Bill Payment Program or through epost, the online mail delivery service of Canada Post.

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