• In the event of an attack during WWII, Toronto Hydro was responsible for the disconnection of street lighting, shutting down electricity to the TTC and turning off lighting in its own buildings.
• During WWII, Toronto Hydro appealed to our customers to conserve. Electricity consumption for signs, show-windows, displays and advertising was banned. Street lighting was reduced by approximately 20 per cent. Daylight savings time was extended throughout winter to reduce the afternoon peak electrical load. This increased efficiency created a profit that Toronto Hydro passed down to our customers in temporary rate reductions.