Dec 19, 2014
By Bob Komsic
With this Sunday and Monday marking the first anniversary of the ice storm, the City of Toronto’s submitted its official funding request to the province for the cleanup costs.
The $64.2-million request would help recover costs for emergency response, shelter and food for residents, who could not stay in their homes, immediate and long-term cleanup and repairs to city streets and tree debris removal.
At one point during the storm, approximately 416,000 Toronto Hydro customers — over one-million residents — were in the dark and cold.
The city manager will report back on progress since the ice storm to the City’s Executive Committee next June.