TORONTO, January 1, 2014-Toronto Community Housing President and CEO Gene Jones issued this statement today on the ice storm recovery.
I am pleased to report that power has been restored to all Toronto Community Housing buildings and units affected by the ice storm.
The past 10 days have been challenging for our residents, as they have been for many people across this city. I thank and commend our residents for their patience, understanding, and resilience, as we worked to provide the supports they needed until the power was back on in their homes.
I thank all my staff who worked tirelessly through the past 10 days, in some cases giving up holidays and time that they had planned to spend with family and loved ones, to support our residents as the City recovered from the ice storm.
I thank Toronto Hydro and all the workers who toiled round the clock for days to restore power to residents across the city, including in our communities. And I thank our City of Toronto partners. The recovery has been one of the most efficient responses I have seen during my career, and it was truly a team effort.
As we head into the new year, Toronto Community Housing will continue to work with all our partners to provide better homes and better neighbourhoods that make Toronto a better place for all.
About Toronto Community Housing
Toronto Community Housing (www.torontohousing.ca) is Canada's largest social housing provider, and home to 58,500 households with low- and moderate incomes. By providing clean, safe, well-maintained, and affordable homes, Toronto Community Housing delivers better homes, better neighbourhoods and a better Toronto for all.
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