We've moved out of the house and have started deconstruction.
We are disconnecting services, including gas, electricity, water, etc.
Toronto Hydro wants min. 2 to 3 weeks to perform the meter recovery, as they call it.
Our neighbours are OK with us using some of their electricity, so no temoporary service will be installed.
Re. New connection: Underground service will require a $1000 fee for 'design' by Toronto Hydro, and up to $7000 to install. Lead time is 14 to 16 weeks, so it could miss our foundation backfill, which means they'll dig a new trench. Meter location is not too important now since they are using smart meters, but if the service is an overhead line, they will probably install the meter at the front of the house anyway (right near where the overhead line connects to the house). Then we underground conduit to the back of the house, where our Utility Room is. Conduit will be 18" below grade right beside the foundation....so this means a trench inspection, and we'll probably leave the backfilling operation short at the trench areas.
Trying to figure out where they want the damn meter.....