The worst ice storm to hit Toronto in recent memory left the city scrambling to recover just before the holidays began. Toronto was hit with freezing rain and drizzle for more than 24 hours, causing a build-up of ice on trees that came crashing down on cars, homes and power lines. Sheets of ice also fell from buildings and flew off vehicles moving along area highways. Approximately 228,000 customers were without power in Toronto as of 7:30 a.m. ET on Monday December 23rd, according to Toronto Hydro. The utility's president Anthony Haines said it was "truly one of the worst ice storms we’ve seen here in Ontario." According to Environment Canada, between 10 and 30 millimetres of ice fell upon the Greater Toronto Area during the storm. Those affected by the power outages included many of our Clients and senior residents located at our Assisted Living buildings. Twenty Toronto Community Housing buildings were without power, which meant thousands of tenants living in those buildings were also affected.