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HELPING OUR
CUSTOMERS SHINE
SINCE 1945

July 6th, 2020 marked our 75th Anniversary!

Explore the history of Burlington Hydro by viewing our short video and interactive timeline.

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Electricity and Burlington Hydro Milestones

  • Origin
  • 1897
  • 1900
  • 1902
  • 1903
  • 1904
  • 1906
  • 1913
  • 1914
  • 1915
  • 1920
  • 1925
  • 1930's
  • 1940's
  • 1945
  • 1948
  • 1954
  • 1958
  • 1959
  • 1960-62
  • 1965
  • 1966
  • 1979
  • 80's
  • 1990
  • 1990
  • 1993
  • 1998
  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 2003
  • 2000's
  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2020

Early Years

Before the creation of the Burlington Public Utilities Commission in 1945 (in what was to become Burlington Hydro), electricity was distributed into our community by private power companies and the Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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Historical photos courtesy of Gary Evans, from 'Images of Burlington', and the Burlington Historical Society