Toronto Hydro is giving away free clotheslines. This will take place at different retailers over 3 weekends (Saturday and Sunday) from April 26 to May 11, 2008. This offer is limited to the first 500 customers at each store. There is a limit of one per house hold and proof of Toronto residency will be required. Proof of Toronto residence could be a Driver’s License with your Toronto address, or a residential hydro bill.

Commercial addresses are excluded from this offer. So mark your calendars and get out there early. The clotheslines have a retail value of $13 and are a great way to save energy.

One of our readers sent in this picture of the actual clothesline that was given out.

The Process

  • Go to a participating store (see list below)
  • Locate Take A Load Off Toronto Event Area
  • The first 500 Toronto residents will receive a free clothesline (Limit 1 clothesline per City of Toronto household)
  • You will be required to show proof that you are Toronto resident
  • Complete a brief survey and provide your postal code (optional)
  • Learn about ways to save electricity in and around your home
  • Take advantage of great discounts offered by Toronto Hydro on featured energy saving products: $2 off cold water laundry detergent and $3 off specialty ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs



10am to 5pm - Saturday, April 26, 2008
10am to 5pm - Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wal-Mart, Zellers

10am to 5pm - Saturday, May 3, 2008
10am to 5pm - Sunday, May 4, 2008

Costco, The Home Depot, Wal-Mart

10am to 5pm - Saturday, May 10, 2008
10am to 5pm - Sunday, May 11, 2008

Costco, The Home Depot, Wal-Mart

May 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2008 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Downsview 100 Billy Bishop Way
Scarborough 1411 Warden Ave.
Etobicoke 50 Queen Elizabeth Blvd.

May 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2008 * – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Morningside 60 Grand Marshall Drive
Eglinton East 2911 Eglinton Avenue East
Scarborough 428 Ellesmere Road
Dufferin 2375 Steeles Ave. West
Yorkdale 90 Billy Bishop Way
Curity 7 Curity Avenue
Leaside 101 Wicksteed Ave
Gerrard Square 1000 Gerrard Street East
Caledonia 825 Caledonia Rd.
Stockyards 2121 St. Clair Avenue West
Etobicoke South 193 North Queen Street
Rexdale 1983 Kipling Avenue

April 26 & 27, May 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2008 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Scarborough (East) 799 Milner Avenue
Scarborough (West) 1900 Eglinton Ave. E.
Scarborough 300 Borough Drive
Agincourt 3850 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto 900 Duffrin Street
North York 1305 Lawrence Ave. W.
Toronto 2525 St. Clair Ave. W.
Etobicoke 165 North Queen St.
Rexdale 2245 Islington Ave.

April 26 & 27, 2008 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lawrence Square 700 Lawrence Ave. W.
Kipling Queensway Mall 1255 The Queensway
Gerrard Square 1000 Gerrard St.
High Park 2290 Dundas St. W.
Centerpoint Mall 6600 Yonge St.
Golden Mile 1880 Eglinton Ave. East
Dufferin/Dupont 1245 Dupont St.
Bridlewood Mall 2900 Warden Ave.
Cloverdale Mall 250 The East Mall
Shoppers World Danforth 3003 Danforth Ave.
East York Town Centre 45 Overlea Blvd.
Cedarbrae Mall 3469 Lawrence Ave. E.
York Gate Mall 1 York Gate Blvd.
North York Sheridan Mall 1700 Wilson Ave.
Woodbine Centre 500 Rexdale Blvd.

* The Home Depot store locations will not feature cold-water laundry detergent.