Yeah, we do...for now. Rolling blackouts have been ordered well into next week in order for the recovery to go as smoothly as possible.
I just made this long-winded post at DnBScene detailing my experience with the event(s). I'll try to summarize for you here:
It all started around 4:10 p.m.:
-nature called...thank God, 'cause the lights went out while I was relieving myself, and if I went to the elevator as normal, I might have been stuck for a long time!!
-intended to go back to York University...couldn't go by subway 'cause when I saw two trains standing helplessly north of Lawrence West station, I had to call that off
-traffic lights were out, as you could imagine...citizens (not cops) were directing traffic at some intersections
-later found out that all of Toronto got knocked out, and much of the northeastern United States
-arrived at York...immediately took a bus home via Jane Street; it was a faster journey than going up Keele (cops were directing traffic at every major intersection)
-got home at 7:00 p.m....emergency lights weren't working
-went up the stairs behind some young women who had flashlights...until the seventh floor
-walked up to the eleventh floor in total darkness
-got home, listened to the radio (I had batteries) and had fun with my flashlight on my apartment's balcony
-watched in awe as night fell
-mom finally got home at 11:00 p.m.
-our power came back at 4:30 a.m.; some areas of Toronto are still in the dark!!
Right now, our subways and LRT's still aren't running, and the streetcars are pretty much stranded; it's hoped that they'll be back on Monday, but who knows?!
Oh yeah, here's something our mayor said which I found quite amusing: "In nine months, we'll have the biggest baby boom we've ever seen."