Toronto Hydro is interested in exploring the possibility of installing windmills in Lake Ontario, roughly 2 km offshore. The first step is to determine whether there is enough wind speed in Lake Ontario to justify developing an actual proposal for windmills in the lake.
That’s why Toronto Hydro is proposing to install a wind measuring device, called an anemometer, in Lake Ontario for two years. First, they must get permission from the Ontario Government to install the anemometer. As part of this permission process, Toronto Hydro is consulting with Torontonians.
If the Ontario Government gives Toronto Hydro permission to install the anemometer, we will likely know in 2 years whether they will develop an actual proposal for windmills in the lake.