Toronto Hydro - Free CFL Lightbulbs ~ Oct 7 - Nov 12 ~ GTA
How do I get the free CFL bulbs?

Visit a participating retailer on a designated event day and be one of the first 500 customers to visit our event area and receive two FREE CFLs.


Go to a participating store Locate Bright Ideas Event Area. The first 500 Toronto Hydro customers will receive 2 FREE CFLs
You will be required to complete a brief survey and provide your postal code Learn about ways to save electricity in and around your home. Get coupons for more discounts off energy-efficient products.

Can anyone get 2 FREE bulbs?

Each of the first 500 Toronto residents to attend the free CFL events can receive 2 FREE bulbs.

I have a business, is the offer open to businesses?

The Bright Ideas events are targeting Toronto Hydro-Electric's residential customers, not businesses. There are a number of other conservation and demand-management programs available for businesses.

Why is Toronto Hydro-Electric giving out FREE CFLs?

Toronto Hydro-Electric is engaging in a conservation campaign to help encourage Torontonians to conserve electricity. Bright Ideas is an innovative way to speak to our customers about conservation and remind them that they can do little things to help relieve stress on our electricity distribution system and manage their electricity consumption. This program meets Ontario's call to establish a 'conservation culture' in the province and includes the promotion of energy efficient products, incentive programs and public education.

What if there isn't a participating retailer close to me?

There are 30 participating retailers across Toronto. The following table lists the participating store locations. Not every store has an event every day so please check the schedule for event times.



GERRARD SQUARE 1000 Gerrard Street East 416.462.6270
LEASIDE 101 Wicksteed Ave. 416.467.2300
CURITY 7 Curity Avenue 416.752.5900
EGLINTON EAST 2911 Eglinton Avenue East (Eglinton, east of McCowan) 416.289.2500
STOCKYARDS 2121 St. Clair Ave. West (St. Clair west of Keele) 416.766.2800
YORKDALE 90 Billy Bishop Way 416.373.6000
MORNINGSIDE 60 Grand Marshall Drive 416.283.3166
CALEDONIA 825 Caledonia Rd. 416.780.4730
SCARBOROUGH 428 Ellesmere Road (Ellesmere, east of Warden) 416.609.1800
DUFFERIN/ALLNESS 2375 Steeles Ave West 416.664.9800
ETOBICOKE 193 North Queen Street 416.626.9800
REXDALE (NORTH ETOBICOKE) 1983 Kipling Avenue (Kipling, north of Hwy 409) 416.746.1357

Hours of Operation: Sat 7:00am - 8:00pm; Sun 8:00am - 8:00pm


BAILEY'S HOME HARDWARE 85 Ellesmere Road 416.444.6629
SUNNYBROOK HOME HARDWARE 2775 Dufferin St. 416.488.4807
DEER PARK HOME HARDWARE 1420-1422 Yonge St. 416.921.5500
ROYAL HOME HARDWARE 485 Parliament St. 416.924.3921
IMPERIAL HOME HARDWARE 660 Eglinton Ave. E. 416.783.6119
POLLOCKS HOME HARDWARE 341-347 Roncesvalles Ave. 416.535.1169

Hours of Operation: Please phone location directly


SCARBOROUGH (EAST) 799 Milner Ave. 416.281.2929
SCARBOROUGH (WEST) 800 Warden Ave. 416.615.2027
SCARBOROUGH 300 Borough Drive 416.290.1916
AGINCOURT 3850 Sheppard Ave. East 416.291.4100
TORONTO 900 Dufferin Street 416.537.2561
NORTH YORK 1305 Lawrence Ave. West 416.244.1171
TORONTO 2525 St. Clair Ave. West 416.763.7325
ETOBICOKE 165 North Queen Street 416.239.7090
REXDALE 2245 Islington Ave. 416.747.6499

Hours of Operation: Sat 8:00am - 10:00pm; Sun 8:00am - 9:00pm


ETOBICOKE 50 Queen Elizabeth Blvd 416.251.2832
DOWNSVIEW 100 Billy Bishop Way 416.635.8175
SCARBOROUGH 1411 Warden Ave. 416.288.0033

Hours of Operation: Sat 9:30am - 6:00pm; Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm