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PowerStream and Barrie Hydro Distribution complete C$800 million amalgamation

Date Closed

December 31, 2009

Lead Office



800.00 Million CAD

On December 31, 2008, PowerSteam Inc. and Barrie Hydro Distribution Inc. amalgamated their electricity distribution businesses to form PowerStream Inc., the second largest municipally owned electricity distribution company in Ontario, creating a utility with C$800 million in combined assets providing service to more than 310,000 residential and business customers in Simcoe County and York Region.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP represented Barrie Hydro Distribution, with a team led by Michael Weizman.