Fewer Torontonians turn off lights for Earth Hour

The numbers are in for Earth Hour.

Fewer Toronto residents shut off the lights between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday compared to last year, according to Toronto Hydro.

In the city, there was a 2.8 percent drop in electricity use which is equivalent to taking 31,000 homes off the grid, said spokesperson Tori Gass.

In 2016, it was 3.2 percent which is about the same as 36,000 homes off the grid.

However, Toronto residents are using less and less power overall, so the drop in participation during this year’s event doesn’t mean enthusiasm for the movement is waning, said Gass.