This is correct. Will be gathering more information about this. Seems 2 years ago, right after the smart meters were installed here, 4 people hard huge, up to FOUR TIMES increase in consumption. They could not afford the bills, in the hundreds of dollars (for a small home with two people in them).
Calls to Hydro One got no where. Pay up or get cut off, was the tone. These people had no choice but to sell and leave.
I'll be getting more info on this as well as talking with the current owners in the next few days.
Also, my friend Dave said he brought up this mess while getting his hair cut. A storm erupted in the barber shop as the owner complained that this winter his bill went from $80 per month to over $300. Same with the other stores in the building. Even people there getting hair cuts weighed in with similar complaints.
Will investigate this more too.