Public Question Asked by Yahoo Traveler about Montreal
Dear, while im searching for appatments in Montreal , i found some have Hydro, well what is meant by Hydro?
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Answered by Shehz , Mississauga, Canada
Hydro is a synonym Canadians use for electricity, as Hydro One was the main electricity supplying company for years.
Just like Sony came up with Walkman, after that we all began to address a portable cassete/Cd player as a walkman, regarldless of brand, similarly we (Canadians) use Hydro as a reference to Electricity.
Hydro included means, electricity included (in the rent).
Answered by Alex Curylo , Vancouver, Canada
That would mean that electrical power is included in the rent. Comes from the provincial public energy utility being named Hydro-Québec, so people commonly refer to "the hydro bill". That's common across Canada, not just in Québec.
Answered by K Choi , Toronto, Canada
Electricity - as in hydro-electric generated power.
Answered by Brendan Powell , Toronto, Canada
Yes, hydro (meaning WATER) -electric power: much of our electricity is generated by water--think Niagara Falls! Eventually instead of "power" we just started to say "hydro."
Strange I know, but that's all it means.
Answered by France Lamontagne , Montreal-Nord, Canada
Hi, in Québec, it is a state company that provides electricity and it is called Hydro-Québec. Hence, Hydro included means that electricity is included in the price charged for rent.
Good luck in your search for an apartment.