October 5, 1954
Scanned from a print, and later selected by the National Gallery for its Cutline exhibition
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Homeward bound motorists on Lake Shore Rd. south of CNE during height of downpour, Oct. 15, 1954. [HURRICANE HAZEL HITS TORONTO -- Homeward bound motorists are packed in solid, sodden lines on Lake Shore Road, south of the CNE grounds, during height of the downpour on October 15, 1954. Steady rain and strong winds tied up traffic in nearly every section of the city. This photo was taken from a Bailey Bridge spanning the highway. Hurricane Hazel pounded the city of Toronto with 110 km/hr winds and more than 200 millimetres of rain in less than 24 hours. Thousands were left homeless, and 81 were killed as severe flooding devastated low-lying areas in and around the city. Areas to the west were especially hard hit and property damage was extensive as bridges and streets were washed out and homes washed away. Photo by Richard Cole / For The Globe and Mail (Neg. #54288-2)]
Richard Cole / The Globe and Mail
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