Toronto Hit By Flooding and Rain

Toronto Storm
Heavy rain has impacted Toronto causing power outages, and flooding.
Toronto Storm
Heavy rain has impacted Toronto causing power outages, and flooding.

TORONTO – A major storm has dumped almost 100 millimetres of rain on Toronto this evening. The downpour has caused flooding, closed the subway and caused closure of much of the downtown. In addition many flights headed to Toronto have been diverted to Thunder Bay. 

Up to 300,000 customers are without power.

TTC Streetcar
The new streetcars running on the TTC lines were built in Thunder Bay

The TTC has shut down the subway. Just after 21:00EDT the TTC reported, “The Toronto Transit Commission continues to experience significant subway service impacts due to loss of traction power:

– Sheppard Subway line
– Downsview to St Clair West stations (Yonge-University-Spadina line)
– Lawrence to Finch stations (Yonge-University-Spadina line)
– Osgoode to Bloor stations (Yonge-University-Spadina line)
– Jane to Kipling stations (Bloor-Danforth line)

As well, due to flooding in the city’s west end, there is no 501 Queen streetcar service west of Humber loop and no 504 King streetcar service from Roncesvalles to Shaw.

The TTC has pressed 65 shuttle buses into service to help augment loss of subway service. Bus and streetcar service across the system remains slow due to localized flooding and out of service traffic signals.

The TTC will continue to update the public at and via

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