On this day, I walked north along Etobicoke Creek from Marie Curtis Park
On October 15, 1954, the most famous hurricane in Canadian history struck Southern Ontario. Hurricane Hazel was projected to dissipate, but instead re-intensified unexpectedly and rapidly, pounding the Toronto region with winds that reached 110 kilometres per hour (68 mph) and 285 millimetres (11.23 inches) of rain in 48 hours.
The Etobicoke Creek area was one of the worst hit. 81people died in the Toronto area. Seeing the docile creek as it was today, it is difficult to believe.
It was a surprise to find these in the woods having probably spread from a nearby garden.
And the living is easy
Fish are jumpin’
And the cotton is high. – George Gershwin (1898—1937)
Thanks for this great “trip”. (I also enjoyed seeing the dogs!) What a horror Hurricane Hazel was–such a loss of life! Terrible. Thanks for including that material. What happened served notice relating to the importance of retaining (uninhabited) ravines to absorb water.
Thank you Miles for the beautiful photos. Some of those look like orchids…..so beautiful. About huricane Hazel, my in-laws lived close by on Melrose Street, they told us how bad it was. No-one got hurt,but it was devastating….a lot of property damage. Thanks again…..Rosemarie Fischer