(TORONTO, ON) – A severe wind storm swept through Toronto, Ontario the other day, leaving damaged property and power outages scattering across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
The first image we bring to you is of a Value Village sign that suffered a crumbling fall during the wind storm. This Value Village is located near Bloor and Lansdowne.
The power was out for a significant time for a portion of Bellevue Ave, due to a tree being blown down, resulting in damaged power lines.
Streetlights across the GTA were not immune to the punishing winds, many lights were damaged to varying degrees.
Two homes on Howland in the Annex got dealt a nasty blow when a tree tilted over into them. Power was already out in the area and the homes were evacuated.
Along Gladstone just north of Queen, a street fell onto the street, reinforcing the stop signs demand for traffic to stop.
A real head-scratcher occurred on East Ave between Jane St and Scarlett Road. A house that was under construction seems to have been blown into the house next to it. We are only speculating here, but the house might have been up on some sort of artificial stands during the storm.
The sign at Centrepoint Mall took a hit, the portion below the Canadian Tire sign got smashed out from the winds.
All that wind can make a mailbox feel tired. Below we see two mailboxes taking a nap.
The branch in the next photo ripped off a tree and came crashing down to the ground, pulling a power line with it.
Below is a metal sign that came tumbling down during the storm, hitting a pedestrian. The person was taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries.
A roof in the Regent Park area saw some significant wind damage.
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