Union Station flood sharks meme

That time Union Station in Toronto was totally flooded

Union Station flood funnies, well, flooded the Internet in the wake of the infamous shutdown of Toronto's busiest transit hub back in 2012.

Man, does Toronto ever love getting excited about weather-related mishaps, and almost a decade ago this year we couldn't help joking about the situation and sharing Photoshopped images depicting sharks swimming around in what became a huge mess. 

The flood, which was said to have originated from the overflow of a storm sewer, closed nearby streets to vehicles, delayed GO trains and suspended subway and bus service during rush-hour. Commuters were forced to find their way to Osgoode station to get a shuttle bus.

Shark and Jaws-themed memes were the flavour of the day as well as a glut of then Toronto Mayor Rob Ford images, Titanic jokes, as well as some random one-off stuff.

Here's a look back of some of the notable memes from the Union Station flood of 2012.Union Station Flood meme

Via Meg Button

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Via Spacing

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Via Christos Tsirbas

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Via @brandenz

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Via @kkryski

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Via Dennis Marciniak

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via Dennis Marciniak

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via Dennis Marciniak

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via Meg Button

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Via Sharilyn Johnson

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Jaws theme #2

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Via Ian Murchison

Union Station Flood Meme Deliverance

@derekflack

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And the requisite Waterworld reference...

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Michael Phelps in the house (via Torontoflood.com)

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Via Torontoflood.com

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Via Torontoflood.com

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"You swim so wild / You swim so free"

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Where's Ice Cube when you need him?

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Via Cool Kids from the comments below

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Almost as convincing as Wahlberg's acting in the film (via Lolapony from the comments below)

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Solid shop-job here by Corey Pierce

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via Peter Kirkpatrick

Lead photo by

via Reddit and Zach Bussey. With files from Derek Flack.


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