flood toronto july 2013

What the Toronto floods looked like on Instagram

The great Toronto rain storm of July 2013 left in its wake a localized flooding, widespread power outages, some terrifying moments on a GO Train, and, of course, thousands of photos. As is so often the case nowadays, the the first photos of the storm and subsequent flooding came courtesy of smartphone-wielding commuters, who posted their captures of the event to social media sites as the rain still pounded down — as was the case with our lead photo of a whirlpool on Fleet St. by hooksncrooks. Here's a collection of some of the best images we received under the tag #drenchedTO.

Check out the entire set of stunning images in our Toronto rain storm July 2013 stream.

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Bloor and Islington by urbanstrategist

flood toronto july 2013

King and Atlantic flooding by philipeley

flood toronto july 2013

Storm coming in zivanod

flood toronto july 2013

Streetcar backup on King St. by freaktography

flood toronto july 2013

Storm front by emilyjytu

flood toronto july 2013

Another angle on King and Atlantic by lukehanmac

flood toronto july 2013

A canoe at Lower Simcoe by ksolda

flood toronto july 2013

The Don as the Amazon by leah_lionheart

flood toronto july 2013

Submerged by renakins

flood toronto july 2013

Flooded parking garage by tejbabra

flood toronto july 2013

A Shawshank moment by alexandra_johanna

flood toronto july 2013

Inside the flooded GO train by leasheroo

flood toronto july 2013

Flooding in the subway by alexakay0

flood toronto july 2013

Flash flood by chickandtheduck

FLOOD FUNNIES

As you'd expect, there's a bunch of Toronto flood mashups out there. Many of them are recycled from the last year's Union Station flood, but here are a few new ones.

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Add your photos to our stream or tag them #drenchedTO on Instagram


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