An unseasonably warm day gave way to an unfathomably windy evening in Toronto as wind gusts with speeds measuring over 90 kilometres per hour blasted through the city.
It was a challenging commute home for many Torontonians, marred by toppled trees, power outages, flying debris and transit delays. Of course, the hashtag #windTO was quick to appear on social media, following in the footsteps of #stormTO, #darkTO and the rest in documenting the city’s recent run-ins with bizarre and destructive weather.
See some #windTO and #torontowind highlights below…
A traffic light at Eglinton and Scarlet was clearly not faring well in this Instagram video from joerf1:
One Toronto user of the social news site Reddit posted a photo of a metal rod that apparently flew off of a condo building under construction at St. Mary’s and Bay and nearly hit him as he was biking down Bay Street.
Don’t bother venturing outside. This tweet tells you everything you need to know about what’s going on out there:
1/2 Things I saw blown down on my bike ride home in #windTO : construction cones, fencing, scaffold, wrap, 2 whole trees, 1 huge branch …
— Ted Rath (@thetweetednovel) November 24, 2014
Other users have already started surveying the damage:
— Warren Groom (@warrengroom) November 25, 2014
— Lynn Richards (@jaylynnrichards) November 25, 2014
— CTV Toronto (@CTVToronto) November 25, 2014
Stay safe tonight, Toronto!