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:

A video posted by Joe (@joerf1) on


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.

windto Photo: Winterwinners/Reddit

Don’t bother venturing outside. This tweet tells you everything you need to know about what’s going on out there:


Other users have already started surveying the damage:


Stay safe tonight, Toronto!

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