Submerged Cars, Elevator Rescues And Flooded Streets, Here's The Wildest Photos And Videos Of The Toronto Flood

The city of Toronto got hit with a massive amount of rain overnight leading to flash floods.
Submerged Cars, Elevator Rescues And Flooded Streets, Here's The Wildest Photos And Videos Of The Toronto Flood

If you live in the GTA area you probably know that last night it rained pretty much all night long.

It seems that the rain was a bit too much for Toronto's drainage system to cope with though as parts of the downtown core flooded.

And of course, residents of the city managed to capture it all and put it on social media, including this person who filmed cars downtown driving through what looks like at least a foot of water 

Streets starting to flood 😱

August 8, 2018

And to show just how badly the drainage system in the city was coping someone filmed this sewer grate that looks like it's trying to spit water back up because it can't handle anymore.

The sewer covers are dancing in #Toronto @ the corner of John & Wellington! Wow.

August 8, 2018

There's even these 2 people who were seen pushing a car, which doesn't seem to work anymore, through a flooded tunnel.

Floored by this video my friend just sent me of the Dupont underpass in the Junction. Stay safe everyone!

August 8, 2018

And of course, Union Station, which is prone to flooding during heavy rain, was hit hard again this time with someone filming an entire waterfall of water coming down the stairs at the station's entrance.

Stairway of rainfall at the east end of the Union Station moat.

August 8, 2018

Then there's this simply incredible photo of a streetcar that's just full of water next to a car that's at least 90 percent submerged.

when i got here the roof of that car was not visible. street car driver says he stopped his train after the car floated in front of him. then he got them out.

August 8, 2018

Things got so bad that even the Royal York Hotel had a massive leak in one of its lounges and had water pouring in through the ceiling.

Heavy rain in Toronto tonight.....Epic Lounge at #RoyalYork Hotel in Toronto. Epic leak I would say.

August 8, 2018

Unfortunately, we don't have any video or photos of this but 2 men had to be rescued from a flooded elevator by police last night as well. Police apparently had to get the men out of an elevator that had filled with 6 feet of water.

Flooding rescue: Alliance Ave / Rockcliffe Blvd-2 people stuck in an elevator in a bsmt building-water was 6 ft high inside-Police rescue 2 men with only 1 foot of air space left-injuries reported, non life threatening-TFS/EMS on scene#GO1452695^ka

August 8, 2018

People who had attended a Blue Jays game last night at the Rogers Centre got quite the shock when they tried to get to their cars and found the streets had been turned to rivers.

After the blue jays game...just trying to get to my car

August 8, 2018

And then whoever's car this is. Either they took a very wrong turn or have the worst luck parking in the city because it's basically completely under water.

Vehicle almost fully submerged at Simcoe and Front downtown#Toronto

August 8, 2018

This aerial view of an intersection that someone shot gives you an idea of just how flooded the city became.

Toronto is legit flooding downtown

August 8, 2018

Even Scotiabank Arena (formerly the Air Canada Centre) had a massive leak in the ceiling with water pouring in after a concert there last night.

A friend sent me this video of Scotiabank Arena (Formally known as Air Canada Centre/ACC) flooding tonight. This happened after the Shakira concert.

August 8, 2018

According to the TTC the flood has affected the subway system this morning, with no service between Finch West and Wilson due to the flooding.

Line 1: No service between Finch West and Wilson Stations due to flooding. Shuttle buses are running.

August 8, 2018

So even today the city is still dealing with the effects of the storm.

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