LH2038 Hurricane Hazel – Trees blown over on Connaught Street
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
View of the tops of 46 and 50 Connaught Street, with trees having been blown sideways by the hurricane winds.
Notes
Hurricane Hazel is one of the most infamous storms in Southern Ontario history. On October 15, 1954, after it was supposed to have calmed down, the hurricane intensified and left a huge path of destruction throughout the Toronto area. With 110km/hour winds, and dropping 300 million tons, the storm left nearly 4000 people homeless. The reconstruction cost Ontario $100 million, which is about $1 billion by today's standards. Besides the financial costs, the provincial government reacted to the hurricane by making amendments to the Conservation Authorities Act.
Date of Original
Oct 1954
Local identifier
LH2038
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Location of Original
PHOTO GPC B-006 000338
Terms of Use
please credit Oshawa Public Libraries, Local History Collection
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LH2038 Hurricane Hazel – Trees blown over on Connaught Street


View of the tops of 46 and 50 Connaught Street, with trees having been blown sideways by the hurricane winds.