Transit, power, and streets are all affected.
To a certain extent the gallery of images above speaks for itself: the heavy downpour that hammered Toronto this evening is taking its toll on the city.
Aside from flooding in roadways, under bridges, in subway stations, and in basements and garages, there are also numerous reports of power outages in different neighbourhoods. Toronto Hydro’s outage map isn’t loading, but we know, at least, that the power cuts are affecting part of the downtown area, Cedarvale, and Mississauga.
As of 9:10 p.m. most of the subway system is down, with trains operating only between Osgoode and St. Clair West (University line) and Bloor to Lawrence (Yonge line) on the north-south loop. The Bloor-Danforth line is largely operational, though at the west end trains are stopping at Jane. At street level, there is no 501 Queen streetcar service west of the Humber loop and no 504 King service from Shaw to Roncesvalles.
The Toronto Police Service is advising people to stay in their homes, and especially to avoid underpasses and low-lying areas.
Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm warning.
If you’re reading this, you probably still have power and internet, so that’s good. Be safe out there.