Toronto has been experiencing some unusual flooding and freaky precipitation today, and residents of 67 Gloucester Street are going to be in for a surprise when they get home from work.
This afternoon, a giant maple tree on the north side of the street cracked in half and fell, smashing windows at 67 Gloucester across the street, crushing a Chrysler Neon, and scraping a pedestrian. Witnesses told Torontoist that they heard a gigantic crack, and when the tree landed, a family of raccoons scattered out of a hole in the trunk. The incident is reminiscent of a more significant incident last month where a rotted tree that residents had repeatedly asked the City to remove crushed a house on Coxwell Avenue.
The inside of the ancient tree was entirely hollow and filled with peanut shells(!), and one resident who was unable to enter his apartment lamented the loss of the old tree from his view of the street. Gloucester was closed by police and there is no word yet on the damage.
More photos after the jump.