July 9, 2013 10:29 am

The most dramatic photos and video from the Toronto flood

A woman gets gets back in her car in flood water on Lakeshore West during a storm in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO – Residents of the Greater Toronto Area are recovering Tuesday morning after an intense summer storm pounded the area Monday evening.

According to Environment Canada, 126 millimetres of rain was recorded at Toronto Pearson International Airport Monday, setting an all-time one-day rainfall record.

Highways and city streets were closed due to severe flooding, forcing several drivers to abandon their vehicles because of high water levels.

A GO Train near Bayview Avenue and Pottery Road was stuck Monday after severe flooding. July 08, 2013

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1,400 commuters had to be rescued from a GO Transit train after it became stranded in flood waters shortly after leaving Union Station.

Here’s a look at some of the best photos and videos from the storm that swept through Toronto Monday evening.

Time lapse video of the storm passing through the city from Toronto’s Harbourfront cam.

Another time lapse of the Don Valley Parkway flooding.


Manhole covers floating on Queen Street.

Geyser erupts on Rosedale Valley Road

Here’s some of the top photos making the rounds on Twitter.

Here’s a look at some of the best photos and videos from the storm that swept through Toronto Monday evening.


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