WATCH: Dramatic photos and video from Toronto's Great Flood
The evening of Aug. 7, 2018 might end up being remembered by Torontonians as well as the date of July 14, 1987 is remembered by Montrealers.
Toronto's downtown core was drenched with somewhere between 50 to 75 millimetres of rain falling in the space of two to three hours, leading to several main arteries being flooded, submerged cars and streetcars — and some scary moments for a couple of people trapped in an elevator being rescued in the nick of time by first responders.
Here is a small sampling of what people posted on social media during the rainstorm.
Flooding rescue: Alliance Ave / Rockcliffe Blvd— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) August 8, 2018
-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