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Heritage York Heritage Talks: Hurricane Hazel 69th Anniversary

October 14, 2023 @ 10:00 am

On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel left a dramatic trail of damage and loss of life in Toronto and elsewhere in Ontario. The Humber River took the brunt of the storm. Streets and bridges were lost. An estimated 300 million tonnes of rain fell in Toronto. In all, 83 people died.

For over 2 decades, Heritage York had held an annual Hurricane Hazel night with guest speakers. Watch the teaser video from the 2020 Heritage Talk where we showed the 50th. Anniversary DVD by clicking HERE. Check out some of the videos from previous Hurricane Hazel Nights HERE.

This year, join Madeleine McDowell for a walk to locations on the lower Humber River where significant incidents occurred during Hurricane Hazel. Meet on Saturday October 14th at 10:00 am at the Old Mill Subway station; the walk will end about 1:00 pm at the Lambton House.

Attention all history enthusiasts and heritage lovers!

We are delighted to invite you to our monthly heritage talks, where we delve into a wide range of topics that showcase the rich and diverse cultural heritage of our local, provincial, and national history. Our talks are held on the second Thursday of every month and are designed to enlighten and inspire our audience with fascinating stories and insights from renowned speakers and experts in the field.

Whether you’re interested in learning about the hidden gems of our local history or exploring the broader scope of our country’s heritage, our talks have something for everyone. From the cultural traditions of indigenous peoples to the architectural wonders of our historic buildings, we cover it all.

Join us for an evening of discovery and exploration as we celebrate our heritage and uncover the untold stories of our past. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals.

Mark your calendars for the following dates and come along to our next heritage talk. We can’t wait to see you there!


October 14, 2023
10:00 am


Heritage York at Lambton House
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Old Mill TTC Subway Station
2672 Bloor Street West
Toronto, M8X 1G6 Canada
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