Sunday, October 11, 2015

A City River

This is the Humber River, one of two major rivers that run through Toronto and empty into Lake Ontario. The Humber is in the west end and for most of its length through the city it is lined with lovely parks and trails making it a wonderful place to be on a sunny fall day such as this one about a week ago. During Hurricane Hazel in 1954 the Humber became a deadly river sweeping away homes and many people, a situation that has resulted in its wide flood protection area. This is one of many small waterfalls along its path to the lake that help control the water during floods.

22 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

It truly is a lovely river lined with pretty parks! Happy Thanksgiving, RedPat. Don't overstuff yourself with turkey. ;))

Blogoratti said...

Its great that their are controls in place to help during floods. Great photo and thanks for sharing.

Shammickite said...

I've wandered up the river on those park trails in the past, it's really a lovely place to be.... and such lovely weather today! I'm going out for a walk.

Gosia k said...

lovely river and so wide

Sharon Anck said...

It's a post card perfect scene.

Lowell said...

The flooding could be a problem, but another Toronto treasure overall. What a great place to walk, run, bike!

Birdman said...

I do remember Hazel. She was a wicked lady.

Andy said...

The only thing I remember about Hurricane Hazel is the tons of rain and wind. The water barrier makes for a nice scene. Perhaps it is there to prevent the migration of the lamprey.

William Kendall said...

I've passed over it countless times, but I've never spent time around the river. It's very pretty here.

TexWisGirl said...

it is pretty.

VP said...

It is good to have a river nearby, but it is even better that it has been somewhat 'tamed' a bit...

jennyfreckles said...

It looks like a most attractive greenway through the city.

Revrunner said...

Makes me think of the folks in South Carolina this week.

Jack said...

Gosh, it is a beautiful place, RedPat. But, no fall color yet? The fall foliage started to show in New England this past week. I am surprised you don't yet have it.

Michelle said...

This is a beautiful place.

Cloudia said...

1954! Interesting!







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llandudnopictures said...

Nice green and peaceful place to escape the hustle and bustle!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I have a sister in law called Hazel, she can be like a hurricane at times :) This is a lovely scene Pat, all the better now that it's been made a bit safer.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

P.s. enjoy your long weekend and happy Thanksgiving.

Stephanie said...

Beautiful place!

Karen S. said...

What a lovely and peaceful place to visit!