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.