| The Mo­ment The year of the flood

How In­sta­gram chron­i­cled the city’s sum­mer del­uge

Toronto Life - - News -

This sum­mer’s tor­ren­tial down­pour turned streets into rivers, base­ments into swim­ming pools, el­e­va­tors into death traps and Union Sta­tion into a scene out of a post-apoc­a­lyp­tic movie. Amid the chaos, sci­en­tists de­scribed the epic rain as a symp­tom of cli­mate change. And yet nei­ther the mu­nic­i­pal nor the pro­vin­cial govern­ment has a plan to sys­tem­at­i­cally ad­dress the prob­lem. In the mean­time, Toron­to­ni­ans turned the flood into a so­cial-me­dia phe­nom­e­non.

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