Hurricane Hazel and Restoration

This memorial to the victims of Hurricane Hazel is located beside the footbridge that straddles the Humber River between Weston’s Lion’s Park and Etobicoke’s Raymore Park. The monument was fashioned from remains of the old Lawrence Avenue Bridge, whose middle section was washed away by the Humber River on the evening of October 15, 1954. The memorial bears images of newspaper reports from that time, when a large section of Raymore Drive was washed away and over 30 people drowned

Site 7 is the Raymore Weir, on of about a dozen weirs built to both control sea lampreys and also control flood waters.  Visible is a  denil fish ladder that allows salmon and trout to bypass the weir.  click link to see the movie preview