POSTPONED: Jane’s Walk. Rainfall Warning.

POSTPONED: Jane’s Walk. Rainfall Warning.

5.05.2017 | News, Newsletters

POSTPONED: Jane’s Walk.
Hi everyone. I regret to inform you that my Jane’s Walk “What in the Dells is Going On” has been postponed due to the rainfall that is expected to persist throughout the weekend. The Dells is a low-lying area that may be subject to excess rainfall collection making the walk difficult and hazardous. I will keep you updated on a possible alternative date.

Rainfall Warning
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Toronto. That means that we could be subject to flooding and other excess rainfall related damages. Those of you who recall the July 8, 2013 storm understand the potential for harm that can result from excess stormwater. So I advise you to (safely) ensure your catchbasins and backwater valves are clear of debris and you do what you can to stay safe. Below is the full statement from Environment Canada:

12:38 AM EDT Friday 05 May 2017
Rainfall warning in effect for: City of Toronto

Rain, at times heavy, continues. The ground, already near saturation, has little ability to absorb further rainfall. 50-90 mm of rain expected through Saturday.

Rain will continue today and Saturday as the weather system responsible stalls over the region. The rain is expected to taper to showers Saturday night.

With the ground already saturated, there is the potential for local flooding. For information concerning flooding please consult your local Conservation Authority or Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District office.

Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow, fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle or a person away.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

- Maria