The Globe and Mail of Saturday October 16th, 1954 reports, “Great storm Hits after 4 inch rain” Toronto residents were jolted by the fury of Hurricane Hazel. Cars were overturned, homes and businesses destroyed and carried away by the torrential rains. Thousands of people were left homeless in the wake of her storm. Many properties along the Humber Valley sustained extensive damage or were lost all together. The Old Mill Bridge, the original Mill Ruins and the Old Mill itself were spared from Hurricane Hazel. Only the road adjoining the Old Mill bridge sustained damage.