8-hour Thornhill jam

The Greater Toronto Area has some of the worst traffic congestion in North America. But I suppose that it could be worse. The November 25 1950 edition of the Toronto Daily Star reported on an eight-hour traffic jam near Thornhill:



I’m fascinated by the idea that drivers were given a chance to get a running start at the hill, and five tow trucks were on standby to handle the cars that didn’t make it.

I tried to find the hill on Google Street View – this might be it. Of course, the road is considerably wider today.

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