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In photos: 10 pictures that show why umbrellas were no match for Toronto's weather today

With rain and high winds in the forecast for Toronto, commmuters were clinging to their umbrellas to try and stay dry. Photographer Fred Lum hit the streets to record the scene.

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Rain driven by strong winds caused havoc for pedestrians and their umbrellas in the Adelaide St. West and Bay St. area in downtown Toronto on April 29 2014.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Rain driven by strong winds caused havoc for pedestrians and their umbrellas in the King St. West and Bay St. area in downtown Toronto on April 29 2014.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Rain driven by strong winds caused havoc for pedestrians and their umbrellas in the Adelaide St. West and Bay St. area in downtown Toronto on April 29 2014.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Rain driven by strong winds caused havoc for pedestrians and their umbrellas in the Adelaide St. West and Bay St. area in downtown Toronto on April 29 2014.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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A broken, abandoned umbrella is discarded on the sidewalk on Bay St. near King St. West. Rain driven by strong winds caused havoc for pedestrians and their umbrellas in the King St. West and Bay St. area in downtown Toronto on April 29 2014.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Rain driven by strong winds caused havoc for pedestrians and their umbrellas in the King St. West and Bay St. area in downtown Toronto on April 29 2014

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Rain driven by strong winds caused havoc for pedestrians and their umbrellas in the Adelaide St. West and Bay St. area in downtown Toronto on April 29 2014.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Rain driven by strong winds caused havoc for pedestrians and their umbrellas in the Adelaide St. West and Bay St. area in downtown Toronto on April 29 2014.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Rain driven by strong winds caused havoc for pedestrians and their umbrellas in the Adelaide St. West and Bay St. area in downtown Toronto on April 29 2014.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Rain driven by strong winds caused havoc for pedestrians and their umbrellas in the Adelaide St. West and Bay St. area in downtown Toronto on April 29 2014.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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