Brampton feels effects of strong winds

05/29/2013 06:03 EDT | Updated 07/29/2013 05:12 EDT
While Toronto was dealing with flooding on the Don Valley Parkway, nearby Brampton was trying to figure out if it had been hit by a tornado.

Buildings were badly damaged during the same storm.

Environment Canada investigators were at the scene on Wednesday.

"Strong winds associated with a thunder storm brought higher level winds to the surface and people in the area reported a couple of minutes of very strong violent winds," said Mitchell Meredith of Environment Canada.

Meredith believes it was likely a downburst, not a tornado, that caused this damage, but he also points out that only wind gusts of about 90 km/h could have left this kind of destruction.

The storm toppled trees, tore down branches, ripped out street signs and also damaged cars.