Printed atop the picture was "14 houses gone, 35 people dead". (On page 1 it is 36 dead.) The montage was credited to Eric Cole and Ed Parker, though I'm not sure either one took the aerial shot. Here are three more photos scrounged from the Net that set the floodwater scene; two aerials and a remarkable ground view (credited to the Weston Historical Society, here) from the river's other side:
In the ground-view image, the submerged part of Raymore is on the far left and near the top. The two somewhat submerged structures in the right-half of the picture would be on the east (Weston) side of the Humber river. To their left, three large trees obscure Gilhaven Avenue, clearly visible (from the air) in the middle image, where you can see those trees on the other side of the river. To the left of the trees is a toppled bit of bridge abutment that is still there.
The 35 dead is still generally touted as the Raymore Drive "drowned" contribution to the total Canadian fatality count. A memorial plaque at the site instead suggested 32. Of course the Star newspaper's locations of the lost houses was conjectural. Another recreation (showing additional houses lost) suggests a different layout.
There are aerial maps of Toronto (1947-1992) so one can sort-of see what was lost and where. [I'll share my versions of 1947, 1950 and 1956.] There's a much-too-fast simulation of the disaster from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority which (I expect) has positioned correctly all of the houses (seen in this screen grab from the Weston side of the river):
I'll do a listing of Raymore house numbers (even — river side — first) and the fatalities that I believe are associated with those dwellings:
#134: Girodat Paul, Mary Beedham [found Oct 29]
#136: Newing * Caroline Annie Beavan, * Gerald Norman [found Oct 22], ... ↓
Salt * Vera Frances [found 30 Jul 1955] † \ ... Gerald John [found ~31 Jul 1955]
#138: Topliss Annie May Martin, Albert
#140: Boyd James
Hall Kenneth †
Peasley Lambert, Doris, Sylvia, (Shirley)
#142: Smith John Clive, John William, Grace Anne Dunn [found Oct 30]
#144: Gillan George H, Helen Stimson [found Oct 24] †, (child)
#148: Edwards Joan I Jesson, Carolyn J, Kenneth Charles [found Oct 31], Frank K, John C
Neil Jean R Edwards, Susan L, Adele B, Darlene S [found Oct 24] † ↵
#152: McGarvey Philomina Johnson, Jacqueline, Donald
#154: Brough * Wilhelmina Helen Campbell
#143: Babbage * Claude
Jeffries Edward Albert, Elizabeth †, Mrs. Thomas Sr.
• unbracketed number of people mentioned and assumed dead: 36
• italics: 4 missing Dec 1954; 3 missing Aug 1955: a misreport, or who else was found?
• magenta: 3 declared dead by two newspapers on Oct 18 but no further mention found
The Toronto Star, Oct 18, page 2, misreported Caroline Newing as Katherine. Caroline's obituary gives her maiden name as Bevan. It was Beavan.
A Shirley Peasley is reported missing in the Globe and Mail, Oct 18, page 2. I found no further mention of her and can only assume that it was meant to be Sylvia.
"... and one adult, name unknown" accompanies a missing Kenneth Edwards in the Globe and Mail, Oct 18, page 2. In all likelihood this is an uninformed, duplicate reporting of the then-missing John Neil (who was in fact very much alive). Perhaps the connection hadn't at that point been made because John's dead wife Jean was reported at 148 Raymore while Kenneth's dead wife Joan was misreported at 248 Raymore.
Mrs. Thomas Jeffries Sr. is declared dead in the Toronto Daily Star on Oct 18, page 2, while the earlier Globe and Mail, Oct 18, page 2, had "Mrs. Tom Jefferies" missing — but there is a dead "unidentified woman, about 60" on page 1 that may well have been her. No obituary — but I have this mention. I'm still looking for her. I've got an 1885 Toronto-born Albert Edward Jeffries but his father's name isn't Thomas.