Why does glass keep falling in the downtown core? Last month, a large pane of glass fell from the Shangri-La Hotel on University Avenue, injuring a passerby. This was the hotel's second incident of falling glass in the past year. Other towers with reported falling glass include the Trump International Tower on Bay Street, a high-rise on Simcoe Street and falling glass near Yonge and King Street. We've mapped out these ten points of recent falling glass in the downtown core. Know of more falling glass or faulty towers in our great city? Just post it below!Read More
Mapping Falling Glass From Toronto High-Rises
1. Shangri-La Toronto
In November 2013: Glass fell from a "residential unit" and onto Adelaide Street. September 2013: A man was injured after a pane of glass fell from 15 storeys. January 2013: Glass fell from the hotel and onto the sidewalk.
2. Trump International Hotel & Tower
November 2012: Pane of glass fell from the 34th floor during construction, dropped by a worker during installation. Then again, from the 65th storey. Cars were damaged.
3. One King West Hotel & Residence
August 2012: Glass fell from the 49th floor near Yonge and King Street. A repair crew was working on the window at the time.
4. 126 Simcoe Street
June 2012: Glass fell from the 25th floor of Boutique Condo on Simcoe Street. Two cars were damaged. That was the fifth time glass has fallen from the building.
5. One Bedford Road
A class action lawsuit was filed after glass fell at least three times from the same building on Bedford Road.
6. RBC Royal Bank
May 2012: Glass fell from the 30th floor of the RBC Centre.
7. Murano (South & North Tower)
ON M4Y, Canada
Glass has fallen multiple times from the Murano Towers, one time injuring a woman on her wrist. Two $20 million class-action lawsuits were launched.
8. Festival Tower
ON M5V 3X4, Canada
Glass fell multiple times from the Festival Towers, the posh condo above the TIFF Bell Lightbox. No injuries reported.
9. Four Seasons Hotel and Residence
A piece of falling glass from the 53rd floor of the Four Seasons Hotel prompted a temporary closure of Yorkville Avenue. No injures were reported.
10. Canada Square Building
April 2011: A section of Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue were closed after falling glass was reported from the Canada Square building. No injuries were reported.