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Mapping Falling Glass From Toronto High-Rises

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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!


· What a Pane [CurbedTO, previously]
· Glass Fall From Shangri-La Hotel [NP]
· Man Injured by Falling Glass [Toronto Life]
· Toronto's Faulty Tower's [Toronto Life]

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1. Shangri-La Toronto

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188 University Ave., Toronto
ON M5H 0A3, Canada
(647) 788-8888
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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

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325 Bay St, Toronto
ON M5H 3Y2, Canada
(416) 306-5800
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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

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1 King St. W., Toronto
ON M5H 1A1, Canada
(416) 548-8100
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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

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Toronto
ON, Canada

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

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One Bedford Road, Toronto
ON, Canada

A class action lawsuit was filed after glass fell at least three times from the same building on Bedford Road.

6. RBC Royal Bank

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155 Wellington Street West, Toronto
ON, Canada

May 2012: Glass fell from the 30th floor of the RBC Centre.

7. Murano (South & North Tower)

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38 Grenville Street, Toronto
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

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80 John St, Toronto
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

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60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Ontario M4W 0A4, Canada
(416) 964-0411
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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

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2200 Yonge Street, Toronto
ON, Canada

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.

1. Shangri-La Toronto

188 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5H 0A3, Canada

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.

188 University Ave., Toronto
ON M5H 0A3, Canada

2. Trump International Hotel & Tower

325 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5H 3Y2, Canada

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.

325 Bay St, Toronto
ON M5H 3Y2, Canada

3. One King West Hotel & Residence

1 King St. W., Toronto, ON M5H 1A1, Canada

August 2012: Glass fell from the 49th floor near Yonge and King Street. A repair crew was working on the window at the time.

1 King St. W., Toronto
ON M5H 1A1, Canada

4. 126 Simcoe Street

Toronto, ON, Canada

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.

Toronto
ON, Canada

5. One Bedford Road

One Bedford Road, Toronto, ON, Canada

A class action lawsuit was filed after glass fell at least three times from the same building on Bedford Road.

One Bedford Road, Toronto
ON, Canada

6. RBC Royal Bank

155 Wellington Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

May 2012: Glass fell from the 30th floor of the RBC Centre.

155 Wellington Street West, Toronto
ON, Canada

7. Murano (South & North Tower)

38 Grenville Street, Toronto, 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.

38 Grenville Street, Toronto
ON M4Y, Canada

8. Festival Tower

80 John St, Toronto, ON M5V 3X4, Canada

Glass fell multiple times from the Festival Towers, the posh condo above the TIFF Bell Lightbox. No injuries reported.

80 John St, Toronto
ON M5V 3X4, Canada

9. Four Seasons Hotel and Residence

60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4W 0A4, Canada

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.

60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Ontario M4W 0A4, Canada

10. Canada Square Building

2200 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

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.

2200 Yonge Street, Toronto
ON, Canada