Earlier today, the the trendy Shangri-La Hotel on University Avenue had its third incident of falling glass since the luxury tower opened in 2012. A spokesperson from the hotel tells Curbed,
"At approximately 1:30 AM on November 24th, it was reported by one of our staff that some glass had fallen on the Adelaide side of 188 University Avenue. Upon inspection the glass had broken from a residential unit which is not part of the Shangri-La Hotel. Police have sectioned off the Adelaide portion of the street and the building inspector will review and communicate with the building developer." Last we checked, the "residential unit" is still part of the hotel and a public safety issue to hotel guests. Councillor Adam Vaughan said in a CBC interview, "it is concerning that the city and hotel still haven't figured out what is going on. We haven't figured out why the last piece fell and it doesn't appear to be a manufacturing problem, it doesn't appear to be an anchoring issue. It's a bit of a mystery." Other occurrences of falling glass at the hotel happened in January 2013 after glass fell from the hotel and onto the sidewalk. In September of this year, a man was injured after a pane of glass fell from 15 storeys. Sadly, we now have to update our heat map of falling glass in the city.
· Shangri-La's Most Expensive Hotel Suite, $10K Per Night [Curbed Toronto]
· Glass Falls From Downtown Hotel Balcony [CBC]
· Glass Falls From Shangri-La Building [Toronto Star]