Guests banned from Shangri-La hotel balconies

The city has ordered that netting be put around each balcony to protect against falling glass.

The ritzy Shangri-La hotel and condo building, opened just two years ago and there have been five instances where shards of balcony glass have fallen. The most recent was the middle of last month.

The 65-story tower at University St. and Adelaide is known for its' opulence, where two bedroom condos go for about $2.5-million each.

Imagine living there, and getting a note stuffed under the door from management which says you are not allowed to use your balcony until further notice, or at least until it is wrapped in a protective netting.

The Star is reporting that the city of Toronto issued an order to the developer last week, demanding the installation of webbing around each balcony and until then, construction scaffolding will stay up on the sidewalks around the building to protect people on the streets.

The most recent incident of this nature happened on July 17. A pane of patio glass shattered and fell from the 51st floor during the morning rush hour. Luckily no one was injured.

In September 2013, falling shards of glass hit a 53-year old man, causing minor injuries.

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  1. Mike from the hinterland posted on 08/13/2014 07:24 AM
    2.5 Million for a condo and then you have problems? What is the depreciation hit now that they know that the balconies are unsafe?
  2. AbbyW posted on 08/13/2014 09:09 AM
    Typical Chinese sub-standard quality
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