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CityPlace gets both uglier and safer with protective netting on balconies

Balconies of doom? (Image: picturenarrative)

The tsunami of condos in Toronto has raised questions about overheating in the housing market, energy efficiency and, terrifyingly, sprinklings of glass from on high. On that last note, the balconies on three CityPlace high-rises will soon be swathed in lovely safety mesh as a preventative measure against glass mishaps. According to CBC, Concord Adex, which developed CityPlace and is currently developing 25 other towers around the city, uses the same glass purveyor as buildings that rained shards down on the city last year. The netting is meant to prevent accidents (and bad press) and will stay “until a permanent industry solution is identified” (i.e., probably a really long time). Read the entire story [CBC] »

  • John

    Ah ah ah…. Can we just leave it at Uglier ? So glad I sold and got out o fthat mess of a place called City Place. Wow… Toronto’s upper notch St James Town! Freaky place!

  • peachy

    this is embarrassing and bad news for our increasingly filthy and decrepit city… on par with new zealands leaky building situ. so much for higher education – who’s a clever boy now?