Following spate of skyscraper balcony glass panel breakages, Ontario adopts code change

Ontario's housing minister announced new building code rules to help prevent glass panels from breaking off high-rise balconies during hot weather.

June 28, 2012 |

Ontario's housing minister announced new building code rules to help prevent glass panels from breaking off high-rise balconies during hot weather. The province will require construction companies to install the same kind of heat-resistant glass used in car windshields for outside panels of balconies. The move comes after a recent spate of incidents that have seen shards of glass rain down from balconies in downtown Toronto.

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