Festival Tower Class Action
"Faulty Towers." July 2012, Toronto Life Magazine
Toronto Life Magazine, July 2012 cover story features the falling glass class action lawsuits commenced by Charney Lawyers.
"Faulty Towers: who's to blame for condoland's falling glass, leaky walls and multi-million dollar lawsuits." July 24, 2012, Toronto Life Magazine
As a result of incidents of falling glass, Charney Lawyers and Sutts, Strosberg LLP have commenced a class action lawsuit on behalf of all owners, landlords, and tenants of units located in the Festival Tower condominium complex located at 80 John Street in Toronto, Ontario.
This action has been certified by the court to proceed as a class action.
On August 3, 2011 a large glass panel fell from a balcony on the 27th floor, shattering on the street below. A similar incident occurred in May 2011 when a glass panel fell from the 16th floor.
The City of Toronto has ordered that the balconies be closed until the glass is replaced.
The King and John Festival Corp. released a notice on August 27, 2011 that it had decided to install a black net mesh system until they could replace the glass panels.
The residents were unable to access their balconies until November 2011. The balconies continue to be wrapped in a black net mesh system.
Class members are entitled to compensation for inconvenience, upset, and loss of use of their property. Interference with your use and enjoyment of your balcony or terrace, constitutes a recognized legal claim in nuisance and negligence. In previous Canadian cases, judges have awarded damages in the range of $5,000.00-$10,000.00 depending on the number of months of interference and the size and type of space involved.
Landlords who have lost rent can recover damages for lost rent.
Owners who have sold their units at a discount or experienced delay in selling a unit, because of the lack of access to the balcony can recover damages.
The site is not designed to answer questions about your individual situation or entitlement. Do not rely upon the information provided on this website as legal advice in respect of your individual situation nor use it as a substitute for individual legal advice.
The information collected about potential class members will assist counsel in prosecuting the class action and assessing what damages were suffered by the class as a whole. Providing the information requested does not make you the client of Charney Lawyers. The court will ultimately decide who will be included as a class member.
This website will be updated from time to time to provide potential class members with information as it becomes available.