08/13/2014 05:33 EDT | Updated 10/13/2014 05:59 EDT

Shangri-La balconies off limits until glass replaced

The Shangri-La is replacing all the glass on its balconies, which means that its guests and residents won't be able to enjoy them again until at least the end of this month.

The University Avenue tower is home to a hotel and residential condominium units. The city ordered the repairs to the Shangri-La's balconies after a number of incidents involving breaking glass, one as recent as this summer.

Similar problems with falling glass have also occurred at other buildings in downtown Toronto, including the RBC Centre, the Trump Tower and the Festival Tower condominiums.

Westbank Projects hopes to complete all the work on the Shangri-La's balconies by the end of August. The developer said that it had been addressing the problem before receiving the order from the city.