If the followings are anything to go by, then homes and buildings in Toronto are a disaster waiting to happen …
Greenhouse-gas-leaking towers setting us up for climate change fail
According to City’s TransformTO plan, we’ll all be living near accessible fossil-fuel-free transit, tossing our waste into tiny garbage bins and getting 75 per cent of our energy from renewable sources, and all our homes, condos and apartments will be retrofitted to become lean, clean greenhouse-gas–saving machines.
But in a city where half our greenhouse gas emissions now come from leaky buildings, the glass condo boom may be setting us up for failure.
Here is the glaring reality: many glass towers and other hastily built condos are falling apart faster than the old concrete giants – springing leaks, facing high repair bills and prompting lawsuits.
They’re also greenhouse-gas-emitting giant thermal holes. Anyone living in a glass box knows that all those windows have them cranking the thermostat in the winter to keep warm and blasting the AC in summer to keep from getting heat stroke.
Falling glass hits woman on Bay St – The Star
Read more at Now Toronto
Next, on Fire Risks and the London Inferno, the question asked was,
While the City officials informed catastrophe like London Inferno will not happen because here in Toronto, we have stringent “Building Code”, “Building Standard”, or “Building Materials” …We asked,
Answer: Complete Silence So far.
The next thing we know is …
Every single high-rise building tested – 120 in total – since the Grenfell Tower disaster has failed a fire safety check on its cladding, Theresa May has confirmed.
100% Failed Safety Test!
The prime minister told the House of Commons that 120 buildings in 37 different local authorities across the UK have now been tested, with a 100% failure rate, as the government struggles to deal with the aftermath of this month’s devastating fire at the building in west London.
May said she understood that the material that was failing the tests was not compliant with building regulations. As a result of the 100% failure rate, she said local authorities “should not wait for test results” and should instead “get on with the job of fire safety tests” on all at-risk buildings.
At least Brits are honest about it and take immediate action to rectify the situation.
Teresa May is admirable.
Liberty Village, just west of Toronto’s core … is to build a midrise out of wood framing!
We knew wood rots, we knew wood burns, what we don’t know is what is going to happen couple of decade down to road – when these wooden buildings are ready to be gutted?
How do you move hundreds or thousands of families around? Who is going to pay for … etc. etc. etc.
Anyway, all we know there is no ancient building/ruins left bahind that is made of wood. So, is the “wooden idea” a temporary measure to solve housing shortage?
How much is the wooden condo selling for? Betcha it is going to sell for the same price (as the concrete ones).
If so, why even use wood in the first place?
Apparently, it’s Donald Trump. We better tell President Trump this is a fake new, lest we invite the wrath of God?