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March 23, 2011
Work starting on replacement of windows in Toronto City Hall's east tower
The single-pane windows in Toronto City Hall's east tower - which are now more than 50 years old - will be replaced with thermal, energy efficient double-pane units over the coming months.

The single-pane windows make it difficult to manage temperatures inside the building, which has led to increased operating costs. Installing new windows in this landmark building at 100 Queen St. W. will reduce operating costs, address temperature-related complaints and resolve the issue of condensation caused by the single-pane windows.

The project includes the installation of a special film on the windows of designated floors, consistent with the City’s bird-friendly guidelines for windows. The glass from the old windows will be recycled.

The construction team will begin preparatory work this week and the project is expected to be completed before the end of this year.

The window replacement will begin on the fourth floor, with the construction team working its way up the tower. Work inside the building will commence daily at about 4:30 p.m. In response to health and safety guidelines, office staff and the public cannot be on the floors involved while the window replacement work is being done. As a result, the east tower floors will not be accessible after 4:30 p.m. on days when the work is taking place. During the day before 4:30 p.m., the construction team will work on window finishes on the outside of the building.

More information about the project is available at the following web page, which will be updated in the coming months if there are any changes to the schedule:

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contacts:
Cindy Bromley, Communications Manager, 416-392-4993,
Natasha Hinds Fitzsimmins, Communications and Marketing Consultant, 416-392-2708,,



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