February 8, 2017
90.3 Kazu (California State University)
The Trump International Hotel and Tower opened in Toronto on April 16, 2012. In the years since, “There were parts of the building itself that fell down onto the street and actually shut down parts of our downtown at times, because there were concerns about the structure’s integrity,” says a city council member.
The Trump Tower, initially proposed in Toronto as the first five-star hotel in the city, has faced problems from the beginning. From construction challenges to safety concerns, its development has been wrought with controversy.
The building continues to create disruption as parts of the building fall down and force street closures – raising further safety concerns amongst councillors and pedestrians. The building is now up for sale and Trump faces a potential lawsuit from building investors for misrepresenting the project.