Class Action


Murano Towers Class Action



                                         Toronto Life Magazine, July 2012 issue


"Faulty Towers." July 2012, Toronto Life Magazine

Toronto Life Magazine, July 2012 cover story features the falling glass class action lawsuits commenced by the Charney Group.

"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 several 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 in the Murano Towers condominium located at 38 Grenville Street and 37 Grosvenor Street in Toronto, Ontario.

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Order to Remedy Unsafe Building- 38 Grenville St

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Balcony Notice


This action has been certified by the court to proceed as a class action.

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Since late 2010, panes of balcony glass have shattered and fallen to the street below. A recent occurrence on one of Toronto's hottest days on record (21 July 2011) resulted in the closure of Grosvenor Street and St. Vincent Lane. The North tower lobby entrance was condemned by the City of Toronto pending the resolution of this problem. More glass fell on August 1 at 3:00AM and at midday. Police closed the northbound lane of Bay Street between Grosvenor and Grenville Streets, expecting the closure to be for a week.

For the first time, glass fell from the South Tower on August 15 at 11:30AM, injuring a woman by slicing her wrist. “We don’t know why it’s happening, and continues to happen,” said Jim Laughlin, the city’s deputy chief building inspector.

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.



If you are a potential claimant and wish to support the Class Action and be included in our Class Action database, you may complete a questionnaire by one of the following methods:

  • On-line; or
  • Fill-in form; or
  • Download a copy and provide the complete questionnaire to us by email or by toll free fax at 1.866.316.5308.

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There is no financial obligation to complete the questionnaire. Once you have done so, we will notify you of all important developments via email. If you are interested in starting a new class action, then please contact us for a free consultation. We work closely with representative plaintiffs who hire us to start a class action. There is no fee unless we recover. See Class Action Fees.



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 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.



 "The lawyer who is taking on Toronto's condo developers"  The Toronto Star, September 26, 2014


"Charney... is unquestionably qualified to act as counsel.”


            Ison T Auto Sales v. Zurich Insurance

          Ontario Court of Appeal, November 25, 2011

(Ted Charney acted for Ison T Auto Sales, Operating As Toronto Honda)



“The Whiting Group Counsel Team consists of 11 law firms from 7 provinces across Canada and includes some of the most experienced class action firms in Canada with a broad range of experience in class actions with particular expertise in product liability class actions and personal injury. Four of these law firms are in Ontario where the action will be based and includes counsel who are very experienced in class action litigation and have the resources and experience to advance this claim in Ontario or on a national scale. This fact favours the Whiting Group.”

Whiting et al v. Menu Foods Income Fund [2007]

(The Charney Group of Lawyers was a member of the Whiting Group and appeared as counsel on the motion to decide carriage)



“The Settlement Agreement in the case at bar has undergone the court's scrutiny, and it appears to me that in entering into the Settlement Agreement and in seeking certification on consent for settlement purposes, the plaintiffs and the defendants, with the assistance of their legal counsel, have provided the social good of access to justice and adequate compensation in accordance with Canadian law for perhaps thousands of citizens who may have been harmed by the Listeriosis outbreak and who decide not to opt-out of the settlement, which remains the individual choice of class members...”

Bilodeau v. Maple Leaf Foods Inc. [2009]

(The Charney Group of Lawyers represented Ms. Bilodeau for this class action)


“Although I am not formally required to approve it, I believe it is relevant that, when the risks and expenses of continuing the litigation are considered, the settlement appears to fall well within a zone of reasonableness.”

Yordanes v The Bank of Nova Scotia, [2006] 

(The Charney Group of Lawyers were counsel for Yordanes