April 16, 2012 / 8:03 PM / 6 years ago

Donald Trump Jr shrugs off falling condo glass

TORONTO (Reuters) - Falling glass won’t derail sales at Donald Trump’s first foray into Toronto’s red-hot condo market, with buzz from the adjoining five-star Trump hotel expected to boost sales of the luxury units, the property mogul’s son said on Monday.

Donald Trump, Jr. poses for photographers on the site of his father's planned housing and golf development at the Menie estate near Aberdeen, Scotland, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

Donald Trump Jr, an executive vice president at The Trump Organization, shrugged off a incident in late March in which police had to close off a section of Toronto’s business district after glass fell from the 65-storey hotel and condo tower.

“If you know anything about construction, that kind of thing just happens,” Trump Jr. said in an interview before the official ribbon-cutting for Trump’s seventh luxury hotel.

“There was one piece of glass that was broken, that happened to break on a windy day. I don’t think that necessarily speaks to the rest of the building,” Trump Jr. said of the tower, which bears the name of the U.S. property tycoon but is not owned or operated by the Trump family.

No one was injured when the glass fell on a Saturday morning in late March, about two months after the hotel began admitting guests. The condo units - priced between C$2.3 million ($2.3 million) and C$6.3 million - are expected to be completed within months, Trump Jr. said.

The Trump International Hotel and Tower has 261 hotel rooms and suites in addition to the 118 condos. The tower is reported to be Canada’s tallest residential building.

($1=$1.00 Canadian)

Reporting By Andrea Hopkins; Editing by Peter Galloway

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