“This agreement was a new approach towards how the city engages with developers, we made significant effort to find an owner willing to restore the property,” Lane said. "While we weren't able to save the property, strides have been made to prevent this sort of situation from happening again. Developers, if granted development permits on condition of restoration, will now be required to restore the property before beginning other construction."
Currently there are 147 designated heritage buildings. Nine properties have been officially designated in 2017.