The developer who has applied for permits to demolish a row of buildings along the south side of Gore Park has run into a wall of opposition.
Wilson and Blanchard applied for the permits in December and now heritage advocates are calling on both municipal and provincial representatives to halt the operation.
Downtown advocates say the stretch of buildings has great heritage and architectural value.
However, David Blanchard says the building were in bad shape when he bought them ten years ago and now there are questions about structural integrity and suitability for future use.
Advocates are asking that the issuing of the demolition permits be witheld until after council meets again on January 23rd.
Meantime, Downtown Renewal Manager Glen Norton says he has a meeting planned early in the new year with Blanchard to discuss the possibliity of saving the buildings.