Lister Block will live at least another month. Councillors agreed yesterday to extend talks to decide the downtown landmark's fate until mid-September.
A stakeholders group, including the developer, city officials and heritage advocates, have been meeting privately for nearly two months to try to find a solution for the historic building.
The Labourers International Union of North America and Hi-Rise group want to tear down the landmark to build a $30-million office building with a replicated facade.
The plan is bitterly opposed by heritage groups who believe the building can be saved. The province intervened in the local debate to convene the group, which was originally given 60 days to try to find a compromise.