Mary McDonald is a very experienced heritage planner so she will take "some convincing".Ford and his government are so used to living in a reality where they just get to do whatever they want, screw everyone else, and just bulldoze through (or threaten to use the notwithstanding clause when they get pushback against their craven and shameful undermining of our democracy) so it's tremendously satisfying to see them finally run into a wall. They've been able to get away with it mostly so far because there aren't many checks on a majority government without scruples or any sense of shame, but finally they've run into a part of civic society that actually values truth and just process.
This part seems like it could be very interesting:
I wonder how much agency this gives the City's Heritage Building Manager to dispute the province's heritage assessment.
The SLNA brief questioned the qualifications of the author of the Province's heritage assessment.