Just back from a marathon council meeting, during which they approved the Downtown Secondary Plan.
The plan, for those not following along so far, opens the door to 18-storey highrises in the core and sets a course to eventually -- in about 10 years -- buy and demolish the plaza at Gordon and Wellington streets to create a new riverfront park.
It does a lot of other things as well, but those are the highlights.
We'll have more in the paper tomorrow and will likely be covering elements of the plan later in the week as well. (One element is so far the leading contender to be the subject of my column this Friday)