WATERLOO — Downtown merchants are beaming after Waterloo council approved controversial condo towers soaring 11 to 24 storeys above King and Regina streets, at Bridgeport Road.
"Something like this seems like the first sign of a lifeboat showing up on the horizon," chef Nick Benninger told council. He operates four downtown restaurants.
"We've gone through some hard times over the years," he said. "We need people, or we don't survive."