You'll be glad to know huge effort is going into retaining the cladding:
Investigative work is still underway, but indications are that the buildings were designed and built by people who knew they were working on important, legacy buildings – and they didn’t cut corners. After all these years, it feels good to be working to protect the heritage of this significant provincial building."
I'm also of the understanding that the interior marble walls and late-60s artwork are being preserved. I don't think the look and feel of the complex will be much different in the common areas. It's the working space that will be drastically different, and, of course, all the building systems will be modernized.
This is good to hear, as this represents an era of quality and art investment you simply do not see any more. This is tax dollars very well invested and this province was on a roll (what the fack happened to us??). The amount of Canadian artwork commissioned into this complex originally is astounding and all first rate. Perhaps they can coddle together a few shekels to commission some new Canadian artworks to add? Or is it just the "environment" we care about any more?