01/05/2015 06:45 EST | Updated 03/07/2015 05:59 EST

Nathan Phillips Square renovation bill could climb further

The ongoing renovations at Nathan Phillips Square could cost more than previously thought.

The project was initially budgeted at $40 million and subsequently revised to $60 million.

City staff now want an additional $10 million for the project.

Council will have to approve the extra funds. It's not clear whether it will do that.

The work on the project may not be complete until 2019, almost a decade after the renovation began.

Click on the video above to see a full report from the CBC's Jamie Strashin.