The old Grace Hospital site will soon be better secured.
Windsor city council voted Tuesday night to build a fence around it.
Not everyone was in favour of the idea. The city solicitor said getting involved puts the city at risk of a lawsuit.
Coun. Hilary Payne sided with the solicitor.
"I don't think we should adopt a motion which places a potential liability on all the taxpayers; and which is against the specific recommendation of the city solicitor. If we're going to do that, what is the point of having a city solicitor?" Payne said.
The Ministry of Labour called off clean-up work last month after finding asbestos in the building.
That has to be removed or secured before the ministry will allow work to continue. It could cause a delay of at least five or six weeks.