Good news, bad news, but the good news is better. The hazmat test came back with no findings of anything to serious other than a lead paint. That means no pesky asbestos, so, phew. Bad news is it cost a small fortune for them to tell us this news we pretty much knew already. Houses aged prior to 1990 must have an asbestos test (among other hazardous materials) done on the portion of the house being removed. We had determined ourselves this was highly unlikely, but just guessing isn't knowing so had to get 'er done.
Hopefully, that's the last piece of the puzzle the municipal planner needs to finalise the permits so we can get rolling on the garage and to settle our financing.