The name of this post may have been a bit misleading. This “new” guide is actually from around 1895 and is online at the Niagara University Library web site: A New Guide To Niagara Falls And Vicinity, Giving A Full And Complete Description of Niagara Falls, Suspension Bridge, Buffalo, Rochester, Ontario Beach, Toronto, Lockport, Tonawanda, [...]
The Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin has a Historical Maps of the United States section. They have 3 maps of the Niagara area: one from 1812, one from 1844, and one from 1894. It’s interesting to see the names of familiar streets and parks on them like Clifton Stree, [...]
From the Niagara Falls Review: Forty years after opening to the world, the Skylon Tower remains a Niagara Falls icon. Soaring 775 feet above the Niagara gorge and overlooking the Canadian and American Falls, the Skylon offers a breathtaking view of Niagara. But for Lee Carr, sales and marketing manager, investing in new and exciting [...]
From Niagara This Week: Thousands came from all over, despite the cold, to witness ten minutes of sheer magic. The Niagara Parks Commission kicked off its annual summer concert and fireworks series with a big bang. Jazz band Borderline entertained the crowd as it waited for the first of the weekend displays over the falls.
From the Winnipeg Sun: Q.) I have heard so much about Niagara Falls and have never been there. Is it worth the trip? A.) You, along with several thousand foreign visitors, multitudes of honeymoon couples and Canadians like yourself who finally make the decision to follow through with the same idea you have will come [...]
From Buffalo Business First: The latest attraction in Niagara Falls has a lot of legs to stand on. Like about 186 of them. Cirque Niagara’s “Avaia” production, began its summer-long run in Rapidsview Park, just beyond the Table Rock area of Niagara Falls, Ont., on May 20. The show, which blends acrobatics, equestrian demonstrations and [...]
I previously reported on the construction at the Comfort Inn Fallsview (formerly the Horseshoe Falls Motor Inn). They’ve made excellent progress and it is looking very nice. Although they aren’t totally finished, it is done enough for people to be able to stay there:
The Edgewaters Tap & Grill restaurant at Queen Victoria Place (at the base of Murray Hill) is having some renovations done. It looks like they are coving the patio.
I was out for a walk Saturday at lunch and there were a fair number of people around. I’m sure it got even busier as the weekend progressed. I’m not sure of anything special happening other than fireworks and the regular Falls illumination.
The multi-purpose building that HOCO is finishing on Clifton Hill looks kind of odd. It has the beautiful new Tim Hortons and a soon to be opened retail store called Canada Trading Company. Those two parts of the building have different stone work, but they still go well together. Then the last part of the [...]