N.F., Ont. convention center progressing

From Buffalo Business First:

One year to the day that ground was broken on the $100 million Niagara Convention & Civic Centre, the project hit a major milestone.

The 288,000-square-foot Stanley Avenue center, being constructed just a short walk from the Niagara Fallsview Casino in the thriving Niagara Falls, Ont., was officially “topped” off Friday afternoon under the watchful eyes of Niagara regional political and business leaders as well as a crew of construction workers who are building the facility.

The center is scheduled to open in April 2011 and is viewed as major piece of Niagara Falls’ growing portfolio of hospitality and tourism-based ventures.

“This changes our city forever,” said Niagara Falls Mayor Ted Salci.

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