Residents fell in love with Niagara Falls
From the Simcoe Reformer:
When people got married in the 1940s and ’50s, their honeymoon was far more humble than the post-ceremony vacations today’s newlyweds take.
There were no Mexican or Caribbean resorts or flying out west to see the mountains. Holiday entitlements were different then. It wasn’t unusual to be married on a weekend and be back at work on the Monday. Typically, you looked for something close by and quick.
For people in Norfolk County, Niagara Falls became the likely destination for that first night of holy matrimony.
As a result, our area has a special relationship with the “Falls,” which is home to a wondrous natural phenomenon — Lake Erie emptying into Lake Ontario off a cliff — and a centre of unbridled commercialism: wax museums, souvenir shops, casinos, and hotels.