Big projects, big impact

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Some of the city’s biggest and long-awaited building projects will either be completed or closer to completion in 2011.

    The Scotiabank Convention Centre, currently under construction about 500 yards from the Canadian Horseshoe Falls on Stanley Ave., is scheduled to host its first event — a home and garden show — April 8, 9 and 10.

    The 288,000-square-foot facility will feature an 82,000-square-f oot exhibition hall, a 17,000-square-foot ballroom, an intimate 1,000-square-foot seat theatre and 26,500-square-feet of meeting space.

    Officials expect the centre to have a major impact on tourism and broader economic benefits for the region.

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