Category: Niagara Falls Developments

Public aerosol art installation on Robinson Street is gone

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Last fall I posted about an “art installation” on Robinson St that was a collaboration between the DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls and local artists.

Well, the house, as well as the one beside it, have been torn down.

Multi-level go-kart racing coming to Niagara Falls, Ontario

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From WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo:

Get ready for a multi-level go-karting experience in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

HOCO Entertainment and Resorts tells 7EWN that construction on the new “Niagara Speedway” is nearing completion. The spiraling track is being built on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls and is inspired by “Heavy Metal High Rise” which is a go-kart track in Branson, Missouri.

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Soggy weather delays completion of Niagara Falls go-kart coaster

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From Niagara This Week:

While it looks like a new go-kart coaster attraction at the top of Clifton Hill is nearing completion, Mother Nature has played havoc with getting site race ready.

The base of the track, including its ascending corkscrew, have been in place for weeks, but wet weather has delayed the pouring of concrete to finish the job, HOCO director of marketing Joel Noden said.

“There’s been many days where it’s rained or there’s been the threat of rain. There are a lot of slope and curves to the track, so we’ve put off pour days.”

While it was initially thought the attraction, officially named Niagara Speedway, would open this year, Noden said that probably won’t happen.

“Realistically, we’re looking at next spring for a launch date.”

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Niagara Falls seeks proposals for outdoor winter activities

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From WGRZ Channel 2 in Buffalo:

While Western New Yorkers are still enjoying the warmth of summer, the City of Niagara Falls is looking for some fun new outdoor activities to offer to residents and visitors this winter — especially those that involve ice skating.

On Monday, the Niagara Falls Community Development Department released a news release requesting winter outdoor activity providers to come forward with ideas for three downtown lots. They would like each idea submitted via a Request for Proposal (RFP), which can be accessed here: www.nf-cd.org/rfp

Not giving up despite ‘roadblocks, frustrations’

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Despite facing hurdles to get a $1.5-billion development off the ground in Niagara Falls, the chairwoman of the company behind the proposal remains confident the project will eventually move ahead.

“My vision to this project, and to the future of the project, has never been changed,” Helen Chang, chairwoman and chief executive officer of GR (CAN) Investment Co., Ltd., told The Niagara Falls Review through a translator.

Chang said she “doesn’t believe this project will die for any kind of reason.”

Niagara still going for GO

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Niagara Region Chairman Alan Caslin is continuing to push for regular Toronto to Niagara Falls GO train service to be up and running in time for the 2021 Canada Summer Games.

However, Metrolinx — the arm’s-length provincial agency that operates GO Transit — isn’t committing to any changes to its originally proposed timetable.

“We are aware of the request to launch service by 2021 instead of 2023 as promised, but it’s too early to say at this point,” said GO spokeswoman Anne Marie Aikins, adding Metrolinx is going to provide a full update on GO expansion in the fall.

Another building demolished

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For the longest time there was an abandoned house a couple of doors down from the Macs at the corner of Stanley Avenue and Ferry St. Late last week it was finally torn down. The lot behind it was empty, so now there is quite a large lot. I don’t know if there are any plans, but don’t be surprised if a parking lot is opened.

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