Category: Niagara Falls Developments

A peek inside “Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze”

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You can read my other posts about Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze here, here, here and here.

Niagara Falls says no to change of development agreement with province

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From Niagara This Week:

Note: The article includes a nice rendering of the position of the theatre and how it would obstruct the view from the Hilton.

City politicians do not want to see a new theatre built at Fallsview Casino, where a staff report showed the building’s height would obscure views of the Horseshoe Falls from various hotels overlooking the cataract.

On Tuesday, council backed the report from staff, asking it not to support a request from one of four proponents vying to win the bid to build a 5,000-seat theatre in Niagara Falls. The proponent, a Quebec-based consortium, has proposed to build the theatre at Fallsview Casino Resort, which is on land owned by the provincial government.

The proponent is looking to build the theatre over top of the bus area at the rear of Fallsview

Falls council against casino theatre proposal

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

Niagara Falls city council voted against a proposal that would see a 5,000-seat entertainment theatre built above the bus area at the back of Fallsview Casino.

Politicians backed a staff report recommending they don’t support an amendment to the site-specific development agreement, as requested by Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, which would allow the theatre to go five metres higher than currently permitted.

Both staff and council are concerned the proposal would obstruct views of the falls for nearby hotels.

Update on construction at Starbucks on Murray St

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I have previously posted about some renovations going on at the Starbucks on Murray St and the one inside the Skylon Tower. With regards to the one outside, I couldn’t tell if it was still going to be a Starbucks, or if it was changing. Well, it looks like they’ve just been updating it to the latest colours and style.

A Piece of History Gets Renovated

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From the Niagara Parks blog:

Drive through Dufferin Islands and you’ll notice a hut constructed of stone boulders located at the base of Burning Spring Hill. The former police hut is the last of its kind still standing from 1907 and will be renovated to preserve a significant piece of history within Niagara Parks.

A complete overhaul will commence in Spring 2017 including a new cedar roof with copper cap, repaired block work, new masonry ledgers on existing window openings, and a number of structural repairs to wood and concrete throughout.

Once completed it will serve as a location for light displays, interpretive information on Dufferin Islands and some explanation of the plants and animals of the area.

“Notice of Application” for sign on Niagara Speedway property

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There is a “Notice of Application” attached to the fencing around the Niagara Speedway (go-kart) property. You can see the notice here. It has to do with having a signer higher than is currently allowed.

“Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze” progress

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You can’t see much because of the tarp, but the top of the “Big Top Amazing Mirror & Laser Maze” attraction looks nice. It really does look the the peaks of a couple of circus tents.

Theatre proposal would impact view of falls

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLG) is expected to announce the winning proposal for a new 5,000-seat theatre next month, but one of the submissions already has the city concerned. Read More…

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