Category: Niagara Falls News

Niagara Falls hotel owner may build another hotel next door

No Comments

From the Buffalo News:

The owners of the Wingate by Wyndham hotel in downtown Niagara Falls have acquired the neighboring lot and may build another hotel there. Read More…

Adam Sandler heading to Fallsview

No Comments

From the Niagara Falls Review:

Adam Sandler has a date with Niagara Falls.

The Saturday Night Live icon is returning to stand-up comedy in 2017, with two shows in Niagara Falls June 23 and 24. Once one of the biggest comedy stars in Hollywood, Sandler’s long list of hits include The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison. He signed a four-movie deal with Netflix in 2014. Read More…

Funny business down in the gorge

No Comments

From the Niagara Falls Review:

With help from some friends, Niagara comedian David Green has found the funny side to being lost in the woods.

Or at least the Niagara Gorge. Last fall, Green and a camera crew headed into the steep, often dangerous area near the Niagara River to film the “thrillarious” comedy Gorge. Read More…

HIGGS: Early tourism took visitors below and behind the falls

No Comments

From the Niagara Gazette:

Since Franciscan monk and explorer Louis Hennepin became the first European to encounter the “Falls at Niagara” in 1658 we could call him the first “tourist,” but let’s start in the early 19th century. We will begin around the time of the construction of the Erie Canal on July 4, 1817 in Rome, New York, which opened the door to travel (and commerce) across the state of New York. Read More…

Popular Niagara Falls diner set for a comeback

No Comments

From the Niagara Falls Review

One of the city’s most popular restaurants is being reborn.

Simon Kelly and Angela Peebles, the people behind the Regal Diner, are back and hope to reopen the eatery at the beginning of next month. Read More…

Access to Thompson’s Point closed for Wildplay work

No Comments

From the Niagara Falls Review:

Viewing access at Thompson’s Point on the Niagara Parkway will be closed from March 13 to 31 for the final stages of construction of WildPlay Niagara’s Whirlpool Adventure Course. Read More…

In Memory of Henry Muller

No Comments

From HoudiniMuseum.org

Henry Muller, cofounder of the Houdini Magical Hall of Fame, a public museum and tourist attraction operated in Niagara Falls, Canada, from 1968 to 1995, died on Feb. 28 in Hamilton, Ontario. He was 86 years old.

Here’s Henry’s official obituary, reproduced from YourLifeMoments…

Read More…

Niagara Falls tourism fee called ‘ridiculous’ as some businesses make it mandatory

No Comments

From CBC News:

Every year, millions of people flock to Niagara Falls, Ont., shelling out hundreds of dollars for hotels, restaurants and attractions clustered around the towering falls. But at some businesses, visitors are finding a contentious tourism fee is now a mandatory part of their bill.

CBC’s Marketplace, which has looked into the tourism fee before, returned to Niagara Falls with hidden cameras in January to see how things have changed after receiving dozens of complaints from consumers about the fee.

Cultural hub a missing piece of city: Mayor

No Comments

From the Niagara Falls Review:

A new cultural hub announced in Mayor Jim Diodati’s state of the city speech Wednesday would be a “shared gathering space” for the community, and create a vastly improved Sylvia Place Farmer’s Market. Read More…

Casino operator controversy in Niagara

No Comments

From the St Thomas Times Journal:

Niagara’s mayor and regional chairman have asked the province to scrap plans to select new operators for the region’s two casinos.

In a letter to Finance Minister Charles Sousa, Mayor Jim Diodati and Niagara Regional Chairman Alan Caslin asked the government to terminate an ongoing request for pre-qualification and request for proposal process for a new service provider for Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino. Read More…

%d bloggers like this: