YESTERDAY AND TODAY: Bridging the Niagara Gorge

From the Niagara Falls Review: The first bridges across the Niagara River (first for pedestrians and carriages, later also allowing for railroad traffic) opened in the late 1840s and early 1850s. They were a good distance away from the Falls, crossing the Niagara Gorge where the CN crosses today at the eastern end of Bridge…

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Redesigning around GO

From the Niagara Falls Review: In addition to the economic, real-estate and quality-of-life benefits year-round GO train service is expected to bring to Niagara Falls when it arrives in 2023, it also provides an opportunity to redevelop the area surrounding the downtown station. Denise Landry, a planner with Niagara Region, presented council with an update…

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$50 million for new people-mover system

From the Niagara Falls Review: A major transportation project that has been stalled for years got a fresh injection of fuel Monday. At a press conference at the Via rail station on Bridge Street, Ontario Deputy Premier George Smitherman announced the province will contribute $25 million toward the development of a new people mover bus…

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