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Airbnb says home-sharing business is booming in Niagara Falls

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From the Buffalo News:

The private home-sharing economy is becoming a factor in the Niagara Falls tourism scene, though so far it’s made little dent in the hotel trade in the Cataract City.

Since 2014, the number of Niagara Falls-area residents hosting tourists in their homes has quadrupled, and the number of tourists choosing to stay in homes instead of hotels is six times greater than three years ago.

Airbnb, the leading home-sharing website, issued a report this week citing its success near Niagara Falls and other leading New York State parks.

What’s next for Niagara Falls’ Downtown BIA?

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From Niagara This Week:

Some members of the Downtown BIA who had concerns over how the business organization is being run are taking a wait-and-see approach as to what comes next.

And, despite the resignation of board chair Julio Batres-Gavidia, Lisa Thomas, a Queen Street business owner and member of the BIA board who went to the media with concerns over how the organization is being run, said she remains “skeptical” as to whether there would be change.

Niagara Falls ready for Canada Day

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

It’s not going to be your typical Canada Day in Niagara Falls.

In fact, it’s going to be a three-day celebration.

“People are expecting a bigger and better celebration,” said Lori Albanese, community development co-ordinator for the City of Niagara Falls.

“It’s going to be a lot more fun. We’re getting a lot of people calling from out of town, asking what’s going on? Where can we get a hotel room? They’re looking forward to coming to Niagara Falls and enjoying our celebration.”

“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.

Concerns over Niagara Falls casino jobs not being taken seriously: Diodati

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From Niagara This Week:

The province is moving ahead with the modernization process for gaming in the city after the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) issued request for proposal (RFP) documents to pre-qualified proponents selected to bid on the Niagara Gaming Bundle. Read More…

2017 TOP 100 FESTIVALS & EVENTS IN ONTARIO ANNOUNCED

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The City of Niagara Falls sent out a newsletter recently that highlighted the fact that a few Niagara Falls events were in the list of top 100 events in 2017 in Ontario.

  • Niagara Falls Canada Day Celebration (Niagara Falls) Jun 30 – Jul 2
  • Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade (Niagara Falls) Nov 18
  • *OPG Winter Festival of Lights (Niagara Falls) Nov 18 – Jan 31, 2018

You can read the entire list of top events here

Statement from Senator Ortt regarding Goat Island Lodge Proposal

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From WBTA 1490:

…Last week, Senator Ortt sent a letter to the governor voicing his opposition and concerns with the plan. Read More…

Prediction: SNOW from January to April at Niagara Falls History Museum

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Last week I received the following press release from the Niagara Falls History Museum:

For Immediate Release

Prediction: SNOW from January to April at
Niagara Falls History Museum

Niagara Falls, ON, January 13, 2016 – Canadians have a long-standing fascination with snow.  We either love it or hate it, and sometimes we do both.  We adapt to it, use it, have fun with it, identify with it, and are inspired by it.  Snow is an interactive exhibition opening at the Niagara Falls History Museum on January 26, 2017.

Snow, the first exhibition of its kind in Canada, portrays the amazing love-hate relationship that the inhabitants of this great land have had with snow since the arrival of the First Peoples in North America. Created by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with the J. Armand Bombardier Museum, Snow gives visitors a historical and cultural perspective on this element of nature as a source of adaptation, passion, ingenuity and creativity.

With over 400 digital photos and captions contributed by Canadians from across the country, Snow gives visitors a true feel for winter.  Snow presents artefacts such as boots made out of sealskin and caribou hide, snowshoes and clothing designed to be warm and waterproof.   Eyeglasses made from walrus ivory by Nunavut’s Thule Inuit that date back to around 1300 are among the items on display.   Visitors young and old can try on replicas of the glasses and see some of the clever ways in which humans have adapted to snow and cold.  Among the exhibition’s interactives are opportunities to try on a snowshoeing outfit, listen to recorded stories and view sketches made by explorers, voyageurs, soldiers and scientists, to learn how Canada’s early settlers endured and adapted to the winter months.

“Weather is a favourite topic for Canadians,” says Suzanne Moase, Niagara Falls Museums Curator.  “We love to talk about snowstorms, the cold and the slush.  Snow, the exhibition, will strike a chord with all our visitors, from outdoor enthusiasts to sitters by the fire and everyone in between.  The artefacts and documents chosen represent how we deal with the challenge of snowy winters today, as well as how we have coped with snow and adapted our lifestyles around it in the past.”

Media are invited to preview the exhibition on January 25 from 5:00 p.m until 7:00 p.m. where Museum staff and Mr. Nicolas Gauvin, Director of Business Partnerships and Information Management at the Canadian Museum of History will be available for comments.

Snow falls on the Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, on January 26 and “blankets” the Ontario Power Generation Gallery until April 16, 2017.  Come and see how snow has helped shape our cultural identity.  You’ll be “snowed” under.

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For more information, contact:

Clark Bernat, City of Niagara Falls
Manager of Museums and Culture

Phone: 905-358-5082
Email: cbernat@niagarafalls.ca

In Focus: Niagara Falls Area, Ontario, Canada

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From HospitalityNet:

The city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, is on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, which forms the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York. The natural wonder of Niagara Falls, which is the collective name for the Horseshoe Falls, the adjacent American Falls, and the smaller Bridal Veil Falls, is a major tourist attraction for the city of Niagara Falls, attracting 12 million visitors every year. Combined, the three falls have the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world—and a vertical drop of more than 165 feet.

Holly Trolley rides into Niagara Falls

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From the Buffalo News:

Music and holiday cheer will start at City Hall and spread to all of Niagara Falls aboard the Holly Trolley on Dec. 2.

The City of Niagara Falls tree lighting will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Dec. 2, in the lobby of City Hall, 745 Main St., with refreshments provided by Hard Rock Cafe.

After the tree lighting, the Holly Trolley will travel to neighborhoods with riders invited to sing holiday songs.

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