Wallenda put Niagara Falls on ‘front burner’, mayor crows

From the Toronto Sun: Now that Nik Wallenda’s walk across Niagara Falls has come and gone, the city is beginning to digest just how big of an event it was. Mayor Jim Diodati said ever since he heard of Wallenda’s proposal he knew the number of eyes on Niagara Falls would be astronomical. “We were…

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Study shows economic activity of Niagara’s Winter Festival of Lights is more than 40 times its price tag

From a press release seen on the Winter Festival of Lights web site: A detailed study of the 2009 Winter Festival of Lights found that the 59-day Festival generated $57.3 million in economic benefits for the region, more than 40 times the event’s fiscal year expenditures of $1.3 million. In its 42-page report, Toronto-based research…

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