Tag: maintenance

    Theatre announced for Hilton site, to open in 2019

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The city’s new 5,000-seat theatre will be located next to the Hilton Hotel and be connected to Fallsview Casino by a new enclosed walkway.

    Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG) officially announced the site late Thursday, despite work already being done on the property for weeks. The $130 million venue will be directly behind the Hilton, facing Stanley Avenue, and is expected to open in mid-2019.

    Construction and maintenance is expected to create more than 800 direct jobs.

    Niagara SkyWheel is being re-assembled

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    I’m sure you all know that the Niagara SkyWheel has been out of service for about two months. Well, it is finally being put back together. The centre piece (hub/axel) is in place and they have the spokes and rim laid out ready to go.

    SkyWheel closed for maintenance (including photos)

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    I know this is kind of old news, but I still wanted to post about it, along with some photos:

    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Niagara SkyWheel on Clifton Hill will be closed until May 1 for maintenance.

    The attraction closed last Friday. Read More…

    Temporary closures for Niagara Parks attractions

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A pair of Niagara Parks attractions will be closed temporarily over the next few weeks.

    The shutdowns at the Butterfly Conservatory and Niagara’s Fury attractions are to accommodate for annual maintenance programs. These closures allow Niagara Parks staff to carry out needed maintenance to ensure the continued operation of these popular year-round attractions…

    Niagara’s Fury will close on Jan. 16, reopening by Feb. 11. Wonder Pass holders will be able to substitute for admission to NPC’s Floral Showhouse or the IMAX Theatre during this period.

    Passengers stranded in Skylon elevator

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A group of 18 passengers were stuck in an elevator for about two hours after it malfunctioned at the Skylon Tower Wednesday night.

    Niagara Falls Fire Chief Jim Boutilier said firefighters were called to the Robinson Street business at around 8:30 p.m.

    Working with elevator technicians and the Skylon’s maintenance staff, about 10 firefighters helped to manually lower the glass-enclosed elevator to the ground. It had stalled near the top of the 775-foot tower.

    Illumination board to seek funding for lighting upgrade

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The Niagara Falls Illumination Board is looking to the community for help to revitalize lighting of the Horseshoe and American falls.

    The last update to the lighting system came 20 years ago when the current Xenon lighting system was installed.

    Following a thorough Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process in 2014 and 2015, a proponent was selected and has showcased a new LED lighting technology can provide to improve the overall illumination of the falls. Proposed upgrades include more than twice the current lighting levels being achieved, with a broader colour spectrum and greater energy efficiency with less maintenance being required. The new lighting, which would cost $3.5 million, will also save on energy costs to the tune of 48 per cent.

    Appellate court backs Maid of the Mist

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    From Buffalo Business First:

    The Maid of the Mist Corp. has won its latest legal battle against Niagara Falls interests who felt the company’s off-season storage and maintenance facilities were given various municipal approval without full reviews.

    People mover base garage to be on Stanley Ave

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    A $16 million maintenance garage for the future people mover system will be built on Stanley Ave. as the result of a city council vote Monday, though some politicians question why they wouldn’t put it downtown where it might help revitalization efforts.

    “Not enough was done to see if we could have made that investment downtown,” Coun. Vince Kerrio said.

    As the city and Niagara Parks Commission move ahead with plans for a new bus system to shuttle passengers around tourism areas, they’ll need a new garage to store and service the 27 buses in the fleet.

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