A scaffolding walkway has been put together on Murray Hill at the back of the Hilton Fallsview. There is no indication yet of what kind of work will be done, but given the look of the walkway, I’d say it will be extensive, or take a long time to finish
I have previously posted about some renovations going on at the Starbucks on Murray St and the one inside the Skylon Tower. With regards to the one outside, I couldn’t tell if it was still going to be a Starbucks, or if it was changing. Well, it looks like they’ve just been updating it to the latest colours and style.
Last week I posted about the Starbucks at the Skylon Tower complex on Murray St and how it was undergoing some renovations. Trevor Shaw reminded me there is a Starbucks inside. I stopped by the other day to check it out, and it too is under renovations.
The other day while walking past the Starbucks on Murray St I noticed that there was some renovations going on. The address is technically on Robinson St (it is part of the Skylon Tower complex).
Only a week to go to the big Red Bull Crashed Ice event in Niagara Falls. The course looks pretty cool. Here are some pictures that I took yesterday. It looks like all they need now is ice.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
When Mayor Jim Diodati got to the top of the Red Bull Crashed Ice course, he got that churning feeling in his stomach and could only think of one thing: “Imagine going down a roller coaster in skates!”
Lucky for Diodati, he was only taking a tour of the 460-metre-long course, which starts at the Skylon Tower, along Murray St. and into the Niagara Pkwy. near the Edgewaters Tap & Grill.
Organizers of the event — a combination of downhill skiing, hockey and boardercross — took media and local dignitaries for a Wednesday walkthrough of the twisting ice course, which is still under construction.
Yesterday when I was out walking, I saw this sign on Murray St:
I thought that the WEGO bus system (to replace the People Mover system) was supposed to be starting up soon, so I thought maybe this was a temporary sign, maybe even a temporary bus stop. I went home and checked the website out, and it is a page with ads and a simple search button. It is definitely not affiliated with the city, region, or Niagara Parks.
I might have missed it, but I can’t find an “official” web site, and there is no information that I can see on the Niagara Parks or the Niagara Falls Tourism web sites. I don’t know when the new transportation system will be ready to go.
UPDATE: So it appears that it was the right site, but it just wasn’t live yet. It’s good that the site is working now, but not a good idea to put the signs out if the site wasn’t live yet. If you visit WEGONiagaraFalls.com you can read about the new transportation service and see schedules/routes.
There is some work happening on the Murray St side of the base of Skylon Tower. The stairs and escalator are closed, and the steel I-beams are exposed (look under the Revolving Dining Room banner on the left).