From the Niagara Falls Review:
More than 43,000 passengers used GO Transit’s “excursion train” to travel between Niagara Falls and Toronto, according to figures released by the provincial transit agency. The summer weekend and holiday service ended on the Thanksgiving holiday Monday, considered the end of the traditional tourism season. There were 833 passengers on Saturday, the start of the three-day weekend. On Sunday, there were 588 and 658 on Thanksgiving.
In total, 43,646 people used the Niagara-Toronto GO train on 36 service days between June 27 and Oct. 12. It means the average number of passengers per day was 1,212.
So, I was thoroughly enjoying last night’s episode of The Office, when at 9:45 I got a call from someone who needed me right away, so I had to leave, just before they got married. Oh well. I’ve got it recorded, and will watch it tonight. I’ll have some screenshots for you soon…
Someone with a Blogger blog posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls:
I had been to Niagara Falls over 20 years ago as a child with my parents. At the time, they seemed huge. Now, as an adult, they are beautiful and romantic, but not inspiring.
It’s sad to see what much of the Canadian side has become. Clifton Hill and the surrounding area is block after block of bad fast food and souvenir shops. The quaint charm of most Canadian cities is given way to the worst forms of American Yankee commercialism. Forget romance. It’s sad really.
From the Niagara Gazette:
Published reports about plans to shoot another motion picture in the Falls came as news to Mayor Paul Dyster on Thursday.
Although an article appearing in The Hollywood Reporter suggested the American side of the Falls would serve as the backdrop for an upcoming film featuring Dennis Hopper, Dyster said, at this point, the city has not been approached about the project.
“As of right now, there have been no requests to film on the U.S. side,” Dyster said in reference to “A Beginner’s Guide to Endings,” a film The Hollywood Reporter described as a dark comedy penned by Jonathan Sobol, a writer with roots in the Western New York area.
Dyster said it was his understanding that filming related to the project may be done nearby, but that the work would likely occur at locations in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Someone with a blog has posted about an upcoming trip to Niagara Falls:
School starts in a week and a half (yikes) so we have decided to take a little JAUNT with the kidlets to Niagara Falls and Buffalo.. to go to TACKY Clifton Hill, Marineland etc.. so a lot of fun will be had (we hope).. so wish us lots of luck!!
LIFE.com has some great shots of natural wonders, including this one of Niagara Falls…
Someone who goes by the username flipkeat has some very nice images on Flickr.
From the Marion Star:
I’ll agree to most invitations for a bicycle ride, but this one was intimidating. Riding from Lake Michigan to Niagara Falls? Continuing to Lake Placid? Riding with a group that was cycling across the country?
At the end of this page there is a link to a full write-up about the ride, including more details about the Canada portion.