From Niagara This Week:
Note: The article includes a nice rendering of the position of the theatre and how it would obstruct the view from the Hilton.
City politicians do not want to see a new theatre built at Fallsview Casino, where a staff report showed the building’s height would obscure views of the Horseshoe Falls from various hotels overlooking the cataract.
On Tuesday, council backed the report from staff, asking it not to support a request from one of four proponents vying to win the bid to build a 5,000-seat theatre in Niagara Falls. The proponent, a Quebec-based consortium, has proposed to build the theatre at Fallsview Casino Resort, which is on land owned by the provincial government.
The proponent is looking to build the theatre over top of the bus area at the rear of Fallsview
I know I’m a couple of days late…
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Hornblower Niagara Cruises is set to sail for a fourth season, starting Saturday.
The relatively mild winter meant there was no ice buildup in the Niagara River, so the boat tour operator set the April 1 start date and also began accepting bookings last month.
“We have some weather and ice-modelling programs that we’ve created over the last couple of years and, about a month ago, we knew there were not going to be any significant ice concerns so we livened up our ticket sales,” said general manager Mory DiMaurizio.
The popular tourist attraction also opened April 1 last year.
“It was a great early start to the season and a great indicator of what was a landmark year,” he said.
By comparison, the 2015 season didn’t start until April 30, following one of the coldest, longest winters on record. It’s inaugural season in 2014 started May 15.
Boats are equipped with radiant heaters and visitors have the option of viewing the cataracts from “dry zone” areas.