From the Niagara Falls Review:
Niagara Falls should consider levying a new tax on hotel rooms to fund tourism initiatives and take the burden of local ratepayers, says Mayor Jim Diodati.
“Niagara Falls, N.Y. charges a bed tax in their hotels, and that’s how they fund their tourism,” said Diodati. “Niagara Falls (Ont.) should definitely have a look at that — if it’s allowed, if it’s to be used to market the destination and fund Niagara Falls Tourism, which is the city’s marketing agency for tourism.”
Documents obtained exclusively by the Toronto Sun show city officials in Toronto have been working for months to get permission from the Ontario government to levy new local taxes, and Premier Kathleen Wynne has already promised Toronto Mayor John Tory — should council approve — a new tax on hotel rooms.
Note: This isn’t just about Niagara Falls. It mentions some things to do in Niagara Falls, and the entire Niagara Region.
From the Toronto Sun:
There are many reasons why Niagara is a great place to live.
Plenty to see, plenty to do.
And while the region offers stand-out wonders that attract thousands, if not millions, of tourists each year, it’s the hidden gems and historic hearts of the municipalities that truly make Niagara special.
It was quite the task to narrow down a list to only 50 places, “things” and community staples that make the region its uniquely-wonderful self.
Here’s the list, in alphabetical order, of things and places that help make Niagara pop.
From the Toronto Sun (including pictures):
Niagara Falls, the Canadian Rockies and the CN Tower top Canadians list of the country’s “must-see” destinations, according to a survey by Transitions Optical Inc. and Leger Marketing.