Road removal plan seeks to connect Niagara Falls to ‘greatest waterfront in the world’

From the Buffalo News: The plan calls for removing a 2-mile section of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in Niagara Falls. And it’s getting some good reviews. “We certainly see it as a positive opportunity for us,” said Gary K. Siddall, executive director of the Aquarium of Niagara. “There’s a lot of obstruction (now) with the…

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Victoria Avenue to get facelift

From the Niagara Falls Review: The first in what is expected to be a multi-phase revitalization along Victoria Avenue has been approved by city council. The city will contribute $2.9 million towards the $3.5-million phase, while the Victoria Centre BIA will contribute up to $600,000, conditional on a spring 2016 start. In 2014, the BIA…

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Looking to improve traffic congestion near Rainbow Bridge

From the St Catharines Standard: It can be a driver’s traffic nightmare – getting to or from the Rainbow Bridge and having to use Falls Ave, Roberts St. or Bender Hill. There’s no easy way in or out, and when combined with tourists who might not be sure where they are going, it compounds the…

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Niagara Falls road with three names could soon just have one name

From the Niagara Falls Review: A road with three names could soon have just one in downtown Niagara Falls. Regional council’s public works committee has recommended letting the city rename Roberts St. and Newman Hill to Falls Ave., matching the stretch of road running through the city’s tourist area. What about Victoria Ave, Ferry St,…

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New on the new Visitor Transportation System

The big news today is that the proposed replacement system for the People Mover system has been approved. The new Visitor Transportation System will shuttle guests to a lot of places around the tourist area and downtown. Here are some links to stories with the details: Bullet News Niagara – Niagara Falls council approves $50-million…

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Unofficial start of Summer 2011

Yes, Summer doesn’t start until June 21, but this weekend and next weekend are the unofficial start of Summer in the tourist area of Niagara Falls. I would think that generally the industry likes it when Memorial Day and Victoria Day fall on different weekends, like this year. It doesn’t seem like much was done…

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Summer 2010 is “over”… was it good?

I know that summer doesn’t officially end in this part of the world until September 21, but in this tourist area it might as well be over. The beginning of September and the passing of Labour Day makrs the beginning of school. That means that family vacations are no more. The weekends might still be…

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From a PR Web press release (via Yahoo! News):, the official web portal for the Clifton Hill Tourist Area, in Niagara Falls, Canada, announced the launch of its newly designed website today. The redesigned website,, makes it easier than ever to plan a getaway to the Niagara Falls’ premier entertainment and dining district….

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