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Encyclopedia > Niagara Falls, Ontario
City of Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls skyline at night
Niagara Falls skyline at night
Nickname: The Honeymoon Capital of the World!
Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region
Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region
Coordinates: 43°07′N 79°04′W / 43.117, -79.067
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Niagara
Incorporated June 12, 1903
Government
 - Mayor Ted Salci
 - Governing body Niagara Falls City Council
 - MP Rob Nicholson
 - MPP Kim Craitor
Area [1][2]
 - Total 209.58 km² (80.9 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1][2]
 - Total 82,181 (Ranked 60th)
 - Density 392.14/km² (1,015.6/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code L2E-L2J, L0S
Area code(s) 905/289
Skyline of Niagara Falls, Canada, as seen from Niagara Falls State Park across the river.
Skyline of Niagara Falls, Canada, as seen from Niagara Falls State Park across the river.

Niagara Falls is a Canadian city of 82,184 residents[1] on the Niagara River in the Golden Horseshoe region of south-central Ontario. It lies across the river from Niagara Falls, New York, and was incorporated on June 12, 1903. It is commonly referred to as the City of Champions. // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... I, the creator of this image, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Heraldic Motto: Unity, Responsibility, Loyalty Corporate Motto: Building Communities, Building Lives Location of the Niagara Region within Ontario Area: 1,852 sq. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ontario. ... 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The city is dominated by the Niagara Falls waterfalls on the Niagara River and benefits from the fact, that both falls, American Falls and Horseshoe Falls, can be best seen from the Canadian side thus presenting the city one of the major tourist attractions of the world. The natural spectacle brings in millions of tourists yearly. The city permitted the development of a tourist area along the falls and the gorge. This area which stretches along the Niagara River parkway and tourist promenade is particularly concentrated at the brink of the falls and, apart from the natural attractions along the river, includes huge parking lots, souvenir shops, observation towers, high-rise-hotels, casinos and theatres, mostly with colourful neon billboards and advertisements. Further to the north or south there are golf courses alongside historic sites from the War of 1812. For other uses, see Niagara Falls (disambiguation). ... Satellite image of the Niagara River. ... This article is about the U.S.–U.K. war. ...

Contents

History

The Niagara Falls area has seen continuous settlement since the 17th century, first by the Iroquois and then by Europeans who were drawn to the immense falls. Louis Hennepin, a French priest, is regarded as the first European to visit the area in the 1670s. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... For other uses, see Iroquois (disambiguation). ... The European peoples are the various nations and ethnic groups of Europe. ... A painting of Father Louis Hennepin discovering Saint Anthony Falls. ... This article is about religious workers. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Tourism started in the early 19th century and has been a vital part of the local economy since that time. As well as the obvious attractions of the falls, Niagara Falls markets itself as a honeymoon destination and is self-proclaimed as the honeymoon capital of the world. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... A honeymoon is the traditional holiday taken by newlyweds to celebrate their marriage in intimacy and seclusion. ...


With the creation of a Niagara regional government in 1970, the city amalgamated with the village of Chippawa and surrounding Willoughby, Crowland, and Stamford Townships, creating the present-day municipal boundaries. Heraldic Motto: Unity, Responsibility, Loyalty Corporate Motto: Building Communities, Building Lives Location of the Niagara Region within Ontario Area: 1,852 sq. ... Chippawa is a community located within the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario. ... Willoughby Township is the rural southern portion of Niagara Falls, Ontario, between the village of Chippawa and the boundary with Fort Erie. ...


Geography and Climate

Niagara Falls, Ontario is 130 kilometres (81 mi) from Toronto by road. The area of the Niagara Region is 1800 square kilometres (718 sq mi). The city sits at 43°7′N, 79°4′W. “km” redirects here. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Topography

The city is built along the Niagara Falls waterfalls and the Niagara Gorge on the Niagara River which flows from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. For other uses, see Niagara Falls (disambiguation). ... Niagara Falls (43° 4′ 54. ... Satellite image of the Niagara River. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, USA, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ...


Climate

The weather and climate for the Niagara Region of Ontario is moderate to extreme in both summer and winter. There are considerable extremes in either temperature or the type of weather that might be associated with locations that are in close proximity to a landmass such as the bodies of water surrounding the region.[3]

Niagara Falls climate normals from Environment Canada[3] Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. temp. (°C) -4.5 -4.1 1 7.3 14 19.1 22.3 21.4 16.9 10.6 4.7 -1.4
Avg high temp. (°C) -1 -0.5 5.1 12.2 19.3 24.2 27.2 26 21.3 14.7 8 1.9
Avg low temp. (°C) -7.9 -7.7 -3.2 2.4 8.6 13.9 17.2 16.7 12.5 6.4 1.3 -4.7
Precipitation (millimeters) 69.5 67.4 75.5 75.5 76.5 87.5 75.4 81.6 95.2 84.3 91 90.7

==Demographics==ravi A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ...

Ethnic Origin Population Percent
English 22,880 29.32%
Italian 15,425 19.77%
Scottish 13,910 17.82%
Irish 11,200 14.35%
French 8,710 11.16%
Source: 2001 Census of Canada[4]

In 2006, the population of Niagara Falls was 82,184 persons[1], an increase of 4.3 percent from the previous 2001 census, slightly below national growth, while the metropolitan area enumerated 427,421 people. The population of Niagara Falls is older than Canada in general in terms of age structure. Youths under 14 years of age number 18.09%, while those of retirement age number 17.03% showing a continuous ageing trend. Some 5,130 (6.57%) inhabitants described themselves visible minorities (non-white/non-European)[2]. This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... Languages Italian, Sicilian, Neapolitan, Corsican, Sardinian, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligurian, Lombard, Piedmontese, Venetian, Ladin, Friulian Religions predominantly Roman Catholic      The Italians are a Southern European ethnic group found primarily in Italy and in a wide-ranging diaspora throughout Western Europe, the Americas and Australia. ... This article is about the Scottish people as an ethnic group. ...


83.97% of Niagara Falls city residents self-identified with Christian denominations. The largest denominations consist of Catholic (41.99%), Protestant (36.80%), and 5.18% other Christian mostly Orthodox, 14.10% claimed no religious affiliation, while minor religions (1.93%) including Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, and Muslim accounted for the rest.[5] For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... in Christianity: Eastern Christianity Oriental Orthodoxy Orthodox Christianity Orthodoxy by country in Judaism: Orthodox Judaism Modern Orthodox Judaism Jewish organisations: Orthodox Union Categories: ...


Communities

Chippawa is a community located within the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario. ... Willoughby Township is the rural southern portion of Niagara Falls, Ontario, between the village of Chippawa and the boundary with Fort Erie. ...

Niagara Falls Neighbourhoods

  • Cherrywood Acres
  • Clifton Hill
  • Downtown
  • Drummond Hill
  • Drummondville
  • Fallsview
  • Lundy's Lane
  • River Road
  • Stamford Village
  • Whirlpool/Glenview
  • Rolling Acres (Niagara Falls)
  • Caliguiro Estates (Niagara Falls)
  • Chippawa (Niagara Falls)

Clifton Hill is the major tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario. ... The Fallsview Tourist Area in Niagara Falls, Ontario is the main tourist attraction surrounding the Falls. ... The Battle of Lundys Lane was a battle of the War of 1812 on July 25, 1814, fought in present-day Niagara Falls, Ontario. ...

Business and Tourist Centers

Clifton Hill is the major tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario. ... The Fallsview Tourist Area in Niagara Falls, Ontario is the main tourist attraction surrounding the Falls. ... The Battle of Lundys Lane was a battle of the War of 1812 on July 25, 1814, fought in present-day Niagara Falls, Ontario. ...

Economy

Niagara Falls, Ontario. The hub of tourism, including the casinos, are now in the Fallsview area shown in the background
Niagara Falls, Ontario. The hub of tourism, including the casinos, are now in the Fallsview area shown in the background

With a plentiful and inexpensive source of hydroelectric power via the waterfalls, many electro-chemical and electro-metallurgical industries located here in the early to mid-20th century. Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ...


Industry began moving out of the city in the 1970s and 80s because of recession and increasing global competition in the manufacturing sector. Tourism tightened its grip as the city's most important economic engine. It is a more popular destination than Niagara Falls, New York, in part due to the better view of the falls from the Canadian side. Also, Ontario's drinking age of 19 (compared to the 21 drinking age in the United States) attracts many 19 and 20-year-olds from the United States to the bars on the Canadian side. In macroeconomics, a recession is a decline in a countrys real gross domestic product (GDP), or negative real economic growth, for two or more successive quarters of a year. ... Niagara Falls is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States. ... Many nations have a legal drinking age, or the minimum age one must be to drink alcohol. ...


In the mid-1990s the Ontario government introduced legal wagering to the local economy with Casino Niagara. The late-1990s witnessed an economic boom as numerous luxury hotels and tourist attractions were built. The first casino was followed in 2004 by the larger Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort. Upon launching, the casino business was successful in attracting American tourists due to the then lower Canadian dollar. However, with the United States Dollar now lower than parity, the Seneca Niagara Casino open on the American side, and a casino facility coming to Buffalo, New York, as well as impending passport requirements on the American side, the local tourist economy is not without potential problems. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Ontario Legislature Building at Queens Park The Legislative Assembly of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Gambling (or betting) is any behavior involving the risk of money or valuables on the outcome of a game, contest, or other event in which the outcome of that activity is partially or totally dependent upon chance. ... Casino Niagara logo Casino Niagara is a commercial casino located in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fallsview Casino The Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada opened publicly on June 10, 2004. ... This article is about casinos for gaming. ... C$ redirects here. ... USD redirects here. ... The Seneca Niagara Casino is located in Niagara Falls, New York and built to compete with Casino Niagara and Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie First Settled 1789 Founded 1801 Incorporated (City) 1832 Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ...

Some of the many vacant buildings in the Queen Street downtown area
Some of the many vacant buildings in the Queen Street downtown area

The recent development has been almost completely centred on the Clifton Hill and Fallsview areas. The Niagara Falls downtown strip continues to suffer considerable decay, with much of the Queen Street retail area now vacant. The downtown area was a major centre for local commerce and night life up until the 1970s, when the development of the Niagara Square shopping mall began to draw away crowds and retailers. In 2006, New York City based developer Aaron Lichtman proposed a major investment in the area to encourage new retail development; the proposal, titled Historic Niagara, remains dependent on government funding of complementary services. As of February 2007, the project appeared stalled [3]. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 297 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Niagara Falls, Ontario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 297 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Niagara Falls, Ontario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or...


Government

Niagara Falls City Council consists of 8 councilors and 1 Mayor. City elections take place every 4 years with the next election in November 2010. Council is responsible for policy and decision making, monitoring the operation and performance of the city, analyzing and approving budgets and determining spending priorities. There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Education

Niagara Falls has two post-secondary institutions as well is served by the District School Board of Niagara and the Niagara Catholic District School Board which operate elementary and secondary schools in the region. There are also numerous private institutions offer alternatives to the traditional education systems. The Standard DSBN Insignia DSBN Insignia - Animated Variant District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) is a school board in the public school system of Ontario, Canada, in the Regional Municipality of Niagara. ... The Niagara Catholic District School Board (NCDSB) is a school board in the public separate school system of Ontario, Canada, in the Regional Municipality of Niagara. ...


Post Secondary

Brock University is a modern comprehensive university located in St. ... FREE YAYO Niagara College is a College of Applied Arts and Technology within the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario. ...

High Schools

  • Saint Michael Catholic High School
  • Westlane Secondary School
  • Stamford Collegiate
  • A N Myer Secondary School
  • Saint Paul Catholic High School

Library

Niagara Falls is also served by a growing library system composed of four branches, with the main branch located in the downtown area. It is visited by over 10,000 people weekly. The Niagara Falls Public Library system's goals include preserving and indexing public materials relating to the history of Niagara Falls. An extensive online database exists with over 20,000 photographs and art works at Historic Niagara Digital Collections


Culture and Events

Winter Festival of Lights

The Winter Festival of Lights (WFOL) is Canada's foremost illumination festival. The 26th annual event runs from November 8, 2008 to January 5, 2009. It includes over 3 million sparkling tree and ground lights and more than 100 animated light displays, including the world-famous Enchantment of Disney displays depicting long loved Disney classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, modern classics like Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, and the most recent additions, Pirates of the Caribbean and Cars. It also includes a brilliant, two-storey high Zimmerman Fountain display created using LED technology; the world's largest, illuminated Canadian-American Flag display; an angelic Nativity Scene display; North America's largest, illuminated Menorah display, and many other wondrous displays. The majority of the illuminations can be found within the Niagara Parks' Winter Wonderland, a 5 km route along the Niagara Parkway, while others can be found along Lundy's Lane (Candy Cane Lane) and new for 2008 within the Fallsview tourist area.


There is no admission fee to enjoy the illuminations but donations are gratefully accepted, with all proceeds used to enhance the lights and displays.


From humble beginnings in 1983, the Winter Festival of Lights continues to enchant and delight the many wintertime visitors to Niagara Falls, Ontario. In its first year of operation, approximately 250,000 people and 35 motorcoaches visited the Winter Festival of Lights. Since then, the celebration has grown tremendously with attendance reaching 1.3 million visitors and over 1,000 motor coaches.


The success of the Niagara Falls, NY Festival of Lights, which began in 1981 inspired the Niagara Falls Canada Visitor and Convention Bureau (now Niagara Falls Tourism), the City of Niagara Falls, The Niagara Parks Commission and numerous local businesses to band together to create a parallel event. Unfortunately, the Niagara Falls, NY event was discontinued in the 1990s.


The tremendous growth of the WFOL has had a positive impact on the local economy. In fact, it was recognized in the 2003 Festivals and Events Ontario Economic Impact Survey as having the largest economic impact ($60+ million) of all festivals in Ontario.


Over the past several years, the Winter Festival of Lights has been recognized for its achievements by many organizations. Awards and recognitions in that time include: • Attractions Canada - Award for Best Cultural Event (2002)
• WinterLights Celebrations Competition (winter version of Communities in Bloom) – Best Overall Tourism/Promotion Award (2005)
• WinterLights Celebrations Competition (winter version of Communities in Bloom) – Winner in the 50,000+population category - Niagara Falls (2006)
• Festivals & Events Ontario – Best Website and Official Printed Programme (2005); Best Merchandise/Souvenir Idea (2006); Best Newspaper Insert (2007); Best Overall Marketing Campaign (2006 & 2007) all in the $500,000+ budget category
• Festivals & Events Ontario – Top 50 Event (2005, 2006 & 2007) & Top 100 (2008)
• American Bus Association – Top 100 International Known Event (2007 & 2008)
• Niagara Falls Tourism Misty Award for Progressive Development (2007)


The Festival includes a calendar full of festive events, such as:


Disney’s® Beauty and the Beast December 1, 2008 – January 3, 2009 It’s the classic love story of Belle, a young woman in a small town, and the Beast, who is really a prince trapped in a spell placed on him by an enchantress. This world-class performance rivals any Broadway production you may have seen and is sure to enthrall!


Concerts at the Arena: Randy Travis, Debbie Reynolds, the Stars of Hee Haw November 30 - December 3, 2008


Niagara Falls Comedy Fest November 21 & 22, 2008 It features some of the best comedic talent around. Last year featured John Pinette, Brent Butt, Terry McGurrin, Winston Spear, Rodney Pentland and Mark Matthews.


Candy Cane Lane 5k Race & Fun Run November 23, 2008 The competitive 5k Race includes cash prizes for the top overall male and female runners and medals are awarded to the top male and female finishers in various age categories. Fun Runners may walk, run, use sleighs or skis – the goal is to have fun while enjoying the outdoors.


Fireworks over the Falls During the Winter Festival of Lights enjoy spectacular fireworks as they explode high over the mighty falls. Enjoy them from the comfort of your hotel's dining room, stay in for a romantic, room service dinner or visit one of the many restaurants found nearby.


Schedule: Saturday, November 8, 2008 * 6:15 & 8 PM (approx.) Friday, November 14, 2008 * 9 PM Friday, November 21, 2008 * 9 PM Friday, November 28, 2008 * 9 PM Friday, December 5, 2008 * 9 PM Friday, December 12, 2008 * 9 PM Friday, December 19, 2008 * 9 PM Friday, December 26, 2008 * 9 PM Wednesday, December 31, 2008 * 9 PM & MIDNIGHT (as part of the NYE Party) Friday, January 2, 2009 * 9 PM


Winter Festival Candle Light Stroll December 13, 2008 Enjoy the romance and magic of a candle light stroll along Queen Street in downtown Niagara Falls. Then join Victorian carolers and listen to the sounds of choirs, barbershop quartets, vocal ensembles, bell ringing choirs, and more. The event also includes a re-enactment of the Live Nativity Scene and a Christmas Storyteller. Bring the children for a visit on Santa’s knee, enjoy hot chocolate, roasted chestnuts, and romantic horse & carriage rides.


25th Annual Festival of Lights Cheerleading Championships December 6 & 7, 2008 It is the longest-running Festival event and attracts teams from Michigan, New York State, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario. The competition is judged by the Universal Cheerleaders Association with the top teams from the USA Divisions automatically qualifying for the US National Championship held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.


Full event details can be found at www.wfol.com


Sites of Interest

Horseshoe Falls
Horseshoe Falls
The Skylon Tower as seen through a light display.

The Niagara Falls tourist sector is centred around the waterfalls and follows the from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. As much of the land adjoined to the river is parkland under the watch of the Niagara Parks Commission many attractions based on the local natural environment have been created. To prolong visitor stays the city of Niagara Falls has a number of additional attractions in close proximity but not related to the natural features, including casinos and entertainment complexes. The Niagara Peninsula is also a significant wine-growing area, with winery tours and festivals becoming a significant area of growth in the local economy.The Canadian side of Niagara Falls has more attractions. Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 05:53, Sep 19, 2004 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Image copyleft: Image taken by me, released under GFDL Pollinator 05:53, Sep 19, 2004 (UTC) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 2560 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1920 × 2560 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Niagara Parks Commission, or Niagara Parks for short, is an agency of government of Ontario (Canada) which maintains the Canadian shoreline of the Niagara River. ... Map of Southern Ontario showing Niagara Peninsula in red The Niagara Peninsula is the portion of Ontario, Canada lying on the south shore of Lake Ontario. ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ...


Falls observation related attractions

Maid of the Mist The Maid of the Mist is a boat tour of Niagara Falls. ... The observation platform of the Journey Behind the Falls. ... The Skylon Tower, in Niagara Falls, Ontario is a building that overlooks the Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian side of the Niagara River. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ...

Niagara River and parkway attractions

  • Niagara Botanical Gardens
  • Floral Clock
  • Spanish Aerocar over the Niagara River whirlpool
  • White Water Walk at the Niagara River rapids
  • Winter Festival of Lights
  • Butterfly conservatory
  • Niagara Heritage Trail
  • Dufferin Islands
  • Niagara Parks School of Horticulture
The Niagara Falls Hard Rock Cafe
The Niagara Falls Hard Rock Cafe
  • Niagara River Recreation Trail
  • Whirlpool Jetboat tours of the Niagara Gorge
  • Numerous parkway golf courses
  • The Rainbow Carillon, which sounds from the Rainbow Tower

Whirlpool Aero Car The Spanish Aerocar is a cable car from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. ... The Niagara Heritage Trail is a historic and scenic route running the entire 35 mile Canadian coastline of the Niagara River from Fort Erie northward to Niagara On The Lake. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1190x1542, 648 KB) Summary I took this picture of the Hard Rock Cafes sign in Niagra Falls, Ontario in the Summer of 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1190x1542, 648 KB) Summary I took this picture of the Hard Rock Cafes sign in Niagra Falls, Ontario in the Summer of 2005. ... Clifton Hill is the major tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario. ... The Rainbow Tower is a 50. ... The Rainbow Tower is a 50. ...

Tourist sector entertainment

Clifton Hill is the major tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, Ontario. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A wax figure of Luciano Pavarotti in Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Like the wax museum at the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, most wax museums allow visitors to pose for pictures with the figures. ... A 1967 flyer for Marineland, using the older name Marineland and Game Farm Marineland is a themed amusement and animal exhibition park in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. ... Casino Niagara logo Casino Niagara is a commercial casino located in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada. ... The Fallsview Casino The Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada opened publicly on June 10, 2004. ... Planet Hollywood at night, Downtown Disney, Florida, USA. Planet Hollywood Niagara Falls, Ontario Planet Hollywood, a theme restaurant chain inspired by the popular portrayal of Hollywood, was launched in New York on October 22, 1991, with the backing of Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Demi Moore. ... Rainforest Cafe is a themed restaurant chain owned by Landrys Restaurants, Inc. ... A Hard Rock Cafe sign in Chicago, Illinois The Hard Rock Cafe restaurant chain was founded by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, two Americans, on June 14, 1971. ... IMAX theatre at the Melbourne Museum complex, Australia BFI London IMAX by night LHemisferic (Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències) Valencia, Spain IMAX (short for Image Maximum) is a film format created by Canadas IMAX Corporation that has the capacity to display images of far greater... For the Roman class, see Equestrian (Roman) A young rider at a horse show in Australia. ... Cirque Nouveau, or contemporary circus, is a relatively new form of performing art where a story or a theme is conveyed by using the traditional circus arts. ... For other uses, see Circus (disambiguation). ... Master Illusionist Greg Frewin Greg Frewin (born May 21, 1967 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) is an illusionist who styles himself The International Grand Champion of Magic. His awards include First Place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM); The Gold Medal of Excellence, also from the IBM; First Place at... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... “Illusionist” redirects here. ... The Skylon Tower, in Niagara Falls, Ontario is a building that overlooks the Horseshoe Falls from the Canadian side of the Niagara River. ... The Fallsview Tourist Area in Niagara Falls, Ontario is the main tourist attraction surrounding the Falls. ... WWE Niagara Falls is a retail establishment that is located in Niagara Falls, Ontario and owned by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ...

Transportation

Highways

Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls, New York are linked to major highways in Canada and the United States respectively, with the 400-Series highway the Queen Elizabeth Way acting as a major artery between Toronto, Ontario and Buffalo, New York. Highway 420 is also another highway in the city. Niagara Parkway is a road operated under the Niagara Parks Commission. The 400-series Highway network in Southern Ontario. ... For other uses, see Highway (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie First Settled 1789 Founded 1801 Incorporated (City) 1832 Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... Niagara Parkway is a route along the Niagara River from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie. ... The Niagara Parks Commission, or Niagara Parks for short, is an agency of government of Ontario (Canada) which maintains the Canadian shoreline of the Niagara River. ...


Regional airports

Shuttle bus services connect the city with all three airports. FAA diagram of Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) Buffalo Niagara International Airport (IATA: BUF, ICAO: KBUF) is an airport located in the town of Cheektowaga in Erie County, New York. ... Cheektowaga redirects here. ... Toronto Airport redirects here. ... For the First Nation, see Mississaugas. ... John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport or Hamilton International, (IATA: YHM, ICAO: CYHM), is an international airport in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. ... Mount Hope, Ontario can mean the following: Mount Hope, Bruce County, Ontario Mount Hope, Hamilton, Ontario This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... FAA diagram of Niagara Falls International Airport (IAG) Niagara Falls International Airport (IATA: IAG, ICAO: KIAG) is a public-use airport located 4 miles (6 km) east of Niagara Falls, in Niagara County, New York. ... Niagara Falls is a city in Niagara County, New York, United States. ... Categories: Canada geography stubs | Ontario communities | Coastal towns of Canada ...


Rail

VIA Rails trains travelling by Highway 401 near Brockville, Ontario. ... Niagara Falls station in Niagara Falls, Ontario is served by VIA Rail trains connecting it with Toronto, and by the Maple Leaf joint VIA-Amtrak train between Toronto and New York City. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...

Bus

  • Niagara Transit is the public transit operator in the city.
  • Greyhound Canada has daily runs to and from Toronto and Buffalo, New York.
  • Coach Canada has daily runs to and from Toronto and Buffalo, New York.

The Niagara Transit operates a public transport bus service in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. ... Calgary-based Greyhound Canada is a subsidiary of Naperville, Illinois-based Laidlaw International, Incorporated (formerly Laidlaw, Inc. ... Trentway-Wagar (Coach Canada) Motor Coach Industries MCI 102DL3 3313 returning from the Toronto Bus Terminal, at University Avenue and Front Street. ...

Cabs and shuttlebuses

Casino Niagara logo Casino Niagara is a commercial casino located in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada. ... Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie First Settled 1789 Founded 1801 Incorporated (City) 1832 Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Diversity Our Strength Image:Toronto, Ontario Location. ...

Media

Niagara Falls is served by two main local newspapers, three radio stations and a community television channel. All other media is regional based, as well from Hamilton, Toronto and nearby Buffalo, New York. Nickname: Location of Buffalo in New York State Coordinates: , Country State County Erie First Settled 1789 Founded 1801 Incorporated (City) 1832 Government  - Mayor Byron Brown (D) Area  - City 52. ...


Niagara Falls is considered part of the Toronto television market rather than the Buffalo television market. While Niagara Falls is directly across the Niagara River from the American side of the Buffalo area, Toronto is an hour and a half northwest. However, it is considered part of the Buffalo radio market.


Newspapers

Due to its proximity to Toronto and Buffalo, the local media is dominated by Toronto and Buffalo outlets. Local residents have easy access to the papers like the Toronto Star and the Toronto Sun. The Buffalo News is also widely available. The Toronto Star is Canadas highest-circulation newspaper, though its print edition is distributed almost entirely within Ontario. ... The Toronto Sun is an English language daily newspaper published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The Buffalo News is the primary newspaper of the Buffalo, New York metropolitan area and its surrounding suburbs. ...


Local newspapers are:

The Niagara Falls Review has been the local newspaper in Niagara Falls since 1879. ...

Radio

CJRN is a radio station in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, which airs tourist information programming at AM 710. ... Tourist information in Kaunas, Lithuania Tourist information offices are run by a national or local agency to provide information about a region for the assistance of tourists, and to promote tourism as an industry. ... CKEY is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 101. ... CHR redirects here. ... CFLZ is a radio station in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...

Television

  • TV Cogeco is a community channel serving Niagara Falls.
  • CIII-TV55, a Global transmitter from nearby Fort Erie
  • CHCH from Hamilton, Ontario and serves the Niagara Region.

TV Cogeco is the brand of community channels owned by Cogeco Cable, many of which share common programmes. ... CIII-TV is a television station owned by CanWest Global that serves much of the population of the Canadian province of Ontario, featuring content localized for the city of Toronto. ... Global Television Network (more commonly called Global TV or just Global) is a Canadian English language privately owned television network. ... CHCH is a television station in Hamilton, Ontario that is part of the CH system. ...

Sports

Sports teams of Niagara Falls
Club League Sport Venue Established Championships
Niagara Falls Canucks Golden Horseshoe Junior B Hockey League Hockey Niagara Falls Memorial Arena 1979
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Niagara IceDogs Ontario Hockey League Hockey Gatorade Civic Center 2007
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The Niagara Falls Canucks are a Junior B team based out of Niagara Falls, Ontario. ... Golden Horseshoe Junior B The Golden Horseshoe Junior B Hockey League is a Junior B ice hockey league in Ontario, Canada, sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Association. ... The Niagara Falls Memorial Arena is an arena located in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. ... The Niagara IceDogs are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League based in St. ... OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ...

Notable People From Niagara Falls

  • Jay Triano - Toronto Raptors Assistant Coach & former Captain and later Head Coach of the Canadian National Men's Basketball team
  • Daneen Boone - actress
  • Billy Cupolo - former NHLer
  • Stephan Moccio - Musician, Arranger, Composer
  • James Cameron - Director
  • Eddie Greenspan - Lawyer
  • Brian Greenspan - Lawyer
  • Gord Singleton - Olympic cyclist
  • Brabara (Rosberg) Frum - television journalist
  • Derek Sanderson - NHL player
  • Rob Nicolson - Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Canada

Jay Triano (born September 21, 1958 in Tillsonburg, Ontario, raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario) is an NBA assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors. ... Daneen Boone is a Canadian actress, mostly known for playing the role of Justine in the comedy / erotic / adventure series The Adventures of Justine. ... Stephan Moccio (b. ... For other persons named James Cameron, see James Cameron (disambiguation). ... Edward L. Greenspan (born February 28, 1944, Niagara Falls, Ontario) is a Canadian lawyer. ... Derek Turk Sanderson (born June 16, 1946 in Niagara Falls, Ontario), is a former Canadian professional ice hockey center who is now a bank executive and restauranteur. ...

References

Statistics Canada (French: Statistique Canada) is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Statistics Canada (French: Statistique Canada) is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Statistics Canada (French: Statistique Canada) is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Statistics Canada (French: Statistique Canada) is the Canadian federal government department commissioned with producing statistics to help better understand Canada, its population, resources, economy, society, and culture. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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