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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. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English, French (in some areas) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 4th 1,076,395... The Niagara River flows to the north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. ...

The Commission was founded in 1885 with Casimir Gzowski as the Commissioner. It was charged with preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of Niagara Falls and the Niagara River corridor as a public greenspace and environmental heritage. In total, the Commisssion is in charge of about 1,619 hectares of parkland along the river, in addition to the 56-kilometre Niagara River Parkway. Over the years, other notable Commissioners included Thomas McQuesten and James Allan. Kazimierz Stanisław Gzowski The Honourable Sir Kazimierz Stanisław Gzowski (March 5, 1813 – August 24, 1898), was an engineer who served as acting Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1896 to 1897. ... The Horseshoe Falls, one of the three Niagara Falls. ... Thomas McQuesten (June 30, 1882 - January 13, 1948) was an athlete, militiaman, lawyer, politician and government appointee who lived in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. ... James Noble Allan (November 13, 1894 - May 9, 1992) was a Canadian politician. ...

Niagara Parks also operates the People Mover, a shuttle bus system intended to aid transportation along the Niagara River and help reduce automobile crowding near the Falls. The buses are powered by propane and include a trailer unit during most popular hours. In the long term, the Commission is planning for a light rail system along the Niagara River Parkway. R-phrases S-phrases , , Flash point -104 °C Autoignition temperature 432 °C Explosive limits 2. ... This article is about light rail systems in general. ...

Other popular attractions operated by the Commission include the Butterfly Conservatory and the Queenston Floral Clock. The Village of Queenston (Latitude 43°10N Longitude 79°03W) is located 5km north of Niagara Falls, Ontario in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. ...

NPC now attempts to protect the natural beauty and attract tourism along the Niagara River, Niagara Gorge and Niagara Falls. The NPS is a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation. Niagara Falls (43° 4′ 54. ...

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