Blog posts by Toni Williams

by George Bailey   

February is Black History Month Niagara played a big part in helping slaves that escaped from the Southern United States enjoy freedom. In 1834, slavery came to an end when it was abolished throughout the British Empire, this included Niagara. During th... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It was Sunday, February 4.1912, a bright and clear day, yet windy and bitterly cold that 3 people tragically lost their lives while frolicking on Niagara’s ice bridge below the falls. At that time it was the thing for families to do and even legal to do.... Read more...

by George Bailey   

With the weather being still so cold at Niagara I thought I’d blog a bit more about previous winters in Niagara. Up until 1912 ,small temporary shacks were found during very cold winters, like the one we’re having now, on Ice Bridges that had formed belo... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Niagara’s Blizzard of 77 Remembered I’m old enough to remember this devastating winter storm that hit Niagara on January 27th, 1977. I was at home when within a few hours my car was almost completely covered and fluffy snow filled up to my roof line. I... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Niagara Falls Ice Bridge…Just What Exactly is an Ice Bridge? Ice Bridges have been found at Niagara Falls during severely cold winters (like the one we are having now) ever since water over the falls has been flowing. An ice bridge is when the surface wa... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Like now It’s Been VERY Cold in the Past at Niagara Falls With temperatures ranging in the -30 Celsius I thought you might like to know we’ve had cold temperatures like this in the past. Here are a few photos taken from my library. In one image people... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Ice Jams are not New Below the Falls On January 23, 1938 a tremendous amount of ice filled the gorge immediately below the falls. This build up of ice eventually toppled at 4:20 pm on January 27th the Upper Steel Arch Bridge (also known as the Honeymoon... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Snow Plowing1927 Style With all the cold weather and snow we’ve had lately at Niagara Falls I though you might get a kick at how they removed snow near the falls in 1927. Here’s a photo of an early snow plough clearing the roadway at Table Rock. It’s qu... Read more...

by George Bailey   

There’s Still Time to have a Free Skate at the Rink at the Brink I was at near the falls last night and was reminded about the great TD Rink at the Brink at Table Rock. The rink is part of the annual OPG Winter Festival of Lights. Locals can brink their... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Niagara Spray or Spar..What is It? Niagara Spar, some folks called it spray or even petrified mist was found usually behind the falls in the late 1800 hundreds and early 1900’s.It is a white or grey crystalline, quartzite stone with supposedly curative p... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Marilyn Attempts to Leave Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada June 1952 You can see Marilyn Monroe trying to catch a cab to travel into the United States. She is on the Canadian side of the Rainbow Bridge directly in front of the General Brock H... Read more...

by George Bailey   

It seems that Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls Street of Fun has been around as long as the falls has been flowing ( a bit of an exaggeration).It’s hard to imagine another street anywhere in the world that offers as many attractions, restaurants, shopping and... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

HIP-HIP-HOORAY! FOR THEIR RETURN Cheer Evolution: Canadian Cheer & Dance Nationals returns to the Scotiabank Convention Centre, in Niagara Falls, April 11-13, 2014 Thursday, April 3, 2014 (Niagara Falls, ON) --- It has become part of the tell-tale s... Read more...

Photo of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls taken at the Journey Behind the Falls by Adam McInnis

by Toni Williams   

We've had numerous calls today asking if the polar vortex has caused Niagara Falls to completely freeze over. Rest assured that Niagara Falls is still flowing!  We sent Adam McInnis, (a local photographer),out to the Journey Behind the Falls to get proo... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

BE THE ONE who names thier boats!  Be part of the game changing event in #NiagaraFalls for 2014!  Here are the details of Hornblower's Niagara Cruises 'Name Our Boat' contest!    ... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Niagara Symphony Orchestra Performs! at the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights ‘Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ as the Niagara Symphony Orchestra performs live.  The opening festivities fireworks will be synchronized to the live orchestr... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Putting on my BuskerFest Game Face! Tonight I visited with Nathalie Simard, makeup artist and owner of Kromatic face and body painting out of Quebec City.  As you can see from my pictures below, Nathalie is an extraordinarily talented artist who totally... Read more...