Blog posts by Toni Williams

by George Bailey   

Two Million Passengers The First Year I just read that the new transportation system called WEGO in its first year of operation (it began August 2012) carried more than two million passengers around the park and city. The new system which consists of 27... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Busy Weekend Planned for Niagara Falls   Both locals and visitors always seem to have things to do in Niagara Falls.   This Saturday, November 16th we’ll see lots of activity in our historic downtown area. Starting at 9:30 am the annual CYTEC Candy Ca... 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 George Bailey   

Lest We Forget.   Today at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month to pay tribute to all of those who lost  their lives in World Wars 1 and 11 and successive conflicts. Here's a photograph of the monument at the foot of Clifton Hill... 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 George Bailey   

Perfect Time to Hike and Explore Niagara This past week I rode my bike to the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens located along the Niagara Parkway 15 minutes north of the Falls. I knew about the nature trail at the back of the gardens but hadn’t been on it... Read more...

by George Bailey   

An Interesting Looking Tree Have you ever seen a Willow tree like the one attached to this blog? Len Ruegg Manager of Central Parks, Niagara Parks Commission tells me it’s probably a “salix babylonica” or we would know it... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Just south of Niagara Falls on the shores of the Welland River (locals call it Chippawa Crick) about a mile above the Falls is the lovely village of Chippawa.   In 1796 there were two hotels located here. There were the Fairbanks House built by John Fairb... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I was in Queen Victoria Park this past Saturday to take in the free concert provided by Canadian musician and member of Blue Rodeo, Jim Cuddy and a group of talented musicians. They were performing for many of the 2,000 cyclists who took part in the first... Read more...

by George Bailey   

In my last blog I spoke about the hotels found in the park near the falls. It reminded me of another hotel that I read about found near the falls between 1880 and 1933. The Lafayette Hotel was located near the Canadian end of the Upper Steel Arch Bridge.... Read more...

by George Bailey   

Hats off to Niagara Bike Patrols At least once a week I take a walk near the falls. On one particular day I came across a Niagara Parks Police Officer on bicycle that was assisting other Emergency Medical Services (EMS) who were also on bicycles. They ha... 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...