Blog posts by Toni Williams

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 as a weeping willow. This tree... 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...

by George Bailey   

I just got off the phone after talking to Jackie Phillip, Regional Manager of Ontario Travel Information Centres. Jackie has been involved with these centres for the past 29 years (she still looks like a kid). I knew her counselors asked visitors where t... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Just a few miles above the Canadian Horseshoe Falls is the small historic Village of Chippawa. It’s where one of the major battles of the War of 1812-14 took place. There’s more about this battle in an earlier blog. I now want to talk about... Read more...

by George Bailey   

A Walk Like No Other in the World When I look around Niagara Falls I’m always amazed at how lucky I am to live here and be able to enjoy so many natural wonders. Today, I made a visit to one of my favourite attractions –The White Water B... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

So often we're asked what's going on this weekend?  So here is my list of weekend events: festivals/events Friday and Sunday Fireworks - City of Niagara Falls Canoe Niagara - City of Welland Canal... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Magical Night @ The Greg Frewin Theatre ‘You’ve gotta love being a magician’ words spoken by Greg Frewin, and boy can you tell he LOVES being a magician.  How is it that I hadn’t been to his show yet?  I walked through... Read more...