Blog posts by Toni Williams

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   

Thanks to the members of the Chippawa District Association I’ve been reminded that the real Laura Secord home is in Chippawa. I drove to this Niagara Falls suburb to take another look at the home that Laura Secord lived in for 27 years before she died her... 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 had... 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 t... 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 th... 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 t... 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 Board... Read more...

by George Bailey   

I attended the official opening of the Niagara Parks Commission newly revamped $7 million incline railway that operates from the Table Rock area near the falls to the top of the Fallsview area. These new cars, there are two of them, can carry 40 passenge... 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 the front door amazed at how many pe... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

We had so many great photos shared on our Facebook FanPage during last nights SnowBird show that we had to make sure they were permanently featured on our site! I would also like to send a BIG SHOUT OUT to the Waterloo AirShow for sending those talented p... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

One of our most favourite photographers is a resident of Niagara Falls.  Christine Hess travels all over Niagara taking spectacular shots like the one featured here.  One can often see Christine walking around equipped with tripod, camera and a... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Greetings from NFT From May 10th – 12th, 2013, Niagara Falls will be host to the 2013 Canadian National Cheer & Dance Championships being held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.  This spectacular event; now in its second year at the Conv... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

Whirlpool Jet Boats - Season Open! Apr 27 - May 05 , 2013 : 1:00pm to 6:00pm The Whirlpool Jet Boats have been working hard getting ready for another busy season! On April 27, their boats were back in the river and our drivers and trip leaders were&nbs... Read more...

by Toni Williams   

The Aero Car was designed by a Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been in operation since 1916. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool which is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise, and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. Read More...

by Toni Williams   

It's not common knowledge that Niagara has the most beautiful homes. Luckily for us the Niagara Magazine Group has a publication called 'Interiors' that focuses on the most stunning interiors in Niagara. Read More...

by Toni Williams   

Epic recording artist DASH, performs in Niagara Falls Saturday February 9th, 2013. Club Seven is host to the "Night of my Life Tour". CLUB SE7EN is located at 5400 Robinson Street Niagara Falls Ontario Canada. Read More...