Niagara Parks is redeveloping its flagship Table Rock Centre, located just steps from the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. While some sections of the Centre have been closed for renovations, Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, Elements Restaurant and other retail shops will remain open.
David Adames, Niagara Parks COO, said, “Basically we’ve begun renovations on the largest north retail area of the centre taking it back to the studs to renew the whole retail store on that side”.
More renovations are planned for Elements Restaurant which will close on January 1, 2019. It is scheduled to re-open on May 1, 2019 with a new name, Table Rock House Restaurant - the original name of the restaurant.
More work is planned for next winter on the south side of this complex for the fast food operations and the queuing area for the Journey Behind the Falls attraction. The cost for the renovations has not been revealed but Niagara Parks is a self-financed agency of the Ontario government, so no tax dollars are being used for these projects.
The first building at Table Rock was erected as a museum in 1827, which is where renovations are now being done. The current Table Rock Centre was opened in 1925 and part of that building still exists.
Attached is a photograph of the original Table Rock House in the winter of February 1903.