Public Engagement Survey

Niagara Parks is launching a public engagement exercise to gain knowledge and input about two of its heritage buildings, Oak Hall and Queen Victoria Place.

We are reaching out to the local community and beyond to share their knowledge, stories and/or personal connections to these properties. This information will be incorporated into the future planning and assessments of these buildings, which both require capital investment. We invite you to explore the archival imagery, video content and brief descriptions on this page and complete either one or both of the surveys below.

Oak Hall

Oak Hall has stood on a hill overlooking the Niagara River for over 200 years. Originally built by the Clark family, the home has been expanded by a series of owners, including Sir Harry Oakes, the well-known Canadian businessman who bought the home in 1924. The Oakes family sold the home to Niagara Parks in 1959 and it became the headquarters of the Niagara Parks Commission in 1982.

Queen Victoria Place

Constructed in 1904, Queen Victoria Place has an established presence within the core area of Queen Victoria Park, sitting directly across from the Falls, just north of Table Rock and nestled at the foot of Murray Hill below the Fallsview tourism district. The building features a distinctive green copper roof and walls of boulder stones that came from the riverbed just south of the Horseshoe Falls. The building has served as a former residence of the Commissioners of Niagara Parks, a popular dance hall and today houses a modern yet rustic restaurant, retail store and coffee shop.

Your input matters

Please complete either one or both of the surveys on Oak Hall and Queen Victoria Place. Your thoughts, opinions and/or stories will help shape the future of these heritage properties.

Surveys will be available through to March 31, 2023.