- Public engagement exercises launched to gather feedback related to two upcoming redevelopment projects: Toronto Power and the Niagara Parks Marina
- Data collected will help inform future progress on these key Niagara Parks initiatives
Niagara Falls, ON – Niagara Parks has launched public engagement exercises related to two key redevelopment projects to be undertaken over the next three years – the redevelopment and restoration of the Toronto Power Generating Station and the redevelopment of the Niagara Parks Marina.
In November 2023, Niagara Parks announced Pearle Hospitality as the winning proponent who will be redeveloping and restoring the historic Toronto Power Generating Station (TPGS) through a transformational $200+ million private sector investment. The announcement concluded a three-stage public procurement process launched in the fall of 2021.
The proposal submitted by Pearle outlines their plans to fully restore the National Historic Site at the brink of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls and establish it as a multi-purpose, world-class visitor experience that is unlike anything currently offered in the destination of Niagara Falls, or the province of Ontario.
Niagara Parks signed a Letter of Intent with Pearle Hospitality, which commenced a 120-business day due diligence phase, to include the preparation of several studies and assessments, including public consultation. Niagara Parks has launched a public engagement exercise, inviting local residents, as well as members of the public across the province and country, to participate in an online survey related to this exiting redevelopment project. The results of the public engagement exercise will be assessed ahead of the conclusion of the due diligence phase this spring. The survey results will also be used when Niagara Parks seeks any required provincial approvals for the project.
The survey on the restoration of Toronto Power is now live and will be available on Niagara Parks’ website through to February 29, 2024. For more information and to participate in the survey, please visit niagaraparks.com/torontopower.
Niagara Parks Marina
Niagara Parks will be investing up to $19 million of its earned revenue to undertake a full redevelopment of its marina property along the south Niagara Parkway, in the Town of Fort Erie. Niagara Parks’ vision for the project is to significantly upgrade the site and establish it as a new waterfront recreational destination with increased public access and amenities along the shores of the upper Niagara River.
Niagara Parks will be issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design-build of the new marina with Niagara Parks remaining the owner and operator of the site. The public engagement exercise intends to collect feedback from existing slip holders, local residents and anyone interested in this redevelopment project. The results of the public engagement exercise will inform the RFP, as well as future planning for the project.
The survey on the redevelopment of the marina is now live and will be available on Niagara Parks’ website through to February 29, 2024. For more information and to participate in the survey, please visit niagaraparks.com/marinaredevelopment.
Digital Assets: For access to digital assets related to both projects, click here.
About Niagara Parks
Since its establishment in 1885, Niagara Parks has remained a self-financed agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, entrusted to preserve and protect the land surrounding Niagara Falls and the Niagara River. Today, Niagara Parks boasts gardens, a horticulture school, recreation, golf courses, restaurants, heritage and historic sites, gift shops and, of course, Niagara Falls. In short, natural landscapes, history, family fun, hiking, culinary delights, attractions and adventure.
For more information, please visit niagaraparks.com or contact:
Katy Wassenaar, Manager, Public Affairs
(905) 356-2241 ext. 2224