Niagara Parks Seeking Interest in the Adaptive Re-use of Two Decommissioned Power Stations

November 8, 2021

Niagara Parks

  •  Toronto Power Generating Station and Ontario Power Company Generating Station are recognized as historically significant marvels of engineering and architecture
  • First stage of procurement process launches with a Request for Information (RFI) to initiate discussions, inform project parameters and measure interest
  • Adaptive reuse process will ensure that these spectacular buildings are preserved to create new iconic guest experiences for the destination

Niagara Falls, ON – As part of its Strategic Plan and following the successful adaptive reuse of Niagara Parks’ newest landmark attraction, the Niagara Parks Power Station, Niagara Parks is ready to engage the private sector for proposals for the adaptive reuse of the other two decommissioned power stations on its property.

The Niagara Parks Commission has approved a three-stage procurement process to facilitate the redevelopment of Toronto Power Generating Station (TPGS) and Ontario Power Company Generating Station (OPGS), beginning with a Request for Information (RFI), issued today, November 8, 2021.

Both sites hold extraordinary potential for redevelopment considering their established presence in the core tourism landscape of Niagara Parks and Niagara Falls, striking architectural features and unparalleled locations on the brink of the upper Niagara River and within the lower Niagara Gorge. The decommissioned power stations were transferred to the Niagara Parks Commission in 2007, followed by the former Canadian Niagara Power Company generating station in 2009, which has since been completely preserved and transformed into a multi-faceted new guest experience for Niagara Parks.The first stage of the procurement process for TPGS and OPGS is an RFI to provide project clarity before the later stages of a Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFI will initiate discussions, clarify general parameters and measure the market interest in the opportunity. Niagara Parks hopes to gain a better understanding of market capacity and the type of team/consortium who may be required to successfully take on this type of opportunity.

For those interested in viewing and participating in the RFI, please visit Niagara Parks’ online portal through Bonfire: niagaraparks.bonfire.ca/portal

For more information about TPGS and OPGS, please see backgrounder attached and visit niagaraparks.com/powerstationsredevelopment.

Digital assets including high-resolution photos and video can be found here.

Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.