- Iconic Floral Clock was vandalized on the evening of October 27
- Significant damages to the clock and surrounding landscaping occurred, with repair costs estimated to be more than $10,000
- Investigation by Niagara Parks Police is ongoing to identify perpetrator(s)
Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Floral Clock was vandalized on the evening of October 27, resulting in estimated damages of over $10,000 to the iconic clock, which has been a fixture on the north Niagara Parkway for over 70 years.
Significant damages occurred to the masonry work surrounding the clock, in addition to the surrounding stone planters which were tipped over and thrown into the clock’s water feature. The Floral Clock was most recently vandalized in August 2020, when large decorative wooden hands were stolen from its face.
The Floral Clock is a free, publicly accessible attraction that is maintained through a collaborative partnership between Niagara Parks, who oversees the landscaping of the clock and Ontario Power Generation, who maintain the mechanical components, to ensure the clock is kept in working order.
“It is unfortunate to see this wonderful, historic clock once again damaged by senseless vandalism,” said Niagara Parks CEO David Adames. “As a self-supporting agency of the Government of Ontario, the costs associated with repairing the clock come at the expense of other important stewardship work that could be happening.” Adames added.
The Niagara Parks Police Service is currently conducting an investigation into the vandalism, including reviewing security camera footage from the surrounding area. Anyone with information on this crime is encouraged to contact the Niagara Parks Police Service at 905-356-1338 or provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Niagara online at crimestoppersniagara.ca or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.
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