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ECHDC Selects Contractor for Improved Bike Ferry Landing and Marina Improvements more...

ECHDC Announces the Ice at Canalside Open for the Season more...

B. R. Guest Ltd., a Subsidiary of Rich Products Corp., Selected for Event Management of Property more...

Request for Bids – Water/Bike Ferry Improvements more...

Second Phase of Canalside’s Central Wharf Extension to Begin more...

ECHDC and Explore & More Announce NEW Sitefor Children's Museum at Canalside more...

ECHDC and City of Buffalo Partner on Plan to Incorporate Outer Harbor Development into City Green Code Planning Process more...

Canalside Celebrates Successful Summer more...

ECHDC Announces Recycling Partnership with the City more...

ECHDC Celebrates Success of Queen City Bike Ferry more...

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Welcome to the ECHDC Website

Governor Andrew Cuomo recognizes that Buffalo's waterfront is a unique asset that must be fully utilized to attract people and businesses to our community. The Governor's vision for a redeveloped waterfront is becoming a reality through the work of the Empire State Development and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC).

As a result, our waterfront is being transformed with multiple locations for people to access and enjoy the water's edge. This year more than one million people will visit Canalside for concerts, exercise, family activities, relaxation and food. Right now, the area's historic canals are being recreated to provide a centerpiece for growing public and private projects. When winter comes, you will see skaters gliding along the newly built canals, much as they do in similar historic locations in Canada and Europe. Further, the Outer Harbor is now home to the first New York State park to be located in the City of Buffalo. The newly named Buffalo Harbor State Park is another site that invites residents and visitors to enjoy recreation and relaxation on the waterfront.

There are 1,000 events and activities planned for Canalside this year, so make sure you stay plugged in by heading to our website at www.canalsidebuffalo.com. The website will keep you up-to-date on the ECHDC projects underway, provide information for local history lovers and showcase a wide variety of photos that focus on Buffalo's new waterfront experience.

We are proud to invite you to visit Buffalo's waterfront, a year round destination with something for everyone to enjoy.

Sincerely,

Robert Gioia
Chairman of ECHDC and the Buffalo Waterfront Development Advisory Committee and President of the Oishei Foundation

Robert Gioia, Shark Girl and Katie Couric. Couric visited the Ice at Canalside for her Yahoo news series, “Rebuilding America,” which will air on January 15th.

For information and event listings visit canalsidebuffalo.com

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