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Canalside Introduces Changes to Concert Security and Guest Experience more...

Statement from Robert Gioia, Chairman of Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation on Last Night’s Fireworks at Canalside more...

Buffalo Heritage Carousel, the City of Buffalo and ECHDC Announce Agreement to Provide Future Site for Historic Carousel at Canalside more...

RFQ: Canalside Wayfinding & Interpretive Signage more...

ECHDC Announces 2016 Season and New Outer Harbor Landing for Queen City Bike Ferry more...

ECHDC Announces LeChase Construction to Manage Construction of Children’s Museum at Canalside more...

ECHDC and Outer Harbor Management Group Announces Summer 2016 Outer Harbor Programming and Events Schedule more...

ECHDC Announces Summer Concert Lineup at Canalside more...

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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.


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

The “Cool Globes” exhibit at Canalside is a visually exciting way to remind people to take steps to minimize climate change. The 12 globes provide important information about recycling, renewable energy, urban green space and more. The exhibit will remain on display until November.

For information and event listings visit canalsidebuffalo.com

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