Canalside

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The president of Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation says visitors to Buffalo's Canalside will soon see noticeable progress in the construction of a highly-anticipated venue.


USS Little Rock might be commissioned in December

Sep 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin

After extensive planning and discussion, the U.S. Navy could be close to commissioning the new USS Little Rock combat ship in downtown Buffalo.

Daniel Mecca, who sits on the local Commissioning Committee, said the long-anticipated event might beheld in December. The original plan was to stage the event this past June. Mecca was asked if planners have concerns about a December commissioning.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Visitors heading to downtown Buffalo's growing waterfront will soon have an easier time not only locating Canalside. They will also see more useful information about the historic destination.
 

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Three organizations with ties to Canalside, including two that are in the planning or construction phases of future facilities along Buffalo's waterfront, are receiving state grants to help with capital needs. State Senator Chris Jacobs was at Canalside Friday morning to announce the funding.


The long-troubled Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority has a new majority on its board, with four new members appointed by Mayor Byron Brown and immediately confirmed by the Common Council. The question now is: What next? There are a lot of views about what to do with the authority that provides housing to thousands of city residents well down the economic ladder.

WBFO News photo by Chris Caya

The effort to redevelop the downtown Buffalo waterfront has taken another step forward. Developers are being sought for vacant sites at Canalside.

A Buffalo Police spokesman says an internal investigation is underway to address claims by the Buffalo Common Council President that while many of his guests were turned back from an Independence Day cookout, guests of his neighbors were not subject to similar scrutiny.

Edwin Viera

There’s a new way to experience the sights and sound of Buffalo – on a big red double-decker bus that was imported from England.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

One of two long-awaited police substations in the City of Buffalo got its first major test this holiday weekend, and visitors to the city’s waterfront saw the benefit.


Canal NY

This Fourth of July, New York is not only celebrating the nation's independence, but a 363-mile waterway that helped bring economic independence to Buffalo and other cities across the state. Begun on July 4, 1817, the Erie Canal opened in its entirety in 1825 - and a variety of events are planned over the next several years to celebrate this engineering marvel. WBFO's Marian Hetherly got into the bicentennial spirit by sitting down with Erie Canal historian and teaching artist Dave Ruch


Chris Caya WBFO News

Canalside kicks off its "2017 Summer Season" Friday. And a long list of events and programs for families, fitness enthusiasts, music lovers and more were announced on Thursday.

Canalside General Manager Matt LaSota says there's a focus on new kids programming everyday this summer.   

Mary Catalfamo, WBFO

One day after Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown stated that the city and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation were moving ahead with Canalside's 2004 master plan, Governor Andrew Cuomo came to town and committed state money to spark development on an idled plot of land at Canalside.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The City of Buffalo is preparing to continue with the build out of Canalside. The process is expected to start moving forward in May. 


Avery Schneider / WBFO News

As the U.K. continues to react to the bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night, major cities around the world are considering their own safety. There are a number of plans in the works between City of Buffalo police and their partners in law enforcement to enhance security at one of the city’s most popular destinations – Canalside.

WNED's Jeff Dinehart

The fight is continuing between Congressman Brian Higgins and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation, as the agency says it will move forward on its 2013 master plan.

WBFO's Mike Desmond

Expect some changes for this summer's concert series on Buffalo's waterfront: a $5 entry fee and a new name.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Thursday's weather delivered a summer-like day. The temperature reached 85 degrees in Buffalo breaking the old record for that date of 84 degrees setback in 1984. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley had the best assignment talking to citizens soaking up the record warmth down at Canalside.      

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

Planning for an extension of the Metro Rail line into Amherst is going to be on the drawing board for a long, long time. It will be years before the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority can ask for construction money.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The Erie Canal Harbor Development board has cleared the way for more construction at Canalside.

Explore & More breaks ground on future Canalside home

Mar 29, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Explore and More's new children's museum is a step closer to reality. Ground was broken Wednesday morning on the site of its future home in Buffalo's Canalside.


WBFO file photo

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has selected an architectural firm, known for its work with historic buildings, to design several future structures for Buffalo's Canalside. On Monday morning, the Corporation's board approved a $1.3 million contract for the firm's services.


Buffalo Planning Board agenda

The plan is to start construction on the Explore and More Children's Museum at Canalside next month. The schedule and the associated construction details received recommended approval Monday.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Starting this spring a company with local roots will be taking over event management at Canalside.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Officials at Canalside are hoping the weather cooperates as the popular waterfront destination prepares to host a grand opening of its winter activity season on Saturday.


Chris Caya WBFO News

A rare carousel, that was made in North Tonawanda more than 90 years ago, is moving closer to having a new home at Canalside.

Chris Caya / WBFO News

This past summer, downtown Buffalo’s Canalside saw an astounding amount of traffic – both from visitors and vehicles. A new project aims to help improve that experience.

WBFO

We all know Buffalo is often called the "Queen City." But how about “Fun City” as a backup name?

Chris Caya WBFO News

The "Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper" model that has proven successful in growing Canalside has been adopted for Buffalo's Outer Harbor. But the plan approved by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation is raising concerns. 


Chris Caya WBFO News

A new mountain bike course should be under construction soon on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. It's part of a new blueprint for nearly 160 acres of land along Furhmann Boulevard approved Monday by the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.

Chris Caya WBFO News

New and expanded offerings and lots of dry hot weather led to a very busy summer on Buffalo's waterfront. Canalside saw a 50% increase in visitors.

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