Canalside

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Through Sunday, visitors to Canalside Buffalo have an opportunity to visit the GlassBarge, a traveling exhibit by the Corning Museum of Glass which is on tour to mark 150 years of glassblowing and glass production in that town. The visit also coincides with an ongoing celebration of the Erie Canal's bicentennial.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

As local leaders marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the Canalside project, a boat tour provider was honored for their own decade on the waterfront.


Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A special ceremony was held Monday morning to mark the 10th anniversary of what many call Buffalo's transformation. Many of speakers celebrating Canalside's anniversary say better times are still to come, but there must be continued support to make that so.


WBFO file photo

Fueled by $279 million from the federal relicensing settlement with the New York Power Authority, growth has been evident throughout the 10 years Canalside has been in existence. While the money was vital, Congressman Brian Higgins also gives credit to the "spirit of cooperation" that has made Buffalo's waterfront into a regional destination.


Francesca Bond

For many, Canalside and beer go together like chicken wings and blue cheese.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Rosalyn Colligan, 40, of Buffalo, was arrested early Sunday and charged with making terroristic threats in connection with Buffalo's Pride festival. She is being held on $100,000 bail and is scheduled to return to court June 8. If convicted on the charge, Colligan faces a maximum of 7 years in prison.

Buffalo Police say it was residents who alerted them to the numerous threats she made on social media, including murder. With quick work, the annual Pride Fest uneventfully went from a long afternoon march down Elmwood Avenue from Buffalo State College and concluded with a massive picnic and party at Canalside into the evening.

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The list of activities at Canalside this summer includes a birthday bash for the popular waterfront destination this Memorial Day weekend.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Downtown Buffalo's Central Library is a good walk from the Buffalo River or Canalside, but the river was the focus Thursday night during a public forum.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for solid plans for more than $90 million in funding that is headed for Buffalo’s waterfront, and he has ideas on what to do with it.


Buffalo to host historic tall ships in July 2019

Apr 24, 2018
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Buffalo's waterfront will play host to a fleet of sailing historic tall ships for a four-day span in July 2019. Officials are already announcing plans to welcome what they say will be the largest number of such ships in Buffalo since the days when the city was a critical shipping port.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

More construction and planning are coming to Buffalo's Outer Harbor, as decisions continue on what to do with the vast swath of land along Lake Erie.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The proposal to turn an old and long-closed elevated railroad line into an elongated park and urban connector drew a packed house Tuesday night at Buffalo's Saturn Club.

Empire State Development Corp.

Think "Blueway." It is a word you are going to hear a lot in the next year or two, as Buffalo Billion II helps fund a water highway between South Buffalo Charter School and Broderick Park: the historic and industrial Buffalo waterfront.

Chris Caya WBFO News

At Canalside in Buffalo Monday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said he is pushing to get financing for the new Explore & More Children's Museum over the finish line.

Reddy Bikeshare

Many residents are taking advantage of a local bike-sharing program and pedaling more miles than in the previous season.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has awarded a contract to an engineering firm that will be responsible for overseeing numerous elements of a forthcoming construction in Buffalo's Canalside.


Explore & More

A West Seneca woman whose work has focused on serving families and children will help guide the completion of one of the region's most highly-anticipated projects.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The list of outdoor activities at Canalside, in downtown Buffalo, is a little longer this winter. But the new attractions are only up for a limited time.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Security is tight in and around Canalside, in downtown Buffalo. Dozens of police officers, some dressed in camouflage and carrying high-powered rifles, were on duty outside KeyBank Center on Tuesday, the first day of the eleven day World Junior Hockey Championship.

2018 IIHF World Juniors

The world’s best youth hockey players have arrived in Buffalo. Tuesday is the start of the 2018 IIHF World Juniors.

Marian Hetherly / WBFO News

After 17 days at Canalside, the new USS Little Rock LCS-9 has set sail for warmer waters. It left Buffalo's inner harbor Wednesday on its way to the combat ship's home base of Mayport, FL.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

9,000 tickets have been distributed for the new USS Little Rock’s commissioning ceremony on Saturday. That will mean long lines, wait times, and tight security in cold temperatures. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to attend.


Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The Hebrew prayer from Chabad House Rabbi Moshe Gurary echoed across Canalside Thursday night, as a delegation prepared to light three flames on the menorah towering over the ice rink.

ECHDC

Plans are in the works that will change the look of Canalside. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has approved what it's calling the "Interpretative Structures Project."

Eileen Elibol / WNED|WBFO

The Caledonia bagpipers were on the Central Wharf Monday for the official reception to the harbor for LCS-9, with the name "Little Rock" just barely visible on the stern. The U.S. Navy's newest ship is finally docked at Canalside, readying for a first-of-its-type commissioning, next to its much larger predecessor.

If you are near Canalside today, look for the American flag and the evergreen tree on top of the structural steel for the new Explore & More Children's Museum. The construction industry mark signals the topping off of the $27 million project.

Lockheed Martin

Although tickets to the December 16 commissioning ceremony for the new USS Little Rock in Buffalo are all taken, there are still opportunities to get a close view of the Navy's new vessel at Canalside. But be ready to undergo security screening if you visit Canalside in the days leading up to the big event.

Let the skating begin at Canalside

Nov 24, 2017
Khalid Terrell

As people skated, rode ice bikes and engaged in spirited games of curling, the scene had to put smiles on faces of regional marketers who have been working to make Canalside a year-round destination.

Naval Park secures additional aid for expansion

Oct 27, 2017
Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park

A popular downtown attraction has snared public funds for an expansion that will showcase the heroic deeds of local veterans.

U.S. Navy

It has been a long time coming and the tentative date has moved a few times, but we now have confirmation that the new USS Little Rock will be commissioned alongside its namesake at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park on December 16.

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