Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

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.


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."

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.

Chris Caya WBFO News

A sculpture by local artist Larry Griffis Jr. has made the move from Griffis Sculpture Park in East Otto to Buffalo's waterfront.

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.

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

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.

Chris Caya WBFO News

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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A new coalition has been formed to "preserve and protect" Buffalo's waterfront. Nicole Matteson, Executive Director of 21st Century Park on the Outer Harbor says, the goal is to ensure that the land off Furhmann Boulevard stays in the public trust. Matteson says, the best way to protect it for future generations is dedicate it as parkland.

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A huge crowd showed up for the Canalside concert on Thursday night.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A fourth vessel has been added to a fleet of boats that serve visitors to Buffalo's Inner Harbor. Dignitaries joined members of the Hilliman family Friday morning to christen the Harbor Queen.

Eileen Buckley

This year’s Independence Day festivities on the downtown waterfront will extend to the Outer and Inner Harbors, and will feature what’s being billed as “one of the biggest fireworks displays Western New York has ever seen.”

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

Buffalo’s Canalside opens its popular free summer concert series this evening with Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. Also debuting are some new security measures at the waterfront destination.

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The line up of things for families to do at Canalside continues to grow.  One addition combines Buffalo's maritime history with the desire to provide a fun place to bring kids.

Skating at Canalside ready to end a successful season

Mar 13, 2015
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The Ice at Canalside has exceeded expectations, says Sam Hoyt, board member for  the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation Board. "It appears that our final numbers will be in excess of 50,000 skaters," Hoyt said. Public skating for the facility's first season is scheduled to end on Tuesday.

Press Pass: Developers drawn to Canalside success

Jan 20, 2015
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The Ice at Canalside has proven to be a big hit this winter as skaters have flocked to the outdoor facility, even on the most frigid evenings. The activity has not gone unnoticed by the business community, says Jim Fink on WBFO's Press Pass.

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The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has voted to begin transferring a Fuhrman Boulevard property over to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation.

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After politicians were finished with their speeches and former Buffalo Sabres did a symbolic face-off at what was the site of center ice in the old Memorial Auditorium, onlookers swarmed the new ice rink at Canalside Thursday night.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Funding dedicated for Buffalo's waterfront should be spent on parkland, not parking ramps, according to Rep. Brian Higgins.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp

A parade of concrete trucks marked a milestone in a long-delayed project at Canalside Thursday. As WBFO’s Brian Meyer reports, folks who enjoy ice skating will be pleased to hear about the day’s developments.

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The final design plan for Buffalo's Outer Harbor should be ready in about a month. The next step will focus on how to pay for the plan.

Construction to begin on grain elevator light show

Aug 12, 2014

A permanent lighting installation is coming to the Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator in Buffalo. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation approved two contracts Monday that will allow for construction to begin on the elevator located at the First Buffalo River Marina on Kelly Island, across from Canalside.

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Planners are closer to a final design for Buffalo's Outer Harbor. A Wednesday night meeting at the WNED studios gave the public a glimpse of what to expect.

The first of three public meetings this week on the future of Buffalo's Outer Harbor is being held Wednesday night. A master plan for the long-vacant property along Fuhrmann Boulevard is scheduled to be released this fall.