Buffalo's Canalside

Thomas O'Neil-White

Thousands of aspiring musicians lined up for a shot at fame as American Idol auditions were held at Canalside on Sunday.


Last year’s Canalside Live concert series brought us the musical acts of Gary Clark Jr. and Ghostface Killah with Slick Rick. The 2018 lineup brings more notable names including Vanilla Ice, Method Man and Redman, and Father John Misty.

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.

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Could downtown’s Canal District become Buffalo's next hot residential community?

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.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

For those looking to stretch their creative muscles this weekend, Canalside might be a desirable destination. The popular waterfront venue is hosting a watercolor clock painting session this evening and a class on knitting tomorrow afternoon. Both are part of the ongoing “Canalside Create Series.”

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.

Thomas O'Neil-White / WBFO News

Symbols of hope are an important part of the fight against cancer, and now one is part of the downtown Buffalo waterfront.

Shark Girl to undergo cosmetic touch-ups

Mar 16, 2016
Thomas O'Neil-White

If it was a movie, it might be titled "Spring Sojourn for Shark Girl."

American Cancer Society Hosts Breast Cancer Walk

Oct 17, 2015

If you were downtown Saturday morning, you may have noticed a sea of people dressed in pink and ready to take action.   The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk was held at Canalside.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

An idea hatched by a local educator following a health scare five years ago is bearing its fruit - and vegetables.

Canalside kicks off summer activities

May 22, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

With Memorial Day weekend bringing with it the unofficial start to the summer season, summertime activities are getting underway at one of Buffalo's hottest visitor destinations.

Three more retailers come to HARBORCENTER

May 21, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Toys, chocolate and clothing are coming to the HARBORCENTER in downtown Buffalo. Clayton's Toys, Fowler's Chocolates and Modern Nostalgia are the latest retailers to sign three-year leases at the mized-use facility.

Brian Meyer/WBFO News

If you think filling a swimming pool is a big task, trying filling the canals at Canalside. A two-day mission is under way that's pumping nearly a half-million gallons of water into canals that in a more frigid season attracted more than 60,000 ice skaters.

Canalside to host three-day winter festival

Jan 9, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Luring large crowds to the downtown waterfront on a balmy summer day is one thing. But planners know that the key to making Canalside a success involves turning it into a year-round destination.

That's one reason the evolving district is hosting the 2015 HarborCenter Winterfest at Canalside, a three-day bash that will offer a variety of events.

The Ice at Canalside: Skating fun downtown

Dec 26, 2014
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Brand new ice rinks at Canalside in downtown Buffalo appear to be a smashing success.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley toured The Ice which is quickly become Buffalo's latest waterfront destination.

Chris Caya/WBFO news

After years of planning and effort, the redevelopment of Buffalo's waterfront reaches another milestone Thursday night with the grand opening of the "Ice at Canalside."

Press Pass: HARBORcenter’s infusion of economic development

Jan 6, 2014
WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

The large cranes that line downtown Buffalo are a sign of true economic development and progress the city hasn't witnessed in decades. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss HARBORcenter and how it is a catalyst of future growth in downtown's Canalside area. 

Canalside's spectacular fireworks display

Jul 5, 2013
WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Fourth of July celebrations were held across the Western New York region Thursday.