Canalside

The Western New York Land Conservancy

A new name has been given to a proposed nature trail and greenway along Buffalo's DL&W rail corridor.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

After five years of planning, acquiring and restoring the components, identifying a specific location at Canalside and then finding the funds to make it happen, a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday afternoon on the site of the future Buffalo Heritage Carousel.

ECHDC

Construction activity should be heating up soon at Canalside on the Buffalo waterfront.


Phillips Lytle LLP

Phillips Lytle LLP celebrated 185 years in business Tuesday with a proclamation by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and a donation of 185 bags of goods to FeedMore Western New York, 185 cans of food to Foodlink and 185 items to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

A major new attraction is on track to make its debut at Buffalo's Canalside next summer.

T.Y. Lin International Group

Visitors to Buffalo's Canalside pass by a fence surrounding the pit marking where Memorial Auditorium once stood. It  used to rock with basketball, hockey and The Who. Wednesday night, the public was shown three possibilities of what might rock that two-acre hole into the future.

Buffalo Maritime Center

There are two major construction projects in the works for Canalside. One harkens back to the birth of the Erie Canal and the other to the boat-building industry which turned Western New York's forests into the boats on the canal.


Thomas O'Neil-White

The Tall Ships Challenge continued Friday at Canalside and the Outer Harbor. Despite the heat, thousands of people are expected to participate in the Basil Port of Call: Buffalo festival.

Basil Port of Call Buffalo

"The Buffalo waterfront will be the place to be this Fourth of July," proclaimed Mayor Byron Brown on Wednesday.

The huge attraction this holiday is the Tall Ships.

"It's important for Buffalo. We expect not only large crowds, but a $6-8 million local economic impact, which will solidify jobs on the waterfront and the hospitality and tourism industry and help put Buffalo even more on the national map in terms of a destination," said local Tall Ships organizer Mike Vogel.

Here are some things you need to know before you and an estimated 150,000 others go.

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With school out for the summer and families looking for activities to fill their days, one of Buffalo's newest attractions is ready to welcome guests full-time. As of Thursday, Explore & More children's museum is now open daily at Canalside.

Empire State Development Corporation

For years, one end of Canalside has been an enormous hole in the ground where the old Memorial Auditorium once stood. The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation is looking for a plan for the site, probably involving residential space with underground parking.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

To keep waters navigable, they have to be dredged to allow the removal of vast volumes of wet sludge so ships can get through. Experts from around the Great Lakes are in town to see what this area does with dredged materials.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

Perhaps a year from now, there will be construction on Buffalo's Outer Harbor with a new $125 million plan for the long-quiescent hundreds of acres.

Chris Caya/WBFO News

The highly-anticipated opening of a new children's museum at Buffalo's Canalside is only weeks away.

buffalowaterfront.com

Two of downtown Buffalo’s biggest attractions will now be bridged together under a single brand.

Empire State Development

Work is nearing completion on the new Explore & More children's museum at Canalside. With a newly-approved exterior decoration, it should be easy for visitors to find.


HHL Architects

Another large building for Canalside appears closer to reality, after the city Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday approved a series of waivers to the Green Code, while ordering one significant change in the design, for a structure known as The Longshed.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

When you see the giant steel lake freighters that frequent the Buffalo waterfront, it can be hard to remember the Queen City and Great Lakes region were created by wooden boats perhaps a tenth the size of the lake ships. A replica Erie Canal boat is being built at Canalside.

Campaign for Greater Buffalo

It has been a long time coming, but the New York State Department of Transportation says it has awarded a contract to design and build a new Exchange Street train station in downtown Buffalo.

Explore & More Children's Museum

As the four stories of Explore & More's new $29 million home take shape at Canalside, the children's museum has launched its first crowdfunding effort to help shape its inside.

Nick Lippa / WBFO

The Public Accountability Initiative reports major developers in the city of Buffalo have abused the 485-a program saving over $63 million in property taxes.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation's board of directors voted Monday to select Sinatra and Company Real Estate as the developers who will build on two remaining vacant parcels on the South Aud Block at Buffalo's 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.

Chris Caya/WBFO News

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.

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