Canalside

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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