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June is Recreation and Parks Month!

The City of Niagara Falls invites you to join the fun at our first ever “June is Recreation & Parks Month” event on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. The event will run from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Rosberg Family Park (located at the corner of Queen Street and Erie Ave). The event is free with something for everyone!

The event kicks off at 4:00 pm with Greetings from Mayor Jim Diodati!

The event will feature many activities including free giveaways, inflatables, face painint, a BBQ and more! 

We hope that you and your family will join the fun!

View more information.

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Future Options for Trails in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, we want to hear from you! Whether you are a frequent trail user or have never been on our trails, the City invites you to complete an online survey that will help determine future options for trails in Niagara Falls.

Our goal is to provide residents with the opportunity to enjoy the City's trails on a daily basis.

Please help us shape these new initiatives by taking a few minutes to complete the survey. The survey will be available for the duration of the summer.

View more information.

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Free Bicycle Seminar! Register Now!

A free bicycle seminar will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Gale Centre in Niagara Falls.  The seminar is available to Niagara Region residents. 

The seminar is a two part course that starts with a one hour in-class session covering basic bicycle safety tips.  An optional on-bicycle session will follow and feature parking lot handling skills and a group ride, departing from the Gale Centre.

Please register online. For more information, call Recreation & Culture at 905-356-7521 ext.3330.

Summer Trillium

Niagara Falls Summer Trillium Recognition Program

The Niagara Falls Summer Trillium Recognition Program encourages residents to nominate their property and others, to be recognized for excellence and curbside landscaping.  

The program is to foster city-wide beautification efforts from all property with the City of Niagara Falls.

Residents are encouraged through co-operation to achieve a level of excellence in developing and maintaining their properties. All submission are to be done online with the deadline being Friday, July 1 by 4:00pm. 

For further details, call Recreation & Culture at 905-356-7521 ext.3330 or email

Take the Transit Questionnaire Now

Take the Transit Questionnaire Now!

The City of Niagara Falls is undertaking a Public Consultation process to engage the residents of the City and stakeholders of transit to ensure comments and issues are considered into the proposed enhancements to transit service.

Public Open Houses are for June 6 and June 13 2016. View more information.

Can't make it to the meeting? Please fill out a short Transit Questionnaire to help provide your input on these new initiatives. 

View more information pertaining to this project.

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Watermain/Hydrant Flushing Program

To ensure water quality & flow rates, the City will be conducting a watermain/hydrant flushing program throughout the City. This is done as part of a scheduled preventative maintenance program to help maintain good water quality and to improve water flow in your neighbourhood.

Starting the week of May 23rd , hydrant flushing will be taking place in the Chippawa Area.

If you are located in this area, you may notice a decrease in your water pressure, and may experience discoloured water. If discolouration occurs,running a cold water tap for a short period of time should alleviatethe problem.

Questions/Concerns? Contact the Municipal Service Centre at 905-356-1355.

Niagara District Airport

Niagara District Airport Survey

The Niagara District Airport is conducting a survey to determine the potential for scheduled air service between the Niagara District Airport and the Toronto Island Airport, enabling connections to Ottawa, Montreal and New York City.

Please take a few moments and complete the Niagara District Airport survey to help determine the potential for expanding scheduled air service from Niagara.

Garage Sale at the Gale Saturday June 25

Garage Sale at the Gale

Vendors are wanted for the "Garage Sale at the Gale" on June 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gale Centre!

Niagara residents are invited to sell “garage sale” items out of their trunk to benefit the city's Activity Subsidy Fund, which allows children to participate in recreation programs.

Applications can be found online, or the MacBain Community Centre or the Gale Centre.

The deadline for Vendor Applications is Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Learn more about the event!

Healthy Kids Niagara

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Niagara

The City of Niagara Falls is proud to be part of the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, along with the Region's other 11 municipalities. 

This first theme, starting May 1 in Niagara Falls is Run. Jump. Play. Every Day. This theme encourages physical activity through a mix of active play, sport, active transportation and structured activities.

Learn more about this great initiatives and ways to get involved!

Street Sweeper

Spring Street Sweeping

Each Spring City crews sweep thousands of tons of sand and debris from over 1,000kms of roadway throughout the City. 

Please keep in mind that our sweepers will be collecting debris mainly from the edges of the roadway. Keeping any obstructions such as parked cars or garbage/recycling containers off the roadway would be appreciated whenever possible.

Street sweeping for the 2016 is underway. Crews are currently working in areas 1, 2, & 6.

Areas 3,5,7,8 & 9 have been completed. View the map of work area boundaries.

Please continue to check for weekly updates regarding current work areas.

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5th Annual Wake Up Campaign!

The Niagara Falls Fire Department annual Wake Up Campaign began on May 2 & will be running Monday-Thursday, throughout the month of May!

This is the 5th year the Department has gone door to door in neighbourhoods throughout the city and visited homes to ensure they have working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. 

The Fire Department hopes that when firefighters are invited into resident’s homes to ensure there are working alarms, the community as a whole will be much safer. The program is also a great opportunity for residents and their children to meet the local firefighters who serve the community.

Photo Courtesy: Niagara Falls Review