Niagara Fallsview Open Spaces

Niagara Falls, Ontario

A significant benefit to the city of Niagara Falls was the creation of a public promenade along the Falls side of the Casino. The result is a peaceful, park-like setting that respects and enhances the Escarpment ecology and a contrast to a high-energy entertainment venue. The plan includes intricately patterned paving, period light standards, custom parapet railings, stone columns and seating. Along this promenade are lookouts that provide views through the moraine forest to the falls. In the central plaza, a whimsical fountain springs through the pavement allowing interaction with the water. This new promenade is the impetus for a long-range plan to continue this public system along the moraine as a pedestrian “grand boulevard”.