What is Project Niagara?

Project Niagara is the working name for a summer music festival being proposed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre.

The festival would run for 17 weeks, and expects to attract 260,000 people, with average concert attendance of 5,000. The artistic program has been described as classical, pops, popular, jazz, blues, music theatre and world music.

Project Niagara is proposing to develop the 260 acre Parks Canada property at the west end of the the Old Town. Plans include:
  1. Two amphitheatres, plus a rehearsal/recital hall
  2. A restaurant, a VIP café, and concession areas
  3. Picnic areas
  4. Toilets for 4,500 people
  5. Administration and maintenance areas
  6. Parking for 2,010 cars, plus a drop off area for shuttles

Restricted access to the Carolinian forest has been mentioned but details are yet to be determined.

Public access to Niagara Shores and to a presentation centre to commemorate the Battle of Fort George, which Parks Canada hopes to develop at the east end of the property, has also yet to be determined.

To view further details of the Project Niagara Phase 2 Feasibility Study, click here and select "download" at the bottom of the page.

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