Niagara Falls Cultural Hub & Farmers' Market

Public Meeting #1

A Hub for Culture, Food and People

Niagara Falls City Council’s 2015-2018 Strategic Priorities include a commitment to building and promoting a vibrant, sustainable city that supports an active, connected and creative community. It identifies both the revitalization of the Niagara Falls Farmers Market, and fostering culture as a key contributors to attracting and retaining talent, providing quality of life and supporting creative businesses as strategic objectives.

The City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan expressed the desire for cultural intensification to create a vibrant and well planned city, and called for the development of an integrated, centralized cultural asset. The Main & Ferry area presents a unique opportunity to form a cultural cluster, as described in the City’s, and Region of Niagara’s Cultural Plan, in this neighbourhood.

The project will operate as a new hub for culture and community in the historic Main & Ferry area. The project space, located at the site of the current Sylvia Place Market and city-owned parking area south of and adjacent to the Niagara Falls History Museum, will be a dynamic creative space dedicated to arts, cultural engagement, and market activity with additional publicly accessible space for community gatherings.

This area has the potential to become the cultural and social heart of our community.

DTAH

The City of Niagara Falls has engaged the services of DTAH to provide support in the development of the project. DTAH architects, landscape architects, planners and urban designers have been offering a unique mix of interdisciplinary design services since 1972 to institutions, federal and provincial government agencies, municipalities, developers and not-for-profit corporations. DTAH's experience in developing interesting and dynamic spaces will assist in creating an important space for the people of Niagara Falls. They have engaged several stakeholder groups already, and have continued the community dialogue with the online survey and public meeting.


PUBLIC MEETING & ENGAGEMENT

A Public Meeting on the new Cultural Hub & Farmer's Market was held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Niagara Falls History Museum. Consultants Glenn Pothier (GLPi) and Megan Torza (dtah) presented the results of their stakeholder consultation and work to date on a needs assessment and concept plans for the Niagara Falls Cultural Hub and Farmers Market. They received feedback from over 80 attendees - clarifying what they heard during the stakeholder consultation sessions and asking for confirmation of the site analysis. View the Niagara Falls Cultural Hub + Farmers' Market Visioning Study presentation online.

The consultants presented four site plan/programming configurations for the Main & Ferry site, and we want your input on the options, via the online survey. The survey will close on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Stay informed by clicking on the "subscribe" button to the right!

A Hub for Culture, Food and People

Niagara Falls City Council’s 2015-2018 Strategic Priorities include a commitment to building and promoting a vibrant, sustainable city that supports an active, connected and creative community. It identifies both the revitalization of the Niagara Falls Farmers Market, and fostering culture as a key contributors to attracting and retaining talent, providing quality of life and supporting creative businesses as strategic objectives.

The City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan expressed the desire for cultural intensification to create a vibrant and well planned city, and called for the development of an integrated, centralized cultural asset. The Main & Ferry area presents a unique opportunity to form a cultural cluster, as described in the City’s, and Region of Niagara’s Cultural Plan, in this neighbourhood.

The project will operate as a new hub for culture and community in the historic Main & Ferry area. The project space, located at the site of the current Sylvia Place Market and city-owned parking area south of and adjacent to the Niagara Falls History Museum, will be a dynamic creative space dedicated to arts, cultural engagement, and market activity with additional publicly accessible space for community gatherings.

This area has the potential to become the cultural and social heart of our community.

DTAH

The City of Niagara Falls has engaged the services of DTAH to provide support in the development of the project. DTAH architects, landscape architects, planners and urban designers have been offering a unique mix of interdisciplinary design services since 1972 to institutions, federal and provincial government agencies, municipalities, developers and not-for-profit corporations. DTAH's experience in developing interesting and dynamic spaces will assist in creating an important space for the people of Niagara Falls. They have engaged several stakeholder groups already, and have continued the community dialogue with the online survey and public meeting.


PUBLIC MEETING & ENGAGEMENT

A Public Meeting on the new Cultural Hub & Farmer's Market was held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the Niagara Falls History Museum. Consultants Glenn Pothier (GLPi) and Megan Torza (dtah) presented the results of their stakeholder consultation and work to date on a needs assessment and concept plans for the Niagara Falls Cultural Hub and Farmers Market. They received feedback from over 80 attendees - clarifying what they heard during the stakeholder consultation sessions and asking for confirmation of the site analysis. View the Niagara Falls Cultural Hub + Farmers' Market Visioning Study presentation online.

The consultants presented four site plan/programming configurations for the Main & Ferry site, and we want your input on the options, via the online survey. The survey will close on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Stay informed by clicking on the "subscribe" button to the right!