Fort Erie, Ontario

What is Fort Erie, Ontario known for?


support local

support local charities. The event takes place on the south-east grounds of the Fort Erie Race Track. * The Friendship Festival is a week-long international celebration of the culture and heritage shared by Canada and the USA. The Friendship Festival occurs during the first week of July and celebrates both Canada Day and Independence Day (Independence Day (United States)). The events held both in Fort Erie, ON and in Buffalo, NY include free concerts and a spectacular fireworks display on July 1 highlighting the two national holidays. Other activities include arts, crafts, children's entertainment, heritage and cultural displays, car shows and a midway. * The Ridgeway Summer Festival is held every year on the second weekend in July. The streets are closed off, and thousands of visitors stroll the historical downtown enjoying music, food, vendors, shows, and friendly atmosphere. * The Siege of Fort Erie is a historical re-enactment of the famous 1814 battle, which takes place during the second weekend of August. This battlefield was the bloodiest on Canadian soil due to the various sieges that took place throughout the War of 1812. The Siege of 1814 is vividly recreated every year. Fall festivals * The Ridgeway Fall Festival is held every year in October, on the last weekend of the Ridgeway Farmers’ Market. Winter festivals * The Spirit of Christmas is held in Ridgeway on the first weekend in December, Friday evening and Saturday only, featuring horse-drawn carriage rides, school choirs singing outdoors, Victorian carollers, strolling Santa, food and more. Other points of interest * Old Fort Erie was rebuilt in the 1930s as a tourist attraction, and is open during the summer months, with special events outside the regular season. * Fort Erie Race Track has hosted live thoroughbred racing since 1897. Widely regarded as one of North America's most picturesque tracks, it has been home to the Prince of Wales Stakes - the second jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown (Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing) - since 1959. * Safari Niagara, a 61 hectare (150 acre) nature park featuring exotic animals, is located in Stevensville. * The Point Abino Lighthouse is available for weekend tours in the summer. * Fort Erie is the location of the Canadian Motor Speedway, a motorsports development currently being built. This large mixed-use development, located adjacent the QEW, will feature a 65,000 seat motor speedway and road course. The development is set to be open in 2016. Infrastructure Transportation Highway access Fort Erie has been the Niagara terminus of the Queen Elizabeth Way since 1937. Road traffic continues to Buffalo, New York across the Peace Bridge, which was built in 1927. Fort Erie was the Eastern terminus of King's Highway 3A from 1927 to 1929, and Ontario Highway 3 from 1929 until 1998, when the portion of Highway 3 within Fort Erie was downloaded to the Regional Municipality of Niagara and redesignated as Niagara Regional Road 3. Within Fort Erie, Highway 3 is named Garrison Road, and is the major East-West connection through the town. Dominion Road was designated as King's Highway 3C from 1934 until 1970, when it was downloaded to the newly formed Regional Municipality of Niagara and redesignated as Niagara Regional Road 1. For Erie is the Southern Terminus of the Niagara Parkway, which extends from Fort Erie (Olde Fort Erie) to Fort George (Fort George, Ontario). Public transit Public transit is provided by the Town of Fort Erie Transit System, which operates two buses in the town. Transit Schedule Niagara Transit operates a service from Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, Ontario) into Fort Erie, connecting with the Fort Erie Transit bus at Wal Mart Plaza at 750 Garrison Road. For Erie Fall Service Update Intercity transit Private intercity coach services are primarily operated by Coach Canada and Greyhound (Greyhound Canada), with connections to Hamilton and Toronto and to US destinations via Buffalo. Getting Around Fort Erie The terminus is located at Robo Mart, 21 Princess Street at Waterloo Street. The International Railway Bridge was built in 1873, and connects Fort Erie to Buffalo, New York across the Niagara River. There is currently no passenger rail service to Fort Erie. Waterways Fort Erie is at the outlet of Lake Erie into the Niagara River. The lake and river serve as a playground for numerous personal yachts, sailboats, power boats and watercraft. There is a marina at the site of a former shipyard at Miller's Creek on the Niagara River, and a boat launch ramp in Crystal Beach. Prior to the completion of the two bridges, passengers and freight were carried across the river by ferry. From 1829, when the Welland Canal first opened, to 1833, when the cut was completed to Port Colborne, ship traffic between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario would transit the upper Niagara River. Utilities In order to reduce large-scale ice blockage blockage in the Niagara River, with resultant flooding, ice damage to docks and other waterfront structures, and blockage of the water intakes for the hydro-electric power plants at Niagara Falls, the New York Power Authority and Ontario Power Generation have jointly operated the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom since 1964. The boom is installed on December 16, or when the water temperature reaches 4˚ Celsius (C) (39˚ Fahrenheit (F)), whichever happens first. The boom is opened on April 1 unless there is more than 650 square kilometres (250 square miles) of ice remaining in Eastern Lake Erie. When in place, the boom stretches 2,680 metres (8,800 feet) from the outer breakwall at Buffalo Harbor almost to the Canadian shore near the ruins of the pier at Erie Beach in Fort Erie. Originally, the boom was made of wooden timbers, but these have been replaced by steel pontoons. and recreation Baseball * Oakes Park, a five diamond complex off Central Avenue, is the home field of the Fort Erie Cannons, who compete in the Niagara District Baseball Association's senior men's league. Golf * Bridgewater Country Club on Gilmore Road. * Cherry Hill Club is a private club in Ridgeway. * Fort Erie Golf Club on Garrison Road. * International Country Club of Niagara in Stevensville. * Rio VIsta Golf on Crooks Street. Hiking Fort Erie is the Eastern terminus of the Friendship Trail, Ontario Friendship Trail , and the Southern terminus of the Niagara River Recreation Pathway. Both trails are part of the Trans-Canada Trail system. Hockey * The Fort Erie Leisureplex on Garrison Road is the home rink of the Fort Erie Meteors. * The Crystal Ridge Arena in Crystal Beach hosts a number of hockey and figure skating clubs. Notable people *Ernest Alexander Cruikshank, Brigadier General and historian; was born in Bertie Township. *Michael Fonfara, keyboard player; was born in Stevensville. *Paul Gardner (Paul Gardner (ice hockey)), professional hockey player; was born in Fort Erie. *James L. Kraft, entrepreneur and inventor; was born outside of Stevensville and worked in Fort Erie before emigrating to the United States. *Pierre Pilote, professional hockey player; lived in Fort Erie for most of his adolescence. *Ron Sider, theologian and social activist; was born in Stevensville. *Nick Weglarz, professional baseball player; was born in Stevensville. See also *List of townships in Ontario References External links '''Stevensville''' is a small community in southern Ontario, Canada in the town of Fort Erie (Fort Erie, Ontario), most notable as the birthplace of Canadian entrepreneur James L. Kraft. Officials in Fort Erie, Ontario (w:Fort Erie, Ontario) were also swamped with calls to fire departments when the wind blew the smoke over the Niagra River (w:Niagra River) and into Canada.


track regular

Buffalo. Erie Beach featured a hotel, a casino, a race track, regular ferry service from Buffalo and train service from the ferry dock in Fort Erie, and what was billed as the world's largest outdoor swimming pool. Erie Beach and Crystal Beach were in competition to provide bigger thrills to patrons, until Erie Beach went bankrupt and closed down on Labour Day weekend, 1930. The Niagara Movement meeting was held at the Erie Beach Hotel


work program

. The lighthouse is now owned by the Town of Fort Erie and is available for weekend tours in the summer. On August 7, 1927 the Peace Bridge was opened between Fort Erie and Buffalo. On January 1, 1932, Bridgeburg and Fort Erie amalgamated into a single town. The ruins of Fort Erie remained until they were rebuilt through a depression era "work program" project, as a tourist attraction. Work started in 1937, and the Fort was opened to the public in 1939. In 1970, the provincial government


culture+public

: 92.8% White (white people), 3.2% Aboriginal (Aboriginal peoples in Canada), 1.4% Chinese (Han Chinese), 0.9% Black, and a very small percentage of Asian (Asian people), Arab, and Hispanic populations. Culture Public festivals Spring festivals * The Bridgeburg Car and Bike Show is held annually on the last Sunday in May. A strategic effort combining commercial revitalization, membership drive and fund raising, the event


combining commercial

: 92.8% White (white people), 3.2% Aboriginal (Aboriginal peoples in Canada), 1.4% Chinese (Han Chinese), 0.9% Black, and a very small percentage of Asian (Asian people), Arab, and Hispanic populations. Culture Public festivals Spring festivals * The Bridgeburg Car and Bike Show is held annually on the last Sunday in May. A strategic effort combining commercial revitalization, membership drive and fund raising, the event


crime family

December 25, 1951 PLACE OF BIRTH Fort Erie (Fort Erie, Ontario), Ontario, Canada DATE OF DEATH Magaddino's crime family held power in the underworld territories of Upstate and Western New York, namely, Buffalo, New York, bordering Canada and situated on Lake Erie, Rochester (Rochester, New York) and Utica (Utica, New York), along the Mohawk River as far east as Amsterdam, New York; from Eastern Pennsylvania as far west as Youngstown, Ohio, and in Canada from


campaign battle

and Port Colborne (Port Colborne, Ontario). Drivers can cross from the United States to the Canadian town of Fort Erie (Fort Erie, Ontario) by going over the Peace Bridge. *1864 – American Civil War Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor – The Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee engages the Army of the Potomac under Ulysses S. Grant & George G. Meade. *1866 &ndash


membership study

url http: www.thearda.com Denoms D_1377_d.asp title 2000 Religious Congregations and Membership Study publisher Glenmary Research Center accessdate 2009-12-02 However, there are numerous congregations in other states, particularly Florida, Ohio, and California. Denominational headquarters is in Grantham, Pennsylvania, next to the Grantham BIC Church and Messiah College. There are 1,100 churches


providing advocacy

raises money for charitable disbursements by and moral supports for fire fighters at Fire Company #2 at Bridgeburg Station. Certain proceeds and all non-perishable food donations are raised directly for Community Outreach Program Erie (COPE), a referral agency and resource centre providing advocacy and emergency services such as food, clothing, diapers, prescriptions, and resume preparation. The event aims


based public

School Board , and competes with students from communities in Fort Erie (Fort Erie, Ontario), Wainfleet (Wainfleet, Ontario), Dunnville (Dunnville, Ontario) and Port Colborne. The city is also service by a community based public High school, Port Colborne High School. - colspan "4" '''Fort Erie (Fort Erie, Ontario)''' - ''Main article (Fort Erie municipal election, 2006)'' - He was born in Scotland and came to Upper Canada in 1791 to seek

Fort Erie, Ontario

'''Fort Erie''' (2011 population 29,960) is a town on the Niagara River in the Niagara Region (Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario), Ontario, Canada. It is located directly across the river from Buffalo, New York.

Fort Erie is one of the fastest growing communities in Niagara, and has experienced a high level of residential and commercial development in the past few years. Garrison Road (Niagara Regional Road 3) is the town's commercial corridor, stretching east to west through Fort Erie.

Fort Erie is also home to a number of other commercial core areas (Bridgeburg, Ridgeway (Ridgeway, Ontario), Stevensville and Crystal Beach) as a result of the 1970 amalgamation of Bertie Township and the village of Crystal Beach with Fort Erie.

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