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Second Phase of Canalside’s Central Wharf Extension to Begin more...

ECHDC and City of Buffalo Partner on Plan to Incorporate Outer Harbor Development into City Green Code Planning Process more...

ECHDC Directors Meeting September 16, 10:30 a.m. more...

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation Announces Buffalo’s Official July 4th Schedule of Events more...

Friday Night Rocks at Canalside more...

Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council to Hold State Funding Workshop and Upstate Revitalization Initiative Public Forum more...

ECHDC Announces Tugboat Play Structure at Canalside more...

ECHDC Announces Summer 2015 Canalside Programming and Events Schedule more...

ECHDC Launches the New Queen City Bike Ferry more...

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Welcome to the ECHDC Website

Governor Andrew Cuomo recognizes that Buffalo's waterfront is a unique asset that must be fully utilized to attract people and businesses to our community. The Governor's vision for a redeveloped waterfront is becoming a reality through the work of the Empire State Development and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC).

As a result, our waterfront is being transformed with multiple locations for people to access and enjoy the water's edge. This year more than one million people will visit Canalside for concerts, exercise, family activities, relaxation and food. Right now, the area's historic canals are being recreated to provide a centerpiece for growing public and private projects. When winter comes, you will see skaters gliding along the newly built canals, much as they do in similar historic locations in Canada and Europe. Further, the Outer Harbor is now home to the first New York State park to be located in the City of Buffalo. The newly named Buffalo Harbor State Park is another site that invites residents and visitors to enjoy recreation and relaxation on the waterfront.

There are 1,000 events and activities planned for Canalside this year, so make sure you stay plugged in by heading to our website at www.canalsidebuffalo.com. The website will keep you up-to-date on the ECHDC projects underway, provide information for local history lovers and showcase a wide variety of photos that focus on Buffalo's new waterfront experience.

We are proud to invite you to visit Buffalo's waterfront, a year round destination with something for everyone to enjoy.


Robert Gioia
Chairman of ECHDC and the Buffalo Waterfront Development Advisory Committee and President of the Oishei Foundation

Revolution's "Rise of the Rest" with Steve Case tours Canalside with Chairman Gioia.
Revolution's "Rise of the Rest" with Steve Case tours Canalside with Chairman Gioia.

For information and event listings visit canalsidebuffalo.com

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