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ECHDC Meets, Approves Items to Move Forward on Buffalo Waterfront Operations, Maintenance and Improvements more...

Letter from ECHDC Chairman Robert Gioia to Western New York Citizens re: Buffalo’s Outer Harbor more...

New York State’s Largest Marina Set to Receive Transformation more...

The Ice at Canalside is Open Throughout Kids’ Winter Recess more...

ECHDC Announces The Ice at Canalside Grand Opening more...

ECHDC Announces Release of Canalside Development RFP more...

Community Support for Outer Harbor Draft Plan more...

ECHDC Announces Plans to Light Connecting Terminal Grain Elevator Moving Forward 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


For information and event listings visit canalsidebuffalo.com

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