Incline Railways have been a fascinating part of Niagara Falls’ history. Also known as “funiculars”, eight have operated along the Niagara River over the past 230 years. Five were built on the Canadian side and three on the American side of the Niagara River. Only one remains in operation today - the Niagara Parks’ Falls Incline Railway.
Niagara Parks Commission turned to Canada Kiosk when funding was approved for the rehabilitation of the 47-year-old railway service, which travels about 55 metres up and down the escarpment between Portage Rd. and the Table Rock Welcome Centre. The new Falls Incline Railway has improved the link between the Niagara Parks attractions at Table Rock and the Fallsview Tourist Area, including hotels and the Fallsview Casino Resort. The Railway allows riders to easily reach the “Bridge of Flowers” pedestrian crossing over the Niagara Parkway into Table Rock. The enhancement features new rail cars which are fully accessible and enclosed so tourists can enjoy the now year-round attraction. Canada Kiosk delivered and installed two custom designed booths to match the existing structure. This popular tourist attraction sees over 650,000 paid riders each year, and has been in operation since 1966.
The upgrade is part of the Parks Commission’s Table Rock Redevelopment Project and part of ongoing efforts to “enhance the overall visitor experience” within Niagara Parks. Canada Kiosk completed the new control booths in just 6 weeks, allowing this heavily visited tourist attraction to experience minimal downtime. To view this project and others, visit Canada Kiosk today.
Recognized as Canada’s Home of Motorsports, this 900+ acre, multi-track facility has hosted just about every class of road racing on its famed 3.957 km circuit, including Formula 1, IndyCar, sports cars, stock cars, endurance racing, motorcycles, motocross, showroom stock, historic vintage racers, “Big Rig” trucks and karts.
With the need for a new public entrance to this impressive facility, Canada Kiosk, with the help of the client’s concepts, designed this state-of-the-art entrance. Consisting of seven newly designed control booths, the purpose was to streamline ticket sales, but with an impressive design. An exterior cladding facade on the existing administration building was installed by Canada Kiosk to complete the remodelled look.
Race fans didn’t have to wait too long to pass through the new gates! The kiosks were fabricated, delivered and installed in 8 weeks!
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This year’s CPA Tradeshow and Conference was held at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure on September 21-25. It was great to visit and network with many fellow parking professionals (both delegates and fellow exhibitors) from across Canada. This show provides an essential link to the growing Canadian parking industry.
We are very thankful for the CPA staff and the enormous effort they put forth in organizing this Conference. The show was a great success for us! We are looking forward to next year’s CPA Tradeshow in St. Johns, NL.
When the University of Toronto came to us with their design desires, we jumped at the chance to help create a custom ticket booth that was sure to make a statement! Working together with the University’s designer, the end result is a ticket booth resembling an era of theatre goers. An innovative, retro design that is a stand out feature in the University. Custom design is a definite option when thinking about your project needs. We can incorporate your existing architectural features, or go beyond them. The possibilities are endless.
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A northern Ontario town redeveloped their water front, downtown park area and bus terminal. This included the restoration of a train station that was converted into a museum.
Canada Kiosk was called on to design two booths that would function as a parking/security office and a remote electrical room. The booths had to be designed to complement the heritage feel that is very evident in this restoration project. CKC created designs that completely fit, and then manufactured the booths to suit.
Today is the last day of the Canadian Parking Association 2012 Tradeshow and Conference. The picture was taken after we completed the set-up of our booth on Sunday at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. We really enjoy participating in this event as it is the largest parking related tradeshow and conference in Canada and allows us to meet other companies in the industry.