Kiosk success on the Niagara Incline Railway

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.

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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.

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“All-in-one” Kiosk Design Solution

When a client presents us with a unique challenge, we reach in to our innovation tool box and find an equally unique solution.  Generally when installed, the security kiosk, the island it sits on as well as the security barrier arms and protective bollards are all independent of one another.  But in this case, the owner wanted the ability to pick up and relocate not only the security kiosk – but the entire security and access control island, so Canada Kiosk designed and built just such an assembly!

This Pak III “All-in-One” security check point kiosk features year round attendant comfort with a heating and cooling system, a built in ergonomically designed work station and transaction windows located to take the strain out of the daily routine.  To meet the client’s desire for aesthetics and image, a beautiful insulated architectural cladding system with spandrel panels wrap the building envelope. And when the need to relocate arises, the heavy duty hot dipped galvanized steel island with all the components, can be easily moved to its new location. The durable steel island has six threaded leveling points which allow for height flexibility when relocated. To provide the ultimate protection and visibility, four heavy duty steel bollards are located on each corner of the island and vinyl sleeves and reflective strips are part of the welded structural steel base. The ready-to-use security gates are pre-wired and are operated from the attendants work station.

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Built off-site in our controlled plant environment and arriving ready to go, this All-in-One innovative design is the perfect solution for this unique design challenge. To see this complete project please visit http://ckckiosk.com/profile-security-kiosk.php To view our complete product line and contact one of our professionals please visit http://ckckiosk.com/index.php

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New innovation in Dome Top Shelter design

Our C-2000 Dome Top Shelter is typically installed on a concrete pad that is sloped for rainwater run-off so the shelter is levelled with shims at the base.  Recently we worked on a project that had a more severe slope to the pad making shimming no longer practical.  The solution created to solve that problem is our newly designed adjustable leg system!  The new C-2000 Dome Top Shelter can now be levelled with adjustable legs on site to suit most any slope. Whatever your specific requirements may be, we deliver innovative custom-designed solutions.

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Attention Race Fans!

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.

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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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2013 Canadian Parking Association Annual Trade show and Conference

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.

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Custom Ticket Booth features Innovative Design

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.

Please see the full profile here:
http://www.ckckiosk.com/profile-custom-ticket-booth-varsity.php

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Pay and Display Parking Shelters

It’s a great time of year to consider shelters for your Pay Parking Equipment. Our C2000 DomeTop pay shelters will keep equipment healthy and your customers happy during inclement weather. The picture shows a typical Pay Shelter configuration.

However, most Canada Kiosk projects have custom elements. We are adept at creating shelters that fit our customers needs. Share your ideas with us and we can make it happen.

Pay Shelters can be almost any custom size and layout, with options like special solar configurations, wheel chair accessibility, and dome or flat roofs.

See profiles for Pay and Display Parking Shelters.

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Two Parking and Security Offices designed for North Bay

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.

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Smokeout Shelters

This shelter is typical of a shelter that complies with the Ontario Smoke Free act. Shelters in Ontario can only have two walls.

8’x12’ Smokeout Shelters

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Canadian Parking Association 2012 Tradeshow

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.

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