One thing can be said about living in Buffalo, as opposed to cities that can't take a dumping of snow - when the weather gets tough, the tough really do get going. Now that we're finally learning how to celebrate our winters with festivals, pond hockey tournaments, and Fountain Plaza skating, it's interesting to be on the 'greener side' of the fence for a change. I always find it interesting that many northern cities romanticize cold, snowy winters - think of Montreal and Quebec. That's because they create year 'round destinations and celebrate the cold months. Even Toronto has figured out a way to create skating trails in the wintertime... how do we get one of these!
Here are some other year 'round ideas that Ontario Place is looking at. It's all a matter of creating unique and interesting destinations in order to cast off old notions about a Rust Belt city like Buffalo. We can't just think about the warmer months; we need to make this a four-season city, and I think we're off to a good start!