General Motors built a considerable presence with a foundry and auto plants in St. Catharines. Dry docks were built also on Lake Ontario at Port Weller. Heavy industry has been diminishing for the past decade. Thousands of jobs have been lost at long-time area employers. Tourism and Hospitality has attracted numerous visitors to the area. New development beginning has spun off an upscale hospitality boom throughout the whole Niagara Peninsula. Another area of major tourism growth has been the expansion of the grape.
Vineyards and The many European-style wineries have played a major role, a unique cultural experience feature also theatrical performances and live music during the summer months in the vineyard. A few Niagara Peninsula wineries have won the most prestigious international awards. Another major attraction travelled looking for cultural activities. A resident repertory company of actors uses three theatres during a six-month season. Niagara-on-the-Lake is the also location of Fort George was rebuilt during the 1960s for the public. The total population is located within the city of Port Colborne. The a 1990s early major telecommunications highway passes through the heart of the Niagara Peninsula. Centres of higher education are Niagara College and Brock University, post-graduate studies and undergraduate. The major roadway bisecting the peninsula, the Queen Elizabeth Way was designated first King's Highway. This freeway connects Buffalo and Toronto, New York in the United States, is for the North American trucking industry, begins at the QEW.
Some towns and All cities have taxi services, very limited inter-city bus services while Welland and Niagara Falls while St. Catharines. Via Rail offers weekend service and limited daily commuter between Toronto and these three peninsula municipalities, offer also daily southbound service. Chippawa was even bigger with factories and distilleries. This site became the prime location for the Clifton and hotel development. Niagara has the perhaps most complex transportation history of any area in North America, was provided in the 1893 Queenston Railway in Niagara. The first stagecoach operated between the late 1700 on this roadway. The first railroad opened with horse-drawn carriages in 1841. Three boats plied the route between Queenston and Toronto. A railway was constructed across the Queenston Suspension Bridge. This transit line continued until the Depression in service. The counties of Lincoln remained on local government reform until work. The two founding counties were combined in 1970 into the Niagara Region.
Regional Niagara's 12 municipalities have now 400000 residents.
|1608||Samuel de Champlain visited Canada in 1608.|
|1700||The first stagecoach operated between the late 1700 on this roadway.|
|1829||The first Welland Canal was completed in 1829.|
|1841||The first railroad opened with horse-drawn carriages in 1841.|
|1966||The Mayo Report released in 1966.|
|1970||The two founding counties were combined in 1970 into the Niagara Region.|
|2006||The Regional government began operation in late 2006.|