Niagara Falls Performing Arts Niagara Falls is fortunate enough to be in the vicinity of the acclaimed Shaw Festival, held in Niagara-on-the-Lake only a short distance away via the scenic Niagara Parkway. The plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries are presented at the festival from early April to December. Performances are held Tuesday through Sunday in four theaters: the Court House and Royal George theatres, both on Queen Street, and the Festival Theatre and Studio Theatre, both on Queen's Parade.
The Niagara Parks Commission sponsors concerts in outdoor band shells and an amphitheater. Free concerts are held from June through August across from the falls.
Across the border in Lewiston, N.Y., drama, musicals, operas, dances and concerts are held during the summer in the amphitheater at Artpark.
Niagara Falls, ON
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Ontario's Harmonized Sales Tax is 13 percent.
Greater Niagara General Hospital, (905) 378-4647.
424 S. Service Rd. Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8. Phone:(905)945-6293
Four commercial airports serve the Niagara Falls area. See Approaches by Plane for details.
Hertz, (800) 654-3080, offers discounts to AAA members. For a complete list of agencies consult the telephone directory.
Via Rail serves all parts of Canada as well as Buffalo, Windsor (opposite Detroit) and Sarnia (opposite Port Huron, Mich.). The station is at 4267 Bridge St.; phone (888) 842-7245.
Daily service connects Niagara Falls with all parts of Canada and with principal cities in the United States. Coach Canada, in partnership with Megabus—phone (866) 488-4452—and Greyhound Lines Inc.—phone (905) 357-2133—operate out of the terminal at 4555 Erie Ave.; phone (888) 438-4452.
Niagara Falls taxicabs operate on the meter system. The minimum charge is $3.50, plus $2.50 for each additional kilometre (.6 mi.). There is no extra charge for additional passengers. The meter is kept running while luggage is loaded and unloaded.