Niagara Falls Top 5 most read stories of 2022
Published December 27, 2022 at 1:40 pm
Whether it’s a history piece or up-to-the-moment news, there’s no denying it. Everyone wants to read about Niagara Falls.
The Canadian side; the American side… it doesn’t matter. Perhaps the most majestic nature-carved wonders of the world, people travel from around the world just to visit the attraction. There’s good reason Jim Diodati bills himself on his social media as “Mayor of Niagara Falls, Canada, the World’s Most Famous Address.”
So let’s look back at 2022 and see what the five most-read stories were.
John’s Restaurant, a true Niagara Falls landmark that served hungry diners for the past 85 years, closed its doors for good in October.
Located at 6535 Thorold Stone Road in Niagara Falls, the eatery has long been considered one of the best and oldest restaurants in Niagara, serving up home-cooked “European and Canadian meals” since 1937.
In a stunt that had even Mayor Jim Diodati upset, a TikTok user posted a video showing a user filming himself literally at the brink of the falls. The video, posted on the social media site on Thursday by TikTok user ‘Phantabae’, quickly caught the attention of the Niagara Parks Police in August, who said the user could face a fine of up to $10,000.
The majesty that is Niagara Falls has had its, well, less majestic moments over the past two centuries. In fact, twice the falls have dried up completely – once stopped by nature and the second time 120 years later, it was stopped by man.
What started as a towering tribute to Niagara Falls has now turned into an unsafe rusted ad for Casino Niagara.
When it was built in 1964, what’s known now as the Casino Tower (partially due to the fact it sits alongside Casino Niagara) was originally called the Oneida Tower.
Someone on the Internet stumbled across the first known picture of Niagara Falls, taken in 1840, and it wasn’t taken by a Canadian.
It was, in fact, taken by British businessman Hugh Lee Pattinson using an arduous process known as daguerreotype, which involved a 20 minute exposure to fix the scene on the silver-coated copper plate inside his camera. For the full story, click on the above link.