Touch-A-Truck coming to Niagara Falls with a chance to name city’s street sweepers


Published May 26, 2023 at 10:35 am

There's nothing kids like more than a chance to get up close and personal with firetrucks, police cruisers and public utility lift buckets.

In what is likely one of the most popular events annually for young kids, Niagara Falls is bringing back its Touch-A-Truck event.

The city is hosting it on May 27 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Gale Centre (5152 Thorold Stone Rd) and this year’s comes with a special event.

Starting at the Touch-A-Truck, residents will get a chance to enter their suggestions to name the city’s two street sweepers.

“Our crews and equipment, including our street sweepers, are out in the community daily, doing maintenance and general upkeep,” said Erik Nickel, the city’s General Manager of Municipal Works.

“We’re hoping that the Name the Street Sweeper Challenge will be a fun and interactive way for the community to engage with our Municipal Works team.”

Meanwhile at the Touch-A-Truck, kids will get a chance to climb into a police cruiser, fire truck, and a Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. bucket truck.

The city’s Municipal Works team will be on-hand giving demonstrations and answering questions about the vehicles and equipment to curious youngsters, as well as the young at heart.

“We’re excited to once again welcome the community to visit with our Municipal Works team and to explore the equipment that is essential to keeping our City running smoothly,” said Nickel.

As for the street sweepers’ naming, residents can submit their name suggestions in-person at the event or online at, until the submission deadline of Friday, June 9 at 5 pm.


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