Business View Civil & Municipal | Volme 3, Issue 2

64 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 3, ISSUE 2 BVM: What are your goals for the city going forward? Diodati: “I can see that Niagara Falls and the region is going to explode. It’s already happening. Niagara is much more affordable than the Toronto and Hamilton area. The quality of life is hard to parallel, whatever you’re looking for is here. It’s safe, lots of recreation opportunities, proximity to the border… it just has everything. We’ve been discovered now and we’re noticing a much more diverse demographic, and I think that’s going to be a trend for the future. I foresee a lot more exciting growth and maturing of the tourism season to year-round. We’re no longer just ‘motels and wax museums’. We continue to offer more exciting regional opportunities, including the theaters, wineries, and beaches. We see the future as very bright; we’re going to rebound from the COVID times and grow and become that much better from all the lessons learned.” PREFERRED VENDORS/PARTNERS n Ryerson University Ryerson University is Canada’s leader in innovative, career-oriented education. We’re committed to shaping the future of business here and around the world. Regional Zone Learning initiatives like The Niagara Falls Ryerson Innovation Hub provides resources and mentorship programs to help local startups succeed. n E.S. Fox Limited n Niagara Falls Convention Centre