Niagara Falls Posted by ROMP Online February 12th, 2015

Niagara Falls

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ABOUT NIAGARA FALLS

Attracting millions of tourists every year, Niagara Falls is dubbed the “Honeymoon Capital of the World” because of its majestic falls and beautiful views. In 2012, Niagara Falls was made even more famous when tightrope-walker Nik Wallenda walked across the falls on a 550-meter wire in only 25 minutes in front of millions of viewers.

The falls have generated a strong tourism industry developing steadily over the years. The Niagara Casino is the most recent attraction added to Niagara Falls, which is also home to Marineland. Many wineries, hotels, restaurants and shops accommodate the millions of tourists who visit the community each year.

HIGHLIGHTS

Niagara Falls has lots to offer throughout the course of a year, from riding the Maid of the Mist, taking a tour beneath the falls or along the banks of the Niagara River Rapids, all are common ways that people enjoy the natural wonder. Visit the Skylon for shopping, restaurants and great views of the falls.

HEALTHCARE

Serving approximately 85,000 redidents, the Greater Niagara General Site is one of the seven sites of the Niagara Health system (NHS). The NHS is Ontario’s largest multi-site hospital amalgamation and employs over 4,000 staff and is supported by 500 physicians. Over 100 physicians have active privileges at the Greater Niagara Site.

Currently there are 30 family physicians working in clinics throughout the city. The Portage Medical Group Family Health Team is serviced by 40 physicians and offers a wide variety of services as well as The Niagara Medical Group Family Health Team.

Hamilton: 83km

London: 212km

Sudbury: 505km

Kingston: 398km

Ottawa: 588km

Toronto: 140km

Level of Service: Secondary Care

Number of Beds: 180

Catchment: 85,000

Referral Sites: Hamilton, Toronto St. Catharines

Learner Parking: $47.67/month

Population: 82,997

Median Age: 43.3