- September 2007 - The federal and provincial governments of both Canada and Ontario commit up to $35 million towards the construction of a convention and civic centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Other major funding partners include Falls Management Company (operator of Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort) and the Fallsview BIA. Other partners include Victoria BIA and the Niagara Parks Commission. The City of Niagara Falls and the Regional Municipality of Niagara are in‐kind partners of the convention and civic centre.
- In December 2008, the City of Niagara Falls announced that Bondfield Construction Co. Ltd., in collaboration with CS&P Architects, Stanford Downey Architects and the Kirkland Partnership, were selected as the preferred proponents for the design and construction of the (originally named) Niagara Convention & Civic Centre.
- On Friday May 1, 2009, the Niagara Convention & Civic Centre held an official groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction. At the groundbreaking ceremony, the Canadian Tire Dealers’ Association and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities signed official agreements to become the convention centre’s first clients.
- Spring 2010 marked the Centre’s one year countdown towards its April 2011 grand opening.
- Summer 2010 - The Niagara Convention & Civic Centre proudly announces its partnership with some of North America’s leading suppliers and service providers in the conventions and events industry, including: CENTERPLATE; FREEMAN AV CANADA (formerly ‘AVW Telav’); STRONCO Group of Companies; MENDELSON COMMERCE (formerly ‘Livingston International’); and SHOWTECH Power & Lighting.
- Centerplate, one of North America’s most respected and acclaimed Food & Beverage providers, joins the Niagara Convention & Civic Centre as its Exclusive Supplier. Together with the Centre’s Regional Culinary Expert and Celebrity Chef, Anna Olson, Centerplate designs and creates exciting and mouth‐watering menus reflective of the regional and seasonal flavours common to the Niagara Region.
- On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, the Niagara Convention & Civic Centre announces its partnership with Scotiabank. Having acquired naming rights to the building, the yet to be opened convention and civic centre is renamed ‘Scotiabank Convention Centre’.
- The Scotiabank Convention Centre, in Niagara Falls (SCCN) officially opened its doors on April 8, 2011.
- In 2012, the Scotiabank Convention Centre was recognized as ‘Achievers Top 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in Canada.’ The award recognizes leadership and innovation in the workplace.
- In 2013, the Scotiabank Convention Centre was once again recognized as ‘Achievers Top 50 Most Engaged Workplaces in Canada.’
- In 2013, after a rigorous certification process, the Scotibank Convention Centre is granted Leadership in Energy and Environmentally Design (LEED) Silver Certification by the Canada Green Building Council for the convention centre’s exemplary use of: recycled and regional materials; water saving processes; and energy saving and efficient systems.
In August 2014, CONVENE Magazine names the Centerplate team at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, led by Executive Chef, Shaun Goswell, as one of five convention centres in the world recognized as ‘Best in Show’ under the ‘Food & Beverage’ category for 2014.
April 2015 – The Scotiabank Convention Centre marks its fourth anniversary. By this time, Niagara’s largest conventions and meetings facility has hosted nearly 450 events of all shapes and sizes; and has welcomed well over half a million visitors.
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For more information, please contact the Scotiabank Convention Centre directly at:
Scotiabank Convention Centre
6815 Stanley Avenue
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y9
Tel. (905) 357-6222
Fax (905) 357-6212
Toll Free: 1-888-997-6222