Ontario’s Niagara Parks Launches Life on Display Exhibit

News rom Ontario’s Niagara Parks Commission

Posted July 28th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Niagara Falls, Ontario – This July 28th, The Niagara Parks Commission officially launched its Life on Display exhibit at the Floral Showhouse, a key component of Niagara Parks’ Begin Here campaign to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Canada and the province of Ontario.

Life on Display Parkwood Estate. Photo courtesy of Niagara Parks Commission

Visitors to the Floral Showhouse are sure to be captivated by the outdoor art installation featuring repurposed vintage pieces from the Durham Region’s former and beloved Cullen Miniature Village collection, first acquired by Niagara Parks in 2011.

The current display features both lifelike representations of landmarks found in Ontario, as well as abstract and imaginative reinterpretations of architectural heritage detail found in this province. Highlights of the installation include a stunning replication of Parkwood Estate in Oshawa, a series of Muskoka Cottages nestled on the banks of a serene pond and a recently added vintage train, which travels throughout sections of the exhibit.

Commenting on the new exhibit, Niagara Parks Chair Janice Thomson stated, “The miniatures are truly a perfect complement to our popular Showhouse and have become a permanent feature, not only of this facility and these pristine grounds, but also as part of our Ontario150 celebrations”. The Life on Display exhibit was developed in collaboration with the Ontario150 funding program administered by the government of Ontario.

Life on Display Train. Photo courtesy of Niagara Parks Commission

About Niagara Parks
The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.

For more information, please visit www.niagaraparks.com

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