Mayor Wayne Redekop, Town of Fort Erie:
“This is such an exciting opportunity for the Town of Fort Erie. The Speedway will play an important role in supporting economic diversity and promoting increased opportunities for economic development in our community and throughout the Region. By occupying a key position at the border, with access to over half of the U.S. and Canadian populations … all within a 500 mile radius, Fort Erie is the right choice for a project of this size and calibre. The Town of Fort Erie Council fully supports this project and is looking forward to a continued successful relationship with CMS”
- Fort Erie‘s location is its greatest strategic advantage – more than 55 per cent of the entire population of the United States and 62 per cent of the Canadian population is within a 500-mile radius of Fort Erie.
- Already home to several world-class companies, Fort Erie is located at the mouth of the Niagara River, directly across from Buffalo, N.Y. Fort Erie offers excellent transportation routes and unbeatable proximity to major Canadian and US markets.
- Located in the Niagara Region and bordering the United States, Fort Erie is a natural choice for a racing proposal of this calibre, a Town with 115 years of racing tradition. Since 1897, Fort Erie has been home to one of North America’s most picturesque thoroughbred racetracks, providing horseracing enthusiasts with life long memories and excitement through its annual events such as the Prince of Wales Stakes.
- Fort Erie offers a wide range of activities, from beautiful golf courses to sandy beaches. The Town prides itself on its beautiful beaches, access to the waterfront and the splendour of the Niagara River Parkway, where boating and fishing are favourite past times.
- With over 120 hectares of parkland, 33 parks, 45km of recreation and nature trails, waterfront parks and access points, playgrounds and splash pads, sports fields, conservation areas, a concrete skatepark and a dog park, Fort Erie offers opportunities to suit every recreation and leisure need of racers and race fans coming to town.
This video was produced for the Town of Fort Erie to be aired on CNN and Terry Bradshaw’s “Today in America”