ILNRE: Why Niagara is the Best - Mayor Jim Diodati Explains

May 16, 2017 | Posted by: The Mortgage Guy Niagara

Jim Diodati is the mayor of Niagara Falls, ON, currently serving in his second term. Initially a city councillor since 2003, Jim was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Jim is passionate about Niagara and its people. Through his positive example and uplifting attitude, Jim utilizes his entrepreneurial leadership and experience to effectively lead the city.

Jim shares his insights on the upcoming initiatives for city development, the importance of respecting the natural beauty of the land, and how the American election may affect the people of Niagara.

 

Introduction

Jim Diodati is the mayor of Niagara Falls, ON, currently serving in his second term. Initially a city councillor since 2003, Jim was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. Jim is passionate about Niagara and its people. Through his positive example and uplifting attitude, Jim utilizes his entrepreneurial leadership and experience to effectively lead the city.

Jim shares his insights on the upcoming initiatives for city development, the importance of respecting the natural beauty of the land, and how the American election may affect the people of Niagara.

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Key Points

  • [0:35] What initiatives are in place to ensure affordable housing, specifically for low-income households?
  • [2:02] In Niagara, you can buy twice the house for half the price.
  • [3:42] Are there initiatives for improving local business?
  • [4:42] Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the economy.
  • [5:14] How will the GO Train positively affect business?
  • [6:31] Spencer Fox of E.S. Fox Ltd. states that the GO Train will be the economic silver bullet for Niagara.
  • [6:47] What are the development plans for the land around the rail station?
  • [8:41] We are working closely with Ryerson University to bring the digital media zone to Niagara.
  • [10:00] Are there any updates on the Thundering Waters wetlands?
  • [11:02] We need to find the delicate balance between a respect for the beauty of the land and the need for employment.
  • [12:13] What information can you share about the upcoming hospital plans?
  • [15:31] How do the recent mortgage changes affect Niagara?
  • [17:43] Over 14 million people visit Niagara annually.
  • [18:57] How will the election in the States affect people in Niagara?
  • [20:52] Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
  • [21:37] What advice would you give to those considering moving to Niagara?

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References

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