Old Films of Canada & the Niagara Region Historical Preservation Project

Click HERE to watch my youtibe  collection of these 1920s to 1980s 16mm & 8mm Films

This history project began in June 2016, seeking old films of the 4 Welland Canals and the whole Niagara Region.

As of June 2018, I have 53 videos of old films of the Niagara Region in the collection from between 1921 and 1977. on youtube, including a 1929 ferry ride from Toronto to a day spent by 100s at Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie filmed by Denton Massey, 9 Niagara Grape and Wine Festivals in St Catharines 1952-1977, the construction of the 4th Welland Canal Bypass of Welland City 1968-1973, and the 1939 Royal Visit drive-by.

Still hoping to find even just one old film of the old Welland Canals, with a commercial sailing schooner somewhere on the 2nd or 3rd.

Watch my June 6th 2018 interview on Cogeco's local TV channel,   Click Here


Steve Hartwell steve@homemovies.ca www.homemovies.ca 905-650-1684 voice or text


Ever wondered why the old Welland Canals were never restored as historical and water recreational heritage, instead have been deliberately left to rot  ?

In fact, a massive heritage 'development' plan in the 1980s came within weeks of doing just that and with World Heritage Designation as well as Canadian federal, provincial, and municipal heritage designations.

Read all about it Click Here