Canalside, Buffalo, NY

NY State Erie County Development Council (NYSEDC) embarked on a plan to revitalize the Canalside Buffalo recreation park in preparation for the 150th Anniversary of the Erie Canal and the terminus that was an engine for the American industrial revolution. CMI was chosen as part of the team to develop wayfinding and interpretive historical elements for the park’s visitors.


In collaboration with Entro Communications Inc., CMI designed interpretive signage throughout Canalside. The signage program educates and enlightens visitors on the historical significance of and the role the Erie Canal terminus played in both Buffalo and United States history.

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