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You don’t know Buffalo

You don’t know BuffaloBuffalo tourism officials want to change any perception that Ontario residents may have that the city is largely only a great shopping retreat. A Buffalo delegation visited Toronto yesterday, with Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, president of Visit Buffalo Niagara, suggesting her city is underappreciated by those in Ontario. “For us it [the trade show] is an opportunity to say, ‘You think you know Buffalo, but we’re a lot more than you think,’” she said. “Buffalo has this incredible density of attractions for a city of its size, particularly art, architecture and history.” Among arts attraction is the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which Gallagher-Cohen praised for having “one of the most extensive modern art collections in the world.” Gallagher-Cohen also said Buffalo hosts “fantastic summer festivals,” with Taste of Buffalo being the largest two-day food festival in the United States. The city has a flourishing theatre scene as well, hosting Broadway musicals. Pictured at the Toronto event are Visit Buffalo Niagara’s Michael Even, Gallagher-Cohen, Edward Healy and Peter Burakowski. (