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Economic Sustainability

Our Home with Mayor Sendzik – Team Niagara

For many years, Niagara was known as a manufacturing city. With GM, John Deere, many auto parts manufacturers, it’s no secret that the economic downturn hit our economy hard.  Now things are changing.  The real estate market is booming, GO trains are coming and we are attracting new investment through economic growth, retention and expansion. […]

St. Catharines moving forward with housing action plan

St. Catharines moving forward with housing action plan

St. Catharines moving forward with housing action plan June 13, 2017 – The City of St. Catharines is moving forward with a housing action plan to address affordable housing needs in the city. On June 12 Council received a detailed report with 41 potential policy tools and actions the City can use to support affordable […]

St. Catharines listed 7th among top 35 cities to buy real estate

St. Catharines listed 7th among top 35 cities to buy real estate

St. Catharines listed 7th among top 35 cities to buy real estate April 19, 2017 MoneySense Magazine has placed St. Catharines as one of the top 35 cities in Canada to invest in real estate. According to the 2017 Where To Buy Now rankings which looks at the healthiest real estate markets across Canada, MoneySense […]

Inter-municipal transit speeds up Wednesday

Inter-municipal transit speeds up Wednesday

Inter-municipal transit speeds up Wednesday By Karena Walter Originally appeared in the St. Catharines Standard, Feb. 17, 2017 http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2017/02/17/inter-municipal-transit-speeds-up-wednesday The push for inter-municipal transit is hitting a critical point on Wednesday, says St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik. That’s when city council will be asked to endorse in principle the creation of a consolidated transit system […]

St. Catharines Residential Infill & Intensification Development Review – February 16, 2017.

St. Catharines is growing and we want to get it right. Come out to a public meeting about intensification and infill this Thursday night to learn more. If you are unable to make the public meeting but would like a say – please submit your comments online at:  www.stcatharines.ca/InfillReview.  The online survey will be available […]

St. Catharines developing new economic development strategy

St. Catharines developing new economic development strategy

St. Catharines developing new economic development strategy Nov. 23, 2016 – The City of St. Catharines is working on a new plan to support local businesses and attract new investment. Residents, entrepreneurs and business leaders are invited to offer their ideas on how to continue economic growth for the community. Visit www.stcatharines.ca/EcDevSurvey to offer input […]

Improving transit for Niagara

Public transit is critical for city-building to move people, to access work, school and social services and to attract business, investment and support economic development. Improving inter-municipal transit is one of City Council’s key strategic priorities in our Strategic Plan. Now, a working group of mayors from St. Catharines, Niagara Falls and Welland, with support […]