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Economic Sustainability

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 […]

St. Catharines climbs Canadian entrepreneurial rankings

St. Catharines climbs Canadian entrepreneurial rankings

St. Catharines climbs Canadian entrepreneurial rankings  Oct. 26, 2016 – The Financial Post has identified Canada’s top entrepreneurial cities and St. Catharines has made a significant jump up the rankings as an attractive place to do business. Released last week during small business week, the Financial Post report ranks Canadian cities on 14 indicators for […]

Transit Progress Report

Transit Progress Report

Inter-municipal Transit Working Group Progress Report Sept. 12, 2016 – Since January 2016, a working group of Niagara Mayors has been working with a team to develop options for an integrated inter-municipal transit system  for all of Niagara. Over the summer months the team has consulted with the business community and top regional employers, as well […]

#Fly2Niagara

#Fly2Niagara

Today Niagara District Airport-CYSN announced that Greater Toronto Airways will introduce scheduled passenger service beginning September 15, 2016. This announcement demonstrates the growing demand for direct connectivity between Niagara and the GTHA and helps make our region an even more attractive place to live, work and invest. Welcome to the business community, Greater Toronto Airways. […]

Niagara Regional Housing Announcement

A great start to the week – this morning Niagara Regional Housing announced the site of their future development at 527 Carlton Street. This new build will help create safe, quality, affordable housing for many families in our community to call home. With nearby access to transit, shopping, schools, services and greenspace, the location is […]

Our Home with Mayor Sendzik – Economic Development and Small Business in #OurHomeSTC

This show features Marco Marino, Economic Development Officer for the City of St. Catharines speaking to the economic development strategy for the City of St. Catharines and Niagara – including steps we are taking to attract private investment. Later we are joined by Lori Elstone, Proprietor of Provisions Food Company to discuss the local food […]

Our Home with Mayor Sendzik – Urban Renewal in Downtown St. Catharines

This show features Samir Husika who is the Downtown Development Officer with the City of St. Catharines to discuss the transformation of downtown St. Catharines. Later we are joined by Lousje from Lousje and Bean who just celebrated their 10 anniversary to discuss her business and the changes she has seen downtown over the past […]

2016 Budget Highlights

2016 Budget Highlights

Budgets are important planning tools for organizations to set the course for future investment and stability. Like our new strategic plan, the city budget helps Council to plan and prioritize to make sure that the City of St. Catharines continues to provide the municipal services and facilities that make our city an attractive city to live, […]

St. Catharines receives $700,000 from Canada 150 Infrastructure Program

Today the federal government announced details of funding for the Canada150 Infrastructure Program for three St. Catharines projects at West Park, Rotary Park and Lakeside Park. I’d like to thank the federal government for investing in St. Catharines and the Rotary Club of St. Catharines for their leadership and dedication to the community. This program […]

Horizon Utilities Merger is Signed

Today St. Catharines joined with Barrie, Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga and Hamilton to proceed with the merger of Hydro One Brampton with PowerStream Inc., Enersource and Horizon Utilities Corporation. St. Catharines City Council has approved this merger because they care about lowering costs for customers and increasing returns for our city. Today was a historic moment […]