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Author: Mayor Walter Sendzik

National Housing Day: Downtown City property to become affordable housing

National Housing Day: Downtown City property to become affordable housing

Downtown City property to become affordable housing Nov. 22, 2019 This week, for National Housing Day, St. Catharines City Council has voted to transform an under-utilized downtown City property into affordable housing to help tackle the affordable housing crisis. At its Council meeting on Monday night, City Council voted unanimously to surplus a city-owned property […]

Mayor Sendzik and the City of St. Catharines leading at Great Lakes Conference

Mayor Sendzik and the City of St. Catharines leading at Great Lakes Conference

June 7, 2019 Mayor Sendzik and the City of St. Catharines leading at Great Lakes Conference With rising water levels and climate change on the minds of many, an international gathering of mayors and cities was held this week at the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative annual conference in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. St. Catharines […]

Shelter and Housing in Niagara- call for action

Shelter and Housing in Niagara- call for action

March 2019 Shelter and Housing in Niagara- call for action This week at Regional Council the Community Services Committee received an update on the Niagara homelessness strategy. This includes work that Niagara Region has been doing with community partners to respond to the growing need for shelter and housing. You can read more about the […]

CBC Ideas: Paul and Ed’s Excellent Adventure in #OurHomeSTC

CBC Ideas: Paul and Ed’s Excellent Adventure in #OurHomeSTC

January 2019 Earlier this year, world-famous environmental photographer Edward Burtynsky and Ideas on CBC Radio host Paul Kennedy – both born and raised in St. Catharines, made the trip down the QEW to visit their hometown. The trip was planned around a visit to the old GM plant on Ontario Street and also includes stops to places from their childhood […]

Mayor’s Report – December 11, 2017

Mayor’s Report – December 11, 2017 Greetings, St. Catharines. Here’s the latest Mayor’s Report, highlighting community events and congratulations in #OurHomeSTC   First, we share our condolences with the family of Karl Kaiser, grandfather of the Canadian wine industry and co-founder of the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture program at Brock University. Congratulations to local businesses opening […]

Council meeting update: mental health and community support

Council meeting update: mental health and community support

Mental Health and Community Support Nov. 14, 2018 This Council term continued with two more meetings before the Inauguration of the new Council in December. On Monday we discussed a number of issues: developments, community consultation on recreational cannabis stores and we heard from community members about mental health issues affecting our city. Mental health […]

Treaties Recognition Week

Treaties Recognition Week

Treaties Recognition Week Nov. 6, 2018 This week is Treaties Week, an opportunity to honour the importance of treaties with First Nations and learn more of our shared history.  Treaties are legally binding agreements between First Nations and the federal and provincial governments. Treaties set out rights, responsibilities and relationships. Although cities did not sign […]

Council approves redevelopment of iconic Lincoln Fabrics in Port Dalhousie

Council approves redevelopment of iconic Lincoln Fabrics in Port Dalhousie

Council approves redevelopment of iconic Lincoln Fabrics in Port Dalhousie Aug. 28, 2018 Last night City Council approved a new development for Port Dalhousie: the redevelopment of the iconic Lincoln Fabrics building. The plans will see this heritage building converted into apartments with ground floor commercial space, patios, enhance the public space along the waterfront and […]

Council Highlights – August 2018

Council Highlights – August 2018

Council Highlights – August 2018 Aug. 15, 2018 City Council had a productive meeting this week. Here are some of the highlights of the discussion and decisions: Council approved a new development for Woodburn and Herrick Ave. neighbourhood for new housing – including apartments and townhouses. Council received information about more upcoming developments: 201 St. […]