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Remembering Neil Peart a year later: City’s work on memorial at Lakeside Park pushing forward

Remembering Neil Peart a year later: City’s work on memorial at Lakeside Park pushing forward

One year after Neil Peart’s passing on Jan. 7, 2020, momentum continues to build in the establishment of a commemorative work of art that will honour the legendary Rush drummer from Port Dalhousie. This past year, St. Catharines City Council, with the support of the community, voted to name the newly rebuilt pavilion at Lakeside […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on Ministry of Environment’s air and water testing results for 282-285 Ontario St.

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on Ministry of Environment’s air and water testing results for 282-285 Ontario St.

I want to thank the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for sharing the results of the surface water and air monitoring related to the former automotive manufacturing site located at 282-285 Ontario St. with City Council. The presentation from Ministry officials provides assurance to the community, showing typical – or less than typical […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on approval of City’s 2021 budget

Statement from Mayor Sendzik on approval of City’s 2021 budget

December 15, 2020 – After more than almost four months of work, I am proud that City Council reached a historic moment during these challenging times. On Monday night, Council approved both the 2021 Operating and Capital Budgets, the first time in modern history that the City has approved both budgets on the same night. […]

Statement from Mayor Sendzik regarding property at 282-285 Ontario St.

Statement from Mayor Sendzik regarding property at 282-285 Ontario St.

Oct. 16, 2020 – Regarding the recent reports about possible asbestos at the former automotive manufacturing site located at 282-285 Ontario St., city staff received communications from Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP) staff indicating monitoring of the site is ongoing. They also confirmed licensed contractors undertook an asbestos removal program prior to any […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik regarding Safe Restart Agreement funding

August 12, 2020 – Mayor Walter Sendzik is extending thank you to the federal and provincial governments in the wake of the first round of emergency funding under the Safe Restart Agreement. The Ontario government, in partnership with the Government of Canada, announced municipalities in Ontario will receive up to $1.6 billion as this part […]

St. Catharines City Council Update

St. Catharines City Council Update

St. Catharines City Council had a productive zoom council meeting last night and wanted to share some highlights with our community. Beaches: ⛱☀️ Hot topic here in St. Catharines and Niagara. Last night council made the decision to restrict access to city owned beaches to Niagara residents only. Since we opened our beaches earlier this summer […]

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik declaring state of emergency in St. Catharines

April 3, 2020 – Today I am joining my fellow Niagara Mayors by declaring a state of emergency in the City of St. Catharines due to COVID-19.  This decision was made in consultation with the City’s chief administrative officer Shelley Chemnitz. COVID-19 is in our community, it is affecting our families and our health care […]

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 […]

Spotlight on St. Catharines Residents

Spotlight on St. Catharines Residents

During the month of June prior to St. Catharines City Council we have put a spotlight on some individuals here in St. Catharines to recognize their great achievements in sport, education and leadership. Congratulations to Matthew Ryan, Kevin Strooband and Dheiksha Jayasankar for your accomplishments. Matthew Ryan We congratulate Matthew on winning the gold medal […]

Regional Government Review

I had a chat with a familiar voice on Niagara airwaves – Tom McConnell from 610 CKTB about the Province’s Regional Government review.   The Province is reviewing the governance, decision-making, and service delivery functions for regional governments and member municipalities. The Mayors of Niagara have given our input and met with advisors from the Province.  […]

City Council approves 2019 capital budget

City Council approves 2019 capital budget

More than $31 million will be invested in the City’s infrastructure following City Council’s approval of the 2019 Capital Budget.  St. Catharines City Council passed the $31.3 million capital budget at its Jan. 28 meeting. The capital budget funds improvements and upgrades to important infrastructure assets in neighbourhoods across the City, such as roads, bridges, […]

Council opts in to permitting cannabis retail stores to  locate in  the City of St.Catharines

Council opts in to permitting cannabis retail stores to locate in the City of St.Catharines

St. Catharines Council has opted in to permitting private retail cannabis stores to locate in the city. The decision came with unanimous support by Council at its Jan. 14 meeting. In addition to notifying the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) of its decision, Council is also requesting the province provide greater regulatory input […]