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Economic Sustainability

Statement of support for Niagara’s small businesses from Regional Chair and Niagara Mayors

Statement of support for Niagara’s small businesses from Regional Chair and Niagara Mayors

April 9, 2021 – COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on our community. Lives have been lost and our most trusted systems have been challenged. This third wave and the Province’s stay-at-home order is having a massive impact on residents and businesses. Our small business community has suffered the brunt, losing billions of dollars per […]

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 Walter Sendzik regarding tentative agreement with Unifor and GM Canada

Statement from Mayor Walter Sendzik regarding tentative agreement with Unifor and GM Canada

The announcement of the tentative agreement between Unifor and GM Canada is great news for St. Catharines, and Ontario’s automotive manufacturing industry. Clearly both sides worked hard to reach a deal that is both fair to the employees of GM in our community, and in strengthening GM Canada’s position within a highly competitive global environment. […]

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 […]

Emancipation Day STC

Matter of Black and Blackowned905 – a group of young community members presented Emancipation Day STC an important day in our history. Emancipation Day is a day to celebrate the Slavery Absolution Act of 1834, marking the end of those enslaved throughout the British empire.  It’s a day for celebration, reflection, education and to recognize the history and […]

Niagara Mayors and Regional Chair join together to form Niagara Economic Rapid Response Team

Niagara Mayors and Regional Chair join together to form Niagara Economic Rapid Response Team

Niagara’s Mayors and Regional Chair have announced a joint effort to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19 with a region-wide Niagara Economic Rapid Response Team. As we go through this unprecedented and quickly-changing situation, it is critical to work together to support local businesses and employers both now and into the future. Building on a […]

Black History Month

Black History Month

February is Black History month and I encourage all members of our community to learn more and celebrate St. Catharines rich black history. Many are familiar with Harriet Tubman and that historically St. Catharines was a stop along the Undergound Railway which served as a sanctuary for those who fled for freedom and from persecution. […]

The Surprisingly Cool City Hiding in the Middle of Canadian Wine Country

The Surprisingly Cool City Hiding in the Middle of Canadian Wine Country

As industrial St. Catharines is rejuvenated with a modern edge, you’ve got another reason to visit this part of Ontario. Condé Nast Traveller – by NOAH KAUFMAN – January 24, 2020 The signs of life show early Saturday morning on an icy St. Catharines Street, in Ontario’s Niagara region. A couple of college students from nearby Brock […]

Sendzik sees ‘bright horizon’ for St. Catharines in 2020

Sendzik sees ‘bright horizon’ for St. Catharines in 2020

by Melinda Cheevers  Niagara This Week – St. Catharines As the calendar changes to a new year — and a new decade — there’s plenty on the horizon for the Garden City says Mayor Walter Sendzik. The City of St. Catharines had plenty of positive highlights in 2019, he said, including the surprise announcement and moving up […]