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Niagara gets $149 million for transit

Niagara gets $149 million for transit

NEWS  by Allan Benner –  St. Catharines Standard With an investment of $149 million from upper-tier governments, Niagara’s long-awaited intermunicipal transit service could be much closer to reality. Calling it “the single largest investment in transit in Niagara’s history,” Niagara Centre MP Vance Badawey said the eight Niagara municipalities receiving funding are free to use it […]

Unprecedented public transit investment commitments for Niagara

Largest commitment in funds in region’s history crucial for integrated transit with GO Transit commuter rail coming, officials say NEWS by Paul Forsyth – Niagara This Week – St. Catharines Massive federal and provincial investments announced for public transit for Niagara on Thursday could be the final push necessary to create a truly consolidated transit […]

GO Train sign unveiled at St. Catharines GO Train/VIA Station

GO Train sign unveiled at St. Catharines GO Train/VIA Station

We are another step closer to daily GO Transit in St. Catharines and Niagara.  The sign was unveiled today at the VIA Station which will now be the new station for both GO Transit and VIA Rail Canada. Thank you to St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley for your leadership and push for daily GO service and […]

GM St. Catharines visit

GM St. Catharines visit

Had a great visit with Carolyne Watts, Plant Manager and Gemma Copland, GM’s new Personnel Director Global Propulsion Systems. General Motors Canada continues to invest in the St. Catharines plant, stimulating growth, innovation and good, high-paying jobs. St. Catharines has a long and proud history as an auto city. As a member of the Auto Mayors […]

St. Catharines set for strong economic growth with new strategy

St. Catharines set for strong economic growth with new strategy

St. Catharines set for strong economic growth with new strategy Sept. 27, 2017 As the St. Catharines economy continues to evolve,  Council has approved a new six year economic development strategy to help retain, grow and attract investment and employment to the community. The 2017-2022 economic development strategy was approved by City Council on Sept. […]

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 […]