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Mayor Sendzik’s state of the city highlights push to regain pre-pandemic momentum, recovery efforts

Mayor Sendzik’s state of the city highlights push to regain pre-pandemic momentum, recovery efforts

It’s been just over two years since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the community, but St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik says the City is ready to forge ahead with recovery in 2022. The mayor, during his annual State of the City address at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday night, said while few generations before us […]

Property sale to drive affordable housing development

Property sale to drive affordable housing development

With an aim of increasing affordable housing stock in the City, Council has approved the sale of City-owned land at 320 Geneva Street. On Monday, Council approved the sale of roughly 3.8 acres previously occupied by the City’s Community, Recreation and Culture Services administration building, provided it is used in part for affordable and social […]

Mayor Sendzik and Team STC highlight local priorities at AMO conference

Mayor Sendzik and Team STC highlight local priorities at AMO conference

The St. Catharines delegation at the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference has concluded a record number of meetings with provincial ministers and officials to help move the City’s priorities forward. The AMO conference was held virtually for the second year in a row with a focus on the impacts and opportunities from […]

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 […]

Sendzik hopes to move homelessness needle to zero

Sendzik hopes to move homelessness needle to zero

Public health to consider homelessness initiative Jun 10, 2019 by Allan Benner  The St. Catharines Standard St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik hopes to significant reduction in homelessness in Niagara within six months, if Niagara Region implements an initiative being considered this week.”I believe that by October or November of this year, based on the implementation […]

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 […]

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. […]

Council Update – July 2018: Piers, bottled water ban, affordable housing and more

Council Update – July 2018: Piers, bottled water ban, affordable housing and more

Council Update – July 2018 July 2018 This week’s Council meeting was productive. Council continues meeting all summer and we are making progress on our strategic priorities. Here are some of the highlights. Port Dalhousie Piers to be fixed and remain in public domain A very good news story from this week’s council meeting (and maybe […]

St. Catharines receives $2.8 million for affordable rental housing

St. Catharines receives $2.8 million for affordable rental housing

St. Catharines receives $2.8 million for affordable rental housing April 30, 2018 St. Catharines will receive $2.8 million for affordable rental housing from a new development charges rebate program. St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley made the announcement at City Hall on Friday. This is one of the priorities outlined in the Housing Action Plan to […]