Spanning over 96.11 square kilometres of land, St. Catharines is the dominant centre of the Niagara Peninsula. Located between the GTA and the Fort Erie US border, it is the northern entrance of the Welland Canal.

St Catharines

St. Catharines is a vibrant city with a unique small-town charm. It’s the largest city in the Niagara region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario.The city is rich with heritage and has a long history dating back to the 18th century.

The Garden City

  • Nicknamed “The Garden City” for its abundance of natural spaces, there are over 1,000 acres of parks, gardens, and trails to explore in St.Catharines. Within the parks there are 250 gorgeous and well maintained floral displays. A paved trail system along the Welland Canal offers a perfect spot for an afternoon stroll while Port Dalhousie offers sandy beach fun and pictueresque views of Lake Ontario.

Rich in Culture & Heritage

  • From sports, shopping, to arts and live entertainment, there are plenty of recreational options for the entire family. Historic downtown St. Catharines is a hub of shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants, with art galleries, parks, and heritage spots all within walking distance.
  • St. Catharines is a city rich with heritage and culture. It’s home to multiple historial buildings and parks including Morningstar Mill, Welland Canal, and Montebello Park which features the city’s largest rose collection.
  • Convenient access to highways and multiple transit options allows you to get around town efficiently

Getting in and Around St Catharines

Lincoln

West of St. Catharines, Lincoln is renown for its many orchards, vineyards, wineries, and restaurants that feature local produce and wines. It is the heart of Ontario’s wine country and attracts many tourists every year. Lincoln is 25 minute from the site and can be reached by travelling west on the QEW, then south on Ontario St.

Niagara Falls

Most famous for its waterfalls of the same name, Niagara Falls is linked with the U.S by the Rainbow Bridge. 15 minutes from the site, Niagara Falls can be reached by taking the QEW east..

Welland

Best known for The Welland Canal, Welland is located in the centre of the Niagara region. Welland is 18 minutes from the site, and can be reached by travelling south on Highway 406, then west on E Main St.

Hamilton

Located west of St. Catharines, Hamilton is the third largest city in Ontario. It’s home to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the prestigious McMaster University, and Mohawk College. Hamilton is a 45 minute drive from the site and can be reached by travelling west on the QEW.

Demographics and Statistics

City

St Catharines

Population

113,113

Population % change 2011 to 2016

1.30%

Population Density Per Square Kilometer

1,384.8

Region

St Catharines - Niagara CMS

Population (2016 Census)

411,700

Unemployment Rate (Feb 2017)

7.20%

Single-Detached New Home Starts (2015)

1,002

Multiples New Home Starts (2015)

735

Rental Market Vacancy Rate (Oct 2015)

2.80%

2 Bedroom average rent ($)

$925

Area

Niagara Region

No. of MLS Sales (2016)

8,441

% Increase, 2015 to 2016

15.80%

MLS Average price ($) (2016)

$321,395

% Increase, 2015 to 2016

17.81%

Source:CMHC, MLS, Statistics Canada, Local Association of Realtors

Photos of local services and recreational amenities in St Catharines