With a new St. Catharines GO station on the horizon, new plans are starting to shape the future of west end of St. Catharines.
Last month, a memorandum of understanding was developed between the City of St. Catharines and Ridley College, allowing the city to use land for the construction of a new roadway to access the railway station property just south of Ridley Road. This work has paved the way for future development, including an area of small detached homes, and empty parcels of land and sprawling commercial use transformed into a bustling urban hub.
People are reinvesting in the west end, in anticipation of the urban hub that will be created around the GO Station. One example is Cold Break Brewing. That venture is already converting a 100-year-old building at 193 St. Paul St. into a new location, capitalizing on a prospective future of the neighbourhood.
Read more in the St. Catharines Standard.