St. Catharines is undergoing a property development boom.
Key cultural investments with the Meridian Centre, the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, and the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts, helped to spur the momentum for downtown traffic. And it continues to build.
The annual value of construction permits in downtown St. Catharines has nearly tripled over the past four years, over $12 million in 2018.
“These are exciting times,” says St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik. “We were stagnant for a long while, but now there are few cities in Canada that are seeing the same levels of downtown renewal. With the QEW and GO Train linking us to the Toronto-Hamilton-GTA economy, the momentum is building. There are more cranes in the air every month, and that’s a sign of the next stage of development.”
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