A thriving epicentre of arts, culture, and urban growth.
Once known as Shipmans Corner, the inland position of St. Catharines contributed to it being the largest city in the Niagara Region. Known as “The Garden City”, it holds acres of lush gardens and trails framed by the Niagara Escarpment. Its rich economic, cultural, and social history that includes the beginning of the Welland Canal and the ending of the Underground Railroad. The dynamic and lively downtown core has been transformed into a creative and cultural arts centre, with the world-class First Ontario Performing Arts Centre and Meridian Centre providing an ongoing calendar of sporting events, concerts, theatre and more.