Niagara’s largest city, St. Catharines is the largest municipality in the region and home to a third of its population. As the dominant urban centre in Niagara, the city offers a vibrant downtown along with the extensive green spaces that have earned it the moniker of “The Garden City”. Residents enjoy living in a recreational jewel set on the shore of Lake Ontario with the stunning Niagara Escarpment as its backdrop.

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Elementary:  24 public, 13 Catholic Secondary: 6 public, 3 Catholic

Highway Access:

Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), Highway 406

Public Transit:

St. Catharines Transit bus service; VIA Rail; GO train; Niagara Region Transit bus service

Public and Recreational Facilities:

Library (4 branches), 4 arenas (including 1 4-pad), aquatic centre; two community centres; 3 seniors’ centres; 3 outdoor pools

Key Features:

Large and vibrant downtown core; Lake Ontario waterfront and beach at Port Dalhousie; access to the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail; recreational trail along Welland Canal; recreational rowing centre; numerous annual festivals including Niagara Wine Festival; cultural hub with theatres, galleries, cinemas and performing arts centre; regional retail centre.