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Economic Development Strategy

St. Catharines is a flurry of economic activity.  Several projects have been approved or are in the works, all of which will have a major impact on our community.

The following list is an overview of some of those projects:

  • St. Catharines Health Care Complex and Cancer Centre - $900 million
  • General Motors Powertrain Investment - $245 million
  • General Motors Next Generation Engine Investment - $235 million
  • Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Complex (Brock University) - $120 million
  • Performing Arts Centre - $54 million
  • Smart Centre's Redevelopment Shopping Centre - $70 million
  • Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts - $43 million
  • Carlisle Street Parking Garage - $30 million
  • Ridley College Arena - $20 million
  • Kiwanis Aquatics Centre and Grantham branch of the St. Catharines Public Library - $18 million
  • Calloway REIT Mountain Locks Plaza Redevelopment - $15 million
  • Brock University International Services Building - $10 million
  • Q.E.W. Expansion - $159 million
  • Port Place Condominium - $75 million
  • Downtown two-way traffic - $1.2 million
  • Kiwanis Artificial Turf Field - $3.4 million
  • Generator at One expansion (nGen) - $3 million

In addition to these exciting projects, the city has been a part of a successful GO Train Pilot project, which has exceeded expectations for weekend GO Train travel between Toronto and Niagara. It averaged more than 1,500 riders per day.

GO bus service provides daily connections from St. Catharines to the Burlington GO Train Station.

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