Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 09:15 AM
From the history of the Welland Canal to a vibrant and growing arts scene, there is no shortage of culture to celebrate in St. Catharines.
So much so that this year it will take a whole month to celebrate as Culture Days returns. The City is once again gearing up to participate in the Canada-wide celebration of arts and culture, that this year will expand from its traditional weekend-long format to encompass a whole month, from Sept. 25 to Oct. 25.
Every year communities across Canada participate in...
Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 08:45 AM
For entrepreneurs, starting up a new business is a dream come true. But, knowing where to start can be overwhelming and finding start-up money challenging.
That’s where the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre can help. Through the Provincially funded Starter Company Plus program, the team at the City of St. Catharines small business office offers business training, mentorship and a grant up to $5,000 to help eligible entrepreneurs successfully launch their own businesses.
Rob Belchior, small business...
Posted on Friday, September 18, 2020 02:30 PM
St. Catharines and the Town of Lincoln’s economic development and tourism departments have begun the process of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic through formalizing a sub-regional tourism marketing partnership.
“Partnerships such as this are a well-established way of driving business in our region,” said Mayor Walter Sendzik. “For more than a decade economic development and tourism in the Niagara region has relied upon collaborative marketing and advertising.
“The formalization of a...
Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2020 02:30 PM
As the City continues efforts to address the impacts of short-term rentals on the community, staff are looking to the public for their input.
An online open house is underway, running until Oct. 16, providing the public with a breakdown of proposed amendments to the City’s Zoning By-law related to short-term rentals (STRs). Several concerns related to such property uses were identified in previous public consultation on the topic in late 2019.
On Feb. 24, 2020 City Council directed staff to begin the...
Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 01:45 PM
While winter may still be months away, the City is looking to local volunteer groups to assist in offering up outdoor skating in their communities.
Applications are open for volunteer groups to participate in the City’s Community Outdoor Ice Rink Pilot Project. Now entering its second season, the project allows community volunteer groups to build, operate and maintain outdoor ice rinks in City-owned parks. Volunteer groups are permitted to apply to use any park they wish, provided it offers a reasonably...