Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 02:30 PM
As the City of St. Catharines is now in Stage 2 of its STC Framework for Recovery, beaches will open to the public on Friday, June 26. The reopening will coincide with a new safety initiative to protect swimmers from personal watercraft, which will be rolled out at St. Catharines’ beaches during the next few weeks.
Up until this point, beaches were officially open only for walking through. Starting Friday, everyone will be able to soak up the sun at Lakeside Park and Sunset beaches. They will be groomed...
Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 10:45 AM
In response to the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our arts and culture sector, the City of St. Catharines will provide expedited, flexible funding to existing St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program (SCCIP) Sustaining Fund clients.
In Addition, SCCIP funding will not decrease and 2020 budgets will be maintained. Any unspent money will be used to create a temporary COVID fund for music, arts and cultural activities that support downtown revitalization and enhance public life during the...
Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 05:00 PM
The first road closure, as a means to provide space for pedestrians and local businesses to operate in the wake of COVID-19, will kick off this weekend.
With St. Catharines Downtown Association (SCDA) operating the area as a special-event permit holder, St. Paul Street will be closed to vehicles, from William Street to Carlisle Street on Friday, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m..
The expedited permit will allow the SCDA to operate a special-event...
Posted on Sunday, June 21, 2020 07:45 PM
The City of St. Catharines’ Canada Day celebrations will be on this year. Online, that is! Join the fun Wednesday, July 1 as the City collaborates with communities across the region to celebrate Canada like never before.
“The residents of St. Catharines have been diligent in their efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and for many that’s meant marking birthdays and milestones a little differently,” said Community and Events Supervisor Brianne Wilson. “Our usual Canada Day at Rennie Park is a signature...
Posted on Friday, June 19, 2020 09:45 AM
With continued emergency calls to Morningstar Mill, and ongoing concerns about large crowds of people gathering at the site, the City has moved to close the location effective immediately.
The site has repeatedly drawn hundreds of individuals a day over the past month as more residents and visitors head outdoors with limited offerings due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Morningstar Mill, and its access to Decew Falls and the Bruce Trail system, has become a hot spot, with many individuals ignoring the advice...