Improvements to Lake Street

The City of St. Catharines has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) to identify the needs and opportunities for improvements along Lake Street from Welland Avenue (RR 77) to Ontario Street (RR 42) in the City of St. Catharines.

 Project Overview

Project Area: Lake Street, from Welland Avenue to Ontario Street

Estimated Study Start Date: TBA

Study Purpose

Lake Street is currently a two-way arterial roadway owned by the City and is considered a transitional road from the downtown core providing access to primarily residential and commercial properties.

The MCEA Study will develop and evaluate a variety of improvement alternatives which will consider components such as transit requirements, active transportation, safety and operations improvements, parking, and heritage requirements. 

Projects - Improvements to Lake Street 2020

 Study Process

In accordance with the Municipal Engineers Association’s (MEA) Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, this study is being planned as a Schedule B.

The Study process includes public and stakeholder consultation, development and evaluation of alternatives, an assessment of the impacts of the proposed improvements, and identification of measures to mitigate any adverse impacts.

Public and stakeholder consultation is a key element of the MCEA process and input is invited for incorporation into the planning and design of this project. 

Public Information Centre

A Virtual Public Information Centre will run at between April 8 and 22, 2021, where residents can provide input into the MCEA process. Comments received from the public will be considered in the preparation of the Project File Report. With the exception of personal information, all comments will be part of the public record.

Project Contacts

Consultant contact:

Andrea LaPlante, P.Eng.

Environmental Assessment Coordinator
Associated Engineering (Ont.) Ltd.

509 Glendale Ave E. Suite 300
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0



City contact:

Imtiaz Ahmad

Project Manager

City of St. Catharines
PO Box 3012, 50 Church S.
St. Catharines, ON 
L2R 7C2

905.688.5601 ext. 1668

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