Sidewalks, Streets, Curbs and Boulevards

The City of St. Catharines, through the Operations Division of the Transportation and Environmental Services Department, monitors, maintains, repairs and replaces the city's street system. This includes:

  • Street cleaning.
  • Snow removal.
  • Pothole patching.
  • Sheet topping of asphalt roads.
  • Cleaning and re-grading of ditches.
  • Installation of new culverts, concrete sidewalks and curbs.


In 2002 the City initiated a Minimum Maintenance Standards Inspection Program to patrol all City-owned streets and identify areas in need of repair. This program allows us to maintain our streets at levels that meet, or in many cases, exceed the Ministry of Transportation's standards. 

Potholes are created due to temperature fluctuations. Water seeps into cracks in the surface of the road, when the temperature drops the water freezes and expands making the cracks larger. When cars drive over the weakened area of the asphalt potholes will begin to open.

During the winter months potholes are filled with cold mix asphalt until spring when proper repairs can be completed.

There are a number of roads in the city that are maintained by Niagara Region. To report a pothole please refer to our map to determine if the road is maintained by:

  • Niagara Region call 905.685.1571
  • City of St. Catharines call 905.688.5600


The City has a sidewalk inspection and spot repair program for the maintenance of the approximately 500 kilometers of city-owned sidewalk.

If a sidewalk is found to be broken or raised a temporary patch will be put in place or grinding of the sidewalk will be carried out as quickly as possible. If required, the sidewalk slab(s) will be noted for replacement at a later date as part of the annual sidewalk repair program.

If you find a damaged sidewalk please call us at 905.688.5600 so City staff can examine and assess the damage.


The City is responsible for roadside curbs. If you find a curb that is damaged or require a curb fill please call us at 905.688.5600. City staff will examine the curb and assess the damage. A temporary patch will be put in place as quickly as possible and the curb section will be noted for permanent repair at a later date as part of the annual curb repair program.

If you require a curb cut  visit the Transportation and Environmental Services Department at City Hall, 50 Church Street or call 905.688.5600 for details. There is a cost of $27.00 per linear meter for curb cuts.

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