"THE GARDEN CITY"
Wtih a population of almost 130,000,St.Catharines has now become a dominant centre of the Niagara Peninsula.Although the City has grown commercially and industrally,it has not abandoned its agricultural roots.The Niagara Escarpment provides a natural shelter for soils that are particularly conducive to fruit growing,especially grapes and peaches.
Strategically located in the Niagara Peninsula with excellent access to the major markets of Canada and the United States.Across Lake Ontario from Toronto
and within 75 miles radius are HamiltonBuffalo and Rochester.The picturesque Town of Niagara-on-the Lake and the major tourist centre of Niagara Falls are just minutes away.
St.Catharines is home to big industry such as General Motors,T.R.W,and Hayes DanaThe Welland Canal forming the easterly Boundary and is the location of
the Port Weller Dry Dock.This is also the start of the
trail that runs beside the Canal to Fort Erie.
Brock University and Niagara College are
the main seats of further learning and the enrolment at Brock now exceeds 10,000 students many coming from other countries. St.Catharines is notably a "safe" city where everyone young or old can enjoy a good life without the worries found in major urban areas.