St. Catherines

Bringing new life to downtown St. Catharines

Bringing new life to downtown St. Catharines

A glimmer of hope has happened in the last decade in downtown St. Catharines. A former factory has been converted into the Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre on the main downtown street. Nearby is the new Meridian Centre, a 5000-seat hockey rink and large theatre. Meanwhile, Brock's 18,000 students have resulted in new apartment housing; and students, sports patrons and arts audiences have led to more and better bars and restaurants.