St. Catherines - ON
St. Catharines is the largest city in Canada’s Niagara Region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario, with 96.11 square kilometres of land. It lies in Southern Ontario, 51 kilometres south of Toronto across Lake Ontario, and is 19 kilometres inland from the international boundary with the United States along the Niagara River. It is the northern entrance of the Welland Canal. Residents of St. Catharines are known as St. Cathariners.
The city was first settled by Loyalists in the 1780s. The Crown granted them land in compensation for their services and for losses in the United States. Early histories credit Serjeant Jacob Dittrick and Private John Hainer, formerly of Butler’s Rangers, as among the first to come to the area. They took their Crown Patents where Dick’s Creek and 12 Mile Creek merge, now the city centre of St. Catharines.
St. Catharines carries the official nickname “The Garden City” due to its 1,000 acres of parks, gardens and trails.
St. Catharines is situated in an area for commerce and trade since it is located between the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the Fort Erie – US Border. Manufacturing is the city’s dominant industry, as noted by the heraldic motto, “Industry and Liberality”. General Motors of Canada, Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary of General Motors, was the city’s largest employer, a distinction now held by the District School Board of Niagara.
Tourism – http://www.tourismstcatharines.ca/home
The Standard Newspaper – http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/
Public Library – http://www.stcatharines.library.on.ca/
Niagara This Week – http://www.niagarathisweek.com/niagara/
Niagara Peninsula Energy Inc. http://www.npei.ca/
Enbridge Inc. http://www.enbridge.com/
Direct Energy https://www.directenergy.com/ontario/niagara-falls
City of St. Catharine Utilities – https://www.stcatharines.ca/en/livein/Utilities.asp
District School Board of Niagara – http://www.dsbn.org/
Niagara Catholic District School Board – http://www.niagararc.com/
Great Lakes Christian School – https://glchs.on.ca/
Royal Elite International Academy – http://www.royalelite.ca/site/home
Wheatley School – http://www.wheatleyschool.com/
Colleges & Universities
Brock University – https://www.brocku.ca/
McMaster University St. Catharines Campus – http://www.mcmaster.ca/
Ridley College – http://www.ridley.on.ca/
Niagara College of Applied Arts & Technology – http://www.niagaracollege.ca/
Trillium College – https://www.trilliumcollege.ca/campuses/st-catharines-campus/
Health Care Connect
Health Care Connect helps assist Ontarians in finding a family doctor. People who are without a family doctor are referred to medical professionals such as nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients within the community. Register by phone at 1-800-445-1822
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/ or call their info line at 1-866-532-3161
Niagara Region Public Health – www.niagararegion.ca/health/
Hospitals & Clinics
St. Catharine General Hospital – http://www.niagarahealth.on.ca/