The St. Catharines Downtown Association conducts an Annual General Meeting (AGM) each February. The financial statements of the previous year along with the current fiscal budget are reviewed and voted on by the Association membership present at the AGM.

The members of the St. Catharines Downtown Association, the designated Business Improvement Area (BIA), consist of persons who are assessed on the last returned assessment roll with respect to rateable property in the area that is in a prescribed business property class and tenants of such property.

The 44th Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at The St. Catharines Club, 77 Ontario Street, St. Catharines.  If you would like a copy of the AGM package which includes the meeting agenda, 2016 audited financial statements and the 2017 budget, please call the Downtown Association office at 905-685-8424 or email

View Annual General Meeting Minutes



The St. Catharines Downtown Association is governed by a Board of Management elected by the membership for a four year term, concurrent with the City of St. Catharines Councillors term of office. The Board of Management controls the Association's activities and approves all policies. 

The Board of Management meets a minimum of 10 times per year on a regular basis (monthly). Members of the public are welcome to attend. Please RSVP in advance to Tisha Polocko, Executive Director, phone 905-685-8424.

View Monthly Board Meeting Minutes

The meeting dates for 2017 are as follows:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street

Wednesday March 15, 2017 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street

Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 3:30pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street

Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 12:00pm at Conference Room, 80 King Street

Wednesday June 21, 2017 (time/location to be announced)

Wednesday July 19, 2017 (time/location to be announced)

Wednesday August 16, 2017 (time/location to be announced) - Call of the Chair

Wednesday September 20, 2017 (time/location to be announced)

Wednesday October 18, 2017 (time/location to be announced)

Wednesday November 15, 2017 (time/location to be announced)

Wednesday December, 2017 (time/location to be announced) - Call of the Chair


The Current Board of Management (2017):

                Jennifer Anderson           Niagara Wine Festival (Chair)

                John Blanchard               Wilson Blanchard Management Inc.

                David Cooperman           Cooperman Real Estate

                Joe Critelli                       Critelli’s Fine Furniture

                Brian Gasbarini              Rise Above

                Sarah Jarvis                    Craft Arts Market

                Patrick Little                    Heelis Little & Almas

                Michael Mazzolino          Mazzolino Real Estate

                Mathew Siscoe               St. Patrick’s Ward Councillor, City of St. Catharines

                Maria Sleight                   Verity

                Joseph Viola                    Viola Salter Group (Treasurer)

                Scott Wark                       Scotiabank (Vice-Chair)



The Promotions & Marketing Committee meets several times a year.

2017 Meeting Dates:

Thursday, March 30 at 9:00am at Conference Room, 80 King Street

Next meeting date May, 2017 (TBA)


The St. Catharines Downtown Association is seeking members from our BIA community for our Downtown Committees. Do you want to get involved and actively participate in decision making about your Downtown? For more information, please call Tisha Polocko, Executive Director of the SCDA at 905-685-8424 or email
Seeking members for
Promotions & Marketing Committee
Existing committee seeks new members. Committee provides input about promotion and marketing and reviews the promotion of events and other marketing initiatives.
Safety Committee
New Committee seeks 3 to 5 members. Committee will review the current Police Foot Patrol program as well as plan ways to engage and assist the disadvantaged in our Downtown.
New Entrepreneur/Business Committee
New Committee seeks 2 to 3 members. Committee will offer guidance to new and emerging businesses by working with the St. Catharines Enterprise Centre and other resources.



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