• Jul. 06, 2014

    Classic cars draw thousands to Downtown St. Catharines

    Karena Walter | St. Catharines Standard

    The Downtown Classic Car Show drew an estimated 15,000 visitors to the St. Catharines core Saturday to check out shiny grills, racing stripes and even some leopard hub caps.  For the full story, see The St. Catharines Standard.

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  • Jan. 23, 2014

    A Sweet Treat

    Scott Rosts | Niagara This Week

    By Scott Rosts, Niagara This Week    A sweet treat is now even sweeter at The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro. Challenged to come up with an icewine-inspired creation for the St. Catharines Downtown Association’s Winter Downtown D'Lish event, Mario Ciccarelli and his team have invented an icewine milkshake. The shake, which is just under $10, features a shot of icewine, melded with some other favourite flavours. Ciccarelli, owner of the St. Catharines franchise, said it took about a week of trial and error to find the perfect mix. “We were experimenting with different recipes,” he said. “Strawberries and chocolate always seemed…

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  • Dec. 03, 2013

    Downtown Destination for Christmas

    Scott Rosts | Niagara This Week

    ST. CATHARINES — A downtown shop is being converted to holiday central for the next three weekends. The St. Catharines Downtown Association has put a new spin on its holiday celebrations this year, and is bringing some new activities downtown for the festive season. While in past years the downtown association has held a 12 Days of Christmas campaign, executive director Tisha Polocko said they’ve decided to freshen up their holiday celebrations with some new activities, including a festive funhouse, a screening of the movie classic, A Christmas Story, and more.  For the full story at Niagara This Week, click…

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  • Aug. 02, 2013

    Creating a craving for downtown eateries

    Don Fraser | St. Catharines Standard

    Greg Pearson has noticed it stimulates an appetite for downtown St. Catharines eateries. For about five years, the seasonal fixed-price promotions have helped ease their hunger for customers during slow seasons. The latest — Downtown D’Lish — starts Aug. 16 and continues for the rest of the month. The Office on James St., co-owned by Pearson, is among 18 to offer fixed-price lunch and dinner choices at discounted prices. “It definitely adds a much-needed boost at a much-needed time,” said the established restaurateur. “Summer time for us is definitely quieter, and we also don’t have a patio.” For the whole…

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  • May. 15, 2013

    Full Moon Ghost Walks return

    Isabella Perrone | Niagara This Week

    St. Catharines residents have the opportunity to visit some of the most haunted sites in the downtown area during the next full moon, when they will hear the stories of the spirits that inhabit them.  For full story, please visit Niagara This Week.

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  • May. 07, 2013

    St. Paul Street Watermain Work

    BUSINESSES ARE OPEN AND SIDEWALKS ARE ACCESSIBLE. Tuesday May 7, St. Paul Street will be closed from just south of Queen Street to James Street. The intersection of Queen and St. Paul will be closed to traffic but the intersection of James and St. Paul will remain open. Vehicles can detour via Ontario Street, William Street, King Street and James Street. REMINDER: All downtown businesses remain open during the St. Paul Street road construction project. Sidewalks are accessible, and parking is available at surface lots and the Ontario Street and Carlisle Street parking garages. Stay up-to-date with road closures on…

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  • Feb. 11, 2013


    City of St. Catharines

    We have received a press release from the City of St. Catharines regarding snow removal and parking restrictions taking place on Downtown St. Catharines streets. This will require parking meters to be bagged in certain areas beginning at 3:00 pm today (Feb. 11, 2013).   Public Notice commencing February 11, 2013 at 9:00p.m.   King Street Ontario Street William Street   It should be noted that every effort will be made to minimize the impact of the operation on the businesses in the downtown. It's expected that these snow removal efforts and road closures will be phased across the downtown…

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  • Jan. 16, 2013

    Winter Downtown D'Lish - aiding local eateries

    Tim Stacey | The Brock Press

    The St. Catharines downtown may as well be a World’s food court. From Thai to Arabic, Korean to Japanese and Irish pub grub to Mexican, there’s something for everyone. Despite the variety offered on and off of St. Paul Street, it can be difficult and even intimidating to try new foods. If you have ever had trouble breaking into a new culinary scene downtown, then you are in luck. From Jan. 18 to Feb. 2, the St. Catharines Downtown Association is hosting their Winter Downtown D’lish.   For full story, see The Brock Press here

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  • Jan. 07, 2013

    Delicious Downtown Dining

    Have you visited our Photo Gallery? See Delicious Downtown Dining for mouthwatering photos of some of the delicious offerings from our Downtown restaurants and cafes. Click link below: Photo Gallery - Delicious Downtown Dining

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  • Oct. 26, 2012

    Ghost Walks in Downtown St. Catharines

    St. Catharines Standard

    It's Halloween, and time to discover some of the eery, hidden past of St. Catharines with a Historic Ghost Walk through the downtown. See link to video below: Video about Downtown St. Catharines Ghost Walks

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