Files, Reports & Downloads

OBIAA’s Homelessness Response Toolkit for BIAs

Member Info Session:

Developments in the Dowtnown

This Member Info Session took place August 2nd Learn about upcoming developments in the downtown, how they will impact your business, the new Vacancy Registry Bylaw and the Community Benefits Charge. Guest Speakers: Vacant Building By-law – John Lane, Chief Building Official Ontario Street Corridor Secondary Plan – Bruce Bellows, Senior Project Manager Developments in the Downtown – Tami Kitay, Director of Planning and Building Services

Capitalizing on Large Community Events: Opportunities and Strategies for Downtown Businesses

Presented by Tamara Jensen (Dispatch Restaurant) & Mike McKenna (Little Chief & Co.)

In this presentation, Tamara and Mike share an event overview of the upcoming Born & Raised concert series, happening in Montebello Park this June 30 – July 3. With tens of thousands of visitors expected over the long weekend, Tamara and Mike share opportunities and strategies for downtown businesses to capitalize on the influx of potential customers, and share tips and tools for streamlining your operations and preparing your staff. This presentation is most helpful for service-based businesses, including restaurant and retail operations.

Presentation Slides

Member Info Session: Downtown Promenade

Member Info Session: Niagara Grape & Wine

Digital Assets

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1S32Kp-dCg4Nu04-uEduSKkTQpVFSnIz3?usp=sharing

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please email Kat at scda@mydowntown.ca or call 905-685-8424

SCDA Micro Grants

The SCDA is excited to provide additional support to our members while also enhancing the downtown experience. As such, we are introducing two one time micro-matching grants for our members:

Beautification and Accessibility Micro Grant – Deadline to apply May 20th. This 50% matching grant for up to $1,500 this can be used to add planters, a mural, an accessibility ramp, a bench, improved lighting or more. Items must provide a benefit to the Downtown streetscape and experience.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmgF-zdhCLz9SpACG2EHJxAcy_7F1HZKQLoXTrmlm8Qu5YJg/viewform

Patio Micro Grant – Deadline to apply May 16th. (**EXTENDED) This 50% matching grant will allow members to work with RAMM Design to purchase a custom built accessible patio. For a full RAMM patio the overall cost is $1656 plus tax. With this matching grant it would be just $828 plus tax.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaRFHFBF02IWWVfirjJwTpyCsyMyvJLi-9l0wivb8gLSItGQ/viewform

49th Annual General Meeting

November 16 Downtown Businesses Safety Meeting

Please note the presentations starts at 34:45

2021 STRATEGIC PLAN:

2021 Downtown Summer Activation downloads

Interactive Google Map, Find Legend in Top Right, Embed/Share/Etc

More About Member Resources

Member ResourcesAbout SCDA

Created in 1973, the St. Catharines Downtown Association is a provincially legislated, not-for-profit Business Improvement Area (BIA).

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Member ResourcesPrograms and Incentives

The City of St. Catharines provides a variety of financial incentive programs to the private sector.

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Member ResourcesGarbage and Recycling

Collection boundaries, schedules and important waste collection information.

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Member ResourcesGraffiti

Any criminal activity should be reported to the police and to the Downtown Association.

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Member ResourcesBoard Meetings and Committee Meetings

Meeting information for the Board of Management and for SCDA Committees

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