The Government of Canada has announced the removal of all COVID-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering Canada, effective October 1, 2022.
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"Knowing the vast impact of carbon on air quality and the climate crisis, it’s been a very important focus for us," says Geordie Walker, president and CEO of Walker Industries. "We aim to create positive long-term impacts on our people, communities and the environment.”
“We’re a people business, so talent was at the heart of the decision,” said Jeffrey Russell, president of Accenture in Canada. “The quality of life and the quality of talent is a nice coexistence.
Niagara’s population is projected to rise by 40 per cent over the next two decades, thanks in part to its affordable real estate, excellent school systems, vibrant arts community and an alluring urban-rural mix that provides big-city amenities with small-town charm.
St. Catharines, the largest city in the Niagara region of Ontario, though only the 16th largest city in the province, occupies an unusual space—literally, its geography is a bit odd. It cleaves the wine country of the Niagara Peninsula in two, separating the lake region of the east with the steeper slopes of the bench region of the west. It’s a longtime industrial city, home to a General Motors propulsion plant, that’s been plopped down in the middle of thousands of bucolic acres of grapevin...
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Located on the edge of the Niagara peninsula, the Garden City is relatively small and yet offers plenty of amenities. And while they’re higher than in some centres, real estate prices in St. Catharines could allow someone who sells a house in Toronto to either upsize or bank a healthy sum. In October of 2018, the average selling price for a detached home in the GTA was $914,179, versus a 2018 average of $414,293 in St. Catharines.
Niagara has deep industrial roots that date back to hydropower on the Niagara River in the late 19th century, with a uniquely nimble, talented and resilient industrial workforce that has adapted to changing markets ever since.
The city is surrounded by parks and sits in the middle of Ontario's most prominent wine regions: Niagara-on-the-Lake and Twenty Valley. Withe the opening of the Meridian Centre, downtown has boomed and new restaurateurs are pushing forward.
Niagara housing prices are rising faster than anywhere else in Canada, and the boom looks set to continue in lockstep with improved transportation links to the GTA.
Choosing where to buy a home is a very personal decision, but gut feeling alone shouldn’t guide the biggest financial decision of your life. Whether you’re moving to be closer to closer to your job, have access to better schools for your kids, or you’re an income property investor looking to purchase where there’s maximum upside potential, it’s important to have some knowledge of how the homes in the neighbourhood you pick are likely to appreciate over time.