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  • COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

    TeamSTC understands these are unprecedented and rapidly changing times and we are committed to navigating the path forward as a supportive community. 

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  • Leading Change

    Since 1876, we’ve defined ourselves as a city that not only adapts to change, but leads it. Through adversity, we enrich, and through changing times, we are resilient. That’s never been more true than now.

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Our vision, in support of St. Catharines city council, is to grow St. Catharines and make our city the most dynamic, innovative, sustainable and livable city in North America. We have partnered with organizations throughout the Niagara region to support the businesses and investments that will make this vision a reality.

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Ontario Easing Some COVID Restrictions January 31

With key public health and health care indicators starting to show signs of improvement, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, today released details of steps to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures, starting on January 31, 2022. In the absence of concerning trends in public health and health care indicators, Ontario will follow a cautious and phased approach to lifting public health measures, with 21 days between each step.

Applications Now Open for Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program

Eligible businesses required to close or reduce capacity due to the current public health measures put in place to blunt the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 can now apply for the new Ontario Business Costs Rebate Program starting today.

City participating in the My Main Street program

The My Main Street Business Accelerator program will play an important role in supporting new and existing businesses in the downtown and Merritton neighbourhoods. In particular, this program will support BIPOC, women-led and LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and businesses to ensure that our main streets remain vibrant and reflect our City’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

City launches Design District and related website

The City of St. Catharines is partnering with home design, construction, retail and manufacturing businesses to launch the Design District, a one-stop destination for design, building and renovation needs in the city.

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