2001 population: 129,170
(Source: Statistics Canada)
St. Catharines is a city in the province of Ontario.
The community was named for Catharine Askin Robertson, wife of merchant Robert Hamilton.
Former and merged community names include:
· The Twelve
· The Corners
· Shipman's Corners
Shipbuilding and the manufacturing of domestic goods have been large parts of local economy.
Received national attention for the 1974 car crash near here which killed hockey player Tim Horton. Authorities reported that Horton had been driving his sports car at rates exceeding 100 mph when he crashed on the QEW.
Filming location for 1995 movie, "Canadian Bacon" and 1983 movie, "A Christmas Story"
Well-known residents have included:
· Dave Thomas, actor
· Gerry Cheevers, hockey player
Local festivals include:
· Winterfest in the Square - Jan. 20, 2007
· Dragon Boat Festival - July 21, 2007
· Folk Arts Festival - May 11-27, 2007
· Art of Peace Festival - June 9, 2007
· Port Dalhousie International Jazz Festival - Aug. 17-19, 2007
· Niagara Folk Arts Festival - May 11-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check St. Catharines web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Saint Catharines Museum
Colleges and universities: Brock University