Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2023 03:48 PM
A downtown landlord has been convicted under the Ontario Building Code and the Ontario Fire Code after an investigation led to the discovery of building code issues, missing smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) detectors and other infractions at two downtown rental properties.
One of the properties is a problematic building at 412 to 414 St. Paul Street. The landlord was charged with ‘Failing to Comply with an Order’ laid under the Ontario Building Code and received a fine of $7,500.
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2023 10:02 AM
The City of St. Catharines has recently implemented a new tax billing system with enhanced functionality, accompanied by the introduction of a 12-month Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) plan.
This innovative payment option aims to provide property owners with greater flexibility and convenience in managing their property taxes.
The 12-month PAP plan offers an alternative payment and budgeting solution, allowing property owners to spread their tax payments over a year. Notably, the City is waiving the...
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 11:08 AM
The City of St. Catharines is looking for resident feedback on an Active Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) that will guide the growth of physical and social infrastructure to support walking, cycling, wheeling and rolling within the City.
With a focus on community engagement and leveraging existing active transportation infrastructure, the ATMP will play a pivotal role in enhancing connectivity and expanding the City's active transportation network. By incorporating technical analysis, best...
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2023 02:57 PM
UPDATE: The fire ban has been lifted as of June 12, 2023.
The City of St. Catharines has issued a ban on all open-air burning until further notice due to prolonged dry weather conditions.
Fire Chief Dave Upper has issued the ban effective immediately. The order prohibits all open-air burning, including cooking fires, fireworks, sparklers and any other types of outdoor burning.
Individuals that hold Agricultural Burn Permits issued by the City are forewarned that agricultural fires are completely...
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2023 03:44 PM
No need to waste printer ink or stop by City Hall to pick up a paper copy of a business licence application as they can now be filled out entirely online.
There are five applications now available on stcatharines.ca. Applicants can fill out forms to apply for a general business licence, a licence to run a business as a master plumber, a licence to operate a second-level lodging house, as well as general hawker and peddler and hawker and peddler event promoter licences.
“As we continue to enhance...