Living in Niagara

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Living in Niagara

If you are new to Niagara then you are in for a treat. You’re living in one of the most affordable areas in southern Ontario. That means you can experience all the great things that Niagara has to offer.

The region is one of the prettiest in Canada stretching from the shores of Lake Ontario to Lake Erie with the Niagara River winding across lush agricultural land that is the heart of Ontario wine country. Residents of Niagara enjoy all four seasons and also benefit from living within a microclimate with a high number of frost-free winter days and extended period of warm summer weather.

Niagara’s communities are proud of a history that dates back to early Canadian settlement and equally proud of today’s diversity in culture within a population of approximately 427,000.

Explore and discover Niagara to its fullest, including

- Niagara Falls
- Niagara-on-the-Lake home to Shaw Festival
- Wine country
- Cultural festivals and events
- Art galleries
- Historic and heritage sites
- Hiking along the Bruce Trail on the Niagara Escarpment
- Parks and conservation areas
- Sports more than 40 golf courses

More information here:
Niagara Region

Tourism Niagara

St. Catharines

Brock University is located atop the Niagara Escarpment in St. Catharines (population 131,989), the largest of the 12 member municipalities of Niagara Region.

St. Catharines is in the centre of the Niagara region and minutes from the mighty Niagara Falls, historic Niagara-on-the-Lake as well as only an hour from Toronto and 45 minutes from Buffalo, New York. The city’s location affords it accessibility to two major economic zones, the Greater Toronto Area and the Buffalo-Rochester area, with more than 10 million people living within a 160-kilometre radius of the city

Future economic growth and development of St. Catharines is focusing on manufacturing, health and wellness, digital media and bioscience — for key sectors that align well with Brock’s strength as a centre of research and innovation.

More information here:
City of St. Catharines

St. Catharines Tourism