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St. Catharines (2011 population 131,400; metropolitan population 392,184) is the largest city in Canada's Niagara Region and the sixth largest urban area in Ontario, with 96.11 square kilometres of land. It lies in Southern Ontario, 51 kilometres (32 mi) south of Toronto across Lake Ontario, and is 19 kilometres (12 mi) inland from the international boundary with the United States along the Niagara River. It is the northern entrance of the Welland Canal. Residents of St. Catharines are known as St. Cathariners. St. Catharines carries the official nickname "The Garden City" due to its 1,000 acres (4 km2) of parks, gardens and trails. St. Catharines is situated in an area for commerce and trade since it is located between the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and the Fort Erie – US border. Manufacturing is the city's dominant industry, as noted by the heraldic motto, "Industry and Liberality". General Motors of Canada, Ltd., the Canadian subsidiary of General Motors, was the city's largest employer, a distinction now held by the District School Board of Niagara. TRW Automotive operates a plant in the city, though in recent years employment there has shifted from heavy industry and manufacturing to services. St. Catharines lies on one of the main telecommunications backbones between Canada and the United States, and as a result a number of call centres operate in the city.

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Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at St. Catharines, Canada. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. After your splendid visit to St. Catharines, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Toronto. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Toronto for its bountiful attractions like Toronto Eaton Centre, Cn Tower, Casa Loma on your trip to St. Catharines. Also, to reach St. Catharines, you'll have to take a flight to Toronto; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for St. Catharines*

  • Pollution Statistics in St. Catharines

    Know the pollution level of St. Catharines before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 66.67 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • St. Catharines: Crime and Safety

    How safe is St. Catharines for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in St. Catharines.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.82 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 29.41 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 36.76 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.41 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 23.53 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 36.76 (Low)
    • Drug offense 60.29 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.88 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 16.18 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.88 (Moderate)
  • Living in St. Catharines - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 61.71 (High)
    • Climate Index 69.93 (High)
    • Pollution Index 31.19 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 76.29 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.73 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in St. Catharines

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in St. Catharines

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.91 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.04 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.58 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.42 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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