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History of St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Named after the first wife of Robert Hamilton, member of the first legislative council of Upper Canada, it has grown from a small settlement established in 1790 to become the centre of the Niagara fruit belt and the largest city on the canal. In 1961 St. Catharines annexed the neighbouring towns of Merritton and Port Dalhousie, more than doubling its population and stretching its boundaries from the Niagara Escarpment (south) to Lake Ontario (north) and eastward to the canal. In the late 19th century it was famed for its mineral springs. St. Catharines is now known as the Garden City and is the site of the annual Royal Canadian Henley Regatta...

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  • 1845 - Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria established at St. Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org

  • St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria
    3 Lyman St., St. Catharines, ONTARIO
    parish established 1832, church built 1845
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1867 - Church of St. Mary of the Assumption established at St Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1869 - St Catherines
    "St. Catherines. — The County Town of Welland, in the Township of Grantham, on the Welland Canal, and a station of the Great Western Railway. It is...Read MORE...


  • News 1872 - Physician Proposition
    A physician in St. Catharines, Ont., has made an innovation which has driven his copractitioners of the healing art almost crazy. He has offered to...Read MORE...


  • 1873
    ST. CATHARINES, an incorporated town of Ontario, capital of the co. of Lincoln, on the Welland Canal, and on the Great Western and Welland railways,...Read MORE...


  • St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    St. Catharines

    1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
    Artwork
  • 1890 - Church of St. Patrick established at St Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org

  • News 1895 - OPERA HOUSE BURNED.
    St. Catharine's, Ont., September 21 - The opera house block on Ontario street was totally destroyed by fire this morning. Adjoining buildings were...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Saint Catharines
    Saint Catharine, kath'Q-rin, a town of Ontario, capital of the co. of Lincoln, on the Welland Canal, and on the Great Western and Welland Railways,...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - TORNADO KILLS THREE PEOPLE.
    St. Catharine's, Ontario, Sept. 26. - A tornado struck this city shortly before 4 o'clock this afternoon, and death and destruction followed. The...Read MORE...


  • St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    St. Catharines R.C. Church and Convent, St. Catharines, Canada
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Saint Catharines, a city and port of Ontario, capital of the co. of Lincoln, on the Welland Canal and on the Grand Trunk and the Niagara, St....Read MORE...


  • 1914 - Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help established at St Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org

  • 1918 - Church of the Star of the Sea established at St Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org

  • St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Church Street, St. Catharines, Canada
    Postcard
  • 1924 - Église de l’Immaculée-Conception established at St Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org

  • St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Hotel Leonard
    St. Catharines, Ont. Canada
    Postcard
  • St Catharines
    The area was first settled by Loyalists in the early 1780s. About 60 per cent of the land of Grantham Township was granted to disbanded members of...Read MORE...




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St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria
3 Lyman St., St. Catharines, ONTARIO
parish established 1832, church built 1845
Source: Google maps
Photograph

St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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St. Catharines

1882 - Lucius O'Brien - Picturesque Canada (1882–84)
Artwork

St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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St. Catharines R.C. Church and Convent, St. Catharines, Canada
Postcard



St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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Church Street, St. Catharines, Canada
Postcard

St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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Hotel Leonard
St. Catharines, Ont. Canada
Postcard
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History and News of St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

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  • 1845 - Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria established at St. Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1867 - Church of St. Mary of the Assumption established at St Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1869 - St Catherines
    "St. Catherines. — The County Town of Welland, in the Township of Grantham, on the Welland Canal, and a station of the Great Western Railway. It is... Read MORE...

  • News  1872 - Physician Proposition
    A physician in St. Catharines, Ont., has made an innovation which has driven his copractitioners of the healing art almost crazy. He has offered to... Read MORE...

  • 1873
    ST. CATHARINES, an incorporated town of Ontario, capital of the co. of Lincoln, on the Welland Canal, and on the Great Western and Welland railways,... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - Church of St. Patrick established at St Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1895 - Saint Catharines
    Saint Catharine, kath'Q-rin, a town of Ontario, capital of the co. of Lincoln, on the Welland Canal, and on the Great Western and Welland Railways,... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - OPERA HOUSE BURNED.
    St. Catharine's, Ont., September 21 - The opera house block on Ontario street was totally destroyed by fire this morning. Adjoining buildings were... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - TORNADO KILLS THREE PEOPLE.
    St. Catharine's, Ontario, Sept. 26. - A tornado struck this city shortly before 4 o'clock this afternoon, and death and destruction followed. The... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Saint Catharines, a city and port of Ontario, capital of the co. of Lincoln, on the Welland Canal and on the Grand Trunk and the Niagara, St.... Read MORE...

  • 1914 - Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help established at St Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1918 - Church of the Star of the Sea established at St Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1924 - Église de l’Immaculée-Conception established at St Catharines

    www.gcatholic.org
  • St Catharines
    The area was first settled by Loyalists in the early 1780s. About 60 per cent of the land of Grantham Township was granted to disbanded members of... Read MORE...

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