St. Catharines, Ontario
The award winning master plan for St. Catherine’s Downtown is driven by a desire to intensify the existing city core, while establishing a framework for an active community. At the core of the plan is a vibrant Creative Cluster. The cluster fosters innovation and ideas, and houses the city’s various cultural, academic and tourism projects. With higher density, mixed-use development along St. Paul Street, the streetscape is re-imagined as an important urban asset to link the local creek system with pedestrian and cycling routes. Integrated planning, economic and cultural policy recommendations position the framework for success.