FACTS

  • about 15,465 registered voters;
  • boundaries include Jacobson Ave., Highway 406 and Geneva St. in the west; the QEW and Eastchester Ave. in the north; Welland Canal and Glendale Ave. in the east and St. David's Rd. in the south;
  • amalgamated into St. Catharines in 1961;
Merritton has developed a significant system of community organizations, including the Merritton Lions, who oversee the Community Days Parade (formerly known as the Labour Day parade) and Carnival, the Dunc Schooley Memorial Pool, and several other sports and recreation facilities. It is also home to three of St. Catharines' arenas, and a Community Centre.

As a former industrial center on the Welland Canal, Merritton retains a small yet impressive number of heritage sites. Among them are the Merritton Tunnel (under the third Welland Canal), remnants of the three previous Welland Canals and several early industrial ruins, and The Keg restaurant, which is housed in the former Independent Rubber Company / Merritton Cotton Mills Annex. The area has undergone a major infrastructure facelift involving the re-alignment of Glendale Avenue and the replacement of the Merritt Street Bridge.

Points of Interest in the Merritton Ward....
  1. The Pen Center
  2. Victoria Lawn Cemetary
  3. Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame
  4. Welland Canals Centre Lock 3
  5. St. Catharines Museum
  6. Centennial Gardens
  7. Garden City Municipal Golf Course
  8. Gatorade Garden City Complex
  9. Merritton Lions Park
  10. Centennial Arena & Merritton Lions Club
  11. Second Welland Canal Heritage Area
  12. General Motors Canada
  13. Blue Ghost Tunnel
  14. The Keg


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