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I am looking at a good job oppurtunity in the St. Catherines-Niagara Falls region.

Other than it's urban area population of about 300, 000, I know nothing about the region though. What is the area like?

Also, is there any connection between St. Catherines and Niagara Falls, meaning is there a continuous urban buildup between the two cities, or do the the cities function quite seperately. Kitchener-Waterloo is a place that comes to mind that is like this. Officially there are two separate cities, but in reality it is one city. Is St.Catherins-Niagara Falls like this as well?
 

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they function differently. KW are twin cities totally converged. St.Chatherines and Niagara are quite different.
I far prefer St.Cath/Niagara to K/W anyday.
 

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St. Catharines/Niagara Falls have a rural gap about 2.5-3 miles between them, which is not the case with K/W.

St. Catharines (correct spelling) is very close to Thorold, Welland, Port Colborne, Niagara-on-the-Lake (a gorgeous town), Fort Erie (a little farther away) and some smaller towns.
 

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The Niagara Region is big into tourism with 2 casinos and too many attractions to list, fruit growing (vineyards & wineries, peach, cherry, etc.) and manufacturing. It has a slightly better climate than K/W and I also find the area more attractive than K/W - because of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and nicer parks.

Where are you from flagship?
 

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By the way, the pop. of metro St. Catharines is over 380,000.
 

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oceanmdx said:
The Niagara Region is big into tourism with 2 casinos and too many attractions to list, fruit growing (vineyards & wineries, peach, cherry, etc.) and manufacturing. It has a slightly better climate than K/W and I also find the area more attractive than K/W - because of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and nicer parks.

Where are you from flagship?
Currently in London, have never been to Niagara.
 

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Also, from my what I have read, the whole region is rather blue collar and working class. Is this true?
 

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What's the job opportunity you mentioned?
 

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If you want to get a quick job go to Niagara Falls. You'll be hired on the spot. I got hired on the spot working for a hotel, Sheraton. Currently Niagara needs to hire about 200 housekeepers. Since there are not enough people in the Niagara region to fill those jobs they look for people around Hamilton and southern Ontario area. I know two guys taking a summer job at Niagara Falls and the hotel is paying them extra for travelling expense. So it's easy.

Getting a job at the Casino is pretty easy too. But you need to be trained a lot.

GM is expanding at St. Kitts too.
 

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St. Catharines is shedding its blue-collar image and re-inventing itself as a tourism and university town. It's definitely the most urban and interesting of the cities and towns in the Niagara Region.
 

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I wish there was someone on line who looks after the St Catharines thread who can do a thorough job of reporting the various developments in the city...you have the new performing arts centre ,the Brock complex downtown, the massive hospital, the condo project at Port Dalhousie, more Brock building programs, the airport, the list goes on...
Actually it should be named the St Catharines -Thorold thread as that small city is linked to St Catharines as Kitchener is to Waterloo
 
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