“Tired of Toronto? Why not move to the St. Catharines-Niagara region”

“Tired of Toronto? Why not move to the St. Catharines-Niagara region”

Not just us suggesting this – this was the title of an article in The National Post on February 20, 2017


Highlights from that National Post article: 

  • “With the Toronto Real Estate Board pinning the average cost of a home in 2017 at $727,928 in Toronto and almost $800,000 in the 905, it’s no surprise folks are starting to look further afield for affordable living and, perhaps, a less frenzied lifestyle.”
  • “While high-end properties in Niagara can swell far above $500,000, there are still a lot of savings to be made for more space. And with a 10-year, $13.5 billion program to expand the GO regional express train network − including weekday service to Niagara Falls by 2023, new stations in Grimsby and upgrades to Via Rail stations in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls − there’s even more incentive to make the move.”

And on St. Catharines, the article noted:

  • “St. Catharines, for instance, issued permits for 383 new dwelling units last year, up from 224 in 2015, and 36 to date this year in and around town. As such, the city has built a performing arts centre, a 5,300-seat arena and new parking facilities to accommodate the traffic.”
  • “We’ve sketched out a bold new vision for our city,” says Brian York, director of economic development and government relations at the City of St. Catharines. “Now we’re adding colours, and the palette is perfect for new business and good living.”

We at Phelps Homes have been building unique craftsman-style homes across Niagara for 40 years so none of this comes as a surprise to us. We know and love this region and that’s why we agree with this statement from the article about the broader Niagara region

  • “With so many projects and proposals, there’s no doubt that the region will continue its ascent as the new “It” spot for frazzled city folk looking for a happier, more affordable life.”

Article & photo source : http://news.nationalpost.com/homes/tired-of-toronto-why-not-move-to-the-st-catharines-niagara-region

Article by Suzanne Wintrob, Special to the National Post, February 20, 2017