At Better Neighbourhoods, we're not just observers; we're active participants in the St. Catharines community, understanding its significance in shaping the wider Niagara Region.


Through our blog, we invite you to delve deeper into our insights, commentary, and firm news. discover how we’re dedicated to crafting better neighbourhoods and explore the profound impact they can have on enhancing lives.

Better Cities Film Festival 2023!

The St Catharines Edition of the Better Cities Film Festival returns from Oct. 27th – 29th, 2023, curated Better Neighbourhoods Inc. and co-sponsored by Main Street Engineering. This film festival seeks to bring important discussions out of City Halls, academic

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Our Comments on the Draft Niagara Official Plan

The consolidated Draft Niagara Official Plan defines how Niagara will use its available land to shape the physical, economic, and social development of the region over the next 30 years.

The Niagara Region is growing and diversifying, which necessitates carefully

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Mohammad Kamruzzaman hold a 2017 Merit Award.

CACPT Infill Design Award – 2017

Congratulations to our Mohammad Kamruzzaman, the 2017 CACPT Infill Design Award recipient. The Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians has recognized Mohammad for his exceptional work on our project to redevelop the site of the abandoned Welland South School on

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The Story of Village on the Twelve

Village on the Twelve will be comprised of about 300 housing units within 16 Acres. The Concept Plan includes many forms of housing that cater to the many facets of the market in St. Catharines. Traditional Development Design principles were

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Kahlin Holmes and Mohammad Kamruzzaman hold a 2019 Merit Award.

CACPT Infill Design Award Winner – 2019

We are proud to announce that our Certified Planning Technician, Mohammad Kamruzzaman, has been awarded with the 2019 Merit Award for Infill Design by the Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians. This award is in recognition for his outstanding work

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Rendering of McKinnon Park Site Plan.

GM Parking Lot Transformation

We are excited to have been hired to work with Bayshore Group to design and develop the site of the vacant GM Factory in St. Catharines. Better Neighbourhoods has utilized Traditional Neighbourhood Design principles to transform this parking lot into

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Give’em What They Want

Detroit, as with many large US cities, is absent of residential life in its dowtown…but, there are signs of regeneration and life. All vacant buildings in the downtown were in some state of rehabilitation with a growing residential marketplace desperate

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