Public Meeting Notice: 1298 Fourth Avenue

Notice of Complete Application & Notice of Legislated Public Meeting

The Planning and Building Services Department received an application for a Zoning By- law Amendment for lands located at 1298 Fourth Avenue. The Application was declared complete on Feb. 16, 2024, pursuant to section 34 (10.4) of the Planning Act, based on the information submitted with the Application and a preliminary review by staff.

The application proposes a long-term care facility, to be constructed in two phases. Phase 1 proposes one building with a 3-storey podium, a 10-storey tower and an 8-storey tower. The Phase 1 building includes 105 lifestyle suites, 78 supportive living suites and 72 all-inclusive suites. Phase 2 proposes an 8-storey tower with 175 supportive living suites. The facility will be served by both underground and surface parking with a total of 175 parking spaces. The enclosed plan provides a conceptual site layout of the proposed development.

 The City’s Zoning By-law currently zones the lands Business Commercial Employment with Special Provision 5 (E1-5). Special Provision 5 restricts principal uses and outlines several zoning requirements for the area known as the Westgate Business Professional Park. A Long-Term Care Facility is not currently permitted on the subject lands. The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment will rezone the lands to Medium Density Mixed Use and request revisions to Special Provision 5 for site-specific matters such as to permit a Long-Term Care Facility, as well as to address lot coverage, building height, landscape buffers, setbacks to buildings, encroachments for architectural features and platform structures, and parking requirements.

 The City’s Official Plan designates the lands Mixed Use, which permits institutional residential uses, such as a long-term care facility.

 The application materials are available for review and comment and may be found at as well as at the Planning and Building Services Department, City Hall, 50 Church Street.

Site Plan 1298 Fourth Avenue

Legislated Public Meeting

City Council is hosting a Legislated Public Meeting on April 8, 2024, to receive input and comment on the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment, after which Council will consider staff’s recommendation on the amendment.

Date: Monday, April 8, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM.
Location: This meeting will be held at Council Chambers, City Hall, 50 Church Street, St. Catharines. You can also participate electronically. 

Visit for information on how to access and participate in the meeting, and how to request and make a delegation before Council. Written submissions must be received by noon the Thursday before the public meeting by mailing or delivering them to:

City of St. Catharines Legal and Clerk Services/City’s Clerks Division, City Hall, 50 Church Street, P.O. Box 3012, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 7C2.  

Refer to File No: 24 101331 ZA

Email submissions may also be made by noon the day of the public meeting and directed to Both oral and written comments and recommendations received will be taken into account by City Council in making a decision on the subject matter. 

Elevations 1298 Fourth Avenue

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Corporation of the City of St. Catharines on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to:

City of St. Catharines Legal and Clerk Services/City’s Clerks Division, City Hall, 50 Church Street, P.O. Box 3012, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 7C2. 

Refer to File No: 24 101331 ZA


For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact:

Natasha MacDonald, Planner
Planning and Building Services Department
905.688.5601, ext. 1728 or TTY: 905.688.4889

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