Festive new lights strung up along downtown St. Catharines


Published September 28, 2022 at 2:58 pm

St. Paul St in downtown St. Catharines is now lit up from beginning to end.

Workers were out today (September 28) finishing off the job they started last Friday (September 23).

While lights were previously hung from roughly Carlisle St to Queen St on the south side of the downtown corridor, a request from a couple of local businesses to the St. Catharines Downtown Association to finish off the rest of the street was given the thumbs up.

Erroll’s Shoe & Luggage Repair (60 St Paul St) and Ludology Boardgame Cafe (52 St Paul St) were part of the street where there were no lights so they jointly asked the association if the existing string could, well, be strung a little further to include the businesses left out.

To that end, a couple of employees from the Niagara Artists Centre were out there, moving their ladder from street-post to street-post, getting the lights up.

“We started last Friday and thought it would take a few hours,” said one, “but we kept getting rained out.” It seems electricity and water continue to be bad partners.

Dodged pre-set city fixtures, such as the hanging plants, the pair made their way down the chilly street until the job was completed this afternoon.

Getting the “hang” of it. A couple of Niagara Artist Centre employees connect a string of lights from Queen St down to the St. Paul St-Westminster Ave intersection.

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