Facer District Walking Tour

The Facer District / Street defines a unique and culturally diverse community that deserves greater recognition.  On this walking tour, we will introduce you to some of the history, culture and stories of this working-class, European enclave within St. Catharines.

The tour will take place in two parts. Each tour will last about an hour.

Come on out and help us celebrate and remember Facer District / Street, sign up below!


Subject to change,

Start 1:30 pm at Grey Borders Marquee

Introduction to tour leader and Facer St Neighbourhood

1. Boys & Girls Club Niagara at 2 Facer St

2. Saint Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church at 14 Rolls Av.

3. Vernacular Architecture at 193 Vine St

4. Continue on Niagara St to Sir Casimir Gzowski Park and also across from 82 Currie St

6. Along Garnet St to Concord St to Dom Polski / Polish Hall at 43 Facer St.

7. End tour at Square Deal Bakery / Sorrento Bakery at 29 Facer St.


Start at 5:00 pm at Grey Borders Marquee

Introduction to tour leader and Facer St Neighbourhood

1. St Joseph’s School Site on Facer St

2. 63 Garnet St. Mal Nicholson

3. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 5 Oblate St.

4. St Catharines Packing Company

5. Rosa’s Italian Food Market at 85 Garnet St.

6. Prince of Wales School

7. St George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church

8. Avondale / Hyman Rosenberg Grocer at 42 Facer St.

9. End of tour at Polish Legion Branch #418 / ABC Daycare at 34 Facer St.


Facer District Walking Tour Registration

Donate Now

The Facer District Merchants and Residents Association is a volunteer group working towards beautifying the Facer District area. if you would like to make a donation to the organization you may do so via PayPal below, or by sending a cheque to:

The Facer District Merchant and Residents Association

22 Facer St, St Catharines, ON L2M5H3