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May 7 Council Meeting Highlights

📌Presentation from Regional Councillor Tim Whalen regarding the Runway of Recognition Awards Recipients

📌 Statutory Public Meeting respecting Development Charges

📌Fireworks and Pyrotechnics By-law approved by Council


Spring Street Sweeping Program in Effect

The City of Thorold’s spring street sweeping program is currently in full swing. Street sweeping is conducted in a systematic manner, covering neighbourhoods one by one and divided into seven designated areas. To view their schedule, click below >>>


Annual Hydrant Flushing Program in Effect

The City of Thorold's fire hydrant flushing program occurs annually every spring to ensure hydrants operate correctly and to help maintain good water quality. As part of the yearly program, City Staff will turn on hydrants to circulate water in City water mains. This action may lead to minor changes in water consistency and pressure. To view their schedule, click below >>>


Lock 7 Viewing Centre is open

The City of Thorold’s renowned Lock 7 Viewing Centre opened on May 18 for the season. Situated at 50 Chapel Street S., the Viewing Centre welcomes visitors daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm., May 18 to October 14. To view the St. Lawrence Seaway ship schedule, click below >>>


All aboard Bridge-it!

The City officially opened the ferry service in Port Robinson for the season on May 18. As the only ferry service on the Welland canal, Bridge-it offers local residents, visitors and cyclists direct transportation between the east and west sides of Port Robinson in Thorold. The ferry is wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly. To view their schedule, click below >>>



Ribbon Cutting at Cooper Equipment Rentals

Mayor Terry Ugulini, City and Regional Councillors along with Cooper Equipment Rentals staff celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting.

Grand Opening of Art Gallery

Mayor Ugulini, Councillors DeDivitiis and O'Hare along with BIA Chair Serge Carpino welcomed the White Galleon Gallery at their Grand Opening in Downtown Thorold with a certificate presentation.

Thorold BIA wins Award

The Thorold BIA won the OBIAA (Ontario BIA Association) Jan Hawley Memorial Pinnacle Award in honour of the legacy of Nick Dell'Omo for all the work he did in Downtown Thorold. Serge Carpino, Chair of the Thorold BIA and City Councillor Mike De Divitiis (board member of the BIA) attended the Award Gala to accept the award.

Martha Cartmell is honoured at Lakeview Cemetery


Mayor Ugulini attended a ceremony honouring Martha Cartmell, a Thorold native. In 1884, Cartmell, with support from the Methodist Church in Hamilton, founded a prestigious Christian girls' school in Tokyo, Japan called Tōyō Eiwa Jogakuin. Fifteen distinguished alumnae of the school visited Lakeview Cemetery, where they proudly viewed 60 cherry trees donated by their alumni association in 2013 to honour Cartmell. These trees were planted near her family home, ensuring her legacy endures.



Emergency Plan for every season

We face unique challenges in Ontario on a seasonal basis and need to practice emergency preparedness throughout the year. Different hazards require a different approach for being prepared and knowing how to protect yourself and your household. Click on the link below to learn how to prepare you and your family >>>


Mountainview Building Group sponsors Lemon Aid Day

The 3rd annual Mountainview LemonAID Day for FACS Niagara will be on Saturday, June 8, 2024. The sales of lemonade will help send kids to camp. Let's make this summer a little sweeter for kids served by FACS Niagara. To find out how you can donate or register a booth, click below >>>


Smile Cookie Day

City Councillors De Divitiis and O’Hare with CAO Manoj Dilwaria, Dunkin the River Lion along with staff from Alzheimer Society of Niagara and Autism Ontario South Region decorated Smile Cookies. They were assisted by Shawn Petlichkov, owner of the Ormond Street Tim Hortons.

For every Smile Cookie purchased the proceeds go directly towards Alzheimer Society Niagara Region and Autism Ontario South Region. It was a fun way to spread joy and make a positive impact.

Supporting McHappy Days

City Staff came together to enjoy lunch and show support by dining during McHappy Days with proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMCH).


Swim Lesson Registration is Open

Registration for City of Thorold swimming lessons tailored to all ages and skill levels through the Canadian Lifesaving program, is open. Choose from various formats including two-week sessions and nine-week evening courses to find the perfect fit for your family's needs. Click below to view the swim schedules before registration.



The Thorold Public Library began in 1895

The Thorold Public Library was established as a “free” lending library in 1895. The library today serves as a vital community portal for access to electronic information and global communication. Wondering what fun activities are happening at the Thorold Public Library this May and June? Download their calendar below to check out all of the activities throughout the month. >>>


Discover the Thorold Community Activities Group

They are a vibrant community hub dedicated to fostering connection and growth through a variety of healthy activities. Whether you are looking to engage in sports, explore new hobbies or simply connect with members of the community, they have something for everyone. Download the May calendar below to check out all of the activities throughout the month. >>>



IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's

Host: Brock University

Date: May 26

Cost: Register as a team or individual

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Details: Listen to music, wander through the Wellness Fair, participate in the "Leave Your Mark" community painting and walk as a united front showing that those living with dementia are not alone. Click here for more information >>>

A Celebration of Seniors

Host: Club Belvedere

Date: June 5

Cost: $10

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Details: Attend seminars to learn about topics important to our age-friendly community. Click here for more information >>>

Thorold Community Market & BIA Car Show

Host: Battle of Beaverdams Park

Date: June 5

Cost: Free

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Details: A fully licensed event with fresh local produce, artisans, music and a classic car show. Click here for more information >>>

TD & Pride Niagara 11th Annual Niagara Unity Awards

Host: Club Roma

Date: June 5

Cost: $50 or $400 for a table of 8

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Details: This gala celebrates the important successes of individuals, municipal organizations and businesses that have made an impact on our 2SLGBTQ+ community here in the Niagara Region. Click here for more information >>>

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