The Classic Neighbourhood…Refined

One of St. Catharines’ most unique and identifiable neighbourhoods, Old Glenridge in the south end of the city is a refined, family area that has grown around lush green spaces, such as Burgoyne Woods. A stroll away from downtown St. Catharines, Old Glenridge features the distinct vibe of a closely-knit community while remaining in close proximity to important amenities like shopping centres, restaurants and some of the best schools in Niagara. Featuring unique single-family homes on quiet streets with ample lots amidst the very heart of a city,  they simply do not build neighbourhoods like Old Glenridge anymore.


Old Glenridge in the south end of St. Catharines is located immediately south of downtown. It comprises approximately 700 homes on either side of Glenridge Avenue, including the prestigious Hillcrest Avenue, overlooking 12-Mile Creek. On the opposite side of the neighbourhood are the broad fairways of the St. Catharines Golf and Country Club, which many homes on Highland and Riverdale avenues back onto.

The Old Glenridge neighbourhood began coming together approximately one hundred years ago when the Glenridge Bridge was opened over the old Welland Canal, now the 406, to provide access to the south portion St. Catharines. Though less famous than the Burgoyne Bridge, also built in 1915, the Glenridge Bridge had a historic effect on St. Catharines. Prior to 1915 the area that is now known as Old Glen Ridge, was primarily farm and park land, with few homes. By the 1920s, the population was growing steadily. Some homes of this era were designed by St. Catharines architectural firm A.E. Nicholson and Ian Macbeth, who also designed local Glenridge School. The designs of Nicholson and Macbeth from this era are well-known in St. Catharines and well-regarded in the architectural community, including the Montebello Park band stand and the Old Grandstand at the Henley Regatta. The most common home type in the area remains Tudor.

Old Glenridge provides close proximity to The Pen Centre shopping mall, Brock University and St. Catharines best public and catholic high schools. In the neighbourhood you’ll find young families, retirees who have remained in their homes and income investors renting out basement suites to students in order to pay down their mortgage quicker.

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