Accessibility Plan: 2012 - 2017

Section 3: Municipal Information

Municipality: Niagara Region

Contact Information:
Niagara Region
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
PO Box 1042
Thorold, ON
L2V 4T7

Local Phone Number: 905-980-6000
Toll-free Phone Number: 1-800-263-7215

TTY Local Phone Number: 905-984-3613
TTY Toll-free Phone Number: 1-866-913-3444
TTY = Teletypewriter (text communication phone)

Key Contacts:

Steve Murphy
Accessibility Advisory Coordinator
Community and Corporate Planning
Niagara Region
905-685-4225 ext. 3252
Email Steve Murphy

Lisa McManus
Legislative Assistant
Office of the Regional Clerk
Niagara Region
905-685-4225 ext. 3720
Email Lisa McManus

Municipal Highlights

The Niagara region is located in southern Ontario between two of North America's Great Lakes (Ontario and Erie), covers an area of 1854 sq. km (715 sq. miles) and is composed of 12 municipalities with a combined population of 431,346.

Niagara became part of the reform movement to create new forms of governance: Regional governments. On June 26, 1969, the provincial legislature enacted The Regional Municipality of Niagara Act. On Jan. 1, 1970, 12 area governments and one Regional government replaced the two counties and 26 municipal structures.

Niagara's 12 area municipalities are:

  • Fort Erie, population 29,960
  • Grimsby, population 25,325
  • Lincoln, population 22,487
  • Niagara Falls, population 82,997
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake, population 15,400
  • Pelham, population 16,598
  • Port Colborne, population 18,424
  • St. Catharines, population 131,400
  • Thorold, population 17,931
  • Wainfleet, population 6,356
  • Welland, population 50,631
  • West Lincoln, population 13,837

Source: Stats Canada 2011

Niagara Regional Council comprises a Chair and 30 Councillors representing five cities, five towns and two townships.

Section 4: Legislation and Interpretation Section 2: Message from Accessibility Advisory Committee Chair

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