The International Plaza, located at Niagara Region headquarters, is being redesigned as a public space. The plaza will be a place for year-round events. When complete, it will become a destination space for the public visiting the Brock District.
This project builds on the Council-endorsed Brock District Plan, Niagara Regional Headquarters Campus Master Plan and other supporting documents. It will reimagine the current area around Regional headquarters into a beautiful, welcoming, inclusive and environmentally responsible space for our community to enjoy. The project budget is $3.04 million.
We will seek certification of this plaza through the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES). This builds on the environmental goals found in the Brock District Plan. Features include LED lighting and and Low Impact Development allowing for better rain drainage.
The Brock District plan was created through a collaboration between Niagara Region, the City of St. Catharines, the City of Thorold and Brock University.
Within this plan, there was a strong push to create a green Brock District. In creating this, the focus was to lead with landscape and create beautiful public spaces.
The International Plaza will include six key elements:
Other features include:
july 2018 - Completed
Hosted an official groundbreaking outside Niagara Region headquarters
april 2019 - construction underway
Construction underway with expected completion being early fall
The International Plaza and Civic Park forms part of the Brock District Plan and was shaped through an extensive public engagement process.
The public was also consulted during the creation of the council-approved Regional Headquarters Master Plan.