In heart of Niagara is the charming City of Thorold – a community rich in history and brimming with culture and activity all within short access to the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Beautiful historical sites, nature trails, parks and playgrounds means Thorold has something for everyone, and is quickly becoming an ideal location for growing families and those looking to experience life with a little more ease.
At the hub of it all, Thorold is only 5 minutes from St. Catherines, 10 minutes from Niagara Falls and 15 minutes from Welland, making day trips out of the city a breeze. And if you’re looking to head south of the border, New York State is only 30 minutes away, making family vacations to the Big Apple all the easier. Read on to discover the top reasons why you should live here, as well as a few of Thorold’s local amenities that make it both an enjoyable and convenient place to call home.
1. You Chase Nostalgia
Home to a newly revitalized downtown, Thorold is a great place to shop and stroll. Downtown Thorold offers an array of boutiques, shops and services that maintain old-world charm while breathing new life and character into the community.
2. You Feel at Home in the Outdoors
Unwind in an intimate community surrounded by lush woods and undisturbed green pastures. Enjoy the walking and hiking trails surrounding your home, and become fully immersed in the exquisiteness of the Welland Canal — right in Thorold’s backyard.
3. You Are a Wine Lover
Take advantage of the proximity to Niagara Falls and the world-renowned wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Stroll down Lundy’s Lane and enjoy the trendy restaurants, bars and casinos that have made the area one of Canada’s largest tourist destinations.
Go For Date Night
Kame & Kettle Beer Works
With boutique-like breweries all over the region, the craft beer industry in Niagara is alive and well. Founded in 2015, Kame & Kettle source their ingredients locally and their small batch brewing process is as handmade as it gets.
Have Family Dinner
Mossimo’s Pizza & Subs
Delicious comfort food at its finest, Mossimo’s Pizza & Subs is a go-to for families in the area. For quick take out, casual eat-in or catering for get togethers, we love the selection of specialty pizzas, especially the buffalo chicken.
Entertain Their Kids
Niagara Falls’ world-famous street of fun is a must-visit, with its wide assortment of attractions and entertainment offerings. The Hill is located just a block away from the Falls and we recommend taking a visit to the Niagara Skywheel to revel in its stunning, picturesque views.
Go Grocery Shopping
Niagara Falls Farmers’ Market
The Niagara Falls Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from May to October and features locally grown farm produce, fresh bread, handmade artisan pies, jams, honey and much more.
Post Office by Shannon Passero
One of Thorold’s hidden gems — this charming boutique in a beautifully restored heritage building — offers clothing, accessories and housewares that are truly one of a kind.
Buy Specialty Treats
Four Seasons Bakery
From freshly-baked traditional pastries to their specialized Calabrese breads and buns, this family-owned bakery is a local favourite. It’s the perfect spot to stop by and grab delicious treats for your next gathering or something to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Thorold and Beyond
With a bronze designation from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition, Throlod is a bike-friendly community with trails through tree-lined streets and off-road paths. Thorold’s Historic Downtown is also welcoming to cyclists with plenty of cycling-friendly accommodations, as well as restaurants and cafes that have several bicycle racks for your parking convenience.
Explore the Outdoors
If you’d rather explore on two feet instead of two wheels, Short Hills is a favourite pursuit among residents with its 735-hectares of park space, making it the largest in the Niagara Region. With seven different trails to choose from, Short Hills provides stunning scenery of the Niagara Escarpment along picturesque peaks and valleys, making these pathways a hiker’s paradise.