Spend an enjoyable afternoon on Sunday, June 5 touring beautiful homes and gardens. Learn about the connection these properties have to our Club’s history while viewing architectural details of both historic and contemporary styles. These homes and gardens can also be viewed online on the Club’s YouTube channel from June 5 to June 19 for those who prefer to enjoy the tour this way. Check out our two ticket options for 2022.
Built in 1874, this stunning Italianate Style home reflects the classic ideals of order, symmetry, and beauty. A recent renovation incorporates contemporary design while accenting historical architectural features. The home features unique floor-to-ceiling glass interior doors, striking light fixtures, soft neutral colors, and impressive Italian Renaissance Gardens.
Built in 1909, this grand Queen Anne Revival Style Bed and Breakfast Inn sits on the original site of the famous Springbank House Hotel and Spa. The Inn has been meticulously restored to its original gandeur and includes a billiard room, formal dining room, antique furniture, reading nooks, and comfortable sitting rooms with fireplaces.
Spectacular gardens surround this stately 1915 home. In a park-like setting that backs onto a ravine, features include a 100-year stone gazebo, ‘garden rooms,’ lawns, and floral displays. Rare trees of interest: an American elm, historic American beech, bigleaf magnolia, and majestic walnut. Thoughtfully designed to be shared and enjoyed.
Founding President’s Home
This 1905 Queen Anne Revival Style house retains the charm of the late Victorian era. Used as a modern commercial space, its original historic features include wood floors and trim, lead-lined glass windows, fireplaces, and an elegant grand stairway. Outside, an inviting wraparound porch and formal garden beckon. Originally the home of Laura Newman, the first President of CFUW St Catharines, 1921.
This cosy 1986 bungalow was designed to ensure easier living for an individual with mobility challenges. It feels spacious and comfortable with wide hallways and windows that bring in natural light and provide accessible views. This lovely home is an example of how universal design can facilitate independent living.
St. Catharines Club
This stately 1874 Georgian Style house was built when St. Catharines’ downtown was becoming a centre of commerce. Symmetrical and rectangular in design, with an impressive front portico and a stunning interior, this house reflects Georgian style. Purchased in 1927 as a ‘gentlemen only’ club, women have been admitted since 1985.
The St. Catharines Club will be open for refreshments from 12:00 – 5:00 pm on Sunday June 5th for all House & Garden Tour in person tour ticket holders. Ballots for a draw prize will be available at this location only.
A Special Acknowledgement: Our Club is very grateful to The St. Catharines Club for generously opening the Club for the day and providing complimentary refreshments & staffing services as well.