Includes Fonthill & Pelham
Welland’s development and community heritage are infamously linked to the Welland Canal, the waterway that granted access between the St. Lawrence River and the upper Great Lakes. The Welland Canal helped generate a strong industrial economy and has brought several large manufacturing firms to the area. Also important to Welland’s economy is the large Francophone population. Because the community is one of only a few bilingual communities in Ontario, several call centres have been established in Welland. Canadian Tire Financial Services is currently Welland’s largest employer.
Pack a picnic, as Welland has many parks with cycling and walking paths which follows the edge of the canal where ships can be seen sailing by. Known as the Rose City, Chippewa Park is one of the prime locations featuring a rose garden.
The Welland Hospital currently has 78 physicians with active privileges, providing care to the community. It is one of three larger sites of the Niagara Health System, which employs over 4,000 staff and is supported by 500 physicians. The Welland McMaster Family Health Team provides services in both French and English for the community.
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Level of Service: Secondary Care
Number of Beds: 160
Referral Sites: St. Catharines, Hamilton, Niagara Falls
Learner Parking: $47.67/month
Median Age: 43.9