Business View Magazine | October 2019

268 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2019 “Southport,” an eight-story, 60-unit condominium project. The exciting project will be an incredible asset to the downtown with retail and restaurant space on the main floor, and water views from every window on the top five floors. Located an hour from the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA), 30 minutes from Niagara Falls, and only 20 minutes from the Peace Bridge crossing at Fort Erie/Buffalo, New York, Port Colborne has something to offer year-round for every age and interest: four-season tourism with winter sports tournaments, cycling, fishing, museums, entertainment, and the fabulous annual Canal Days event. Plus the city owns two beautiful, sandy municipal beaches – Nickel Beach and Centennial Beach that are busy all summer long. Chiming in with his own sentiments, Mayor Steele adds, “What we really want to emphasize is our marine heritage, and moving forward with the marine industry here in Port Colborne; bringing back shipping as the main component to our municipality. From that, everything else can grow. Having that industry here on a large scale will draw in outside industry – suppliers, machine shops. We have a good base on the industrial side, and focusing on our strength in the marine sector will bode well for the entire community.” PREFERRED VENDOR n Rankin Construction Inc.