St. Catharines is located 12 miles from Niagara Falls and 70 miles from Toronto in southern Ontario. Hamilton is west of the city and the U.S. border is to the east. Apartment rentals are popular in this area because St. Catharines beautiful orchards, waterways, vineyards and parks such as Montebello Park which is the city’s oldest. In fact, St. Catharines has so many picturesque green spaces and gardens that it has earned the title of “Garden City.” You can explore the 15-acre Happy Rolph Bird Sanctuary, the Walker Botanical Gardens or the Welland Canals Centre. Another popular pastime with local residents is following the scenic trails of the Niagara Wine Route where you can take a guided tour and enjoy wine tastings. Apartment living in St. Catharines has another added perk: you can purchase fresh fish, flowers, cheese, eggs and baked goods, as well as locally grown fruits and vegetables, at the Farmers’ Market in the center of the city. Residents of apartments for rent in St. Catharines can also enjoy convenient access to many other Canadian cities, as well as American cities such as Buffalo and Detroit.