Information for Visitors
Discover downtown Thorold to shop, dine, and live in a heritage area in Niagara’s canal city promoted by the Thorold Business Improvement Area; B.I.A.The purpose of our non-profit organization is to represent and support the downtown business people. The B.I.A. hopes to enhance both the development of existing business and to work cooperatively with the City’s economic development officer to attract new businesses. B.I.A. members are welcome to attend General Meetings each month. Sign up for our emails to be sure to be kept in the loop.
Maps & Parking
Below are maps for helping you plan your time here.
Where to park and for how long. Fees may apply in some locations.
Some of the best stuff to see should be seen on foot. Check out these tours that you can do in your own time at your own pace.
Bicycle Friendly Equipment
A map for where you can find water, washrooms, bicycle repair kits, bike racks, etc.
It's obvious that walking will be part of your journey here as you stroll in and out of some very great shops and restaurants but in addition to that, there are some great ways to get here and get around.
Parking in Thorold can be done on the street or in a variety of parking lots in the BIA boundary. On street parking has a two hour limit and most parking lots are free all day. There are some privately owned lots also that offer monthly parking within the downtown core area. For a map of on street parking and lots with cost information visit the maps page.
Thorold Transit provides bus service within the urban area of the City of Thorold and connects with the entire neighbouring City of St. Catharines. With a variety of convenient and accessible travel options, it's easy to get you where you want to go. For bus schedule and maps visit the City of St. Catharines Transit Commission website at www.yourbus.com.
Thorold won Bike-Friendly Community Bronze recognition from the Share the Road Cycling Coalition in 2013 for investing in its cycling infrastructure. We have several shops downtown that provide water, washrooms, bicycle repair kits and first aid kits to cyclists free of charge. Bike racks are plentiful along the sidewalks and some places offer free delivery to those shopping while on a bicycle so you don't have to worry if you can fit it all in a backpack!
Thorold has access to a variety of taxi services:
Niagara Falls Taxi: (905) 357-4000
Central Taxi: (905) 685-7343
5-0 Taxi (905) 685-5464
A1 Niagara River Taxi: (905) 658-3030
Here's how you can get to us from either the North or South directions. We're perfectly located in the centre of Niagara Falls, Niagara-On-The-Lake,St. Catharines and Welland. There are many attractions near us so come check them all out!
Driving directions from Niagara Falls, NY to Thorold, ON, Canada
10.1 mi – about 20 mins
1. Slight right at Niagara St.Entering Canada (Ontario) 0.2 mi.
2. Continue on Rainbow Bridge (Partial toll road) 0.3 mi
3.Slight left at HWY-420 W/Roberts St.Continue to follow HWY-420 W 3.1 mi
4.Merge onto QEW 0.6 mi
5.Take exit 32B for Thorold Stone Rd W/RR-57 W toward Thorold 0.2 mi
6.Merge onto RR-57/Thorold Stone Rd 3.4 mi
7.Continue straight onto HWY-58 N 0.8 mi
8.Take the RR-67/Pine St exit 0.1 mi
9.Turn right at Pine St S/RR-67 486 ft
10. Turn right at Sullivan Ave. 210 m
11. Arriving at Front St. Thorold, ON
Driving directions from Toronto, ON, Canada to Thorold, ON, Canada
121 km – about 1 hour 21 mins
1. Turn right to merge onto Gardiner Expy W toward QEW 15.1 km
2. Continue on QEW 89.3 km
3. Take exit 49 to merge onto HWY-406 S toward Pt. Colborne/Welland/Thorold 10.4 km
4. Take the exit onto HWY-58 S toward Thorold 3.3 km
5. Take the RR-67/Pine St exit 0.2 km
6. Turn left at Pine St S/RR-67 0.2 km
7. Turn right at Sullivan Ave. 210 m
8. Arriving at Front St. Thorold, ON