Located in the historic Merriton district of St. Catharines, this new full time fire station is surrounded by significant buildings reflecting the City’s industrial, institutional and civic heritage. Consequently, the station’s design employs stone and masonry details and traditional design cues from its surroundings. Inside, modern operations include a 24-Hour Emergency Call Centre, an Emergency Operations Centre, and a state-of-the-art Secure Data Centre serving as primary electronic server for civic functions and departmental records. The Data Centre is seismically-isolated, fire-separated and independently serviced with back-up redundancies to ensure emergency operation. A radio tower at the rear of the property handles dispatch communications for the Golden Horseshoe. Elsewhere throughout are Dormitories for 8 firefighters, 4 Offices, an Exercise Room, 2 Drive-Through double-length Apparatus Bays and various support spaces. All public and administrative components in the station were design to full FADS accessibility design standards.