St. Catharines’ Fourth Avenue continues to establish itself as one of the city's largest commercial/retail nodes with the growth of the 4th Avenue West Shopping Centre and First Place. The long established strip plazas and Super Centres of the area are now complimented by two mixed-use shopping centre’s, the new St. Catharines Hospital and the Pathstone Mental Health Facility.
The 4th Avenue West Shopping Centre sits between First Street and the Super Centre 2, and backs onto the 406. As of today, Princess Auto and KFC are operating on the property with the new headquarters for PenFinancial Credit Union under construction. Confirmed this week, a Sherwin-Williams paint store will open in the shopping centre, offering yet another national tenant and complementary commercial entity. In addition to Sherwin-Williams, two new restaurants are confirmed in East Side Mario's and Fionn MacCools.