As a result, 10 of the 12 neighbourhoods in Welland were amalgamated in order to report on EDI data and create a long-term workable solution. Neighbourhoods were amalgamated based on geographic proximity and similar socioeconomic conditions. This map will only be used for reporting EDI results. Maps with the original neighbourhoods will be used to report on socioeconomic conditions and community resources and their names will be included in all maps - out of respect and appreciation for the work and wisdom of the community champions who participated in the Neighbourhood Creation Project. Click here to see the amalgamated neighbourhoods in Welland.
"Located in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula, Welland's weather is tempered by two Great Lakes, Erie and Ontario. The result being a moderate climate, not too hot, not too cold, not too wet and not too dry. Being central in the Niagara Region it has easy access to all major transportation corridors. Everything from rural tranquility to urban excitement is within easy reach. "Where Rails and Water Meet" has long been the slogan for this City. ... Of all the cities in the Niagara Peninsula perhaps Welland best represents the cultural mosaic that truly is Canada, a fact that is celebrated annually with its Folklore Festival, just one of many festivals the City hosts. With a high French-Canadian population the City is also home to a significant Italian community and over the past 10 years has become the port of call for immigrants from South America, Africa, Asia and Russia."
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