~ St. Catharines' Wartime Neighbourhoods

The Designs

Wartime houses can be found across the city, most are located within 12 neighbourhoods, with the majority in the north end.  These eight designs are the most common in our city.  The detailed designs can be found in the publication ’67 Homes for Canadians’ published by the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation in 1947.

“Individually the houses do not present a particularly high architectural style. They are small (often lacking basements) and constructed of cheap materials. Their uniqueness stems not from their design but from the factors that contributed to their existence (the war) and from the streetscapes they created.”  ~ Wartime Housing by Thomas Wicks – Spacing Toronto website