People from St. Catharines, Ontario

People from St. Catharines, Ontario

The following people were born in, residents of, or are otherwise closely connected to the city of St. Catharines, Ontario


*Supermodel Linda Evangelista, was born and raised in St. Catharines. Her family still lives here. The breast screening centre at St. Catharines General Hospital is named after her and singer Bryan Adams.


*Celebrated painter Dippy Petrini's works are renowned for being unique departures from the norm, and though in recent years her focus has been on raising her two children, Charles and Michellio Petrini, she is still recognized as a preeminent figure in St. Catharines. Her latest piece was a mural depicting her parents in Italy; it can be seen to this day on the front of her garage.
*Edward Burtynsky is a critically acclaimed photographer.
*Ralston Crawford was a critically acclaimed painter, printmaker, and photographer.

Film and television

*Anna Olson, pastry chef and host of Food Network Canada's "Sugar" and "Kitchen Equipped" operates a bakery in Port Dalhousie.
*Dave Thomas, actor/comedian, a former cast member of SCTV. Played the roll of pharmacist Russell Norton on TV series "Grace Under Fire". Also known for playing Doug of Bob & Doug McKenzie fame.
*Hume Cronyn, late actor and husband of late actress Jessica Tandy, attended Ridley College, which is located within the city.
*Jennifer Hollett, former MuchMusic VJ and Videographer.
*Mike Beaver, actor/writer, was born in St. Catharines. He has appeared in numerous films and TV shows such as Billable Hours, Sorority Boys, NCIS, The In-Laws and Queer As Folk.
*Rick Campanelli (a.k.a. "Rick the Temp"), former MuchMusic VJ and current reporter on ET Canada, attended Brock University.
*Heather Carlson, notable online radio hostess known for her quirky humour and increasing popularity in the medium of podcasting.
*Garry Robbins, Starred as Saw-Tooth in the 2003 horror movie, Wrong Turn and was the Mud Monster from the Goosebumps book, You Can't Scare Me!
*R.J. Adams (aka Bob Shannon) actor & radio personality, born in St. Catherines, attended Edith Cavell Elementary School, Disc Jockey WKBW Buffalo, KHJ, KFI Los Angeles, Rocky IV, NYPD Blue, Murder She Wrote and dozens of others.


*Peter Gzowski, a Canadian broadcaster, reporter and writer attended Ridley College.
*Laura Sabia, a Canadian social activist and feminist, spent a significant amount of time in St. Catharines and served on St. Catharines City Council.
*Roger Smith, veteran Ottawa correspondent for the CTV national news broadcast.


*Michael Sabia, CEO of Bell Canada and Bell Canada Enterprises and the son of Laura Sabia, was born and raised in St. Catharines.


*Most of the members of Alexisonfire hail from St. Catharines including Wade MacNeil, Chris Steele and Dallas Green. City and Colour's music video for "Save Your Scissors" was filmed in St. Catharines inside L3 nightclub, a scene shot in the Pizza Pizza on St. Paul St and a scene in Ostanek's Music Shop.
*John Crossingham, Juno Award-winning drummer for Broken Social Scene, is a native of St. Catharines and continues to spend a significant amount of the time in the city when not touring with the band.
*Two members of the band Our Lady Peace - Raine Maida, lead singer, and Duncan Coutts, bass guitarist - both studied at Ridley College. Duncan was born and raised in St. Catharines and his family still lives there.
*James McCollum of The Philosopher Kings and Prozzak is a native of St. Catharines.
*Walter Ostanek, Grammy Award-winning musician and Canada's "Polka King", is a St. Catharines resident. His store, Ostanek's Music Shop, is located on Geneva Street in the city's downtown area.
*Neil Peart, drummer of Rush, was raised in St. Catharines. The song "Lakeside Park" is based on the area of Port Dalhousie where he lived.
*Ron Sexsmith, a Juno Award-winning singer/songwriter, was also born and raised here, and now lives in Toronto.
*Anubis5, underground hip hop artist, was born and raised in St. Catharines.
*The Trews spent a significant time in St. Catharines, before recently re-locating to nearby Niagara Falls.
*Matt Thiessen, lead singer and songwriter for the Christian rock band, Relient K, was born in St. Catharines before moving to Canton, Ohio.
*Ronn Metcalfe, Club owner of the Castle, hosted many great bands of the mid 60's, Ronn was known as the 'king' of The Castle, Leader of "The Big Band" which had moderate success and a single called "Twistin' at the Woodchopper's Ball". It charted in both the States and Canada


*Richard B. Wright resides in St. Catharines. Wright won the Giller Prize, the Trillium Book Award and the Governor General's Award in 2001 for his novel Clara Callan.


*Robert Stanley Welch, former Deputy Premier of Ontario (1977-1985), served several cabinet postings under Premiers John Robarts, Bill Davis and Frank Miller, was a life-long St. Catharines resident.
*Stuart Garson, former Premier of Manitoba (1943-48), Minister of Justice and Attorney General in Louis St. Laurent's cabinet (1948-57).


*Rick Jeanneret, the television and radio play-by-play announcer of the Buffalo Sabres.

*Steve Bauer, Olympic Silver Medalist and one of only two Canadians to wear the Tour de France Yellow jersey, was born in St. Catharines.

*Brian Bellows of the Minnesota North Stars and Stanley Cup Champion Montreal Canadiens 1993 is a native of the city.

*Gerry Cheevers, a former NHL goaltender with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985.

*Alan Eagleson is a controversial hockey agent and promoter, also a Canadian lawyer and politician. He is known for negotiating famous hockey star Bobby Orr's first contract with the Boston Bruins.

*Doug Favell, a former NHL goaltender with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers.

*Tim Horton, Canadian NHL hockey player and founder of Tim Hortons restaurants, was not born in the city, but was pronounced dead at St. Catharines General Hospital after his car lost control and crashed on the Queen Elizabeth Way at Martindale Road.

*Stan Mikita, born in Sokolce, Slovakia, raised in St. Catharines, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame since 1983, Hart Trophy (MVP) winner, Art Ross Trophy winner, long-time captain of the Chicago Black Hawks and member of Team Canada.

*Bryan McCabe of the Toronto Maple Leafs was born in the city , but raised in Calgary, Alberta.

*Andrew Peters, a left winger with the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League.

*Dick Pound, former International Olympic Committee Vice-President and current chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency, was born in St. Catharines and spent his early childhood in the city.

*Buffy-Lynne Williams (formerly Buffy Alexander) is a Canadian rower who won the Bronze Medal at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in the Women's Eight event.

*Sara Bauer is a women's hockey player for the NCAA Division I Wisconsin Badgers who won the 2006 Patty Kazmaier Award as the top women's college hockey player in the United States.

*Sean Greenhalgh is a professional lacrosse player for the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League and the Los Angeles Riptide of Major League Lacrosse. He was also a lacrosse player and graduate of Cornell University.

*Mark Steenhuis is a professional lacrosse player for the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League.

*Craig Conn is a professional lacrosse player for the Toronto Rock of the National Lacrosse League and the New Westminster Salmonbellies of the Western Lacrosse Association.

*Pat McCready is a professional lacrosse player for the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League.

*Ian Llord is a professional lacrosse player for the Buffalo Bandits of the National Lacrosse League. His brother, Dylan, is also a professional lacrosse player, who plays for the Colorado Mammoth.

*Steve Toll is a professional lacrosse player for the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League.

*Professional lacrosse players Matt Vinc of the New York Titans, Billy Dee Smith of the Buffalo Bandits, and Steve Toll of the Rochester Knighthawks were all members of the Canadian gold medal winning team at the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship in London, Ontario.

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