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About Us

Our Story

Our Story

Garden City Home Hardware Building Centre is located in the west end of St Catharines, Ontario. Nestled on the corner of Fourth Ave and Third Street Louth, just past the hospital. It offers the community the opportunity to shop at a community-based business while avoiding the hustle and bustle of the city. With it’s a newly renovated and re-stocked 25,000 square foot store, lumber yard, and on-site garden centre, Garden City Home Hardware Building Centre has all the resources needed for any DIY and home building projects.

Garden City Home Hardware is a sister store of GrandErie Home Hardware Building Centre located in Dunnville, Ontario. After operating for more than 25 years, GrandErie Home Hardware was looking to expand its business profile and this location in St.Catharines was the perfect fit. GrandErie purchased the very well-respected, family-owned Kala’s Home Hardware Store. The family feel of the Kala’s store was exactly what they were looking for, so in October 2019, Garden City Home Hardware Building Centre was born.

Many improvements and renovations have been made to the building, and business operations, to better serve the community. The introduction of a full-service lumber yard, a building material service desk, as well as a convenient second entrance, are some of the biggest improvements. The interior of the store has also been completely re-merchandised to create a better shopping experience for all customers – homeowners and contractors alike. We’re growing to serve you better. Niagara, welcome to your HOME!

Customers can expect to see some familiar faces, as well as some new ones, who are all dedicated to providing the best customer service. We are thankful for the support we’ve received from the local community and look forward to providing expertise for projects, big and small, for many years to come.

Garden City Through the Years


On October 9, 2019 Garden City Home Hardware (formerly known as Kala's Home Hardware) opens in partnership with GrandErie Home Hardware Building Centre. 


Garden City Home Hardware becomes a Building Centre, by adding a full-service lumber yard and building material service desk.


Garden City Home Hardware Building Centre opens a seasonal Garden Centre.

Our Team

Our Team

April Bird

Accounts Receivable

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Aaron Vanier

Tools & Hardware

Nathalie Koppers

Paint Dept. Manager & Front End Supervisor

Avrielle Nelson

Retail Analyst & HR Coordinator

Stacey Campbell

Office Manager

Morgan Grant

Seasonal  & Garden Centre Manager

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Jenn Mendonca

Lumber & Building Material Department Manager

Dennis Sawatzky

Retail Operations Manager

Henry DeKlerk

Controller and Owner

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Margaret Henry

Paint Associate

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George Montreuil

Service Desk Manager

Sylvie Tremblay

Marketing Assistant

Cheryl Egger

Marketing Assistant

Tim Hedge

Receiving & LBM Yard Coordinator

Bert Mulder

Owner, Lumber & Building Specialist

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Ken Zantingh

Owner & Human Resources

Join Our Team

  • Why aren’t you open Sundays?
    Our ownership team believes we are all required to have a day of rest and helps prepare them for the week ahead.
  • Do you take specials orders?
    Yes! Learn more about special orders here.
  • Do you deliver?
    Yes! We deliver to homes, job sites and more. Learn more about our delivery options here.
  • I would like to make a payment to my Garden City house account. What are my options?
    To make a payment on your house account, you may use: Debit card An online direct bill payment from your bank account Cash For house accounts, we do not accept payment by: Credit card Home Hardware gift cards Wire transfers For assistance setting up online payments for your Garden City account, please contact Stacey Campbell by phone oremail.
  • What’s with all the smiling faces?
    We hear this alot. It might have something to do with being closed on Sundays, or it might be that our co-workers are such terrific people, or it might be our cheery customers, or it might be that working in St. Catharines is truly great, or it might just be something that’s pumped into the air around here...whatever the cause, it sure seems contagious! Ultimately, we are happy to be here and happy to serve the city of St. Catharines.
  • Sounds like a great place to work. Are you accepting resumes?
    You’re right, Garden City is a great place to work! Learn more about current job postings here. Also, you’re most welcome to make us aware of your passion to join our team (even if we do not have a job opening posted at that moment) it’s nice to have a wishlist of perfectly suited candidates on hand when we are hiring! Please email your resume and cover letter to Avrielle.
  • I have a question not listed here.
    Give our store a call directly at (905) 688-5520 and we would be thriled to answer your question or discuss your concern!
Contact Us

Contact Us


(905) 688 - 5520


1380 4th Avenue,
St. Catharines, Ontario

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