You Are Invited to a Free Film Festival in Niagara on Improving the Places Where We Live

A Film House presentation – BETTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM – Saturday, November 30th, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at The Film House in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario

Hosted by The Film House in St. Catharines and Better Neighborhoods Inc. Niagara, Ontario –

The best one-day short film festival on placemaking is coming to St. Catharines! The Better Cities Film Festival collects, curates and presents the very best shorts from international filmmakers on the theme of improving the places we live.

This afternoon session offers a customized selection of films on the topics of housing, mobility, urban design and placemaking to consider the question; “How will we build a better St. Catharines?”

Free screening sponsored by Better Neighbourhoods Inc., St. Catharines. For more information on on the Festival , click on

To view a film festival trailer, click on the screen below –

About Better Neighbourhoods Inc. – Better Neighbourhoods Inc., formerly Barr Associates, has over 40 years of experience in development consulting with land owners, developers and builders. With a strong bias towards good urban design, we design undeveloped or under-developed sites and manage the approvals and development of projects from concept to completion. We believe mixed-use, walkable, diverse neighbourhoods are the cornerstone of sustainability. This approach creates the greatest land value, which benefits the developer, the local municipality and the neighbourhood.

For more on Better Neighbourhoods Inc., click on firm’s website at –

A Brief Footnote from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper –

In my view, we have far too many bad, backward thinking, only-in-it-for-the-quick-buck-and-to-hell-with-the-consequences-for-the-future developers in this Niagara region. Having covered good, bad and truly destructive development plans for this region for some 40 years now, developer Glenn Barr from former Barr Associates, now Better Neighbourhoods Inc., is one of the smartest, most forward-thinking developers for building healthy, people friendly, environmentally sustainable communities in the region. It is no surprise to me at all that he is behind a great event like this Better Cities Festival.

Attend it if you can.

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