Hey friends!

If you’re nervous about coming to Brock because maybe you feel like it’s in the “middle of nowhere”, don’t speak too fast. I know a lot of people seem to compare Brock to other universities that may be in big cities with a lot of surrounding restaurants and fun things to do. But little do they know, Brock has all of that and more! In my opinion, Brock is in the perfect location. It’s located in St.Catharines on the top of Glenridge Hill which means you can quickly access downtown St.Catharines, Thorald, Niagara Falls and surounding areas. All of these places are fairly close and accessible by taking a city bus that leaves straight from the tower at Brock University!

To start off, if you do end up coming to Brock whether for a campus tour or to start off your university degree, you should definitely visit Beechwood Donuts. Beechwood has some of the most delicious donuts you’ll ever taste, whether you like chai tea latte, banana chocolate fritter, oreo, banana peanut butter, nanaimo bar, there’s a delicious donut for everyone!

Another one of my favourite hotspots around St.Catharines is Mahtay Cafe. Mahtay has various delicious drinks and yummy treats. As well, its a great place to study or hangout with some friends and play a board game. Depending on the night you go, there’s usually something going on such as an open mic night, poetry slam, or local band. 

Or maybe you have more of an appetite and you’re with your family after a long day, trying to find somewhere to eat dinner. The Works is an amazing burger joint in downtown St.Catharines that will be sure to satisfy your hunger needs! There are many different burger options, even a burger with peanut butter on it (sounds weird, but you never know until you try!)

The best part about all of these places is that they are downtown and super accessible for those of you hoping to live on residence at Brock or off-campus in St.Catharines. If you’d like to try any of these places all you have to do is catch the 16 Glenridge bus from the Brock tower, and use your student card to get on! The bus will end up at the downtown terminal where your future favourite cafe or restaurant will be steps away!

That’s all for know! I hope this blog post didn’t make you too hungry.. I know it did for me.

See you soon future badgers!


About Kristen

Hey fellow badgers! I am a third year student in Child and Youth Studies and my name is Kristen. Through my experience at Brock I have received adequate learning alongside meaningful experiences that have positively influenced my years at Brock. Before university I was very nervous for the transition, but through interactions with professors and fellow students I am completely comfortable and content to call Brock University my home away from home! Through the specific courses and experiences I have had at Brock I have developed a passion to work with youth at risk.

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