2018 Homes of Character!

Spend an enjoyable afternoon on Sunday May 6th, 2018, touring five Homes of Character in the historic area of Port Dalhousie/North St. Catharines. This year’s tour will feature lakefront living at its finest, including one of Port Dalhousie’s original mansions, aptly known as “The Breakers” due to its spectacular view of Lake Ontario. Enjoy a refreshment stop at St. John’s Anglican Church in Port Dalhousie on House Tour day.


Striking Heritage Home in Port

This lovely yellow heritage home enhances the corner of Simcoe St. and Dalhousie St. in Port Dalhousie. The very talented and artistic owners have melded the new with the old to create a comfortable and beautiful home. Very careful thought has gone into the renovations and decorating with beautiful results and an excellent use of open space.



Mid Century Modern

Expanses of glass, multiple views and access – this house, built in 1967 on 1.5 acres of lakefront,  encourages integration with nature. Outdoors is an extension of the living space – complete with tennis court, pool, mini-vineyard and the owners’ favourite space – the “balcone” jutting out over the lake to extend the sunset views.


The Breakers

Built in 1893, this Port Dalhousie mansion, was named “The Breakers” after its spectacular Lake Ontario views.

In 2015, The Breakers transformation into an even more magnificent home began. It retained structural, historical elements and Italianate architecture, with new side additions, 3rd story living and entertaining space, and cutting-edge technology.


The Garden Cottage

This unique family home was built in Port Dalhousie in the 1950s.  While retaining many distinctive touches from that time period, the home has been tastefully updated most recently in 2017 by the current homeowners to provide a warm and welcoming open oasis to live – both indoors and outdoors.




Inn the Pines

This early 1900’s era farm house was moved to its present site in 1967.  After undertaking a major renovation in 2016, this beautiful Bed & Breakfast is now open for business.  The main floor and three renovated bedrooms for guests will be open for viewing as well as the produce stand, garden and property.





St. John’s Anglican Church, 80 Main Street, Port Dalhousie

On House Tour Day, stop by for refreshments and historical tour at St. John’s Anglican Church, Port Dalhousie.

This heritage landmark is one of the oldest parishes in Ontario with roots dating back to the 1830s. View “The Windows of St. John’s”, a collection of 20 stained glass windows presenting Biblical themes and crafted of hand-blown glass.  A delight for the eye; a treasure for the soul…



INSIDE our 2018 Homes of Character