Decew Generating Station 1 (Ontario Power Generation)Digital Doors Open St. Catharines


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Decew Generating Station 1 (Ontario Power Generation)

In 1898, the Cataract Power Company (now Ontario Power Generation) began generating and transmitting electricity from St. Catharines to Hamilton. The entrepreneurial project resulted in the transmission of electricity a staggering 56 kilometers (35 miles) – the longest distance that electricity had been transmitted in Canada at that time, and the second-longest distance in the world! The station remains a working piece of Canada’s hydroelectric heritage. Check out the video below as part of Digital Doors Open and learn more about this fascinating site.


Year built: 1898
Building type:CommercialHistorical landmark

Dates/hours open

Apr 19, 07:35am - Apr 19, 07:35am