The Meridian Centre Experience

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide innovative and quality facilities for diverse entertainment, sports, arts, business, social and educational opportunities. We provide unmatched venue services along with an event experience like no other. Drive economic growth and enhance quality of life by providing facilities that are safe, versatile and active. Provide efficient and fiscally responsible management as a vital community partner while maximizing the investment return for the residents and businesses in the City of St. Catharines.

Our Core Values


We relate to clients, patrons, co-workers, visitors and all relationships with fairness, respect, honesty and trust. We keep commitments, are accountable for our actions and expect the same of others.


We communicate. We share. We are open to each other’s ideas. We will not develop boundaries. We have full cooperation. We encourage participation and innovation. We accept the decision of the group and work together. We watch out for each other.


We foster a creative environment that encourages and rewards contribution of new ideas to improve, innovate and expand to better serve clients, patrons, the community and each other.


We provide excellent service through commitment and passion that consistently exceeds expectations. The client/customer/patron is our first priority. What is important to our client/customer/patron is important to us.

About SMG Canada

Meridian Centre is proudly an SMG Canada managed facility. Created in response to the demand for professionally managed public assembly facilities, SMG Canada ULC is the Canadian arm of SMG.

SMG is the world leader in venue management, marketing and development. It was founded in 1977 with the management of our first facility, the Louisiana Superdome. We soon grew to manage convention centres, exhibition halls and trade centres, arenas, stadiums, performing arts centres, theatres, and specific-use venues such as equestrian centres. SMG’s clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and its unparalleled expertise, leadership, and creative problem-solving. Our successful growth has been built on the many partnerships, relationships, and resources we have developed with our clients — both municipal and private. This unique combination of resources, relationships, and expertise has allowed SMG to define and refine the industry throughout its history.

SMG has continually defined a management philosophy and style that has led to its industry-leading position, with over 210 facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, England, Northern Ireland, Norway and Germany. Now, an SMG facility has come to St. Catharines, Ontario. The Meridian Centre, the 160,000 sq.ft, 5,300 seat entertainment complex is owned by the City of St. Catharines.