|Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake|
|Nickname: The Loveliest Town in Canada|
Location of Niagara-on-the-Lake in the Niagara Region. A nickname is a Name of an entity or thing that is not its Proper name.
|- Lord Mayor||Gary Burroughs|
|- Governing body||NOTL Town Council|
|- MP||Rob Nicholson|
|- MPP||Kim Craitor|
|- Total||132. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec In the Canadian province of Ontario, there are three different types of Census divisions: single-tier municipalities upper-tier municipalities (which can A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns The Lord Mayor is the title of the Mayor of a major city with special recognition The House of Commons (Chambre des communes is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and Robert Douglas "Rob" Nicholson, PC, QC, MP (born April 29, 1952 in Niagara Falls, Ontario) the See also Politics of Ontario The Legislative Assembly of Ontario (also known as Ontario Legislative Assembly or OntLA) is the Legislature Kim Craitor is a Politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a current member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the constituency Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 83 km² (51. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||82. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. 3 m (270 ft)|
|- Density||109. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 8/km² (284. 4/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||Eastern Daylight|EDT (UTC-4)|
|Postal code||L0S 1J0|
Niagara-on-the-Lake (2001 population 13,839) is a Canadian town located near where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region of southern Ontario. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 905 (with overlay Area code 289) is a telephone dialing area for south central Ontario. The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population A town is a type of settlement ranging from a few to several thousand (occasionally hundreds of thousands inhabitants although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan The Niagara River flows to the north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec It is located across the Niagara river from Youngstown, New York. Youngstown is a Village in Niagara County, New York, USA. The population was 1957 at the 2000 census
The original site was a Neutral Nation village known as Onghiara. The Neutrals, also known as the Attawandaron, were an Iroquoian nation of North American native people who lived near the shores of Lake Ontario In 1781 the British government established Butlersburg which later became known as West Niagara. Year 1781 ( MDCCLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Many of the first inhabitants were Loyalists who fled the United States during and immediately after the American Revolution. This article concerns Loyalists in the American Revolution. For information on the role of those Loyalists in Canadian history after their emigration see United Empire The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots"
In 1792 the village was incorporated as the Town of Newark and was named the capital of the Province of Upper Canada. Year 1792 ( MDCCXCII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The Province of Upper Canada (French Province du Haut-Canada) was a British colony located in what is now the southern portion of the Province of Ontario The town lost that distinction to York (now Toronto) in 1797, as Newark's proximity to the United States presented a danger. York was the name of Toronto, Ontario, between 1793 and 1834 and second capital of Upper Canada. Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Year 1797 ( MDCCXCVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The town was renamed Niagara in 1798. Year 1798 ( MDCCXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a During the War of 1812, American forces captured and later destroyed the town before they withdrew. The War of 1812 was fought between the United States of America and the British Empire, particularly Great Britain and her North American colonies The British rebuilt, however, and today it has retained much of its historical charm. The present name was adopted around 1880 as a Postal Address to distinguish the town from Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is a Canadian City of 82184 residents Geography and Climate Niagara Falls Ontario The name was not officially adopted until 1970, when an act of Parliament joined the Town of Niagara, and the Township of Niagara as one.
Most of the former military sites, such as Fort George, Navy Hall, and Butler's Barracks, have been restored. For other uses see Fort George Fort George National Historic Site is a historic military structure at Navy Hall is a wooden structure encased within a stone structure that was the site of Upper Canada 's ( Ontario 's first provincial parliament in 1792 – Butler's Barracks was the home of Loyalist military officer John Butler (1728-1796 in what was then Newark Upper Canada present day Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario Fort George's restoration was done as a "Make Work Project", guided by plans from the Royal Engineers, during the Great Depression of the 1930s, an early example of historic preservation. Fort George National Historic Site is a focal point in a collection of War of 1812 sites which, collectively, are managed by Parks Canada under the name Niagara National Historic Sites. Parks Canada (French Parcs Canada) is a Government of Canada agency that is mandated to protect and present nationally significant examples of Canada's That administrative name includes several national historic sites: Fort Mississauga, Mississauga Point Lighthouse (1804, the first on the Great Lakes), Navy Hall, Butler's Barracks, and Queenston Heights. Fort Mississauga National Historic Site is a fort along the shore of Lake Ontario, not far from the Niagara River in Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario. Year 1804 ( MDCCCIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The Laurentian Great Lakes are a chain of freshwater lakes located in eastern North America, on the Canada–United States border. Navy Hall is a wooden structure encased within a stone structure that was the site of Upper Canada 's ( Ontario 's first provincial parliament in 1792 – Butler's Barracks was the home of Loyalist military officer John Butler (1728-1796 in what was then Newark Upper Canada present day Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario The Queenston Heights is a geographical feature of the Niagara Escarpment immediately above the village of Queenston, Ontario, Canada.
Niagara-on-the-Lake ("N-O-T-L" in local shorthand) teems with historical plaques, many national and provincial, reflecting its significance in the establishment of many of the province's institutions. Among these were its first newspaper, lending library, parliament, historical museum, and governing body for the legal profession. Critical battles in the defence of Upper Canada took place here, at Queenston, including one in which heroine Laura Secord gained her fame. Laura Secord (born Ingersoll) ( September 13, 1775 &ndash October 17, 1868) was a Canadian heroine of the War of 1812 The town gave many black Americans their first taste of freedom, both as a stop on the Underground Railroad for those travelling further into Upper Canada, and as a refuge in its own right. The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and Safe houses used by 19th century Black slaves in the United States Its stock of Regency and Classical Revival buildings, considered the best in the country from the post–War of 1812 period, led the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to designate parts of the town centre a National Historic District in 2004, the only one in Ontario. This is a complete list of the National Historic Sites of Canada. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " And, although it did not make the final list, the Historic District was considered for nomination as a World Heritage Site. A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site (such as a Forest, Mountain, Lake, Desert, Monument, Building, complex 
Other significant sites in NOTL:
The town is home to the Shaw Festival, a months–long series of theatrical productions featuring the works of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec See also Anglicanism The Anglican Communion is an international association of national Anglican churches Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec The Shaw Festival is a major Canadian Theatre festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the second largest Repertory theatre company George Bernard Shaw ( (26 July 1856 &ndash 2 November 1950 was an Irish Playwright. The festival operates three theatres in the centre of town: the Festival, Royal George, and Court House theaters, and features one of a repertory acting company, scenic staff, and collection of resident and guest directors considered some of the best in the English-speaking world.
The surrounding region enjoys a comparatively mild climate thanks to the adjoining lakes, and excellent soil for fruit production, for which it has become one of Canada's centres. In particular, NOTL has grown into a major viticultural region. Visitors flock to dozens of nearby wineries, including those making the world's largest volumes of ice wine. Ice wine (or icewine, as one word or in German, Eiswein) is a type of Dessert wine produced from Grapes that have been frozen while The town is also known for its gardens, art galleries, antique shops, and golf courses.
There are many hotels, inns, B&Bs, and spas in the area. A hotel is an establishment that provides paid lodging usually on a short-term basis Inns are establishments where travellers can procure Food, Drink, and Lodging. Bed and breakfast, also known as B&B, is a term originating in the United Kingdom, but now also used all over the world for an establishment that offers accommodation A day spa is a business establishment which people visit for professionally administered personal care treatments such as Massages and Facials It is similar
The town accentuates its British heritage, and features the only Lord Mayor in Canada. The Lord Mayor is the title of the Mayor of a major city with special recognition Prior to 1970, the town was simply the Town of Niagara, and the title was Mayor. In 1970, the Town of Niagara, and the Township of Niagara were merged to create the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The title of "Lord Mayor" was to be given to all Mayors from that time forward. Many people incorrectly refer to the Mayor of Niagara prior to that time as having the title of "Lord". The First Lord Mayor was Frederick S. Goring, and other former Lord Mayors include Jake Frose, Wilbert Dick, Jim Marino, Stan Ignatczyk, Art Viola, and Mike Dietsch. Frederick Stewart Goring (February 3 1923 – November 27 1989 was an Ontario politician Michael Murray Dietsch (born February 2, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former politician in Ontario Canada. The current Lord Mayor is Gary Burroughs.
Only 15% of the population is under 14 years of age. Those over 65 years of age number 22. 6% and constitute a fast-growing population. The town has seen growth of almost 1% yearly, partially due to a large number of retirees moving to the town. Retirement is the point where a person stops employment completely
The Town of Niagara was the site of the 8th World Scout Jamboree in 1955. The 8th World Scout Jamboree was held in 1955 and was hosted by Canada at Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Over 11,000 Scouts from 71 countries attended the Jamboree. It was the first to be held outside Europe and had the theme "Jamboree of New Horizons. "
Niagara-on-the-Lake was named the Prettiest Town in Canada in 1996 by Communities in Bloom, a nationwide beautification program . Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit Organization that fosters friendly competition between Canadian communities to beautify their civic spaces The town is now a tourist magnet, located at the northern terminus of the Niagara Parkway, a scenic drive and biking/walking path. Niagara Parkway is a road along the Niagara River from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie, in the Canadian province of Ontario.
In addition to the primary townsite of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the town also includes the neighbourhoods of Glendale, Homer, McNab, Queenston, St. David's and Virgil. The Village of Queenston is located 5 km north of Niagara Falls Ontario in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. St David's Ontario is a small rural community of approximately 700 that is nestled on the Niagara Escarpment between Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake
Glendale is located near the junction of the QEW, Highway 405, and Highway 55, and adjacent to the Welland Canal. The Queen Elizabeth Way (commonly referred to as the QEW, Q, QE, or Queen-E) is a vital 400-Series Freeway in Ontario Highway 405 is a short 400-series highway in Ontario, Canada that connects the Queen Elizabeth Way to the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge Highway 55 was a provincial highway in the Canadian province of Ontario, connecting the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW with Niagara-on-the-Lake The Welland Canal is a Ship canal that runs 42  km (270  Miles from Port Colborne Ontario on Lake Erie to Port It is home to the Glendale campus of Niagara College. Niagara College is a College of Applied Arts and Technology within the Niagara Region of Southern Ontario.
Virgil is located just south-west of old town Niagara-on-the-Lake, where most of the tourism takes place, and has a large Mennonite community as well, who originally settled the area in the earlier part of the 20th-century. The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist denominations named after Menno Simons (1496&ndash1561 though his teachings were a relatively While once a small village, there have been many changes to the town itself over the past decade, such as fast food restaurants, subdivisions, and retail chains. Virgil also houses two different banks, a few antique stores and a small number of gyms, as well as a large GM dealership.
Virgil has a large sportspark, serving as the centre of Niagara-on-the-Lake's bustling hockey, softball, lacrosse and soccer leagues, two arenas, three baseball diamonds, a skatepark. Once a year Virgil holds Canada's second largest annual 'Stampede' (after the Calgary Stampede), as far as is known. This festival includes various rides and attractions, many snacks and other amusing events, such as pig races.
Virgil's educational institutions are St. Michael's Elementary School, Virgil Public School, Colonel John Butler Public School and Niagara District Secondary School. Shut Down Due to lower enrollment at the school each year NDSS is being reported to be shut down by the District School Board of Niagara. Eden High School used to be in the Virgil region until the school moved to St. Catharines.