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About

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a town in southern Ontario. It sits on the shores of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Niagara River.
First known as Butlersburg, Niagara-on-the-Lake was incorporated in 1781 as the Town of Newark by Loyalists who fled the U.S. during the American Revolution. In 1792 the newly renamed Niagara was the capital of Upper Canada, but lost that distinction to York (now Toronto) due to Niagara-on-theLake’s proximity to the U.S., which was deemed a vulnerable position at that time. During the War of 1812, Niagara-on-the-Lake was burnt to the ground. Rebuilt, it became a commercial centre, thanks to a vibrant shipping industry. In 1880, the present name was adopted.

Today, Niagara-on-the-Lake attracts more than two million visitors annually. The picturesque main street is a testament to the beauty of 19th century architecture. A landmark on this street is the clock tower monument, erected as a memorial to 10 of the town’s men who lost their lives in World War I.

Known by the locals as NOTL, this quaint village is known for its wineries and the summer Shaw Festival, a series of theatre productions.

NOTL is located only 20 kilometres from Niagara Falls.