Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario – History In The Making!

Historic Niagara On The Lake has a population of approximately 14,000 people. Originally named Butlersburg in honour of Colonel John Butler commander of Butlers Rangers has been home to many historically relevant events.

Many Canadian Firsts have occurred here including:

  • Capital of Upper Canada
  • census in Canada in 1782
  • grist mill built in 1783
  • legislature of Upper Canada convened in 1792
  • anti slavery legislation in the British Empire in 1793
  • library
  • Masonic Lodge
  • agricultural society
  • settlement in Ontario by United Empire Loyalists
  • Law Society of Upper Canada.

Niagara On The Lake includes the heritage communities of:

  • Virgil
  • St Davids
  • Queenston
  • Homer
  • McNab

Niagara On The Lake is one of the twelve municipalities in the Regional Municipality of Niagara. The town is located in the northeast corner of the Region and is bounded by the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, the City of St Catharines and the City of Niagara Falls.

Niagara On The Lake is the tourism heart of the Ontario wine region. Stretching along the south shore of Lake Ontario from Stoney Creek to Niagara Falls. It boasts many local large and small vineyards and wineries. The town draws over three million visitors each year and is known as the prettiest town in Ontario. In 2004 the Historic Old Town was declared a National Historic Site.

Niagara On The Lake is the place where Upper Canada began and it has retained its early 19th century character and charm. It is home to Fort George, Fort Mississauga, the Brock Monument and Queenston Heights.

Numerous early eighteenth and nineteenth century homes have been restored and meticulously maintained in the town. Local attractions include 6 public and private art galleries, the world renowned Shaw Festival Theatre, grand mansions, colourful gardens, an abundance of local vineyards and wineries, restored military sites, 4 museums, 15 public parks and playgrounds, a library that houses the largest collection on English Canada’s origins, a community college, six golf courses, two driving ranges, two sports arenas, a community centre and 16 churches.

Relocating to Niagara On The Lake is easy with very attractive real estate both in town and in the rural outer boundaries. Team Neumann is available to help you find the perfect home.

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