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Niagara-on-the-Lake 2014 Official Visitor’s Guide

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Is it our award-winning Signature Kitchens? Could it be our Diner en Blanc or Fabulicious? Perhaps it’s our VQA wines and artisanal cuisine? Maybe it’s the high-quality local ingredients and professional chefs. Whatever it is, add flavour to your visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake and discover for yourself the delightful effect we’re going to have on you.

For full effect or to book reservations in Niagara-on-the-Lake, call Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake 905- 468 -1950 or visit

Welcome to Niagara-on-the-Lake Welcome to the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the first capital of Upper Canada in 1792. We are delighted you have chosen our town as your special getaway. You are encouraged to visit our outstanding culinary restaurants and VQA wineries, take in a play produced by the world-renowned Shaw Festival Theatre and bike on the local trails along the Niagara River Parkway or local agricultural countryside. Here, you will also find some of the finest visitor accommodations, from bed and breakfasts to five-star hotels. We take pride in our historical sites and architecture, and we hope you will experience the best we have to offer. Greatly recognized for its rich and lush agricultural land, Niagara-on-the-Lake produces the most delicious fruits and vegetables in the Niagara Peninsula. The finest grapes are harvested in this area and our wines are well-known around the world for their superior taste and quality. In 1896, the writer William Kirby wrote, “Niagara is as near Heaven as any town whatever.” We would like to share this experience with you and suggest you contact the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau for assistance in making your visit spectacular. We are pleased you have come and trust you will enjoy your stay. See you again on your next visit.

Table of Contents Parking Information.............................6 Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Information......................9 Events..................................................10 Accommodations...............................14 Peach Celebration..............................16 Diner en Blanc....................................18 Doug Forsythe Gallery......................20 The Romance Collection Gallery......21 Attractions..........................................22 Signature Kitchens.............................25 Fabulicious!........................................26 Downtown Map................................28 Niagara Historical Society...............30

Fort George........................................31 Shaw Festival.....................................32 Walking Tours Map..........................34 Worship Directory.............................38 Historical Points of Interest................39 Music Niagara...................................40 Niagara Integrated Film Festival......42 Landmark Shops of NOTL.................43 Weddings, Conventions & Learning Centres...........................46 Wineries.............................................47 Regional Map...................................48 Directory Listing.................................50


Parking Information Niagara-on-the-Lake is a small historic town with extremely limited parking available in the Heritage District. We are attempting to balance our responsibility to protect the Heritage District with the provision of convenient parking for visitors. Efforts have been made to meet the high demand for parking spaces with a combination of metered, pay and display, and short and long-term parking. For reference on where to park in the Heritage District, please refer to this map which indicates the location of short and long-term parking areas, as well as the fee per hour noted, where applicable. Drivers with handicap permits may use any municipal parking space without fee or limit EXCEPT in dedicated “No Parking” zones, due to safety reasons.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce & Visitor and Convention Bureau For all your queries, accommodation booking and event ticketing needs, we are your information source. The Chamber of Commerce Office is staffed with trained professionals who can assist you in making the most of your visiting experience in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Contact us as you plan your visit. We can book your accommodations at Chamber-certified Accommodations, assist you in ordering special event tickets and provide ideas on what to see and do in the area. We can also help guide you towards your destination beyond Niagara-on-the-Lake. Once you arrive, stop by and visit us, as we have a variety of brochures on area attractions and current information on events and accommodation availability. OPEN YEAR-ROUND: May 15 to Oct. 15: 8:30am to 6pm Oct. 16 to May 14: 8:30am to 5pm Please note: Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25, Boxing Day, Dec. 26 & New Year’s Day, Jan. 1 CONTACT US: 26 Queen Street, lower level of Court House Building, across from the Clock Tower Phone: 905-468-1950 Fax: 905-468-4930 Twitter: niagaraonlake w w


2014 Event Listings JANUARY -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------New Year’s Day Levee, January 1 - 3 pm Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as we ring in the New Year at Navy Hall! Levee celebrations start at 3:00 pm, and include toasts, music by the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps, and a cannon firing to welcome the New Year. For more information, contact the Friends of Fort George 905-468-6621; Xerox Icewine Gala, January 10 A Bacchus Evening of Icewine & Revelry This spectacular evening showcases wines from 40 Niagara wineries and features Canada’s largest tasting of internationally acclaimed VQA Icewines and table wines. Combined with exemplary Niagara cuisine prepared by Fallsview Casino’s top chefs as well as outstanding entertainment and an incredible silent auction, this is an unforgettable evening! Niagara Icewine Festival - January 10 to 26 Ontario Icewine is one of Canada’s most cherished products. Celebrate for three weekends in January as the Niagara Region is transformed into a wintry wonderland. The 19th edition of the Niagara Icewine Festival offers plenty for every taste, from elegant gala evenings to irresistible wine and food pairings and outdoor activities from exploring Ice Villages to marshmallow roasting along the famed wine route.

whole new energy once the lights are dimmed... from 9 to 11 pm on Saturday evening, get out and experience the amazing icewine cocktails created by the Signature Kitchen Chefs of Niagara-on-the-Lake. And it’s a Niagara-on-the-Lake competition, so you know the bar will be high -- and it’s a bar made of ice! An event not to be missed, music, interesting cocktails and culinary accompaniments from the Signature Kitchen Chefs. Shop - Sip - Sample - Savour, Saturday January 25 and Sunday January 26 A chance to combine several favourite Niagara-on-the-Lake experiences in one! Step inside the diverse settings of the Landmark Shops in the Heritage District and enjoy Icewine poured by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and accompanied with culinary samples from the Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Meet the merchants, chefs and wine experts. We can’t wait to welcome you inside! Call 905-468-1950 for full details or send an email to [email protected] com. To order your $30 Insider’s Passes online, please go to

** NEW EVENT: Icebreakers’ Comedy Festival Saturday, January 25th & Sunday, January 26th Make sure to plan a weekend around this new Icewine Festival experience -- Icebreakers’ Comedy Festival will leave you laughing, with great memories of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s newest event. Held in local bars and eateries, this Comedy Festival will feature quality performers, accompanied with an unmatchable Sparkle and Ice Friday, January 17 - 8pm A brand new signature event for Niagara-on-the-Lake: offering of Niagara-on-the-Lake VQA wines, local Sparkle and Ice. A celebration with Niagara-on-the-Lake craft beers and culinary offerings from Signature Kitchens. Full listings of performers, locations and Icewinemakers and their VQA wines paired with Icewine inspired tastings from the Signature Kitchen times posted at Phone 905-468-1950. Chefs. The beautiful setting of the Grant Hall in the Courthouse. Live entertainment and an official toast served outdoors in the Icewine Village at 10:30 pm, Progressive Dinner, January 26 will make this an evening to remember. $95.00 per Set your taste buds free at a unique Niagara-on-the-Lake food and wine event. Events taking place weekends person. Purchase your tickets at of January 26, March 22 and April 12. This is an opportunity that showcases the area’s top culinary talents paired with some of the best wines and hospitality the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village Saturday, region has to offer. 1-877-342-4374, January 18 to Sunday, January 19 Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into a winter wonderland as the town comes together RiverBrink Art Museum Exhibitions From January until March 30 the following exhibits to play their part in wine country’s annual Icewine celebration with culinary creations, music, shopping are on display: Sam Weir, The Consummate Collector. The Battle of Lake Erie. Nineteenth-Century Views of the and sparkling ice sculptures. War of 1812-14. Norval Morrisseau: Journey with a Genius. Inunoo ‘of-the-people’: Inuit Carpets and Drawings. A Childish View: Scenes of Childhood from the Flash and Panache: Icewine Cocktail Competition RiverBrink Collection. 116 Queenston Street, Saturday, January 18 The Icewine Village in the Heritage District takes on a


FEBRUARY -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Days of Wine and Chocolate Weekends in February. Celebrate the beauty of winter and romance of Valentine’s Day in Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake as you explore pairings of two of your favourite indulgences – wine and chocolate. For more information 905-468-1950 or visit The Art of War exhibition at the Niagara Historical Museum, February - September 30: Commemorating the Centennial of the First World War through art. Niagara Historical Museum, 43 Castlereagh Street. Open daily. MARCH -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Spring Fabulicious, February 27 to March 6 An opportunity to dine at some of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest restaurants with special three-course menus at amazing prices. Please visit for menu pricing and dates. Niagara Historical Society Lecture series at the Niagara Historical Museum, March to September: Third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm. Call 905-468-3912 for tickets and information.

RiverBrink Art Museum Free Admission Weekend. May 17-19th 2014 (Victoria Day Weekend) International Museums Day May 18:– Free admission to the Niagara Historical Museum, 43 Castlereagh Street. JUNE -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Historical Walking Tours of Niagara-on-the-Lake June through September: Saturdays at 11 am beginning at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park and ending at the Niagara Historical Museum. Tickets are $10 and include museum admission. Concerts in the Vineyard Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery, Niagara-onthe-Lake is home to very popular Amphitheatre – an outdoor concert venue adjacent to the vineyards. The concerts feature top Canadian artists that attract both music and wine lovers from far and wide. A variety of culinary offerings are available. The season runs from June to early September. Line up to be launched in early Spring 2014. For details please visit

Janet Carnochan Day – June 4 Free admission to the Niagara Historical Museum, Fabulicious, February 28 to March 6: 43 Castlereagh Street. Celebration of a historicallyAn opportunity to dine at some of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s renowned area educator, local and regional historian, finest restaurants with special three-course menus at historical preservationist and museum director. She was amazing prices. Please visit for a leading figure with the Niagara Historical Museum menus, pricing and dates. Society until 1925, serving as president, corresponding secretary, and editor of its reports and publications APRIL -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Shaw Garden Tour Saturday June 7, 2014. Shaw Festival season previews beginning of April 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets $20.00. This annual fund-raising celebrating the 52nd season. For a full schedule of Garden Tour organized by the Shaw Guild will once 2014 line up, please visit again showcase spectacular gardens with Master Gardeners at each location to point out the unique RiverBrink Art Museum Exhibition Opening. April 6 features. View the details at Canadian Impressionists. gardentour or order at the box office 1-800-511-7429. MAY -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Days of Wine & Herb, Every weekend in May. Twenty-eight wineries throughout Niagara-on-the-Lake feature a different wine and herb pairing. Tickets and more information at 905-468-1950. Farmers’ Market at the Village Saturdays 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, from Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving Day Weekend (October), 111 Garrison Village Dr., Niagara-on-the-Lake in the Village. RiverBrink Art Museum Exhibition Openings. Exhibitions Opening May 17th: Female Self-Representation and the Public Trust: Mary E. Wrinch and the AGW Collection. Also, Landmarks. 116 Queenston Street,

Polish Sunday Annual Pilgrimage Sunday, June 8, 2014. This annual parade and mass in Niagara-on-the-Lake pays homage to the all-volunteer Polish Blue Army. Starting at 12:15 pm, the pilgrimage begins at Polish Military Cemetery (on Byron Street, across from St. Mark’s Church, behind St. Vincent de Paul Church). This annual pilgrimage to Niagara-on-the-Lake occurs on the 2nd Sunday of June, with a parade that pays homage to the all-volunteer Polish Blue Army, also known as Haller’s Blue Army. This is a yearly pilgrimage to this historic site and the cemetery where 26 volunteers are buried. They were training at the Tadeusz Kociuszko Camp, for deployment to France in 1918. Due to an influenza epidemic they died before deployment to Europe but their souls are remembered each and every year by the Canadian Polish Congress and the Polish American Congress.


Strawberry Festival June 14 9 am - 3 pm Celebrate the annual Strawberry Festival on the grounds of St. Andrew’s Church. Enjoy strawberry shortcakes, pies and family activities, 905-468-3363.

Cherry Festival Saturday - July 5 Celebrate the Cherry Festival at St. Marks Anglican Church. For details, please phone, 905-468-3123.

Celtic Festival at Fort George - July 12 Fort George comes alive with the sounds of Pipes and Supper at the Market Wednesdays Drums. In partnership with the Niagara Regional From 5 pm - dusk from June through September. Join Police Pipe and Drum Band, Fort George will host us at our evening market with a chic and cheerful attitude. the First Annual Celtic Festival at the Fort. Hundreds Shop for fresh Niagara produce and then stay for of professional musicians will be in attendance for supper. 111 Garrison Village Drive, Niagara-on-the-Lake, this premiere event that will include Celtic Dancing, a Cheer Tent, a kids “Heavy” event zone, individual Pipe Band performances and, of course the “Mass Diner En Blanc Thursday, June 12 Band”!! Let your kilts fly at the Fort in July!! For more One of the ultimate outdoor social events of the summer information contact Parks Canada at 905-468-6614; combining culinary, friendship and wine. Visit; for full event details or phone 905-468-1950. Lavender Festival - July 12 and 13. Niagara Essential Oils & Blends presents its fourth New Vintage Festival, June 14 & 15, 21 & 22 annual Taste of Niagara Lavender a truly unique Travel the wine route and savour the tastes of the experience. NEOB is Niagara’s first and only lavender season over two weekends in June. Join the annual and essential oil producer. Tailgate Party in celebration of summer and the longest days of the year. Over 40 Niagara wineries will Music Niagara, Mid-July to mid-August. uncork their seasonal best alongside top local chefs Summer music festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake featuring preparing farm-to-table favourites in the Grower 40 wonderful concerts with internationally-renowned of the Year’s own vineyard. Welcome summer with musicians. For tickets, phone 1-800-511-7429 or award-winning wines, delicious foods, live 905-468-5566, or visit entertainment and great friends. AUGUST JULY ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Past is Present: A Heritage Festival, August 4: Artistry by the Lake - July 1 - 4 Artisans, gourmet food, demonstrations and more! The Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce Niagara Historical Museum, 43 Castlereagh Street. presents a juried show of over 80 artists and artisans. Free admission from 11 am to 5 pm. Show takes place in scenic Queen’s Royal Park overlooking the mouth of the Niagara River and Lake Peach Festival - August 9 & 10. Ontario. Free admission, 905-468-1950, It’s a Peach of a Celebration, as Niagara celebrates the peach harvest with two days of music, displays, vendors, Saturday evening celebrations, entertainment, Canada Day - July 1 fun and lots of Greenbelt-grown peaches on Queen All-day free admission to Fort George, pancake Street Saturday and at St. Vincent de Paul Church breakfast and BBQ lunch in Simcoe Park, BBQ dinner Sunday. 905-468-1950. Visit at Fort George and fireworks in the evening. A fam- for full event details ily fun day, 905-468-6621. Shades of Summer Harvest Dinner, Sunday, August 10 23rd Annual Niagara-on-the-Lake Garden Tour Join us for a delightfully peachy evening of food, music, Saturday, July 5 friendship and VQA wine on Queen Street under 10 am - 4 pm A self-guided tour of 12 unique the stars in celebration of the local peach harvest. A gardens. Rain or shine. Tickets/info 905-468-1950, wonderful way to wrap up the Peach Festival weekend. For more information visit Bring your favourite course or choose from one of our Signature Kitchen Partners. To purchase your table and for more details, please visit or phone 905-468-1950


Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers’ Field Day August 16-17 Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as we celebrate the 16th annual Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers’ Field Day. Fife and Drum Corps and Infantry units from North America will converge on Fort George for a weekend of music, muskets, cannons and more! For more information contact Parks Canada at 905-468-6614;; Echoes of Niagara’s Past: Military Timeline Event August 23-24 Join Parks Canada and the Lincoln Welland Regiment in commemorating over 200 years of Niagara’s Military history. The Fort will come alive as interpreters, animators and veterans display uniforms, weaponry and vehicles from the War of 1812, WWI, WWII and many more. For more information contact Parks Canada at 905-468-6614;; SEPTEMBER -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Polo Niagara - September 6 In partnership with The Toronto Polo Club, two-four chukker games, plus, a half-time show on The Common. An entertaining afternoon of the “King’s sport.” Funds raised will benefit The Friends of Niagara National Historic Sites, supporting student summer heritage positions at Fort George and Brock’s Monument. For more information contact The Friends of Fort George 905-468-6621;

A Walk Through History: Theatrical Cemetery Tour September 19, 20, 26 & 27: A Walk Through History: Theatrical Cemetery Tours. Visit for more information. October -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Hotels: An Exhibition October 15 – February 28, 2015: An exhibition on the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s hotels. Niagara Historical Museum, 43 Castlereagh Street. Open daily. November -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Taste the Season – Throughout November A “Taste the Season” passport allows you to sample a wine and food pairing at each of the 28 wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake throughout the month. Tickets and more information is available, 905-468-1950. Fabulicious, November 13 to 20 An opportunity to dine at some of Niagara-on-theLake’s finest restaurants with special three-course menus at amazing prices. Please visit for menu pricing and dates.

DECEMBER -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Winter in Wine Country December through February. Enjoy holiday shopping, September 13-28 special tasting events and activities throughout the Join our 63rd annual ‘Wine Country’ celebration of winter months. Full event listing at 905-468-1950. Niagara’s internationally acclaimed grape and wine industry for three weekends in September. Enjoy more than 100 events including winery tours and Candlelight Stroll, Friday, December 5. A guided tastings, concerts, Niagara cuisine, wine seminars, stroll winding through the historical town, accompanied family entertainment and one of Canada’s largest by local choirs and seasonal entertainment. Info at street parades. 905-468-1950. Willowbank Stone Festival - September 12 – 14 A celebration of stone, art and craft, environment and community; including a vintage flea & food market, talks, tours, workshops, demonstrations, lectures, live music and children’s activities. The Willowbank Stone Festival will commemorate stone and its influence on the culture of a community. From the earliest generations of master builders to present day quarry workers, stonecutters, masons, sculptors and wallers – stone has been a building block of Canada’s national identity. 14487 Niagara Parkway, Queenston, 905.262.1239 [email protected]

16th Annual Rotary House Tour December 5 and 6. Christmas comes to life at six-professionally-decorated homes. For tickets, call 905-351-3807 or 905-468-1950. The Phoenix Soiree, December 6: Visit for more information. Santa Claus Parade, December 13. Santa comes to town. The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake presents one of Ontario’s best Santa Claus Parades, starting at 11 am Call 905-468-4261 for details.


Accommodations To fully appreciate the relaxing ambience of Niagara-on-the-Lake, plan to stay a few days. The selection of accommodation types is astounding. Five-star, Four-Diamond Hotel properties; Be prepared to be pampered in settings that offer full-service spa and fitness facilities for the extra TLC you deserve. Smaller Hotels and Inns: Enjoy traditional accommodations and owned and managed by knowledgeable, local owners. Country Inns: Savour the tranquility of a charming country inn, set in the heart of the Heritage District or alongside the stunningly beautiful Niagara River Parkway. Bed & Breakfast homes: Experience fine hospitality with local hosts. There is an extensive selection ranging from basic to the ultra-luxurious, all offering superb services. Vacation Rental Properties: Host your own getaway experience. The entire home or apartment-style accommodations are yours to enjoy while you discover the delights of Niagara-on-the-Lake.


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Friendship, Wine, Culinary: A Celebration Over the past few years, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce has been active in co-ordinating events combining three of many celebratory essentials: friendship, wine and culinary. The evening dinners situated on Queen Street have had many happy returns from locals and out-of-towners alike. August 2013 was the inaugural event of the Shades of Summer Peach Celebration Harvest Dinner. This communal celebratory dinner experience was a magical one as it combined friendship, wine and culinary, a wonderful way to celebrate the peach harvest. The Peach Celebration Harvest dinner offered locals another opportunity to have an enchanted evening of dinner, music, wine and friendship. Taking place on Queen Street in the Heritage District of Niagara-on-the-Lake, this dinner was a fabulous way to wrap up a two-day celebration dedicated to the areas local peach producers. The jazzy music enhanced the peachy atmosphere. A selection of Signature Kitchens Restaurants provided event-goers the convenience of a catered dinner, beneficial for out-of-town visitors. We invite you to join us this summer for an enchanted evening. Make it a family tradition or a rousing evening with you and a handful of your closest friends. It is sure to be an evening deemed, Unforgettable.


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Le Diner en Blanc, the worldwide epicurean phenomenon now in Niagara-on-the-Lake! The Diner En Blanc Concept was launched by François Pasquier in Paris, in the summer of 1988, to hold a dinner party to reconnect with friends. So many wished to attend that he asked them to convene at Bois de Boulogne dressed in white, so as to be recognizable to one another. Each attendee was also asked to bring a friend. The evening was such a hit that guests wanted more friends to join-in the following year and thus was born the concept of Dîner en Blanc. In June 1991, the founding group of friends decided to organize their Dîner in one of the French capital’s most beautiful locations, Pont des Arts, in the heart of Paris (a first). In August 2009, the first Canadian location was introduced by Aymeric Pasquier, son of François Pasquier who is the original Diner en Blanc organizer and founder. In August 2011 Niagara-on-the-Lake held its first Diner en Blanc-style dinner in Ontario with 400 guests, following that up with another similar dinner in August 2012, with 1080 guests. The success of these evenings encouraged the Niagara-onthe-Lake Chamber of Commerce to seek official status as an approved International Dîner en Blanc host, which it did in 2013. As the #1 Wine and Culinary Destination in Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect setting for a first-class celebration of Dîner en Blanc. We look forward to seeing you on June 12, 2014 as we share our creativity and sense of fun with family and friends. Please visit for information and to sign up for the 2014 event.


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This year marks our 30th year in Niagara on the Lake. The Gallery was established in 1984 on Melville Street near the Marina. In 2001 we moved to our present location 92 Picton Street adjacent to the Shaw Festival Theatre. Over the years the gallery has experienced many changes but its main focus has always remained a showcase for Canadian artists Doug Forsythe & Marsha Forsythe. A large selection of work that includes but is not limited to Oils, Watercolors, Oil on Paper, Mixed Medium, Etchings, Engravings, Woodcuts, Intaglio Collagraphs, Limited edition Giclee prints, Photography by Jonathan Forsythe & Industrial Design products by Todd MacAllen & Stephanie Forsythe of Molo Design is always on show. 2014 will see a number of special events taking place at the gallery. If you are visiting Niagara on the Lake be sure to stop by the gallery and join our celebration! 92 Picton Street, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada, L0S 1J0 t. 905 468 3659 email: [email protected]


The Romance Collection Gallery The Romance Collection Gallery, located at 177 King Street, features important works of internationally acclaimed artist, Trisha Romance. Known for her ability to capture the simplicity of everyday life, her family, home, beloved landscapes and buildings, she has been recognized with the Order of Ontario and with four Canadian Artist of the Year Awards. Trisha has been capturing images of Niagara-on-the-Lake for more than 28 years. Trisha is very proud to be sharing her gallery with her daughter, artist Tanya Peterson. Tanya has received numerous accolades for her commission pieces. As she focuses mainly on oil paintings and sculpture, she challenges herself by pushing towards new heights of expression. Having moved back to her home town after extensive traveling abroad, there will be endless inspiration for many years to come. Visit The Romance Collection Gallery to view a spectacular collection of originals, limited edition reproductions and fine collectibles. Call 905-468-4431 or 1-800-667-8525 and visit us online at



Niagara-on-the-Lake Attractions Niagara-on-the-Lake offers an abundance of recreational and leisure opportunities, a great variety of cultural experiences whether it be theatre, music, history or art, plus alternative methods of touring the town. Our town’s unique atmosphere attracts some of the most renowned artists, musicians, photographers, artisans and actors offering visitors an opportunity to experience their creativity on many levels. These creative endeavours come in the form of historic reenactments, art galleries, photography studios, world-class professional theatre and concerts located at unique, historic venues inside and out. Golf on one of North America’s oldest courses, rent and ride a bicycle from Zoom Leisure Bikes or e-scooter from E-Skoot Niagara or embark on a cycle wine tour. Enjoy a more relaxed pace and ride in style and enjoy a horse and carriage ride or enbark on a historical walking tour of the town. However you’d like to experience Niagara-on-the-Lake, we have the opportunity for you.


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Niagara-on-the-Lake: Canada’s #1 Food and Wine Wine Destination Destination –– Nowhere in Canada will one find such gastronomic delights as in Niagara-on-the-Lake! From the abundance of local produce and world-class wineries to renowned restaurants, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a veritable feast for connoisseurs of all things culinary. Seventeen of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s dining establishments have joined together to create Signature Kitchens, a culinary group celebrating the joys of local, seasonal and artisanal cuisine. Each group member has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the use of high-quality local ingredients, a focus on outstanding VQA wines, and the delivery of professional service. Be sure to join us in February and again in November for our Fabulicious event. Fabulicious is an irresistible opportunity to dine at some of the finest restaurants in Niagara-on-the-Lake with preselected menu options at fabulous prices. On your next trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake, ensure you tantalize your taste buds with a unique wine and cuisine pairing at one of the 17 participating Signature Kitchen locations. Please visit for a complete listing and sample menus.


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shine during the during Fabulicious. A delightfully tasty food event, Fabulicious happens twice a year – early March and again in mid-November. This event is a veritable feast for connoisseurs of all things culinary including the locals, allowing everyone to celebrate the joys of local, seasonal artisan cuisine. Offering terrific value with Prix-Fixe 3-Course Menus consisting of an appetizer, main course and dessert, Fabulicious is a great opportunity to sample culinary delights from 17 local fine-dining establishments. Lunch is $25 and Dinner is $35. Call 905-468-1950, or visit for menus and for information on participating restaurants.


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The Niagara Historical Society You may not realize it through the beautiful flower beds, shops and theatres, but Niagara-on-the-Lake has a long history as a military town. Since before the War of 1812 and up until the 1970s soldiers trained for combat on the Military Reserve land in Town and along Lakeshore Road. In 2014, Canada will be commemorating the Centenary of the First World War; a war in which Niagara-on-the-Lake played a large role. A significant number of Canadian soldiers came to Niagara-on-the-lake during this period for basic training before heading off to Europe. Until 1917 Camp Niagara was an active summer camp with troops living under tents on what is known as “The Commons”. Come October, troops would prepare for the over 140 kilometre trek back to the Toronto Exhibition grounds for the winter. The journey took approximately six days with stops in St. Catharines, Grimsby and Hamilton. Initially the arrival of several soldiers into Town concerned many of the local residents. One was quoted as saying, “Oh my god, these fellows will murder us in our bed!” Fortunately, this exaggeration was not to be the case and in fact, many in the community embraced the visitors during wartime. Shops were set up along Picton Street, Mrs. Norris provided a theatre and movie hall (now known as the Royal George Theatre), concerts were organized by local residents and recreational sports were set up with battalions competing against each other. During their downtime soldiers would play sports and games, read or write home to love ones through the assistance of the YMCA and the St. Andrew’s Brotherhood. Many locals, volunteered at these sites as well as on the local farms, canning factories and canteens. The Niagara Historical Society will begin our commemorative events by focusing on the “Art of War”, an exhibition from February to September which will feature pieces from the famous Lord Beaverbrook Collection. Our lecture series and other theatrical programs and events will also focus on First World War history. In 2015, stay tuned for an exhibition on the history of Camp Niagara.


Fort George Nestled within the picturesque town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Fort George is located along the scenic Niagara River. A key strategic point, the British headquarters at Fort George was the focus of a number of American attacks during the War of 1812 and was where Major-General Isaac Brock served until his death early in the war. Early in the morning of May 25th, 1813 the sleepy little town was abruptly awoken by a massive artillery barrage from the United States. The target; Fort George. After 8 hours of shelling, the fort lay in ruins. Two days later, the Americans invaded. Their plan was to capture the fort and use it as the foothold from which to take the rest of the Province. After a brief but vicious firefight, the British were forced to withdraw. The fort and the town of Niagara were now occupied territory of the United States. Today, 200 years later, find out how the story ends and experience these tumultuous times when Canada’s very existence hung in the balance. Passionate costumed staff fill the air with music, the aroma of the kitchen, the power of musketry and artillery all offer a menu of exciting presentations that bring the drama of the war to life. Fort George is also home to the internationally renowned Fife and Drum Corps of the 41st Regiment of Foot, an experience not to be missed. As the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 comes to an end Fort George will play host to many special events that celebrate 200 years of peace, the Centennial of World War I and many other exciting events that will bring Fort George to life!

Fort George National Historic Site

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Relive the time when our destiny hung in the balance

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The Shaw Festival


Twenty minutes away from that great booming wonder-of-the-world, Niagara Falls, sits the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, population 15,000. A haven of food, wine, history and culture, its tree-lined avenues have served as a getaway destination for visitors from the region, in-the-know urbanites and culture-lovers for over a century. Resting quietly on the banks of Lake Ontario, this placid town does not at first betray its wealth of history and regal grandeur. For more than a century, this small town has attracted guests from across North America to its seat upon the lake. Visitors are still bewitched by the town’s beauty and are drawn by its world-renowned theatre, award winning wineries, spas and hotels. Uncommonly beautiful, rich in history and perfectly cultured, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a haven for pleasure seekers, history buffs and hedonists. For more than a century, it has cast a powerful spell over visitors and enticed them back time and time again. Nestled in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, The Shaw is one of North America’s finest cultural attractions. Its calendar brims with an eclectic array of quirky comedies, bold dramas and sweeping classics which represent some of the best theatre ever created. Back in 1962, Niagara-on-the-Lake lawyer and playwright Brian Doherty parlayed his love for the work of Irish playwright Bernard Shaw into a summer theatre festival, producing eight performances of Don Juan in Hell and Candida in the Court House auditorium. In this singular act of passion for theatre and culture, the Shaw Festival was born. For over fifty-two seasons now, audiences have been captivated by these provocative, challenging stories told with humanity and wit — and have returned to Niagara-on-the-Lake, year after year.













Today the Shaw Festival features plays, not only by the acclaimed playwright, reformer, and social critic Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), but also inspired by his work. We produce plays from and about his era and contemporary plays that share Shaw’s provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity.


The Shaw Festival’s 2014 Season is full of energy, ideas, and great performances. The playbill proudly features 10 productions presented in the Festival’s four Niagara-on-the-Lake theatres. It includes a spectacular musical set in Berlin – Cabaret, two productions by Bernard Shaw – The Philanderer and Arms and The Man, as well as the beloved comedy The Philadelphia Story. Info and tickets at or 1-800-511-7429.



















2014 SEASON: April 4 – October 26 FESTIVAL THEATRE

Cabaret Book by Joe Masteroff Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb

The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry

The Philanderer by Bernard Shaw


The Charity that Began at Home by St. John Hankin

The Sea by Edward Bond

A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur by Tennessee Williams


Arms and The Man by Bernard Shaw

When We Are Married by J.B. Priestley

Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey


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1. Fort George: located on the Queen’s Parade at the end of the Niagara Parkway. Here, you will see staff in period costume and uniform re-enacting typical daily life in the garrison prior to the War of 1812 when Fort George was occupied by the British Army. 2. St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, circ. 1834. Niagara’s first Roman Catholic Church. Exit Fort George through the main parking lot, to Queen’s Parade. Turn right and proceed to the corner of Wellington and Picton. 3. St. Mark’s Anglican Church. This churchyard dates from the earliest British settlement. Please see plaque. Turn right onto Wellington Street then turn left onto Byron Street. On the right-hand side of Byron Beside the church, at the corner of 4. The Rectory circ. 1858. This is the town’s only Tuscan villa, a very popular house design in the mid-19th century. Located at the corner of Byron and King Streets. 5. Masonic Hall (Old Stone Barracks) Circa 1816. Diagonally across from the Rectory. This was possibly the first meeting site of the Parliament of Upper Canada. This site was used for meetings for the lodge, public and church. It continues to house Upper Canada’s first Masonic Lodge. 34


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6. Muirhead House. Circ. 1791. 28 Prideaux. The Muirhead house was rebuilt after retreating American Troops burned down the town in December 1813. The current house was rebuilt sometime around 1817 on the original 1791 fieldstone foundations and the timbers were also reused. This was the home of James Muirhead, army surgeon, magistrate and Major in the Lincoln Militia. He attended the death of General Brock and was subsequently marched to Albany, New York as a noncombatant prisoner in the winter of 1813. The following year, Muirhead was released and returned to Niagara-on-the-Lake and his family, wife Deborah. Deborah was the only daughter to Colonel John Butler. The original Tombstones of Muirhead and his son, Butler can be visited in Butler’s Burying Ground. The Niagara Historical Society Museum houses Muirhead’s officer’s sword and scabbard. 7. Stewart-McLeod House. Circ. 1830. 42 Prideaux. This house was built by the family of Alexander Stewart, the son of a founding member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. 8. Kerr-Wooll House “Demeath” circ. 1815. 69 Prideaux. Diagonally opposite to Stewart McLeod House. Built originally and rebuilt after the War of 1812 by Dr. Robert Kerr, physician and surgeon to the Indian department and prominent official. 35

9. Niagara Apothecary. 5 Queen Street. Corner of King and Queen. This is an authentic museum restoration of an 1869 pharmacy as part of a practice that operated in Niagara-on-the-Lake from 1820 to 1964. The Niagara Apothecary at the Sign of the Golden Mortar is an excellent example of high style, eclectic midVictorian commercial architecture. The Italianate façade features arched glazed double doors and two arched plate glass show windows with accents of a Florentine “twisted rope” treatment. 10. Clock Tower Cenotaph. Centre of Queen Street. This stands as a memorial monument to 10 Niagara-on-the-Lake soldiers who served and had fallen in World War I. 11. Court House Building. 1847. 26 Queen Street. In 1862, the courthouse became Town Hall for Niagara-on-the-Lake. In 1981, the Court House became the town’s Bicentennial project and houses refurbished Lord Mayor’s Chambers, the Chamber of Commerce and Parks Canada offices. Also the building is home to the intimate 327seat Courthouse Theatre, one of three Shaw Festival Theatres in the Heritage District. 12. The Olde Angel Inn. Circ. 1816. 224 Regent Street Corner of Regent and Market Streets. Built on the foundation of an earlier inn that was destroyed in the War of 1812, the Angel Inn is the oldest operating inn in Canada. 13. Blain Lansing Post House. Circ 1835. 95 Johnson at the corner of Johnson and Victoria Streets. Built by master mason James Blain. Occupied at one time by Mr. Connell, the postmaster, it is now operating as a country inn. 14. Vanderlip-Marcy House. 96 Johnson Street, built soon after the War of 1812. 15. Varey House. circ. 1835. 105 Johnson Street. A regency-style roughcast building with low-pitched, hipped roof built on the fire-damaged foundation of a pre-1812 house. 16. Grace United Church. circ. 1852. Built to the designs of architect William Thomas by a congregation of the “Free” Presbyterians, who, after a reunion in 1875, sold it to the Methodists. 17. McClelland’s West End Store circ. 1835. Across the street at 106 Queen Street. The great “T” sign denotes provisioner. 18. Mac-Dougal Harrison House, circ. 1820. 165 Queen Street. Continuing along Queen Street, the block between Gate and Simcoe Streets holds several historical treasures. Once called home by Colonel MacDougal, a veteran of the Battle of Lundy’s Lane (1814), a noted public servant and, for many years, treasurer to the united counties of Lincoln, Welland and Haldimand. 19. Richardson-Kiely House, circ. 1832. 209 Queen Street. This house was constructed by Charles Richardson, a barrister and Member of Parliament. Later


additions were built at the turn of the century. The property is now operated as a hotel, the Charles Inn, and backs onto the Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Course, one of the oldest golf courses in Ontario. 20. Fort Mississauga. Turn right onto Simcoe and continue to the end where you will see on the far side of the Golf Course. From the vantage point of Fort Mississauga, you have a terrific view of Lake Ontario and across the Niagara River, Fort Niagara in the United States. The all–brick fort was built from 1814–1816 during the War of 1812, to replace nearby Fort George. It was built on a foundation of brick and stone salvaged from rubble left after United States forces sacked the nearby town of Newark in December, 1813. It would help in the defence of Upper Canada the following year, as part of a regional network that included Fort George, Navy Hall, and Butler’s Barracks. However, the fort wouldn’t be completed until after the war. 21. Kirby House, circ. 1832. 130 Front. This was the home of the 19th Century author and historian of The Golden Dog and The Annals of Niagara, and publisher of The Mail newspaper and collector of customs of the Town of Niagara. 22. Old Bank House. circ. 1817. At the corner of Front and King Streets on Lot No. 1 Town of Niagara. Constructed as the Bank of Upper Canada and used as a bank branch for many years. Now operating as a boutique inn. 23. Whale Inn circ. 1835. 66 King Street. This historical site was originally built as a hotel for sailors and travellers. At the foot of King Street, is a plaque marking the original site of “The Gleaner,” one of the first independent newspapers in Upper Canada, published by Andrew Heron in 1817. 24. Niagara Harbour and Dock Company site. Was established in 1831 to expand into an industrial basin responsible for much of Niagara’s prosperity prior to 1860.The dock area of Niagara-on-the-Lake has always played an important role in the town’s commercial development. It was the earliest location of harbour and dock facilities at the western end of Lake Ontario. 25. Niagara Pumphouse. This was constructed in 1891 and was the town’s water pumping station. Completely restored and renovated in 1994, it now serves as the Niagara Pumphouse Visual Art Centre. 26. Navy Hall. Building began in 1765. Is believed to have been part of the complex of converted naval storehouses, used for the first Parliament of Upper Canada. In 1765, British naval craftsmen from Fort Niagara erected a barracks on the opposite side of the Niagara River. Over the years, several buildings, known collectively as Navy Hall, evolved into a key military supply facility for British forts on the upper Great Lakes.


Worship Directory ANGLICAN Christ Church McNab 905-684-0005 1294 McNab Rd & Lakeshore Sunday Service: 11:00 am St. George’s Church 905-684-0005 163 Queenston Rd - Homer Sunday Service: 9:30 am St. Mark’s Church 905-468-3123 41 Byron St Wednesday Service: 10:00 am Sunday Service: 8:30 & 10:30 am July & August: 10:00 am only St. Saviour’s Church 905-262-5111 12 Princess Street, Queenston General Brock Memorial on the Niagara River Sunday Service 10:30 am ------------------------------------------------------------------------BAHA’I FAITH Baha’I Faith Information & Information Centre 905-468-2613 166 Queen Street, Old Town ------------------------------------------------------------------------LUTHERAN Trinity Lutheran Church 905-468-2611 2027 Niagara Stone Rd 905-468-9673 at Hunter Rd, Virgil Sunday Service: 10:00 am ------------------------------------------------------------------------MENNONITE Bethany Mennonite 905-468-3505 East-West Line at Creek Rd, Virgil Sunday Service: 10:00 am Cornerstone Community Church 905-468-7155 1570 Niagara Stone Rd, Virgil Sunday Service: 9:30 & 11 am Niagara United Mennonite 905-468-3313 1775 Niagara Stone Rd, Virgil Sunday Worship: German 10:00 am Sunday Worship: English 11:00 am Summer hours 1 Hour Earlier


Orchard Park Bible Church 905-468-5731 434 Hunter Rd, off Hwy 55 Sunday Worship: 10:00 am ------------------------------------------------------------------------NON-DENOMINATIONAL Life Abundant Fellowship 905-688-3958 384 Concession 7 & Queenston Rd Sunday Service: 10:30 am Village Bible Church 289-296-9036 763 York Road, St. Davids Sunday Service: 10:30 am ------------------------------------------------------------------------PENTECOSTAL Gateway Community Church (PAOC) 905-468-8971 1665 Four Mile Creek Road, Virgil Sunday: 10:30 am ------------------------------------------------------------------------PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian 905-262-5227 York Road, St. Davids Sunday Service: 9:30 am St. Andrew’s 905-468-3363 Simcoe at Gage St, Old Town Sunday Service: 11:00 am ------------------------------------------------------------------------ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Vincent de Paul 905-468-7272 73 Picton Street, Old Town Saturday Mass: 5 pm Sunday Mass: 9:00 & 11:00 am ------------------------------------------------------------------------SYNAGOGUE B’Nai Israel Synagogue 905-685-6787 190 Church St., St. Catharines ------------------------------------------------------------------------UNITED CHURCH Grace United Church 905-468-4044 222 Victoria at Queen Street, Old Town Sunday Service: 10:30 am St. David’s-Queenston United Church 905-262-5242 1453 York Road St. Davids Sunday Service: 10:30 am

Historical Points of Interest Butler’s Barracks 440 King St. Butler’s Barracks is located west of Fort George and the Niagara Parkway/ Queen’s Parade. It is bounded by John Street and King Street, with parking available on John Street. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Brock Monument, Queenston Heights Brock’s monument is owned by Parks Canada and is located in Queenston Heights Park, which is maintained year-round by the Niagara Parks Commission. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Fort George, National Historic Site of Canada 92 Picton St. Fort George is located along the scenic Niagara River. A key strategic point, the British headquarters at Fort George was the focus of a number of American attacks during the War of 1812 and was where Major-General Isaac Brock served until his death early in the war. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Fort Mississauga, National Historic Site of Canada 223 Queen St. Dates: 1814 to 1840 (Construction). A tower and earthwork are all that survive of the barracks, guardroom, and cells of Fort Mississauga. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Laura Secord Homestead 29 Queenston St., Queenston. Homestead of Canada’s Most Famous Heroine. Located along the Niagara Parkway. ------------------------------------------------------------------------McFarland House, Niagara Parks’ Oldest Property 15927 Niagara Parkway For more than two centuries McFarland House has stood as a monument to the impeccable manners, good taste and gracious living that epitomizes Niagara-onthe-Lake. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Mackenzie Printery & Newspaper Museum 1 Queenston St., Queenston The best hands-on museum in Upper Canada. Situated along the scenic Niagara Parkway, the restored house of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie reveals 500 years of printing technology, amid the authentic ambiance of a period print shop.

Niagara Apothecary 5 Queen St. An authentic museum restoration of an 1869 pharmacy as part of a practice that operated in Niagara-on-the-Lake from 1820 to 1964. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Niagara-on-the-Lake Historical Museum 43 Castlereagh St. Established in 1895, the Niagara Historical Society is dedicated to understanding the history of Niagara-onthe-Lake. The most important aspect of the work of the Society is the maintenance of the Niagara Historical Museum. The museum collection began in 1896 and is one of Ontario’s most important collections. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Niagara Pumphouse 247 Ricardo St. A handsome Victorian brick building built in 1891 on the banks of the Niagara River. The Pumphouse is the Niagara Region’s oldest surviving pumping station building. It housed pumps and filter tanks supplying water to the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake until 1983. Through community effort, the building was restored and converted to a visual art centre in 1994. ------------------------------------------------------------------------RiverBrink Museum: Home of the Weir Collection 116 Queenston St, Queenston • RiverBrink Art Museum is home to an important collection of art works by Canadian and international artists. Along with fine and decorative arts, the collection includes rare books, a library, and archives, housed in a unique 1960s-era home on the Niagara Parkway in Queenston. Exhibitions are organized from the permanent collection and loans from both public institutions and private lenders. Visitors may also enjoy our gift shop and the view from the grounds overlooking the Niagara River opposite Lewiston NY. Wheelchair accessible. Free Parking. ------------------------------------------------------------------------The School of Restoration Arts at Willowbank Heritage Estate 14487 Niagara Pkwy, Queenston • At Willowbank, a rare and beautiful 19th century estate is the setting for an innovative educational and training program in heritage conservation. The two come together in a living, learning and working environment that celebrates the preservation of our cultural and historical legacy. Willowbank is open for tours May through August, and by appointment from September through April.


Music Niagara Music Niagara is an annual summer music festival, running in July & August, that celebrates the beautiful Niagara region by programming a diversity of music from classical to blues, choral, country and jazz in unique and intimate settings around Niagara-on-the-Lake. Musicians come from around the world to entertain locals and visitors alike. The festival is able to maintain extremely accessible prices because of the financial and service support of many donors, sponsors and volunteers. Music Niagara is dedicated to creating a festival that is broad in range, surprising in content, impressive in performance and accessible in price. The festival is committed to offering audiences outstanding music by featuring culturally and historically diverse artists and works in intimate venues that create lasting memories. The distinctive concert settings highlight the music, and introduce the audience to the historical and cultural bounty of Niagara – the crucible of the Canadian state. The festival works with local arts and tourism partners like the world-renowned Shaw Festival and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce to promote and enhance the remarkable experience of visiting Niagara. Music Niagara – - 905-468-5566


The Niagara-on-the-Lake Effect

Is it the unexpected treasures at our Landmark Shops? Could it be our beautiful streets and heritage district? Maybe it’s the horse and carriage ride. Perhaps it’s our old time village friendliness. Whatever it is, come visit Niagara-on-the-Lake and discover for yourself the delightful effect we’re going to have on you. Beau Chapeau Hat Shop Cheese Secrets Greaves Jam Kurtz Culinary Creations The Name Tree

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The Niagara Integrated Film Festival [NIFF] is the brainchild of the Toronto International Film Festival [TIFF] Founder, Bill Marshall. It will showcase the unique attributes of the Niagara Region - think Napa Valley meets the Hamptons. What makes NIFF different from the other 5,000 film festivals around the world? • First, we offers the ultimate movie experience - see a great film and talk to the people who made it - in glamorous surroundings, with the finest food made from fresh local produce, savoured with an excellent glass or two of wine - all in Canada’s major tourist destination just a hop, skip and a jump away from Toronto! Unbeatable!! • And the films? Well, they’ll be great because the best programmers on the planet will find them. They work for TIFF - the world’s most successful public film festival. • You’ll be able to see 50 films over the four-day weekend at over 100 screenings and get to connect with the stars, producers and directors in Q & A sessions after the film. • Special Programming includes: Filmalicious - where film, food and wine are the stars - in the Vineyards, Restaurants and all kinds of extraordinary locales chosen especially for you to enjoy the beauty of the Region. And the World’s Smallest Film Festival – a competition for 3-5 mins shorts, themed around Water, made on handheld devices. Plus all the best films you want to see. • Then, we’re digital. We are mobile, and we’re going to connect with you via Twitter and Facebook and special apps to help you better enjoy the festival and vote for your favourite film. • So don’t forget to come in person to be delighted and riveted by an amazing movie. And, you’ll be able to buy tickets online. The whole experience will be just a click away - plus there’ll be all kinds of packages you can buy to fit every pocket: movie tickets, travel, food, fun and accommodation. • NIFF... come and watch the movies, enjoy the parties, the late-night bars and bands... and the buzz. Eat, Drink and Be Filmy!

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Shop Niagara-on-the-Lake The rural setting and leisurely pace of Niagara-on-the-Lake contribute to a relaxing shopping experience, whether you seek it in the antique shops, specialty shops and artisan studios scattered throughout the countryside and Virgil area, or in the Heritage District. Popular attractions unto themselves, the shops of picturesque Heritage District are located in well-preserved buildings dating back to 1817. The grand boulevard of Queen Street anchors the shopping area lined with gorgeous floral plantings, historic sites and three theatres that are home to the Shaw Festival Queen Street and adjoining side streets and courtyards contain small, individual businesses with unique merchandise and helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Businesses offer everything including fashion attire, jewellery, art, giftware, garden accessories, local wine, Niagara culinary products and much more. In each shop, you will find delightful “just-have-to-have-them” items at every turn. Only two blocks from the shores of Lake Ontario, with lovely parks and pleasant rest areas, Niagara-on-the-Lake will become the shopping destination you return to year round to find those special gifts.

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Weddings, Conferences & Learning Experiences Niagara-on-the-Lake is known for its natural beauty, its history, its heritage, its culture and its wonderful ambiance in any season. With a multitude of options to have your next conference, Niagra-on-the-Lake offers you an unconventional selection of four and five-star hotels and inns, conference resorts and spas, as well as wineries to tempt your fancy. From large groups to small intimate settings, there’s a location to suit everyone. Because we do have such a rich history and heritage including museums, forts and parks, the experience of learning takes on a new life here. You can always be in a restful setting where learning will have historical significance. With an excellent selection of accommodations, talented musicians and caterers, creative photographers and florists in the area, all of the necessary elements to plan that perfect day exist right here. Have your wedding here to experience the Niagara-on-the-Lake effect that will last a lifetime. Whether for weddings, conference or learning experiences, Niagara-on-the-Lake has it all for you. Visit or call the Chamber of Commerce at 905-468-1950 and let us help plan your special event.


Celebrating Wine Every Season Niagara is Canada’s most celebrated grape and wine-producing region. The blending of soils and temperate climate, as well as Old and New World expertise, combined with some of North America’s finest quality grapes, produce award-winning wines worthy of their international acclaim. Back in 1974, Inniskillin received the first estate winery license since Prohibition. This was the vine that rooted the development of Niagara’s Wine industry as we see it today. Now, there are an increasing number of wineries located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, offering visitors an unparalleled opportunity to taste, enjoy and learn about local wines. The wineries around the Niagara-on-the- Lake area range from small family-run operations to large, state-of-the-art facilities. The wineries are open year-round and welcome visitors to their tasting rooms, wine stores/boutiques, vineyards and cellars. Most offer public tours at set times. Four have full in-house restaurants, while others offer food and wine pairings, outdoor BBQs, educational seminars and special winemakers’ dinners. Nowhere else in Canada, or even perhaps the world, offers the combination of visitor experience found in Niagara-on-the- Lake. Here, wine and cuisine go hand-in-hand with history. The wineries offer a number of activities throughout the year including: Icewine Festival, Days of Wine & Chocolate, Wine and Herb Tour, Niagara Wine Festival, Taste the Season, & Stocking Days of Christmas. w w

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Directory Listings ANTIQUES Lakeshore Antiques 6,000 sq ft. Multi-dealer co-op of antiques and treasures. 855 Lakeshore Road 905-646-1965 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ART GALLERIES Angie Strauss Secret Garden Gallery “The top destination for art & jewellery” …Trip Advisor. 178 Victoria Street 905-468-2570 or 1-888-510-0939 Doug Forsythe Gallery Celebrating 30 years of fine art. 92 Picton Street 905-468-3659 Queenston Pottery Large selection of original designs. 1648 York Road 905-262-4196 Romance Collection Gallery Featuring the art of Trisha Romance and Tanya Peterson. 177 King Street 905-468-4431 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ATTRACTIONS E-skoot Niagara e-Bike rentals and sales. 477 Mississauga Street 289-271-0063 Niagara-on-the-Lake Golf Club Call for tee times. Non-members welcome. 143 Front Street 905-468-3424 Niagara-on-the-Lake Historical Society Presenting the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake. 43 Castlereagh Street 905-468-3912

RiverBrink Art Museum Fine art museum in historic home. 116 Queenston Street 905-262-4510 Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours Niagara’s Premier family attraction since 1992! 61 Melville Street 1-800-438-4444 ------------------------------------------------------------------------BED & BREAKFASTS 6 Oak Haven Peaceful, warm, friendly. 6 Oak Drive 1-888-818-1195 or 905-468-7361 or Aaron’s Bed & Breakfast Queen rooms, great breakfasts. From $99. 1939 Niagara Stone Road 905-468-4565 Anne Street B&B Comfortable Georgian home. Short walk to Queen St. 124 Anne Street 905-468-1372 AquaBella B&B A 15-minute walk from the town centre and Shaw. 511 Charlotte Street 289-868-8784 Arbourview Bed & Breakfast Ground suites. Superb lake views. Park & walk. 84 King Street 905-468-0665 Arnica Bed & Breakfast Gourmet breakfast with balcony overlooking orchard. 610 Victoria Street 905.468.4300 [email protected]

Beside the Winery Country, Fabulous breakfast, Queen/King Ensuites, Paddle Niagara under $100. Is the first and only dedicated stand-up paddleboard 1301 Niagara Stone Road rental and lesson business in the Niagara Region. 905-468-1857 905-401-7879


Blueberry Gate B&B Old Town Location, A/C, King/Queen/Twin ensuites. 330 Gate St, 905-468-1006 Collard’s Lakeview Bed & Breakfast Lake view BB, rate $135 per room per night. 490 Niagara Blvd 905-468-7002 Davy House B&B Inn Historic four-room inn. Steps to theatres. 230 Davy St. 905-468-5307 or 1-888-314-9046

La Toscana di Carlotta B&B All-Italian 4-room inn, ensuite bath, 5-course Tuscan brunch in 1818 home, downtown. Just park and walk. 255 King Street 905-468-4865 Lakelands B&B Elegant & luxurious home. Tranquil setting. 10 Park Court 905-468-2428 The Merlot House Gracious hospitality. Refined cuisine. Private bath 619 King Street 1-866-828-0137

Eagle’s Wing Bed & Breakfast Elegant. Friendly. Colonial-style Home. Walking distance to shopping, dining & theatre. 612 Victoria Street 905-468-9806

Old Bank House Inn Lakeview boutique inn. Best location in old town. 10 Front Street 1-877-468-7136

Grand Victorian Bed & Breakfast Go back on whispering winds of time. 15618 Niagara Parkway 905-468-0997

Regent Garden Mews Luxurious & spacious suites, ground floor, steps from shopping, Shaw and dining. 157 Regent Street 905-468-7000

Graystone B&B Main floor ensuites, award-winning hospitality. 612 Victoria Street 905-468-2733

Royal Manor Historic home. Elegant suites. Open year-round. 242 Ricardo Street 905-468-9145

Highgrove Bed & Breakfast You’ve tried the rest, now try the best. 236 William Street 905-468-1010

Weatherpine Bed & Breakfast Private entrances and baths. Full breakfast. 493 Regent Street 1-877-342-4374

Historic Ivy Walk Bed & Breakfast Luxury B&B with 21st Century conveniences. 28 Prideaux Street 905-468-9076

Wheaten Manor Cape Cod style. Gracious guest rooms. Cozy veranda. 175 Centre Street 905-468-8856 ------------------------------------------------------------------------Historic Wilson-Guy House DINING Elegant historic home. Three doors down from Queen St. Bistro Six-One 177 Victoria St. A perfect balance between an informal atmosphere 905-468-5362 and unique fresh cuisine. 61-63 Queen Street 905-468-2532


Butler’s Bar & Grill Daily specials. Best pizza & wings in town. Pool tables. 284 Mary Street 905-468-0049

Restaurant Oban Inn Savory and delicious “Four-Diamond” creations. 160 Front Street 905-468-2165 Ravine Vineyard Restaurant Cannery Restaurant at Pillar & Post Seasonally-inspired menus celebrating the spirit of Old-country charm enhanced by exposed wooden farm to table. beams, open-hearth oven, superb cuisine and award- 1366 York Road, St. Davids winning wines. 905-262-8463 48 John Street West 905-468-2123 Ristorante Giardino at Gate House Hotel True Italian cuisine in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Charles Inn 142 Queen Street Culinary excellence in a Historic Niagara Inn. 905-468-3263 209 Queen Street 905-468-4588 Riverbend Inn Enjoy fresh, creative country cuisine with a vineyard view. The Epicurean fresh dining 16104 Niagara River Parkway Fresh fare. Casual Café by Day. Fine-dining 905-468-8866 bistro by night. 84 Queen Street 905-468-3408 Stone Road Grille Eclectic dining featuring fresh new twists on classic dishes. 238 Mary Street Escabèche Restaurant at Prince of Wales 905-468-3474 Authentic wine country cuisine showcasing the finest ingredients from Niagara and around the world. 6 Picton Street Tiara Restaurant at Queen’s Landing 905-468-3246 Delight in cuisine inspired by locally fresh products, thoughtfully selected wines and panoramic water-front views. Ginger Restaurant 155 Byron Street Asian and fusion cuisine. 905-468-2195 390 Mary Street, Located inside the Orchid Inn 905-468-3871 Terroir La Cachette at Strewn Winery Combining French Provençal style with Niagara’s Golf Club Restaurant best ingredients. Niagara’s only lakefront dining establishment. 1339 Lakeshore Road 143 Front Street 905-468-1222 905-468-3424 Treadwell farm to table cuisine LIV Restaurant at White Oaks Resort Niagara’s most critically acclaimed restaurant is now Globally-inspired dining featuring all-natural ingredients located in Niagara-on-the-Lake with dining outside on in eclectic combinations. our stunning patio or inside overlooking our open kitchen. 253 Taylor Road 114 Queen Street 905-688-2550 ext 5248 905-934-9797


Peller Estates Winery Restaurant A vineyard view establishment with evolving seasonal menus that awakens your palate. 290 John Street 905-468-4678

Trius Winery Restaurant Seasonally-inspired menus paired exquisitely with Trius wines. 1249 Niagara Stone Road 905-468-7123

Zees Grill at Shaw Club Hotel & Spa Classic cuisine Zee-invented. Across from the Shaw Festival Theatre. 92 Picton Street 905-468-5715 ------------------------------------------------------------------------HOTELS & INNS Charles Inn Historic Inn overlooking Lake Ontario 209 Queen Street 1-866-556-8883 Best Western Colonel Butler Inn Comfortable and affordable accommodation. 278 Mary Street 1-866-556-8882 Canterbury Inn On bike path. 10 suites with private bathrooms. 170 Mary St. 905-468-7945 Harbour House Niagara’s top-rated hotel. 85 Melville Street 1-866-277-6677 Hilton Garden Inn Experience Hospitality in the heart of Niagara’s Wine Country. 500 York Road 1-866-777-9877 Orchid Inn 9-room inn, all with ensuite bathrooms. 390 Mary Street 905-468-3871 Shaw Club Hotel & Spa Contemporary luxury. Across from Shaw Festival Theatre 92 Picton Street 1-800-511-7070 South Landing Inn A historic country inn overlooking the Niagara River in the village of Queenston. 21 Front Street Corner of Kent & Front Street South, Queenston 905-262-4634

Vintage Hotels Award-winning collection of stunningly unique and elegant hotels offering 374 guestrooms, two worldclass spas and three exquisite dining experiences. 48 John Street W 905-468-2123 or 1-888-669-5566 White Oaks Resort & Spa Modern and stylish. White Oaks delivers luxury hotel service. 253 Taylor Road 1-800-263-5766 ------------------------------------------------------------------------SPAS 100 Fountain Spa at Pillar and Post Exquisite award-winning spa showcasing Vinotherapy spa treatments, exotic outdoor hot springs and spacious mani-pedi salon. 48 John Street W 905-468-2123 Secret Garden Spa at Prince of Wales An oasis of serenity with natural earth elements and signature Special Tea spa treatments utilizing the healing properties of tea. 6 Picton Street 905-468-3246 Shaw Spa Niagara’s first vinotherapy spa. 92 Picton Street 905-468-5711 LEARNING VACATIONS Learning Experiences Quality courses with interesting people. Great location. [email protected] 416-921-1645 ------------------------------------------------------------------------RETAIL SHOPPING BeauChapeau Hat Shop Romantic, Classic & Casual Hats for Men & Women. 42 Queen Street Toll Free: 1-877-YOUR-HAT Fruit Shack Farm Market and Bakery We are more than just local fruit. 1267 Niagara Stone Road 905-468-9821


Greaves Jams & Marmalades circa 1927 Discover Canada’s delicious jam shop, made in town. 55 Queen Street 1-800-515-9939 Hendriks Valu-Mart Your local full-service grocery store for all your travel needs. 130 Queen Street 905-468-7731 Mai Thai Silk Lustrous silk fabric, ikats, apparel and gift Items. 262 Simcoe Street 905-468-7204 Native Canadian Art Gallery Original work by Native Canadian artists and gift items. 129 Queen Street 1-855-668-8787

Niagara-on-the-Lake Jewellers & Precious Metals Studio Gold and Platinum fine jewellery. Master Goldsmith. Custom Work. 38 Market Street 905-468-7667 ------------------------------------------------------------------------WINERIES Frogpond Farm Organic Winery First certified organic winery in Ontario. 1385 Larkin Road 905-468-1079 Pillitteri Estates Winery Premium VQA wines and icewine. Complimentary daily tours 1696 Niagara Stone Road 905-468-3147




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