• Jen Bedard

The Communities of NOTL - Old Town


In the heart of Ontario wine country, just beyond Niagara Falls, lies what has often been described as the prettiest town of the region, Niagara-on-the-Lake. The aboriginal people call it Onghiara, and it was previously also known as Butlersburg, Newark and Niagara.

Old Town is the original core of the town and Queen Street, with its many historical attractions, restaurants and shopping opportunities, is the main street. This urban area is

surrounded by greenbelt lands that are provincially protected, but the city centre is also laid out with beautiful flower beds just about everywhere.

Even though Old Town is a heritage district with a rich history, very few of its properties survived the American Invasion during the 1812 war. These include the infamous Angel Inn and St. Mark’s Anglican Church.