10 Facts About Niagara-on-the-Lake


Niagara-on-the-Lake is important in the history of Canada: it served as the first capital of the province of Upper Canada, the predecessor of Ontario, and was called Newark from 1792 to 1797.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to the oldest Catholic church and the second-oldest Anglican church in Ontario and the oldest surviving golf course in North America.

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The town's present name of Niagara-on-the-Lake was adopted around 1880 as a postal address to distinguish the town from Niagara Falls.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake is within the federal electoral district of Niagara Falls, currently represented in the House of Commons of Canada by Tony Baldinelli, and the provincial electoral district of provincial electoral district of Niagara Falls, represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario by Wayne Gates.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to many shops, restaurants, wineries, and a growing number of breweries.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake'storic Old Town is a popular shopping and dining destination.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake can be reached by Queen Elizabeth Way, a highway that stretches to Fort Erie to the south, Hamilton to the west and curves around Lake Ontario to Toronto.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake had a junior men's hockey team in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake has a Men's soccer team named the Lakers, who play in the Peninsula Soccer League .

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Niagara-on-the-Lake was named the Prettiest Town in Canada in 1996 by Communities in Bloom, a nationwide beautification programme.

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