Here are links to some of the local resources, organizations and institutions that are most useful to new residents in NOTL.
We make no attempt to be comprehensive because the links themselves often provide access to more detailed lists. If you would like to recommend inclusion of a new link, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake has a Calendar of Events that keeps you up to date with current and upcoming events in NOTL.
Each week, the Niagara Historical Society and Museum publishes a cultural newsletter, What's Happening Around Town, listing local cultural events including what's on at the Shaw Festival, Riverbrink, Fort George, etc. and upcoming dates for regular and one-off events such as the Ghost Tours, Walking Tours, art exhibits and so on.
The bi-annual Community Awareness Guide is a great source of information about the wide variety of community organizations, charities, churches and programs our community offers. Published twice a year in August and in February, it's distributed with the Niagara Advance newspaper. Copies are also made available at the Niagara Advance office in Virgil and the contents are also duplicated on the Town's website.
LIVING IN NOTL
ARTS, CULTURE & LEARNING
Here are some links to major lifelong learning, arts and culture organizations:
Niagara Historical Society and Museum
REGION: The Town of NOTL is part of the Niagara Region. Information about regional services are available on its website.
PROVINCIAL OFFICES: A list of locations where you can notify a change of address or renew your drivers licence or health card etc. is provided on the Government of Ontario's Service Ontario website. It also lists what services are available at various locations or online, and provides access to the main Government website.
TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION
GO TRANSIT: Schedules
VIA RAIL: Website
NOTL RESIDENT PARKING PERMITS: Free one-hour parking for residents
WELLAND CANAL BRIDGE STATUS: Check whether canal bridges are open or closed
SPEED UP BORDER CROSSINGS: Apply for the enhanced drivers licence or Nexus pass to facilitate your travel to and from the USA