This Month's Events:
Town of Niagara on the Lake: http://notl.org
On this site, you will find Information about Town Council, the local municipal news, the transit system, churches, how to pay your parking ticket, etc.
The Community Awareness Booklet is a great source of information about all the community organizations, charities, churches and programs our community offers. It is published twice a year and is distributed with the Niagara Advance in August and in February. If you missed receiving a copy, you can access the one online and/or download it to your own computer. Extra copies are also available at the Niagara Advance office in Virgil.
Useful hint: Residents can purchase a Resident Parking Permit for $10 per year which allows the permit holder up to one hour of free parking at any parking meter or Pay & Display area.
NOTL Historical Society Museum: http://www.niagarahistorical.museum/index.html
The Museum publishes a weekly "What's Happening Around Town" giving information about cultural events: The Shaw Festival, Ghost Tours, Walking Tours, Riverbrink, Fort George, etc. To find out more, click on the following link, scroll down to the bottom right-hand side and click on "What's Happening Around Town."
Welland Canal Bridge Status:
If you want to know if the bridges are up or down on the Welland Canal,
check this website:
Canadian/US Border Wait Times:
If you want to know how long you will have to wait to cross the border, then
click on one of these links:
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission:
The Shaw Festival: http://shawfest.com
We live in a small town that offers some of the best theatre performances in North America. Patrons travel from all over the United States and Canada to see the shows. We are very lucky to have such a gem in our community!
Each January, our Newcomers' Club usually offers a season preview and a tour. What you see on stage is like the "tip of the iceberg". Most of the work happens behind the scenes and is not often very apparent to the audience.
On Saturday afternoons during the winter months, the Shaw Theatre becomes a hub for movie goers. These movies are often selected from the Toronto International Film Festival screenings. Many people come early to socialize with friends and enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine before the movie starts. Food trucks are usually stationed outside, so grab a bite to eat before the show!
The Shaw Guild: http://www.shawguild.ca/
The Shaw Guild is a dedicated body of over 400 volunteers whose purpose is to assist and support the Shaw Festival Theatre Foundation in ensuring the viability and success of the Shaw Festival.
Music Niagara: http://www.musicniagara.org/
Music Niagara showcases amazing music in matchless settings, bringing together great art, great artists, and great audiences in venues rich in culture and history.
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library: http://www.notlpubliclibrary.org
The Public Library shows movies at various times throughout the year. The usual cost per person is $2. Check the schedule at the Library for more information or join our Movie Group. (See Interest Groups.)
NOTL Hydro: http://www.notlhydro.com
Chamber of Commerce: http://www.niagaraonthelake.com
Community Care Access Centre: www.hnhb.ccac-ont.ca
If you have suggestions for other links that might be helpful for our newcomers, please contact us at email@example.com.