"Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of Southern Ontario's most picturesque towns. Visitors are often struck by the beauty of the place - the wide main street with its memorial clock tower, the lovingly restored homes and shops, the tall shade trees, the luxuriant gardens. What many visitors don't realize is that the town is also steeped in history".
Ronald J Dale - "Niagara-on-the-Lake: its heritage and its festivals"
Nothing describes better Niagara-on-the-Lake as a Town, than the Community Vision Statement, by the Corporation of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake:
“Niagara-on-the-Lake is a fiercely independent, economically empowered town offering a rich tapestry of recreational, historical, cultural, and educational opportunities, public green spaces and a uniquely valuable agricultural area. Our stunning landscape offers a rich experience where the journey equals the destination. We are a community for everyone. We are a resilient, distinctive and dynamic town in which to live, work and learn. Through responsible stewardship we preserve the balance of values that makes us a world-class destination. Although we dream big, we stay true to our small town roots.”