Niagara-on-the-Lake


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Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Niagara,

town (1991 pop. 12,945), S Ont., Canada, on Lake Ontario at the mouth of the Niagara River. It was settled (1784) by American LoyalistsLoyalists,
in the American Revolution, colonials who adhered to the British cause. The patriots referred to them as Tories. Although Loyalists were found in all social classes and occupations, a disproportionately large number were engaged in commerce and the professions, or
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 and in 1792 Lt. Gov. Simcoe made the town the capital of Upper Canada, renaming it Newark. The legislature met there until 1796. Fort George, built (1796–99) to defend the settlement, was taken in 1813 by the United States but retaken in the same year. The town, officially called Niagara-on-the-Lake to distinguish it from the Canadian and U.S. cities of Niagara Falls, is an architectural and historical treasure, with many well-preserved 19th-century buildings. It is the site of the Shaw Festival, an annual theater festival.
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In March, Niagara-on-the-Lake began offering pedestrians the opportunity to recycle glass, aluminum and plastic containers, locating 25 permanent recycling containers along historic Queen Street in the Old Town.
Companions may also attend a performance at the Shaw Festival, located in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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Leaving here for Niagara-on-the-Lake, a pristine and gracious town tailored for theatre-goers and upmarket shoppers, we were then on our way to our last destination, Canada's largest city, Toronto.
2 miles along the beach before biking 112 miles to Niagara-On-The-Lake on Lake Ontario.
Nearby is the historic, quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake which attracts theatre-goers from far and wide to its annual summer festival of George Bernard Shaw plays.
Carsen is also a major benefactor of the Shaw Festival, a summer drama festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, about an hour's drive from Toronto.
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