Welcome to Niagara-on-the-Lake!

Niagara-on-the-Lake, often called the loveliest town in Ontario, has a long and distinguished history. It was settled in the late 1700s and is an important part of Canadian history.

The beautiful old homes lining the tree-shaded streets attest to the prosperity of its citizens through the centuries. Its many attractions include historic sites, the renowned Shaw Festival, a heritage business district, excellent restaurants, lovely inns, exceptional wineries and beautiful recreational facilities.

Living in Niagara makes all this part of everyday life – a wonderful benefit!

Accomodations

The General’s Retreat Cottage Rental

Nestled into a mature property in th heart of Old Town, this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom cottage offers a cozy getaway for family and friends.  Living room with fireplace, front verandah, modern kitchen, dining room and back porch make living easy!

Lakewinds Country Manor

Step onto the veranda of this elegant Victorian manor and return to the tranquility of the 1880’s. A special and unique experience awaits you at Lakewinds, a recently restored Victorian manor with fabulous gardens, offering the best of bed and breakfast experiences.

ThreeFortyGate B&B

This is a spacious, elegant B&B is the heart of Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake. The beautiful setting, well-appointed rooms and the highest quality extras prompted Toronto Life Magazine to write, “Rooms that are as comfortable as most Niagara-on the-Lake hotels … this B&B is a great deal!”

A Selection of Small Inns

Harbour House, Shaw Club and the Charles Inn comprise a group of small inns in historic Niagara on the Lake. Each inn has its own distinctive character that allows you to choose one that best matches your personality and preferences.

The Town Cottage Rental

The Town Cottage is situated on historic Prideaux Street in the heart of Old Town Niagara-on-the-Lake. This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, bungalow style cottage boasts a modern fully-equipped open concept kitchen with adjoining dining room. The living room with its large comfy couch and wood-burning fireplace make it a perfect place to curl up and relax.

Attractions

Come and see Niagara on Fire!

NIAGARA on FIRE
December 7th, 2013. This event has been developed by key members of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Committee since the fall of 2010.

There is a unique video being prepared to commemorate the significance of this event. The video will be shown on a very large screen outdoors at Market Square. Because of the time of year (mid December) the Square is sheltered and will be augmented by displays in the Courthouse. There is a pub and several restaurants nearby to help attract extra visitors and provide shelter. The Square itself is large enough to hold up to 500 people, with over 200 of those people getting maximum viewing of the large screen.

Music Niagara

Summer music festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Outstanding music in standout settings; 35 concerts with internationally renowned musicians: classical, jazz, opera, choral and cabaret. Intimate venues including historic churches, vineyards, wine cellars, and more.  Celebrate the joy of music.

Riverbrink Art Gallery

RiverBrink is home to a unique collection of paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and books assembled by Samuel E. Weir, Q.C. (1898-1981).  The collection reflects Mr. Weir’s keen interest in historical fine art.  Paintings by many of ’s most significant artists, including Tom Thompson, Cornelius Krieghoff, and the Group of Seven are on display, as well as works by well-known British, European, French and American artists.  Displays change annually to include different works from the collection, as well as from loans.

Shaw Festival

This world-renowned theatre company produces exceptional plays from April to November.

Willowbank

Willowbank is a place where a national historic site of great significance and beauty and an innovative school of restoration arts exist together in a living, learning and working endeavor. The purpose is to establish and share best practices for restoring and sustaining the historical, architectural and cultural landscape in Canada and beyond.

Shops

Cecile’s Home and Gifts

Upon entering our quaint store located in the historical part of town the aroma of our products will delight your senses like a visit to the countryside in France.  Now you can fill your home with all of the comforts you desire and deserve, from aromatic candles, uniquely flavoured teas to exquisite home and bath accessories.

Serendipity

Unique gifts and accessories found during our travels throughout Europe.

Cheese Secrets

Cheese Secrets is the purveyor of choice for many of the Niagara Region’s wineries, chefs and caterers, not to mention legions of home cooks because of our variety of rare, hand made and farm fresh cheeses from Niagara, Ontario and the rest of Canada. Cheese Secrets also features popular and unique cheeses and accoutrements from Europe and around the world.

From Japan

A full range of Japanese handmade goods including, antique prints, furniture and kimonos.  Also Japanese paper and garden products.

Irish Design

Located on Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Irish Design is an elegant shop where you’ll find all things Irish – clothing, gifts, music, jewelry and even an Irish teashop.

Beau Chapeau Hat Shop

Decadent, Mysterious, and at times a bit sexy.  We’ll put such a great hat on you that it will change your day. Romantic, classic and casual hats for men, women and children.  With over 6000 hats in stock at any given moment you’re sure to find something you like.  If not we’ll eat our hat!  Open Year Round.

Beckman Art

Beckman is a successful, accomplished artist whose vibrant canvases add colour and flavour to your home or office. His paintings have sold across Canada and the United States.  His works include landscapes, modern abstracts, and abstract floral paintings.  All paintings are original oil on canvas and are sold suitable framed or gallery wrapped. Studio open from May to November.

Ciutadella Gallery

Blending modern artistry with old world craftsmanship, the Ciutadella Gallery collection offers refreshing, award-winning designs combining function with fluid shapes, vibrant colours and stunning patterns. Original artwork by local artists, exquisite gifts and jewellery, fine stationery and designer home decor.

Restaurants

Peller Estates Winery Restaurant

Its setting is almost like dining right in the vineyard itself. Indulge in regional cuisine recently rated the highest possible for food: “extraordinary” by Zagat readers.

Zee’s Restaurant and Grill

Steps from the Shaw Festival, this relaxed dining spot serves up classic nostalgic food updated with a creative and whimsical twist.

The Epicurean

Since 1991, the Epicurean has provided its fresh dining experience to locals and visitors alike. They operate as a casual Café from 9 am to 5:30 pm and as a sit-down Bistro from 5:30 pm on. During the day, customers choose their own fresh fare at the long counter. At dinner, guests are served in the comfortable dining room or under the canopy of the butternut tree on a beautiful tucked-away garden patio. Guests order from a menu of fresh seasonal favorites, prepared by professional chefs in our open kitchen.

Olde Angel Inn & Pub

Our typical English Pub offers hearty British dishes such as Steak and Kidney Pie, Fish and Chips and Shepherds’ Pie. Dinner menu starts at 5 pm and offers a wide variety of entrees including Prime Rib, Seafood, Pasta and Vegetarian selections. Food is served until 12:30 am. Sunday Roast dinners available November to April from noon onwards. We have a large selection of local wines and 24 draft beers on tap, including Domestic and Imported. We have live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings in the Pub.

Wineries

Stratus

Stratus Vineyards, established in 2000, is a sustainable, innovative winery located in the heart of Niagara wine country in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Stratus is dedicated to growing and producing limited quantities of premium wine in the VQA Niagara Lakeshore appellation.

Megalomaniac

As explained by winery founder John Howard, “Megalomaniac Wines are meant to be shared with friends of equivalent, or even greater, egos. Pairs extremely well with delusional fantasies of wealth, power and occasionally, omnipotence.” These wines are exceptional in quality and the winery is in a fabulous setting with an incredible view.

Coyote’s Run Estate Winery

Coyote’s Run Estate Winery is a small craft winery is dedicated to producing VQA wines of quality and distinctiveness. Located just off the QEW, near the town of St. David’s, Coyote’s Run Estate Winery offers premium wine tastings and tours in a relaxed, rural setting. Our tasting bar and retail boutique are open daily from 10am – 6pm (reduced winter hours).  Book now for your vineyard or wine and cheese pairing tour.

Reif Winery

The Reif family tradition of winemaking began nearly half a millennium ago in the small winemaking town of Neustadt, located in the heart of the world renowned Rhine River Valley in Germany. In 1977, this tradition transcended to a new continent, when founder Ewald Reif purchased a plot of land on the fertile banks of the Niagara River. After carefully nurturing the land for six years, the potential of these vineyards became evident with the opening of Reif Estate Winery in 1983.

Heritage Homes

Heritage Homes in Niagara

Living in Niagara-on-the-Lake puts you amidst centuries of Canadian history. In 1782, 16 United Empire Loyalist families were first to settle here. Ten years later we were named the first capital of Upper Canada. As 1800 approached, the town grew to 70 homes – only to be destroyed in the war of 1812. An optimistic rebuilding program followed, and many homes dating back to the 1800s are proudly occupied and carefully maintained today – part of our living history! Because historic homes are such a distinctive aspect of Niagara-on-the-Lake, I have developed a customized approach to marketing these unique properties.

Among my listings you will find several beautiful historic homes. If you see something that interests you or if you want to look further afield, please call me. I maintain an up-to-date roster of all the historic properties for sale in our area.

If you would like to sell your historic home, I would be happy to meet with you. I’ll explain what we would do to spotlight your home and its special features. I’ll also explain how we put your home in front of thousands of selectively targeted potential buyers.