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EFFECT volume #12 •

Fall Festivals Brock Monument Niagara Grape & Wine Festival 3rd Annual Grand Steampunk Exposition Brocktober Fest Beer Festival

Celebrating 160 years

Niagara Polo

The Sport of Kings returns to the Commons September 10

Fabulous Fall Flavours Fall Fabulicious Fall Recipes

A Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce & Visitor & Convention Bureau e-publication

What’s Inside…

Welcome to Niagara-on-the-Lake . . . . . . . .pages 4 - 7 Upcoming Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 8 & 9 Niagara Polo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pages 10 & 11 Fall Festivals Niagara Grape & Wine Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pages 12 & 13 Fall Winery Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pages 14 & 15 Shaw Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 16 - 19 3rd Annual Grand Steampunk Exposition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 20 Stonesthrow Festival 2016 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 21 Brocktoberfest Beer Festival . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pages 22 & 23 The Commons Market Vintage Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pages 24 & 25 Brock’s Monument 160th Commemoration. . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 26 - 27

A Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Convention Bureau e-publication 26 Queen Street, Lower Level, Niagara-on-the-Lake • 905.468.1950

Fabulous Fall Flavours Culinary Capital of Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 29 Fall Fabulicious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 30 Fall Recipes: Butternut Squash Soup . . . . . . .page 31 Landmark Shops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 32 2016-17 Signature Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 33 Historic and Tours Niagara Historical Society & Museum Cemetery Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pages 34 & 35 Fort George Ghost Walk Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .pages 36 & 37 Fall Colour Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .page 38 Weddings, Conferences & Learning Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 40 Trip Planning Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Page 41

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Welcome to Niag

gara-on-the-Lake Against the backdrop of a historical town with an over 200 year-old heritage, Niagara-on-the-Lake is an intimate gem of a destination. Designated as a national historic site of Canada in 2003, the majority of its buildings are constructed in the British Classical tradition and speak to the conservation movement in Canada, highlighting the restoration and renovation of their heritage character. Today, tourism plays a major role in its economy in part due to the works presented at the Shaw Festival’s three theatres (The Festival, Royal George and Court House) considered one of the best in the English-speaking world. Also known as the ‘Culinary Capital of Canada’, its many restaurants, mild climate and rich soil, (which is excellent for fruit production) makes it a major viticultural region. Adding to this are dozens of nearby wineries showcasing their finest wine, including those that make the largest volumes of internationally-showcased icewine.

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EXPERIENCE THE GREAT OUTDOORS LIKE NEVER BEFORE Niagara-on-the-Lake offers an abundance of recreational and leisure opportunities, plus alternative methods of touring the town. Embark on a historical walking tour of the town, explore one of our many trails, or sit back and enjoy a horse and carriage ride. However you like to enjoy the outdoors, we have the opportunity for you.

THERE’S A PLACE FOR EVERYONE Showcasing hundreds of accommodations for you to choose from, Niagara-on-the-Lake always has a place for you. Steeped in history, our idyllic town is located on the southern shores of Lake Ontario where the Niagara River ends its journey into this famous Great Lake.

OUR HIDDEN TREASURES For shoppers with more refined tastes, whether it be culinary, fashion or art, the shops of Niagara- on-the-Lake offer hidden treasures you may not find anywhere else. From everyday needs to once-in-a- lifetime special gifts, the merchants here will certainly have something for every taste, decor and lifestyle. It has become the selected destination for many travellers from around the world. The local owners ensure the highest level of quality amongst local B&Bs, Vacation homes, and Hotels & Inns by sharing ideas and collaborating on events and initiatives for their guests.

Upcoming Events in N Sunday Concert Series at Queenston Heights Park

Sunday, Sept 4 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm Queenston Bandshell Sunday Concert Series at Queenston Heights Final concert of the season. Free Admission Set in the beautiful Queenston Heights Park, Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert that bring the sound of big band, Dixie, blues and more to this family-friendly outdoor concert.

Little Shop of Horrors – the Musical

September 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24. Doors open: 7:30pm. | Show Time: 8:00pm Corks’ Playhouse Theatre | 19 Queen Street Something-Something Productions is proud to present one of the longest-running off-Broadway musicals of all time! A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre goers for over 30 years. For tickets, call 289-668-0482 or visit


Saturday, Sept. 10 | Noon – 5 pm The Niagara Historical Society & Museum presents “The Sport of Kings” on the Commons! Spectators can enjoy a live polo match, half time entertainment and divot stomp, vendors and more. General

Niagara Polo Saturday, Sept 10

admission is $15 for adults and Free for children. Free parking available. Purchase tickets online at: For inquiries, please contact the museum at 905-4683912 or

Niagara Wine Festival –

September 16 to September 25 The Niagara Wine Festival offers over 100 events including cellar door experiences, concerts, fresh local food, street parades and more. Experience regional cuisine presented by top local chefs and sip and savour VQA wines while enjoying Canadian talent on the Centre stage. More information at:

3rd Annual Grand Canadian Steampunk Exposition at Fort George

September 23-25, 2016 A Grand Exposition of Canadian Steampunk grandeur, a festival of epic proportions, sights and sounds to entertain and delight... all this and more. Three days of Canadian Steampunk amazement and astonishment in southern Ontario in the Niagara region, featuring a night time concert (performers to be announced)! A largely-outdoor Steampunk festival within a War-of-1812 Canadian fort, with activities, presentations and workshops for all

Niagara Wine Festival Sept 10 to 25

Niagara-on-the-Lake ages and interests. Please note: this is a third party event and special admissions rates apply for Fort George during this weekend. For admission/ticket informtion, please visit: www.canadiansteampunk. com or call: (905) 525–6303

wine, and enjoy eats from some of Niagara’s best gourmet food trucks. Bask in a setting that’s pure magic, surrounded by vineyards, history, and Niagara-on-the-Lake’s world-class charm. It’s the ultimate fall day. It’s everything but common.

‘Stonesthrow’ 2016 Stone Festival

Battle of Queenston Heights Comemmorative Tours

Saturday, Oct 1 | 10 am to 5 pm Willowbank presents its 2016 Stonesthrow Stone Festival which will run the weekend of September 30th to October 2nd with additional certification courses on Monday, October 3rd. This year’s festival will feature a slate of short courses and lectures on traditional building methods, live music, an artisan market and a dance. Come and take a wander about our historic campus and enjoy an artisan market and an open air musical line up along with food trucks and craft beer. For more information, please visit our Web site at stonesthrow.

The Commons Market - Antique & Vintage Fest

Sunday, Oct 2 | 10 am to 5 pm | Butler’s Barracks The Commons Market is an outdoor antique & vintage fest in the heart of Niagara. It’s a place where you’ll discover all kinds of new—and old—things to love. Roam through a field of vintage, antique, and reclaimed/upcycled furniture, housewares, jewellery, and collectibles. Sip local craft beer and

Stonesthrow Festival Sept 30 to Oct 2

Oct 8 & 9 | 10 am - 5 pm Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as we commemorate the 204th anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights and the death of Major General Sir Isaac Brock. For more information contact the Friends of Fort George at www. or call 905-468-6621.

Fall Fabulicious 2016

Thursday, Nov 10 to Thursday, Nov 17 Come and experience the culinary artists of the Signature Kitchen collection as they shine during Fabulicious. Offering terrific value with Prix-Fixe 3-Course Menus consisting of an appetizer, main course and dessert, Fabulicious is a great opportunity to sample culinary delights from 14 local finedining establishments. Lunch is $25. Dinner is $39. Call 905-468-1950 for menus and information on participating restaurants. More event listings at

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NIAGARA POLO Saturday, September 10 • Gates open at 11 am

hether referred to as the Fort George Military Reserve, gara Plain, The Green, The Garrison Common, or simply The Commons”, this 285-acre area of land has been an gral part of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s history. In the late h and early 19th centuries it housed the Indian Council use, and during two world wars up to 20,000 soldiers embled and trained here to be shipped overseas.

he Commons was later given to Parks Canada after Department of National Defense no longer needed area for summer training camps. Beyond its military nificance, locals used the land for hunting, harvesting ps, firewood, fairgrounds, and a place for their animals graze. Today it is a National Historic Site and is used esidents and visitors as a green space and for special mmunity events.

n September 10th, 2016 join the Niagara Historical iety & Museum for NIAGARA POLO – a live sporting nt on the Commons.

enerously sponsored by the Town of Niagara-on-thee and Peller Estates, Niagara Polo will feature two r-chukker games with players from the Toronto Polo

Club, traditional divot stomp with bubbly, half time entertainment by the Niagara Regional Police Pipe Band, a display of luxury and antique cars, food and drink vendors, and an artisans tent. For the general public, admission is $15 (free for children under 12) and for those who want a more elegant polo experience, VIP and corporate dining is available under a field-side marquee. All proceeds from this fundraiser support the Niagara Historical Society & Museum’s work in preserving, collecting and displaying the town’s unique history and will help support the future growth of the Museum. Discover the power and passion of polo on the historic Commons - the land on which officers and gentleman played polo over 100 years ago during military training at Niagara Camp. Gates open at 11 am with the first game starting just after noon. For more information on Niagara Polo visit General admission tickets can be purchased online through the Museum’s homepage.

Niagara Wine Festival Niagara Wine Festival Discovery Pass Experiences

September 11 & 12, 17 & 18, 24 & 25 Over 35+ participating wineries in Niagara 11 am – 5 pm (times may vary)

The Niagara Wine Festival Discovery Pass is your key to three weekends of wine and culinary adventures at wineries across Niagara. Discovery Pass holders can enjoy eight experiences per pass and designated drivers can also indulge in the culinary offerings with the Driver’s Discovery Pass. A celebration of the harvest and world renowned Niagara wines come to life with a Vintage Harvest. Discovery Pass: $40+HST Driver’s Discovery Pass: $30+HST (905) 688-0212

Niagara Wine Festival Montebello Park Experiences September 16 & 17, 18 & 23, 24 &25 Montebello Park 64 Ontario Street, St Catharines Park Hours: Fridays, Sept 16 & 23 | 5 pm - 10:30 pm Saturdays, Sept 17 & 24 | 11 am - 10:30 pm Sundays, Sept 18 & 25 | Noon - 8 pm The hub of the Niagara Wine Festival can be found in historic Montebello Park in downtown St. Catharines. One of the oldest and most beautiful parks in the Niagara Region comes alive for two weekends in September. A celebration of Niagara and the bounty of harvest,

2016 Wine an Food Pairing

Between the Lines Family Estate Wine Big Red, Big Dipper! 2014 Pinot Noir paired with a Savoury B made to order with your choice of three dipping sauces.

Château des Charmes: A Fresh & Hear Our gold medal award winning 2015 Ro d’Andrée will be paired with a mini pork cranberry Shepherd’s pie.

Colaneri Estate Winery: Bold and Beefy The fall harvest brings on the craving fo bodied red blend “Insieme”, “together” w beef tenderloin. The palate comes alive from the wine captivate the juices from perfect match!

Diamond Estates Winery/The Lakeview Company: Keep Calm and Curry On! Join us at Diamond Estates Winery for a our EastDell Riesling perfectly paired wi Green Curry Chicken served upon a bed bean salad courtesy of Chef James from On Catering!

Hinterbrook Winery: Hinterbrook Noodles and Nomad Enjoy Crabmeat Noodle Salad with shre crabmeat, a noodle tossed in Japanese with ginger and herbs to finish paired w Nomad Riesling.

the Montebello Park food and wine experience truly showcases all that the Region has to offer. Local chefs will provide regional cuisine from one to three tokens per portion, while VQA wines Inniskillin Wines: Something Spicy & S can be purchased with tokens by the Something spicy, something sweet…Ge sample or glass. chicken with crispy shallots is the perfe the Inniskillin Ultimate VIP Daily Pass $10+HST, Harvest Lounge Weekend Pass $25+HST, Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery: 10 Pack of Tokens $32.50+HST Coastal Classic Twist (905) 688-0212 A Coastal classic with an Ontario twist! Snapper ceviche, Niagara Apple Slaw pa Grand Reserve Riesling.

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Rancourt Winery: How Do You Like Them Apples? Experience a Harvest Time explosion of flavour! Enjoy a warm Pork Schnitzel on a bun served with Harvest Barn’s famous Apple Sauce all made with local ingredients. This favourite is served with our delicious 2013 Chardonnay.


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Konzelmann Estate Winery: New World Duo Succulent New Zealand Lamb Chop lightly brushed with a fine Basil Pesto and Grilled to Perfection. Paired with the locals’ favourite; Lakefront Series Konzelmann Shiraz. Niagara College Teaching Winery: Vertical Cabernet Franc Tasting Join us for a vertical tasting of 4 vintages & styles of our Cabernet Franc wines, including the outstanding back-vintage 2010 Cabernet Franc. Compare flavours, aromas, and the differences driven by weather conditions, viticulture practices, and winemaking styles.

Reif Estate Winery: Germany versus Italy - A Classic ‘Match’ Winemakers Klaus W. Reif and Roberto DiDomenico invite you to join us for a taste of a traditional German Harvest BBQ with an Italian twist and regional flare! Their 2014 Riesling is paired with local Italian-style sausage from Pingue meats on Caraway Rye baked from scratch by The Pie Plate. Riverview Cellars Estate Winery: Patio Pinot & Eggplant Parmigiana Enjoy eggplant parmigiana on freshly baked foccacia perfectly paired with our newly released 2015 Pinot Grigio. Sit and relax on our river front patio and savour this super popular wine, food and view.

Peller Estates Winery: Peller Estates Muscat & Melon Join us at Peller Estates for Muscat infused melon with micro basil sprouts paired with our 2015 Private Reserve Muscat. Hand selected by Chef Jason Parsons and grown at Epp Family Farms specifically for this experience, this is a destination not to be missed!

Strewn Winery: From the Barrel: Nuances in White & Red Aging wine in oak barrels adds complexity and flavor, the challenge is to keep the oak in balance with the fruit. Taste and enjoy two approachable barrel aged wines – our Premium Chardonnay Barrel Aged and our Two Vines Cabernet-Merlot with a rich, buttery Roasted Vegetable Tart.

Pillitteri Estates Winery: Wine + Chicken Tikka Wrap + Patio = #WineFestivalGoals Join us on the patio for a South East Asian inspired Spicy Chicken Tikka Roti Wrap with sprouts and pickled kachumber and raita. Pair it with a glass of Gewürztraminer Riesling Fusion or Cabernet Merlot.

Trius Winery Trius Burger Bar Back by popular demand! Home of ‘Canada’s Best Wine Burger’, the Trius Burger Bar is serving Chef Frank Dodd’s Trius Mini Burgers alongside our Trius Cabernet Franc 2014. This pairing captures the essence of Niagara Wine Country and is a must stop on the Discovery Pass route!

Fall Winery Eve Reif Estate Winery’s Annual Harvest BBQ

Friday, September 9 • 6:30 pm A traditional Harvest BBQ with grilled bratwurst, German potato salad, fresh baked rye and apple strudel paired with our Riesling or Cabernet Merlot alongside the vineyard. A great way to kick off the annual Niagara Wine Festival Celebrations! $50 per person plus taxes and gratuity includes barbeque dinner, two glasses of wine and live entertainment! 25% off for Reifstyle wine club members. Call 905-468-WINE or E-mail to buy your tickets today.

Food Trucks in the Vineyard

Coyote’s Run – Noon - 6 pm Free admission (Cost of Food extra) Coyote’s Run is pleased to Food Trucks to their Vineyard! Come enjoy unique tastings from some of the area’s finest food trucks. Plenty of seating space, be sure to enjoy a glass of wine overlooking the vineyards. Join us in our vineyard pavilion for some wine by the glass, live entertainment and of course some amazing Food Truck Eats. What better way to enjoy your afternoon in wine country? September 10 | Heirloom Tomato: Local. Organic. Sustainable... and don’t forget REAL delicious food. September 17 | Chang Noi: Take a delicious journey to Thai culture with Chef ‘Ku’. Their authentic, fresh cuisine has made them one of the most popular restaurants in Niagara. September 24 | The Smokin Buddha: “You gotta eat here”. Bringing the popular Port Colborne restaurant on the road to bring you on a food journey. Fresh, global comfort food. #lovethebuddha

Caroline Cellars Wine & Swine 2016

September 17th and 24th This one’s for the meat lovers! Enjoy traditional pork roast & Rick’s sausage served in the Farmhouse Café and on our covered patio. Pair your meal with great wine and live music and you’ve got one heck of a celebration! Not eating pork? Our Farmhouse Café menu will also be available throughout the night. We will begin taking reservations for this popular event starting September 1.

Konzelmann Estate Winery’s WINEFEST

Saturday September 24 11:00 am to 6:00 pm This year’s WINEFEST will take place at our ‘Lakefront Area’ and feature gourmet food vendors, fun games and live music. Enjoy wine by the glass and be entertained as you experience our beautiful lakefront vineyard and onsite boutique. Live Music & Gourmet Food Trucks This year’s music line-up includes Corey Cruise, Flat Broke and the The Madhatters. You can also experience some of Niagara’s premiere gourmet food trucks.

ents Picnic in the Vineyard Cattail Creek Winery

until October | 10:30am-4:30pm Stop for a while and enjoy a fresh picnic basket while sipping a glass of wine at our picnic tables surrounded by our vineyards. Or ask for one of our blankets and trek into the heart of the vineyard and enjoy your basket and wine nestle amongst the vines. Each basket contains an assortment of meats (chosen from our selection), cheeses (chosen from our selection), antipasti, hummus and a freshly baked ciabatta with one of Mom’s home baked goodies. Choose a glass of your favourite wine to pair with your basket or allow one of our Team Members to make a recommendation. $16.95 per person (price does not include taxes or wine). For more details, contact us at or 905-988-9463.

THE PINOT AFFAIR: October 15 & 16

Ten wineries, multiple events, all crushing on one deliciously seductive grape...visit Niagara in October for intimate tastings, lusty foods, wine pairings and more. Learn first-hand from those who make the wine shy they only have eyes for Pinot Noir. Each event is unique - designed to be interactive and informative - to give you an intimate look into what makes Pinot Noir so irresistible. Visit for details.

Taste the Season

Weekends in November | 11 am to 5 pm Taste the Season is Niagara-on-the-Lake’s must-do event in November! Celebrate the season’s bounty with locally inspired VQA wine and food pairings at each of our member wineries. This $45 (plus HST) touring pass entitles visitors to , to one VQA wine tasting and food pairing at each of our member wineries. Passes, a list of wine pairings and participating wineries will be available at

Alice in Wonderland (On stage until October 16) Tara Rosling as Alice Liddell, Kyle Blair as the March Hare, Patty Jamieson as the Dormouse and Graeme Somerville as the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland. Photo by David Cooper.

“… visually impressive …” – Sun Media

A Woman of No Importance (On stage until October 29) (l to r): Matthew Finlan as Farquhar, the servant; Mary Haney as Lady Caroline Pontefract, Fiona Reid as Lady Hunstanton, Diana Donnelly as Mrs Allonby, Claire Jullien as Lady Stutfield, Julia Course as Miss Hester Worsley and Landon Doak as Francis, the servant in A Woman of No Importance. Photo by David Cooper

“Plenty of eye candy to enjoy … [Fiona] Reid is expectedly excellent.” – Toronto Star

Curtain Call! Catch the final performances of great theatre in the heart of Niagara Wine Country! Don’t miss out - many shows closing soon.

Sweeney Todd (On stage until October 19) Benedict Campbell as Sweeney Todd and Corrine Koslo as Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street A Musical Thriller. Photo by David Cooper.

“The best musical production to ever grace the Shaw Festival Theatre stage.” – National Post

Uncle Vanya

(On stage until September 11) Neil Barclay as Ivan Petrovich. Photo by David Cooper.

“Master Harold”… and the Boys (On stage until September 10)

André Sills as Sam, Allan Louis as Willie and James Daly as Hally in “Master Harold”… and the Boys. Photo by David Cooper

“… better than any Canadian production I’ve seen … a sizzler of an ending.” – The Globe and Mail

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“So fully have these actors inhabited their roles that … I had to remind myself I was watching a play.” – The Buffalo News

The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God (On stage until September 11) Natasha Mumba as Black Girl. Photo by David Cooper.

“A 60-minute explosion of zaniness.” –

Our Town

(On stage until October 15)

Engaged (On stage until October 30)

Kate Besworth as Emily Webb and Charlie Gallant as George Gibbs in Our Town. Photo by David Cooper.

The cast of Engaged. Photo by David Cooper.

´´´´/4 Stars – Toronto Star

“Non-stop laughs.” – Niagara This Week

Mrs Warren’s Profession (On stage until October 23)

Nicole Underhay as Mrs Warren and Wade Bogert-O’Brien as Frank Gardner in Mrs Warren’s Profession. Photo by David Cooper.

“Provocative” – Toronto Star

The Dance of Death (On stage until September 10)

Jim Mezon as Edgar, Patrick Galligan as Kurt and Fiona Reid as Alice in The Dance of Death. Photo by Emily Cooper.

“A brilliant production.” – The Hamilton Spectator

Vintage Fest Sunday, October 2 Butler’s Barracks Discover something new—and old—to love at The Commons Market, an Antique & Vintage Fest in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It’s a celebration of timeless craftsmanship, nostalgia, and most of all, the unique. Located on Parks Canada’s historic Butler’s Barracks site, the show draws antique and vintage dealers from across Ontario and Quebec, including some of Niagara’s very own. There’s a range of specialties, including primitive, rustic, mid-century, retro 70s and 80s, and industrial, and you’ll find everything from furniture and housewares to jewellery and collectibles. The Commons Market also features upcycle artisans, who rescue vintage bits and pieces and turn them into something new and wonderful. Their work ranges from funky industrial pieces to hand-bound books to home decor. But there’s more to The Commons Market than uncommon finds. We’ll be serving some of Niagara’s finest craft beers from The Exchange Brewery and Silversmith and local wines from Reif and Henry of Pelham. It’s a chance to sip and savour your new favourite while strolling from booth to booth. When you’re ready to take a break from treasure hunting, enjoy eats from some of Niagara’s best food trucks, bakers, and caterers. The show is walking distance from the Queen Street shops and restaurants and the Shaw Festival Theatres, so plan to make it a day or even a weekend of discoveries.

Everything here tells a story. Come find the one that speaks to you. One day only! Sunday, October 2 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Butler’s Barracks 400 King Street Admission is $7.50 (children under 12 are free). Discounted admission tickets are available online. Visit and follow us on Facebook @commonsmarket for more information.

Brock’s Monument 160th Commemoration Join the Friends of Fort George and the Niagara Parks Commission on Thursday, Oct 13, as we commemorate the 160th anniversary of the building of Brock’s Monument. The afternoon will include a number of speakers, tea, coffee and light fare. The event will take place from 2 to 4 pm at the Laura Secord Church in Queenston, Ontario.

Built between 1853-1856, Brock’s Monument towers over picturesque Queenston Heights, Ontario. The monument measures 56 metres (185 feet) in height and is the largest monument of its kind in Canada. Situated on the site of the Battle of Queenston Heights where British and American soldiers struggled for the destiny of two nations, Brock’s Monument is the final resting place of Major General Sir Isaac Brock and his Aide-de-Camp Lieutenant Colonel John Macdonell.

List of Speakers include: The Battle of Queenston Heights By Jim Hill, Superintendent of Heritage, Niagara Parks Commission The Life of Major General Sir Isaac Brock By Wesley Turner, author of Astonishing General: The Life and Legacy of Major General Sir Isaac Brock The Significance of Brock’s Monument By Ronald Dale, Superintendent (1992-2007), Fort George National Historic Site Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance as seating is limited. Call the Friends of Fort George at 905-468-6621 or email for more information.

The Monument that stands at Queenston Heights today, is actually the second Monument built in honour of Canada’s saviour, Major General Brock. Construction of the first monument to Brock began on June 1, 1824. On October 13, 1824, Major General Sir Isaac Brock’s body was removed from the bastion at Fort George and interred under Brock’s Monument in a solemn event. Over 8,000 spectators gathered to watch the procession along the route from Fort George to Queenston. By 1827, the tower was completed and measured 40 metres in height. Throughout the 1820’s and 1830’s, the first Brock’s Monument became a popular tourist destination for early travellers to Upper Canada. On April 17, 1840, Brock’s Monument was severely damaged by a bomb set off at the base of the stairs. It was suspected that the charge was detonated by Benjamin Lett, an American sympathiser who was part of the Upper Canada Rebellion. The monument’s architect, Francis Hall, insisted that it could be restored. However, many felt that a new tower should be erected to highlight their respect for Brock, and the indignation they felt towards the vandalism. Construction on the second monument to Major General Sir Isaac Brock began in 1853. Designed by William Thomas, the Monument was built entirely out of Queenston limestone, measures 56 metres in height, and was opened to the public in 1859. Each year, thousands of visitors from around the world visit Brock’s Monument, learning about the early history of Canada, and the role Major General Sir Isaac Brock and the Battle of Queenston Heights had in shaping its destiny.

Fabulous Fall Flavours

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Canada’s #1 Food and Wine Destination – Nowhere in Canada will one find such gastronomic delights as in Niagara-on-theLake! From the abundance of local produce and world-class wineries to the many renowned restaurants, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a veritable feast for connoisseurs of all things culinary. And with that in mind, 14 of Niagara-onthe-Lake’s dining establishments have joined together to create Signature Kitchens, a culinary group celebrating the joys of local, seasonal and artisanal cuisine. Each group member has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the use of high-quality local ingredients, a focus on outstanding VQA wines, and the delivery of professional service.

Participating Restaurants Bistro Six-One 61-63 Queen St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-2532 Cannery at the Pillar and Post 48 John St W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-2123 Escabéche at Prince of Wales 6 Picton St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-3246 Ginger Restaurant 390 Mary Street . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-3871 HobNob Restaurant & Wine Bar 209 Queen St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-4588 LIV at White Oaks 253 Taylor Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-688-2550 Peller Estates 290 John St W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-4678 Ravine Vineyard Restaurant 1366 York Rd, St. Davids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-262-8463 Restaurant Oban Inn 160 Front St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-2165 Riverbend Inn Restaurant Enter from John Street W 16104 Niagara River Pkwy . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-8866 The Epicurean 84 Queen St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-3408 Tiara at Queen’s Landing 155 Byron St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-2195 Trius Restaurant 1249 Niagara Stone Rd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-7123 Zees Grill at Shaw Club 92 Picton St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-5715

Fabulicious: A Gastronomical Delight November 10 - 17, 2016 Come and experience the culinary artists of the Signature Kitchen collection as they shine during Fabulicious. A delightfully-tasty food event, Fabulicious happens twice yearly – late February to early March and again in mid-November. This event is a veritable feast for connoisseurs of all things culinary. Thoughtfully-crafted by each chef, the rich variety of menu options allows everyone to celebrate the joys of local, seasonal artisan cuisine. Offering terrific value with Prix-Fixe 3-Course Menus consisting of an appetizer, main course and dessert, Fabulicious is a great opportunity to sample culinary delights from 14 local finedining establishments. Lunch: $25. Dinner: $39. For menus, reservations and information on participating restaurants, call 905-468-1950, or visit

Butternut Squash Soup With Honey Ginger Balsamic & Basil Crème Fraiche


• 1/4 Cup OLiV Butter Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) • 8 Cups Cubed Butternut Squash • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Seeded & Roughly Chopped

• 1 Medium Sweet Onion, Skinned & Roughly Chopped • 3 Cloves Garlic, Smashed & Peeled • 2 Litres Chicken or Vegetable Stock • 1/2 Litre Heavy Cream


Crème Fraiche

1. Add OLiV Butter EVOO, squash, red pepper, garlic, onion to a medium large stock pot & sauté over medium high heat stirring constantly for 5 – 7 minutes.

2. 1/4 Cup OLiV Honey Ginger White Balsamic Vinegar

2. Add stock & raise heat to high. Cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour until all vegetables are very soft. 3. Remove from heat and puree until smooth and silky in texture. An immersion blender is the ideal tool, however, if you do not have one handy then a standard blender will work just fine. Please Note: If using a blender please puree in small batches on low power to avoid burns from splash over. 4. Return to low heat & slowly whisk in heavy cream. 5. Salt & Pepper to taste.

1. 1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt

3. 2 Sprigs of Fresh Basil (Leaves Only – Finely Chopped). Blend Ingredients together and mix well. Set in Fridge for 3 – 6 hours


Place a heaping Tbsp of Crème Fraiche in centre of bowl. Pour soup around crème in bowl & serve. Yield: 10 x 8oz servings

The Landmark Shops of Niagara-on-the-Lake invite visitors to browse their unique selection of treasures.

For shoppers with more refined tastes, whether it be culinary, fashion or art, the shops of Niagara-on-the-Lake offer hidden treasures you may not find anywhere else. From everyday needs to once-in-a lifetime special gifts, the merchants here will certainly have something for every taste, décor and lifestyle.

Participating Shops: Angie Strauss Garden Gallery

King Street Gallery

Plusio’s Gifts

153 King Street

178 Victoria Street

BeauChapeau Hat Shop 42 Queen Street

Kurtz Culinary Creations

188 Victoria St

Cecile’s Home & Gift 113 Queen Street


38-40 Queen Street

59A Queen Street

Lochcarron of Scotland

Rocky Mountain Chocolate

183 Victoria St

Canaysia Gifts

23 Queen Street

Maison Apothecare

70 Queen Street

Maple Leaf Fudge

106C Queen Street

27B Queen Street


Cheese Secrets

114 Queen Street

Frankie Sez

Natasha Bradley Home Limited

Ten Thousand Villages

Godel Gifts

Native Canadian Art Gallery

The Haunted Shop

Greaves Jams and Marmalades

Niagara-on-the-Lake Jewellers and Precious Metal Studio

The Scottish Loft

38 Market Street 79 Queen Street

126 Queen Street

92 Queen Street

129 Queen Street

55 Queen Street

HALLEY’S Fashion for Men 57 Queen Street

Hendrik’s Valu-Mart 130 Queen Street

Simpson’s Apothecary 233 King Street

46 Queen Street

126 Queen Street

38 Market Street

13 Queen Street

Valle Verde

Old Niagara Book Shop

55 Queen Street

OLIV Tasting Room

Wine Country Vintners

223 Regent Street 122 Queen Street

27 Queen Street

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Signature Events

It’s not too early to plan upcoming visits 2016 Events

Over the years, Niagara-on-the-Lake has become a well-known hub for its Signature Events, attracting Fall Fabulicious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 10 to 17 not only local residents, but also guests from Ontario Candlelight Stroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Dec 2 and around the world. Rotary House Tour . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Dec 2 & Saturday, Dec 3 The Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce prides itself on organizing world-class, memorable events that keep people returning regularly, whether it be enhancing existing events or creating new, innovative social experiences.

2017 Events

Sparkle & Ice Diamond Gala, 8 pm . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Jan 20 Niagara-on-the-Lake Saturday, Jan 21 to Icewine Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, Jan 22 Queen Street White on Ice Dinner, 7-10 pm. . . . Friday, Jan 27 Our Signature Kitchens, wineries and event hosting Shop, Sip, Sample & Savour . . . . . . . . . . . .Saturday, Jan 28 and Sunday, Jan 29 sites are strategically co-ordinated to provide partici- Spring Fabulicious 2017 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 23 to March 2 pants an experience that is unique to the Niagara- 2017 White Effect Dinner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, June 15

on-the-Lake area. Local history, culture, art, music, culinary and wine are all intertwined to set a special theme for each event.

To participate or for more information, phone 905-468-1950, or E-mail:

4HE'RAVEYA 3T-ARK›S!NG The past four Septembers have seen a host of unusual visitors to the cemetery at St Mark’s Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. As dusk settles a trail of glowing lanterns can be seen, leading the way for the Gravedigger and his group of curious, yet wary,

visitors. The graveyard is one of the oldest in Ontario, and home to many distinct characters. And so, as the visitors cautiously explore, the Gravedigger introduces them to a few of these ‘residents’ - some a little more insistent upon sharing their stories than others.

ARD3HIFTAT GLICAN#HURCH The cemetery tours began in 2012, due to the support of the Niagara Culture Capital of Canada. Since then the Niagara Historical Museum’s Cemetery Tours at St Marks have become a popular choice for those interested in local history, told with a touch of dramatic flair. Researched by the Museum’s curator Sarah Maloney-Kaufman and then

transformed into an hour long theatrical experience by local producer and writer Barbara Worthy, these tours feature personalities that make up the character of Niagara on the Lake, from the infamous to the unknown. In past years, the Gravedigger has introduced characters as different as the much-venerated journalist and advocate Elizabeth Ascher, or the sculptor Jacobine Jones, to the neighbour who knew everyone’s business, Matilda Boulton. Many of the other colourful personalities whose vision left their mark on this town are featured, such as Henry Paffard, Joe Masters and Mary Henry. This fall, come and see whose stories will be coaxed out of the ancient marble and limestone. Join the Gravedigger as he introduces more of the residents of St Mark’s Graveyard, on Friday, September 23 & Saturday, September 24, then again Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, for three visits per night, at 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance. Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum at 905-468- 3912 for further information.


In addition to one of the most historic towns in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is commonly referred to as the most haunted. The most prevalent tales of paranormal activity surround Fort George National Historic Site. There have been hundreds of reports of paranormal sightings at Fort George, ranging from the benevolent spirit of a little girl named Sarah Ann to a more ominous presence simply known as “The Watcher”.

This October, join us for Tours of Fort George Halloween is the time of forces are most powe between this world a weakest. For others, it’s year for a good ghost exploration of the scari Fort George. This 2-hou


r our special Halloween e! Some believe that year when supernatural erful, and the barrier and the next is at its just the perfect time of t story. Join us for an iest aspects of haunted ur walking tour includes

stories too frightening to be told on the summer tours, and opens a building (the Officers’ Quarters) usually off limits to the Ghost Tour. Our 2016 Halloween dates are October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tickets are $20/person and must be purchased in advance. Please call the Friends of Fort George Gift Shop at 905-468-6621 to order

Take a Fall Colours Tour

Situated along the Niagara Escarpment, Niagara River and Lake Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake offers a variety of breathtaking views which can be enjoyed in a variety of ways via cycling, walking, e-Bike, Whirlpool Jetboats, Niagara Belle, kayaking, and paddleboarding. For those who love outdoor activities and taking in nature’s breathtaking beauty, Niagara-on-the-Lake’s landscape is the perfect location for you. Visit and start planning your trip today!


Select Sunday - Thursday evenings from October 2 - December 1, 2016

Come experience the stunning beauty and bounty of the harvest season in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Crisp, sunny days that come with a slower, more leisurely pace. The perfect time of year to visit Niagara.

Your relaxing getaway includes overnight accommodation in one of our 3 boutique hotels, a delicious breakfast for two the following morning and wine tasting passes for two to 2 local wineries, because if there is one harvest we are truly known for, its our grapes!

Book today with promo code: HARVEST

*Plus taxes & gratuities. Other restrictions may apply. See website for full details.


Weddings, Conferences & Learning Experiences Niagara-on-the-Lake is known for its natural beauty, history, heritage, culture and wonderful ambiance in any season. With a multitude of options to host your next conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake offers you an unconventional selection of four and five-star hotels and inns, conference resorts and spas, as well as wineries to tempt your fancy. From large groups to small intimate settings, there’s a location to suit everyone. Because we do have such a rich history and heritage including museums, forts and parks, the experience of learning takes on a new life here. You can always be in a restful setting where learning will have historical significance. With an excellent selection of accommodations, talented musicians and caterers, creative photographers and florists in the area, all of the necessary elements to plan that perfect day exist right here. Have your wedding here to experience the Niagara-on-the-Lake Effect that will last a lifetime. For weddings, conferences or learning experiences, Niagara-on-the-Lake has it all for you. Visit or call the Chamber of Commerce at 905-468-1950 and let us help plan your next special event.

Let us help you plan your next trip For all your queries, accommodation booking and event ticketing needs, we are your information source. The Chamber of Commerce Welcome Centre is staffed with trained professionals who can assist you in making the most of your visiting experience in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Contact us as you plan your visit. We can book your stay at Chamber-certified Accommodations, assist you in ordering special event tickets and provide ideas on what to see and do in the area. We can also help guide you towards your destination beyond Niagara-on-the-Lake. Once you arrive, stop by and visit us, as we have a variety of brochures on area attractions, plus current information on events and accommodation availability.


May 15 to Oct 15: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Oct. 16 to May 14: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Please note: Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25, Boxing Day, Dec. 26 & New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

CONTACT US: 26 Queen Street, lower level of Court House Building, across from the Clock Tower Phone: 905-468-1950 Facebook: Twitter: niagaraonlake

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Niagara-on-the-Lake's Effect E-Magazine, Fall 2016  

Niagara-on-the-Lake's Effect E-Magazine, Fall 2016

Niagara-on-the-Lake's Effect E-Magazine, Fall 2016  

Niagara-on-the-Lake's Effect E-Magazine, Fall 2016