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Niagara-on-the-Lake's Parking Ban has been lifted to accommodate businesses permitted to re-open. The Queens Royal Park and Market Street Restrooms have also been re-opened, with strict cleaning and physical distancing measures.

Click here to find the Provincial Government's list of essential workplaces, and here to find its regulation regarding the closure of non-essential businesses. 

Enforcing Emergency Orders
To report a business or individual(s) operating in contravention of Emergency Orders, email or call 905-468-3266. DO NOT call 911 to report these concerns. For after hours complaints, call 905-682-2704.

Transition Into Recovery

Gradual Reopening

Recovery Measures


Non-Essential Travel

Weekend Crowds

Out-of-Town Visitors

Long-Term Care Facilities

Long Weekend Celebrations

Enforcement of Emergency Orders

Coping with the Crisis

Migrant Workers

Declaration of a State of Emergency

Residents Returning From Travel

Closures & Cancellations

Messages From the Town

May 29, 2020
• NOTL Adapts Work Procedures to Ensure Staff Safety 

May 28, 2020
• NOTL Cautiously Transitions into Recovery Phase

May 25, 2020
NOTL Revives 2020 Hanging Basket Program
• Lord Mayor Disero Update, read at Council - Audio file

May 22, 2020
Town Statement Regarding the Issuance of Fines to NOTL Businesses in Contravention of Provincial Emergency Orders

May 21, 2020
NOTL Resumes the Issuance of Building Permits
A Joint Letter to Businesses from the Town and NOTL Chamber of Commerce

May 20, 2020
• NOTL Reopens Municipal Green Spaces and Some Recreational Amenities

May 15, 2020
• NOTL Responds to Provincial Recovery Measures

May 13, 2020
NOTL Deems Animal Grooming Essential for Health and Welfare Purposes

May 11, 2020
NOTL to Reopen Public Restrooms
NOTL Lifts Parking Ban
Lord Mayor Disero Update, read at Committee of the Whole - General Meeting - Audio file

May 6, 2020
NOTL Addresses Garage/Yard Sales
Radio Interview About Visitors Flocking to NOTL 

May 1, 2020
A Message from the Lord Mayor Regarding Greenhouses and Garden Centres 

April 30, 2020
NOTL Enacts Parking Ban in Designated Area

April 28, 2020
NOTL Cancels 2020 Hanging Basket Program

April 27, 2020
Lord Mayor Disero Update, read at Council Meeting - Audio file
YourTV Interview About #MakeNoiseNOTL and the Town's Deterrence of Out-of-Town

April 24, 2020
A Message from the Interim CAO and Lord Mayor Regarding the Town’s Escalated Deterrence of Visitors
Video: Town Escalates Deterrence of Visitors

April 23, 2020
NOTL Escalates Efforts to Deter Visitors
Radio Interview About Escalated Measures to Deter Visitors

April 22, 2020
Radio Interview About Out-of-Town Visitors
• A Message from the Lord Mayor Regarding NOTL's Support of Essential Businesses

April 21, 2020
Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce 
Espresso Live Episode 5: Mayors of Niagara Series with Lord Mayor Betty Disero and Mayor Jim Diodati

April 20, 2020
Lord Mayor Disero Update, read at Council Meeting - Audio file
• NOTL Advances Through Three-Phased Response to COVID-19

April 17, 2020
Members of Town Council and Staff thank front-line health care workers with heartfelt video

April 16, 2020
Video Message from the Lord Mayor and Fire Chief Regarding Long-Term Care Facilities

April 14, 2020
Lord Mayor Disero Update, read at Council Meeting - Audio file

April 10, 2020
Holiday Hours & Long Weekend Reminders 

April 9, 2020
• NOTL Partners with Outlet Collection at Niagara to Coordinate Chocolate Bunny Donation

April 7, 2020
Notice to Short Term Rental Operators re: Delegated Authority and Enforcement Measures
• NOTL Fire & Emergency Services Accepts Surgical Mask Donation
Virtual Coffee with the Lord Mayor Q & A

April 6, 2020
YourTV Interview About NOTL's Continued Response to COVID-19
NOTL Transit Operations to be Suspended Until Further Notice
Lord Mayor Disero Update, read at Council Meeting - Audio file
Interim CAO Randall Update, read at Council Meeting - Audio file

April 3, 2020
 Not Included in Ontario Fire Restriction Zone
• NOTL Extends Facility Closures and Event Cancellations Until June 30

April 2, 2020
Radio Interview About Enforcement of Emergency Orders
A Letter to Short Term Rental Operators re: COVID-19

April 1, 2020
NOTL Enforces Contraventions of Emergency Orders Relating to COVID-19
NOTL Supports Farmers and Temporary Foreign Workers During COVID-19

March 31, 2020
A Message from Interim CAO Sheldon Randall and Lord Mayor Betty Disero Re: Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Niagara

March 30, 2020
NOTL Coordinates Community Assistance
• Lord Mayor Disero Speech re: COVID-19, read at Council Meeting - Audio file

March 26, 2020
Radio Interview Update on State of Emergency

March 25, 2020
NOTL Closes Play Structures

March 24, 2020
NOTL Moves Forward to Address Key Areas of Concern

March 23, 2020
NOTL Declares a State of Emergency

March 21, 2020
A Message Regarding Residents Returning from Travel 

March 18, 2020
Town Advocates for Safe Entrance of Migrant Workers

March 17, 2020
Town Shifts to Maintain Core Services Only

March 16, 2020 
Town Administration Buildings Close to the Public 

March 13, 2020
Town Closing Facilities in Response to COVID-19
Town Partially Activates Emergency Operations Centre

Important Resources

Open in Niagara Business Mapping Tool
• Pet Emergency Temporary Shelter (PETS) Program
• PETS Emergency Care and Ownership Instruction Cards
• Beat the Boredom Blues Bingo Cards
• Alphabet Activity Checklist Challenge
COVID-19 Community Assistance
Mandatory Isolation and Quarantine - Public Health Agency of Canada
Managing your Mental Health and Wellness
Parents & Kids Home Activity Package
Museum Digital Resources
• Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library

• Niagara's Economic Rapid Response Team
• Full List of Town Closures & Cancellations
• Social Distancing Poster for Businesses
• Know the Difference: Self Monitoring, Self-Isolation, Isolation
How to Self Monitor
How to Self Isolate
Self Isolation Guide for Caregivers
Covid-19 Cleaning
Closure Notice

Campaigns & Initiatives

Public Restrooms in Niagara-on-the-Lake


Outdoor Activities in Niagara-on-the-Lake


NOTL Makes Noise for Front-line Workers


Escalated Deterrence of Visitors


NOTL Thanks Health Care Workers


Visitors, Please #StayHomeNow #VisitLater


Virtual Tour of a NOTL Fire Station


Click the image below for answers to
Frequently Asked Questions.
(Including Information Regarding
Niagara-on-the-Lake's State of Emergency)

Important Links

Government of Canada - COVID-19 News & Updates
Province of Ontario - COVID-19 News & Updates 
Region of Niagara - COVID-19 News & Updates 
Niagara Region Public Health - COVID-19 News & Updates