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Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Editorial: Congrats to 2020 NOTL’s Choice Awards winners

We’re so excited to announce the winners of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s first NOTL’s Choice Awards.

Earlier this year, we collected nominations from town residents in 80 categories and then 3,000 of our dedicated readers took the time to vote on the best that NOTL has to offer.

In such a small town, that’s an amazing turnout, so we wanted to thank everyone who took the time out from their day to vote. Something that makes this additionally special is that residents chose the nominees and then they voted on them.

Kudos! This really makes the first awards competition a major success.

Of course, like everything else on the planet, the awards were affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

While we had planned to release the winners late spring in time for what we expected would be a booming tourist season, the world threw a wrench in those plans and everything was shut down.

So we decided to wait until things opened back up to release the winners.

A hearty congratulations to every winner and to every business that was nominated.

It’s no small feat to be chosen the best of the best and it was a close race in so many cases.

So many businesses have told us how honoured they are to have been chosen by residents, and in turn have taken ads in this special pull-out edition to say thanks to the community.

Without further ado, please read on and see who the inaugural winners are.

If you can, do stop by some of these places and give them an in-person congrats when you support the business.

Right now, it’s more important than ever to support our local economy.

To any businesses that weren’t nominated but would like readers to nominate you next year, please stay on top of things by following our Facebook page (@TheLakeReport) and subscribing to our weekly newsletters at

We’ll do our best to make sure the word gets out.

And to anyone reading, if there are categories you’d like to see added to next year’s competition, please send us an email.

Winners can be found at