This year during a global pandemic, all residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake are being honoured with the Niagara Foundation's Living Landmark Award.
Typically the award recognizes one person's achievements in preservation of heritage and cultural landscape, someone whom the foundation believes has made an outstanding contribution to the quality of life in NOTL.
In this unusual year, the foundation board, led by president Michael Howe, decided it would be most appropriate to recognize “the resilient and co-operative spirit of all citizens of Niagara-on-the-Lake who strive to live in unity as one unique community.”
In normal years recipients are hosted at an annual dinner at Navy Hall in November. This year due to the pandemic there will be no dinner, but instead the foundation is congratulating all citizens of the town.
Last year's winner was Gracia Janes.
There are three silver maples and a plaque dedicated to past winners, located in the Commons along the southern pathway.