‘Suburban Idyll’ is a conceptual project about the ‘historic village’ of Niagara-On-The-Lake. At the core of the town is a successful tourist economy propped up by both its deep history and the local wine industry. The project has two focuses. The first is the role of history as a means to generate interest from tourists and how the presentation of history has taken on a degree of artifice. The second focus of the project is an exploration of the spaces beyond the core. In close proximity to Niagara-On-The-Lake are farms, suburbs, and migrant worker housing which prop up this tourist economy. And just beyond this are the areas that have struggled to adapt and benefit from this shift towards more tourist-oriented service.