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August 31, 2017 -

Kingston welcomes new and returning students to Queen's University, the Royal Military College of Canada and St. Lawrence College. The City of Kingston encourages students to meet Kingston – explore key services and helpful links – by visiting

"Whether you have lived here all your life or are new to the city, you're an important part of this community and we're happy you're here," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "You help make our community vibrant and dynamic and we are thrilled you have chosen to pursue your academic career here. Welcome to Kingston!"

Kingston Transit

Use Google Transit or the to plan your trip by Kingston Transit and use your Queen's or St. Lawrence student card to hop on board.

Real-time arrival and departure information for all Kingston Transit routes can be found via your computer, smartphone, and tablet with your preferred transit app. To access real-time arrival information, riders can use Google Maps on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Real-time information is also available by using other free transit apps found in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Garbage, green bin and recycling

Sign-up for collection reminders at This is the single most effective way to improve your life in K-Town.

The City collects one bag of garbage a week. Plastic and metal containers go in your blue box. Paper and plastic bags go in your grey box. The boxes go out on alternate weeks on your collection day. Don't know what to throw out? Go to

Utilities Kingston is the local multi-utility provider for water, wastewater, gas and electricity services.

There is so much to remember when moving. Utilities Kingston wants to make your move as simple as possible. Open a utility account online at your convenience, any time, any day, by visiting

Are you a landlord?

Find out about potential property standards issues before they impact your tax bill. Contact for details.

Questions? Issues?

Contact our customer service with ANY City-related query at 613-546-0000 or This is also how to contact the City when your neighbours are too noisy, too late or letting their yards get trashy.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit and join the conversation on social media.

Twitter: @CityofKingston

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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.