Neighbourhoods & Communities
Neighbourhoods and communities are the social and physical building blocks of a city. Their vitality is fundamental to the overall health of a city and its residents.
To better understand the unique and diverse communities that make-up Kingston, the City has developed tools that allow residents, planners and researchers to learn more about the communities we all live, work and play in. This is part of an ongoing effort to be transparent and make data available about our City and its services.
These community resources will:
- Empower neighbourhoods and communities to come together through the use of meaningful and reliable data.
- Provide researchers and planners with a comprehensive look at the strengths, challenges, opportunities and assets in each neighbourhood. This data can support neighbourhood-based planning, which is essential to building strong, healthy communities.
Community Census Profiles
Learn what the Census revealed about the City of Kingston, its 43 distinct neighbourhoods and 12 electoral districts.
Use this tool if you are looking for:
- Information from the 2016 Census about the City's neighbourhoods and electoral districts
- Comparisons of your neighbourhood or district to the City as a whole
- Printable ready-made profiles of neighbourhoods and electoral districts
In 2017, the City and local stakeholders – Kingston Police, Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority, Public Health, Sustainable Kingston, Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Kingston Community Health Centres, Community Foundation, United Way and Tourism Kingston – came together to identify and agree on a list of community indicators.
The community indicator infographic below (click for a larger view) is the result of those early conversations in 2017, and extensive community engagement that followed. It is a snapshot and a resource. In no way is it meant to be viewed as comprehensive. It will be updated each year, as new data become available.
These indicators were selected to provide key data that reflects the strengths and weaknesses of the community, helps identify common issues, and helps spark new initiatives.
In choosing indicators, the group used the following guidelines to select data that is:
- readily available;
- from a reliable source;
- relevant to the general public;
- available at least every five years;
- measurable over long period of time;
- objective and policy neutral; and
- allows for comparisons to other communities.
If you require information in an alternate format, please call 613-546-0000. We will work with you to understand your specific information and accessibility needs and to provide for them within a reasonable timeframe.