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Explore the links at left for an overview of some of the City (or City-supported) programs, facilities and services that make Kingston one of the best places to live or visit in Canada.

The Culture Map of Kingston shows where to find public art, event venues, museums, places of worship, libraries, heritage properties, arenas, educational facilities and National historic sites.


Looking for more events and attractions?

See the Residents, Business and City Hall menus for more City services.


Shoot a movie in our hometown!

Producers are discovering Kingston's heritage buildings, variety of scenic settings – and fantastic restaurants and hotels – make it a great place to shoot a movie or TV show.

Visit Tourism Kingston's Film Office set up to support filmmakers seeking locations and hospitality in Kingston. The Film Office helps coordinate the permits needed for filming on City property and offers contact information for a number of Kingston sites. See a list of the movies that have filmed in Kingston, pictures of possible filming locations and download the Film Permit application from the Film office webpage


Latest News

Coming to Kingston: SESQUIdome to feature HORIZON - a 360 degree cinematic experience

August 1, 2017 - From Aug. 11 to 15, the City of Kingston is hosting SESQUI, a Canada 150 Signature Initiative, across from the Rogers K-Rock Centre.  There – inside the giant,...

Celebrate the grand reopening of Victoria Park

July 17, 2017 - Come out and celebrate the grand reopening of Victoria Park on Sunday, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. "I'm so glad that enhancements to Victoria Park are finished...

Platinum Blonde and Spoons will be Rockin' the Square on Aug. 4

July 13, 2017 - Join two classic Canadian bands for a free mid-summer dance party in one of Canada's great outdoor venues -- Springer Market Square. Dance, sing and party along to Canada's...

City announces the inaugural Mayor's Arts Awards

July 12, 2017 - The Mayor's Arts Awards is a new, annual recognition program that celebrates artistic achievement as well as extraordinary support for and contributions to the arts. By...

Thanks for showing the City YOUR Kingston!

The City received 241 photographs of Kingston for its Show us your Kingston photography contest.

"…Each stone
older than human life. Our lives, that blow through
brief as weather, on the surface of these streets,
these rock shelves,
this old mountain…"

 – From the poem "Limestone" by Helen Humphreys, Kingston's
Poet Laureate.