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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

Remember Gord this weekend in Springer Market Square

October 20, 2017 - This weekend offers more opportunities for Kingstonians and visitors to honour and remember Gord Downie in Springer Market Square. The City of Kingston, in...

Gord Downie memory book to remain in Square over the weekend

October 19, 2017 - The memory book for Gord Downie will remain available to be signed 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow and all weekend in Springer Market Square.  The Square will continue to...

Vote for your favourite Livable City building

Vote now for one of 27 nominated building projects vying for the Livable City Design Awards' People's Choice Award.

Enjoy free activities during 8th annual Culture Days in Kingston this weekend

September 28, 2017 - When: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30, 2017             9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct....

Ribbon-cutting celebrates Third Avenue Park improvements

September 20, 2017 - Celebrate the completion of improvements to Third Avenue Park on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 141 Third Ave. (Third Avenue and Victoria Street). Join Councillor Mary Rita...

"…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.