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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.


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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

City marks centenary of the First World War with special programming and events

September 18, 2018 - Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, the City of Kingston will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of The First World War with special programming and events to pay tribute...

City prepares for possible postal disruption - and residents should too

September 18, 2018 - The City wants residents to know what to do in the event of a postal disruption. There is the possibility of one starting on Sept. 26. To avoid a potential postal...

Find the fitness program for you during Fitness Frenzy week!

September 10, 2018 - Rev-up your fall fitness routine with a free fitness class during Fitness Frenzy, Monday, Sept. 17 to Monday, Sept. 24. Find the complete schedule of Fitness Frenzy...

Breakwater Park webcam to celebrate Kingston's waterfront

August 31, 2018 - A new webcam at Breakwater Park will help celebrate its recent upgrades – and Kingston's waterfront. See the City of Kingston's live-stream of beautiful Breakwater Park...

City to begin community conversation on Sir John A. Macdonald's legacy

August 31, 2018 - How does Kingston move forward on a path of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples while addressing the legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald? Beginning Sept. 6, the City of...

"…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.