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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 invites residents to "Show us your Kingston"

Upload your photos of Kingston by July 3 and you could win vouchers for a 2017/18 Grand Theatre Presents show or a 10-ride Kingston Transit card.

Free workshop features heritage planning expert

March 8, 2017 - On Tuesday, March 21, City of Kingston Heritage Resource Centre guest speaker Robert Shipley will challenge the notion that Canada is a country with few heritage resources in...

'Bowie Weekend' planned as a tribute to the iconic performer in Kingston

February 15, 2017 - A weekend of programming honouring David Bowie is set for March 24-25, 2017 Kingston has dedicated March 24 and 25, 2017 as David Bowie weekend and is offering a...

Roster of Family Day activities includes free dancing, skating and fitness

February 13, 2017 - Holiday to affect City and utilities schedule Looking for fun opportunities for Family Day? Plan to dance, make art, swim, skate (free at the INVISTA Centre) and get...

Just for Laughs road show announces Kingston line-up

February 9, 2017 - Michael Kosta hosts stand-up favourites Yannis Pappas, K. Trevor Wilson and Sabrina Jalees Just For Laughs returns to Kingston's Grand Theatre on Saturday, April 8 at...

"…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.