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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

Snow Much Fun welcomes winter with free activities on Dec. 7

November 19, 2018 – Join the City – and seasonal special guests, Santa and Rudolph – for Snow Much Fun from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 in Springer Market Square. "Tis' the season for...

2018 bike-share program cancelled due to weather, recall

November 16, 2018 – Due to manufacturer's recall and an early winter storm, Kingston's bike-share program, run by Dropbike Inc., will not operate in 2018. Dropbike's fleet of rentable...

Belle Park Master Plan sessions to focus on naturalization and recreational amenities

November 15, 2018 – Get an update and offer input at upcoming sessions on the Belle Park Master Plan 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 and 29 at Molly Brant Elementary School, 30 Lyons St. ...

City of Kingston announces Elder in Residence for the Grand OnStage 2018-19 season

October 19, 2018 - The inaugural Elder in Residence for the Grand Onstage 2018-19 season has been confirmed as Grandmother Kathy Brant. Grandmother Brant has worked with the Indigenous...

PumpHouse offers fall fun for families, adults - and Leos!

October 11, 2018 – The PumpHouse has exciting fall programs lined up for train and fort-loving families, adults seeking after-hours fun – and anyone named Leo, in honour of the Leonardo da...

"…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.