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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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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

The rink is open in Springer Market Square

Grab your skates! The ice on the Springer Market Square rink is ready for action – just in time for the City of Kingston’s Snow Much Fun event this Friday.

City announces the 2017 Mayor's Arts Awards recipients

December 5, 2017 - Last evening at a ceremony in Memorial Hall in Kingston City Hall, Mayor Bryan Paterson presented Mayor's Arts Awards to five recipients. The award winners will be...

All aboard for a holiday-themed train show at PumpHouse

December 5, 2017 - Choo-choo on down to the PumpHouse's All Aboard for the Holidays event this Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 23 Ontario St. ...

Lace up your skates for Canada 150 Skating Day on December 10

November 21, 2017 - Let's come together in one of the most Canadian ways! Skate for free at the Rogers K-Rock Centre on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 1 to 2:50 p.m. for Canada 150 Skating Day. ...

Have Snow Much Fun in the Square on December 8

November 20, 2017 - Get in the spirit of the Holidays at Snow Much Fun! The free event offers family fun for all ages on Friday, Dec. 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. in Springer Market Square. "Snow...

"…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.