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.

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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 of Kingston seeking local history enthusiasts to guide City Hall tours

March 21, 2019 - The City of Kingston is seeking residents who are passionate about local history to volunteer to serve as City Hall tour guides for the 2019 tour season. "If you love the...

Rink at Springer Market Square closes on Sunday

March 15, 2019 - Here's a sure sign of spring: Sunday, March 17 will be the last day of operation for the rink at Springer Market Square. This year, the popular refrigerated rink enjoyed 108...

New makes it easier to register for fun

March 12, 2019 - Get ready to PLAY!  The City's Recreation and Leisure Services department is launching a new application at that will make it easier to register...

Grand OnStage to present accessibly-enhanced performances of "This is the Point" at the Grand Theatre

March 4, 2019 - The City of Kingston's Grand OnStage proudly presents "This is the Point" by Toronto's Ahuri Theatre opening on Wednesday, March 6 at the Grand Theatre, continuing through...

City announces winners of Show us Your Kingston photo contest

February 27, 2019 – We asked you to Show us Your Kingston and you did: 419 people submitted photographs to this year's contest, aimed at helping the City of Kingston show off the city's...

"…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.