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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

Doors Open to public for free on June 17

June 7, 2017 - Get a behind-the-doors' look at some of Kingston's most interesting places for free during Doors Open Kingston on Saturday, June 17. "Use Doors Open as an excuse to get out...

Grand Theatre Announces Exciting 2017/2018 Season

May 30, 2017 - The 2017/18 season marks the 10th presenting anniversary with a new name and image The Grand Theatre has announced its new 2017/18 curated season featuring dozens of...

City marks 176 years of being Canada's First Capital

On June 15, Kingston marks the 176th anniversary of being the First Capital of a united Canada with a day of free history-themed activities at City Park.

Bring the kids to the Public Works Open House

Check out the view from the driver’s seat of a snow plow, street sweeper or fire truck during the free Public Works Open House on Saturday, May 27.

Kasador to open for free Sam Roberts Band concert as part of the closing celebration of the Breakout Project

May 9, 2017 - In partnership with the City of Kingston, Sam Roberts Band is set to take the stage during the closing celebration of The Breakout Project, Canada's biggest social innovation...

"…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.