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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

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...

Offer input on how City's ice and sports fields are allocated

November 16, 2017 - The City of Kingston is reviewing the facility allocation policies that regulate how time at its ice surfaces and sports fields is distributed amongst community groups,...

Presentation explores history of grass-roots protest and political activism in Kingston

November 7, 2017 - The Heritage Resource Centre will host a talk by Clarke Mackey on how the Save Our Prison Farms movement fits into the long history of grass-roots protest and political...

See plans to upgrade Champlain Park and develop Leroy Grant Pathway at open house

November 2, 2017 - See plans to upgrade Champlain Park and develop the new Leroy Grant Pathway –  to run from Elliot Avenue to Third Avenue Park– at an upcoming open house 7 p.m. on...

"…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.