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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

Plan fall and winter activities with City's recreation and leisure guide

August 13, 2018 - Find great ways to stay active this fall and winter in the City of Kingston's Recreation and Leisure Guide. Find it inside the Aug. 23 edition of Kingston This Week or...

Close competition at 2018 Sheep Dog Trials Festival

August 13, 2018 - With a score of 261, Grant the border collie, owned by Barbara Ray from Millboro, Va., was the top dog at the 31st annual Kingston Sheep Dog Trials held Aug. 10 to 12...

Grand Theatre OnStage tickets on sale today at noon

August 13, 2018 - Following a record-setting subscription sales period, the Grand Theatre opens its box office at noon today, Monday, Aug. 13, to sell tickets without a subscription...

Kingston Transit offers all-day free transit and an escape bus for Princess St. Promenade

July 31, 2018 - Kingston Transit is again offering free transit city-wide, all day on Princess St. Promenade Day on Saturday, Aug. 4 – and a free Kingston Transit escape room/bus at the...

City seeks ideas to improve opportunities and access to recreation

July 30, 2018 - As the City of Kingston continues its work updating the Parks and Recreation Master Plan, residents are asked to share their ideas on how to improve opportunities and access...

"…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.