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

Plan to take a free tour of Kingston's City Hall - a National Historic Site

May 22, 2018 - Volunteer tour guides are ready to share the history of Kingston's City Hall, a national historic site, through free tours starting today. The tours begin in City Hall's...

Kingston's splash pads open for the season May 18

Kick off summer fun with a visit to one of the City of Kingston's family-friendly splash pads, opening for the season today, Friday, May 18!

City seeks input for update to Parks and Recreation Master Plan

May 17, 2018 - The City of Kingston is seeking your input to update its Parks and Recreation Master Plan aimed at supporting opportunities for active fun over the next 15 years. Come...

Enjoy Victoria Day festivities Sunday, May 20 at Lake Ontario Park

May 3, 2018 - This year, Victoria Day celebrations will be held on Sunday, May 20 at Lake Ontario Park! Festivities begin at 1 p.m. with activities and fun for the whole family. Enjoy a...

PumpHouse exhibit offers look at Leonardo da Vinci’s inventions

May 1, 2018 - The PumpHouse Museum's newest exhibit, Leonardo da Vinci: Relentless Curiosity, is set to open on Saturday, May 5.  This exhibition explores the side of the famous...

"…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.