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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

City of Kingston announces Elder in Residence for the Grand OnStage 2018-19 season

October 19, 2018 - The inaugural Elder in Residence for the Grand Onstage 2018-19 season has been confirmed as Grandmother Kathy Brant. Grandmother Brant has worked with the Indigenous...

PumpHouse offers fall fun for families, adults - and Leos!

October 11, 2018 – The PumpHouse has exciting fall programs lined up for train and fort-loving families, adults seeking after-hours fun – and anyone named Leo, in honour of the Leonardo da...

Heritage lecture series to feature talk on woodwork on historic buildings and celebration of grant recipients

October 11, 2018 – The City of Kingston will award the2018 Heritage Property Grants of $5,000 each to 10 recipients at a ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 25 to celebrate their efforts to maintain...

Kingston Transit offers all-day free transit and escape experience at Princess St. Promenade

September 25, 2018 - Kingston Transit is again offering free transit city-wide, all day on Princess St. Promenade Day – and a free Kingston Transit escape experience at the Princess St....

City marks centenary of the First World War with special programming and events

September 18, 2018 - Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, the City of Kingston will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of The First World War with special programming and events to pay tribute...

"…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.