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.

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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

Experience spring at City's greenhouse

February 4, 2019 – Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston's greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons. The greenhouse at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from...

City launches Show us Your Kingston photo contest

January 10, 2019 – The City of Kingston wants to see – and show – Kingston through YOUR eyes. "We want to see your photos of the places and things that make Kingston a great place to...

Hear from climate experts at Kingston Climate Change Symposium

December 18, 2018 - Sustainable Kingston and the City of Kingston are partnering to host the Kingston Climate Change Symposium at the Grand Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 17. This full-day...

Heritage Resource Centre announces winter hours

December 13, 2018 - The Heritage Resource Centre in City Hall is changing its hours for the winter season and is: closed from Wednesday, Dec. 19 through Wednesday, Jan. 2. open...

Give the gift of fitness: City fitness centre gift certificates

December 11, 2018 - Give the gift of fitness with a certificate for a City of Kingston fitness membership. An all-inclusive Wellness Pass membership provides access to both the INVISTA...

"…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.