Kingston is full of winners! This page celebrates the citizens – and projects – that deserve recognition for improving the quality of life.

Explore the pride of Kingston through the links below:

Kingston Awards

Access Awards

Celebrating Accessibility

These awards are given to those that have made Kingston more accessible. View the past winners.

Civic Awards

Civic Awards

These awards honour individuals who have made a significant contribution to our community through volunteerism. View the winners.

Livable Cities

Livable Cities Awards

These awards celebrate Kingston's long tradition of architectural excellence and creative urban management. Stay tuned for the winners.

Awards and designations

FEO Top Municipality

2016 Municipality of the Year – Festivals & Events Ontario

FEO's Municipality of the Year award recognizes cities that have worked, through concentrated efforts, to provide a supportive atmosphere beneficial to the achievement of successful festivals and events.


FEO Top 100

2016 Top 100 – Festivals & Events Ontario

The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival – to be held in Grass Creek Park this year on Aug. 5 to 7 – was again named as an Ontario Top 100 Festival by the FEO. This is the ninth year in a row this event has received this honour.


Youth-Friendly Community

Youth-Friendly Community designation – Play Works

Kingston was recognized as a Youth-Friendly Community by Play Works, the Ontario Partnership for Active and Engaged Youth. It gives the Youth-Friendly Community designation to communities that actively support and provide opportunities for growth and development of youth ages 13 to 19 through play.