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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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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

Presentation explores history of Inner Harbour

June 14, 2018 - The Heritage Resource Centre will host a talk by Chris Miner and Laura Murray entitled "Building a Community History Exhibit in the Swamp Ward" on Tuesday, June 26 at 3 p.m....

On your marks, get set, garden!

June 4, 2018 - As we get ready to jump into summer, you may start to notice some signs going up in your neighbours' yards. Here's what you need to know about these "Great Curb Appeal" signs: ...

New exhibit features the story of the people of Rideau Heights

May 31, 2018 - Come to the opening of a new exhibit – Rideau Heights and the North End: A story of the people – 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 14 at the Rideau Heights Community Centre and...

Slide into summer at Tomlinson Aqua Park! Open starting June 2

Tomlinson Aqua Park, opens on weekends starting Saturday, June 2, offers residents an affordable way to stay active – and cool – all summer long.

"…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.