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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

Ribbon-cutting celebrates Third Avenue Park improvements

September 20, 2017 - Celebrate the completion of improvements to Third Avenue Park on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 141 Third Ave. (Third Avenue and Victoria Street). Join Councillor Mary Rita...

Celebrate creativity with free activities during Culture Days

September 18, 2017 - More than 1,500 free events and activities will take place in more than 150 communities across Ontario to celebrate the 8th anniversary of Culture Days Sept. 29 to Oct.1...

Kingston Blooms award winners announced

The Kingston Blooms awards were given out to the city's best gardeners last night at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club.

Try-before-you-buy during Fitness Frenzy

September 12, 2017 - Rev-up your fall fitness routine with a free fitness class during Fitness Frenzy, Monday, Sept. 18 to Sunday, Sept. 24. Find the complete schedule of Fitness Frenzy...

Presentation explores how Kingston's built heritage can teach women's history to the public

September 7, 2017 - The Heritage Resource Centre will host a talk by Dr. Brittney Anne Bos on the relationship between built heritage and gender history in Canada on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 10...

"…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.