Kingston’s vision of being a smart city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment.

#1 Climate Action Plan in Canada

Why Kingston

There are so many reasons to choose Kingston! The spectacular Thousand Islands archipelago starts in Kingston, as does the Rideau Canal. Our economy is booming, our commutes are short and our homes are affordable.

We are geographically blessed with a location that is equidistant from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. And while those cities might dispute this claim, Kingston has the best music scene in Canada!

Knowledge Workers Account for 18% of our Workforce

#1 In Canada for PhD Holders Per Capita

#1 Fastest Growing Transit Ridership in Canada

Top Ten City in the Americas for Lifestyle and Human Capital


Latest Posts


13 Can’t-Miss Concerts in Kingston November 2019

October 9, 2019

It’s a big month for live music in Kingston this November, as Arkells, City and Colour, Matt Mays, and Measha Brueggergosman all make their return. Bu...


Walk, Eat, Repeat: Kingston Food Tours

October 18, 2019

For over fifty-five million years, humankind and our earliest ancestors have roamed the planet in search of one thing – FOOD.We’re still at it. Food i...


Rugby Royalty

June 7, 2019

The remarkable run of the reigning kings at Queen’s.  Richardson Stadium.This is a column about sports. May I present my credentials? ...