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


Enrights Talk Latest Album and How Kingston is Canada’s Music Hub

June 11, 2019

All Canadian music fans can trace some of their favourite acts back to the Limestone City. For local band Enrights, that history starts with a case of...


A Guide to Kingston’s Breweries

June 4, 2019

Some may say Kingston is the craft beer capital in Canada. It’s easy to make that claim when we have 9 breweries in the city. From classic downtown ha...


Scaling Canada’s Highest Indoor Climb in Kingston

January 20, 2019

When I first started climbing I didn’t really “get” it. So you go up until you can’t go up anymore? Sounds a little scary. It wasn’t until I realized ...