Welcome to Kingston

Kingston is the bustling urban hub of Southeastern Ontario. Surrounded by an area of stunning natural beauty, it comes as no surprise to Kingstonians that their home continues to attract national and international attention for its exceptional beauty, livability and opportunity.

Kingston sits at the southern edge of the Canadian Shield where Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River and the Cataraqui River. Founded in 1673 as a military post, Kingston is one of Canada’s oldest cities. Nicknamed the “Limestone City” because of the many picturesque limestone buildings that dot the cityscape, Kingston’s storied past has been inspiring artists, writers and musicians for centuries.

 

#1 City to be a Woman in Canada

(CCPA)

#1 Fastest Wireless Network in North America

(PCMag)

#1 Small City in the Americas for FDI Strategy

(Times of London)

Housing prices in big cities are outpacing income, making life less sustainable. A recent poll by Genworth Canada and Royal LePage found that a significant majority of people in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal feel anxiety around the high cost of housing.
Kingston’s diverse housing market, short commute times and phenomenal quality of life make our city stand as one of Ontario's fastest growing exurbs.

Top 5 Medical School in Canada (Maclean’s)

Top 5 City in Canada for Affordable Homes (Maclean's)

Top 50 Business School in the World (Financial Times)

Top 10 City for Millennials in Canada (Point2Homes)

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