Welcome to the City of Kingston. I moved here as a military spouse and quickly grew to love this city. Kingston has many wonderful neighborhoods and communities, each with its own personality
reflecting its residents.
Did You Know…?
- Kingston has been named one of the top seven most intelligent communities in the world by the Intelligent Community Forum.
- On June 27th, 2007, the Rideau Canal and Kingston Fortifications were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
- There are two universities and one major college in Kingston, but it is perhaps best known for Queen’s University. Queen’s was founded under royal charter from Queen Victoria in 1841.
- Canada’s first military college, the Royal Military College of Canada, was opened at Point Frederick, in what is now known as the east end of Kingston. This was a little way back…1876.
- Kingston is also called “Canada’s first capital of fresh water sailing”
- The rock band The Tragically Hip is from Kingston.
- Kingston was Canada’s first capital city.
- Lake Ontario meets the St. Lawrence River right at Kingston, Ontario.
- Don’t be surprised to run into a famous personality a time or two during the summer months while in Kingston!
- Kingston is home to Canada’s oldest English Catholic high school – Regiopolis Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School
I’ve put together a short synopsis of the main neighborhoods in and around Kingston Ontario:
The City of Kingston’s Home Page is a great place to start for general information and many helpful links:
Here is a complete map of Kingston that can be downloaded from the City of Kingston website.
Whether you are leaving Kingston as a seller or coming in as a buyer, I am sure you will agree that the city of Kingston is the place to be!