Enjoy life in Kingston, Ontario, Canada!
- the Intelligent Community Forum has named Kingston a 2014 Top 7 Intelligent Community - check out Kingston's presentation and the many Queen's contributions
- In the top 10 of "Canada's Best Medium Size Cities to Live" chosen by MoneySense Magazine in 2013
- Striving to be one of the most sustainable cities in Canada. Queen's University, the City of Kingston and various businesses are partners in the"Kingston Protocol for Sustainability"
- Ranked in the top 5 places to live and work in Canada for young professionals by urban guru Richard Florida
Here's what else makes Kingston a great place to live and work:
- A comfortable size (147,000 residents in the region, 123,363 in the City)
- Most walkable/cyclable city in Ontario
- Location on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, by the scenic Thousand Islands, the St. Lawrence River, and Rideau Canal with Fort Henry World Heritage Site
- A historic downtown with diverse and eclectic cultural offerings, entertainment and festivals year-round. Independent merchants offer interesting specialty and boutique shopping.
- Lots of dining choices to explore, and an expanding opportunity of farm-to-table cooking
- Exceptional outdoor recreational experiences within minutes of the Queen's campus
- Affordable housing choices in attractive neighbourhoods
- The advantages of much larger cities with the lifestyle of a small city where the neighbourhoods are safe and inviting,
- 15 minutes is considered a long commute...
See Kingston's historic downtownvia a webcam pointed at the market square featuring a skating rink in winter, and Canada's oldest Farmer's Market in the warm season.
Visit City Hall and find out everything you need to know about being a resident of Kingston.