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Enjoy Life in Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  • Queen's Bands marching in front of Grant Hall, carrying various flags.
  • A student bicyling in front of an ivy-covered limestone building.
  • People skating on ice in front of Kingston City Hall at night.
  • The Kingston waterfront.
  • Two people manning an outdoor booth with poster reading, "Egyptian Pavilion, By: Egyptian Student Association of North America - Kingston Chapter"
  • Women in cultural outfits holding drums doing a traditional dance on stage.
  • Large outdoor crowd watching performance on stage.
  • Large outdoor crowd clapping their hands above their heads in unison.

  • Kingston is recognized by the Financial Times (UK) in 2017 as the winner in Small Cities in North America for Foreign Direct Investment strategy and a Top Ten (#6) Small City for Human Capital and Lifestyle.  
  • 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

Kingston City Hall just before sunset.

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 taste farm-to-table cooking
  • Exceptional outdoor recreational experiences within minutes of the Queen's campus
  • Affordable housing choices in safe, attractive neighbourhoods
  • An excellent public school system with many choices
  • The advantages of much larger cities with the lifestyle of a small city. 15 minutes is considered a long commute...

See Kingston's historic downtown via 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.