Kingston is located in Eastern Ontario where the St.Lawrence river flows out of Lake Ontario. Situated midway between Toronto and Montreal, Kingston was named the first capital of the Province of Canada on February 15, 1841 by Governor Lord Sydenham. While its time as a political centre was short, Kingston remained an important military installation.
Kingston is home to two of Canada`s highest ranked post-secondary institutions, Queen`s University and The Royal Military College of Canada. Renowned as the fresh water capital of North America, it is a major port to cruise the famous Thousand Islands. Kingston is an eclectic mix of old and new, offering neighbourhoods steeped in history as well as a flourishing market of new home construction in well situated areas of the city and surrounding areas. Kingston is nicknamed `the limestone city` because of the many historic buildings built from the local limestone.
Offering something for everyone, residents and visitors to Kingston will find themselves impressed with all that our city has to offer. Whether dining at one of the fabulous restaurants, enjoying live music at various venues, catching a sunset ceremony at Old Fort Henry, or just strolling the downtown streets and catching a glimpse of one of the hometown boys from The Tragically Hip, Kingston will never cease to amaze you.