Kingston Lifestyle

The City of Kingston is nestled at the mouth of the St. Lawrence on the shores of Lake Ontario, at the gateway to the breathtaking Thousand Islands. Kingston offers a wonderful environment for families and businesses. It has a small city feel but also has abundant amenities.

Culture and the arts abound, along with fabulous shopping, dining and outdoor recreational experiences, making Kingston an ideal place to live, whether you are just starting out, raising your family or planning your retirement.

Kingston has a solid economic base, founded in its educational institutions, government offices, hospitals and major companies. Each year the city grows and changes, without losing its small town appeal.

Find out more about Kingston life!

Like Eating Out?

These are some of our favorite restaurants in picturesque downtown Kingston:

Atomica Gourmet Pizza and Wine Bar…a cool spot for Friday night! Choose a glass of wine from the list or B.Y.O.W. ($10.00 corkage fee) 71 Brock St. 613-530-2118

Chez Piggy Restaurant– – Kingston’s year round favourite….in summer on the patio! 68-R Princess Street. 613-549-7673

Le Chien Noir Bistro – fabulous wine list. 69 Brock Street. 613-549-5635

Pan Chancho Bakery, Café and Bar – You’ll love this place for takeaway and fabulous in house eating! 44 Princess Street. 613-544-7790

Windmills Café We love it for brunch on the weekend! 184 Princess Street. 613-544-3948

City Lights | What’s Happening!

Enjoy the seasons in Kingston…so much to do, so little time!  To find out what’s happening in Kingston…music and theatre, shows,  artisans, galleries, events and more…visit!

Sporting Events and the Great Outdoors

So you love sports…we have so much to offer from skating, cross-country skiing and tobogganing in the winter months to sailing, camping, biking, hiking, kayaking and our annual triathlon every summer. No excuse for not being in shape in Kingston. Lots of team activities for the kids as well.

Rideau Trail Association. 613-545-0823 or

For Retirees

Later life learning offers great courses and events…contact the Kingston Seniors’ Association;  613-548-7810

Brown Bag lunches at Queen’s BanRigh Centre…more stimulation for the mind! At Ban Righ Centre (Queens)  613-533-2976


Being a volunteer in the Kingston community can be a very rewarding experience and it is also a great way to meet new friends. For general information and suggested volunteer opportunities contact

Kingston has three very active Rotary Clubs…meeting morning, noon or evening.

A new and very worthwhile organization for women is the Kingston Grandmothers Connection. This is a group of enthusiastic volunteers helping their counterparts in underdeveloped areas of Africa. Our website will give you some details of fundraising events planned in the future.

City of Kingston Links

City of Kingston
Kingston, Canada
What’s On Kingston
Utilities Kingston
Chamber of Commerce
Kingston Economic Development Corporation
Kingston 1000 Island Cruises
Virtual Kingston – virtual tours in our area
The Kingston Whig Standard Newspaper

Kingston Real Estate Links

Royal LePage Canada
Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty of Kingston
Kingston and Area Real Estate Association
Kingston MLS Listings
MLS Canada
CMHC Canada
Ontario Real Estate Association

Kingston Schools

Queen’s University
St.Lawrence College
Royal Military College
Limestone District School Board
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

Local Area Links

Napanee Ontario
Gananoque Ontario
Ontario East Economic Development
Lennox and Addington County
Prince Edward County
Quinte Area
Wolfe Island