"This limestone gem of a city on the shores of Lake Ontario boasts world class educational, cultural and recreational facilities. In selecting it as one of Canada's top five cities for business, researchers for The Globe and Mail concluded, "Kingston has quality of life, big-time."
From the Kingston Area Economic Development Commission's report» Click here for some useful links to the city of Kingston, Ontario.
Kingston is one of Canada's oldest cities,
established in 1673.
Location: Kingston has a population of 117,000 and is strategically located where Lake Ontario
empties into the St Lawrence River.. The Rideau Canal, built in the early 1800's, connects Kingston to
the nations capital, Ottawa, and this picturesque waterway was named by UNESCO to be of world interest in 2007. Kingston is also centrally located between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa on the 401 axis and minutes from access to Northern New York State.
In the area: The city is home to 17 museums, 4 teaching hospitals, 15 golf courses, world-class water sports, Canadian Forces Base Kingston and nationally important educational institutions such as Queen's University, St. Lawrence College and the Royal Military College of Canada.
The mix of history, location and size make Kingston an ideal home for you . Enjoy the art galleries, concerts at the Grand Theatre,the Gananoque Play House and the KROCK Center.
Tourism: The Kingston area hosts about 1 million tourists a year. They flock to area historic sites, museums, restaurants, and pubs. Home of the Canadian Olympic Training Regatta Kingston (CORK), Kingston is a mecca for competitive sailors. The Thousand Islands provide scenic cruising for boaters and cottagers.
"The Limestone City" stands on a solid limestone foundation, deposited thousands of years ago by ancient geological activity. Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, Kingston has a moderate climate and attracts many tourists each year.
Economics: Important private sector employers such as Alcan Aluminum Ltd., Bombardier Inc., and Invista are located in the area. Local academic institutions, such as Queen's, RMC and St Lawrence College, provide jobs, educational opportunities and qualified employees.
Come visit for the weekend, and you may never want to leave!