Welcome to your online guide to Kingston Ontario! We are working on revamping our site into a local Kingston business directory that will be a go-to resource for anyone searching for information on Kingston businesses or attractions. In the coming weeks we will be adding sections for Kingston attractions, things to do, places to stay, restaurants and local businesses of all types.
Kingston is located in Eastern Ontario and has a population of approximately 120,000. It’s located approximately 2 hours south of Ottawa (via the 401 East and 416 highways) and approximately 2.5 hours East of both Peterborough (via the 401/115) and Toronto (via the 401). A little known fact to non-residents is that Kingston was actually the very first capital of Ontario until 1841 to 1844. Kingston’s knickname is the “Limestone City” because of the many Limeston buildings and architecture that still remain to this day.
Kingston Ontario is very well known throughout the country as a prime Canadian educational destination, with three post secondary education facilities. St. Lawrence College, Queens University and The Royal Military College all have campuses located in Kingston. There are also approximately 13,000 elementary and secondary students who go to 41 schools in the Kingston area. School boards include the Limestone District School Board and Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.
Prominent and famous landmarks in Kingston include the maximum security Kingston Penitentary (now closed), Bellevue House National Historic Site, City Hall, Fort Henry and Fort Frontenc, amongst many others. We’ll be posting more about the many sights and attractions that can be found in Kingston as there are a number of historical sites, museums, architectural buildings and churches to see in this amazingly historical city.← Back