DQUALITY OF LIFE
Kingston - a great place to live, study, work, play, and do business.
A place to call home & feel welcome
From historic limestone buildings to state-of-the-art housing, Kingston's residents benefit from a superior quality of life and are proud to share it. Boasting short commute times, access to a vibrant downtown core, and first rate educational institutions, Kingston welcomes diversity.
A place to eat
In Kingston, eating is a passion with over 200 restaurants, pubs and patios featuring cuisine from around the globe. Vibrant Asian, Indian, Greek, Italian and Portuguese communities have had a tremendous influence on our diverse local cuisine, and our famous outdoor market has offered local delights for centuries.
A place to be entertained
Artists, performers, authors and musicians thrive in Kingston, making it a great community for creative expression. Kingston has 24 museums, galleries, and national historic sites. Local musicians play at venues throughout the city, including the Queen’s Grad Club, the Mansion, Musiikki Café, and many more. National and international performers are featured at the new Isabel Bader Center, the Grand Theatre, and the K-Rock Centre.
A place to play
Kingston has every sports season covered. As the freshwater sailing capital of the world, Kingston has state-of-the-art sports facilities, including over 100 venues. Outdoor skating rinks host pick-up hockey and recreational skaters. Two conservation areas, Little Catarqui and LeMoine Point offer nature-lovers a quiet place to hike, cross-country ski, or snowshoe.
A place to learn
Statistics Canada calls Kingstonians the smartest workforce in Canada with the most Ph.D. graduates per capita. As home to three premier post-secondary academic institutions, Kingston offers a diversity of learning opportunities.
A place to stay healthy
Kingston residents benefit from access to leading healthcare facilities, specialists, and research. Queen’s University Health Services has family physicians and registered nurses with a special interest in the health issues of students. Two hospitals and a number of walk-in clinics are located close to the university.
A place to breathe
Nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, Kingston is the gateway to the Thousand Islands. As one of the most sustainable cities in the country, we take pride in our urban green spaces, lush parklands, and clear water.
A place to get involved
Kingston boasts a wealth of volunteer opportunities which are continually enriching the community with the ongoing support and participation of residents and students.
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