Kingston, Ontario



Kingston is a Canadian city on Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the Cataraqui and St. Lawrence rivers. It's known as the "Limestone City" for its grand 19th-century buildings, including the lakeside Kingston City Hall. The grand house and gardens of the Bellevue House National Historic Site commemorate Canada's first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Fort Henry, built in the 1800s, holds military demonstrations.

The city has a rich history that dates back to 1673 when French explorer Jean Talon built a fur trading post there. The city was named after Major General Sir Isaac Brock who was killed at the Battle of Queenston Heights during the War of 1812.

Kingston is home to two universities: Queen's University and Royal Military College of Canada (RMC). Kingston has also been home to many writers such as novelist Robertson Davies and poet E. J. Pratt who both taught at Queen's University for many years. 

The city is also known for its music scene with many famous musicians having roots in Kingston including Bryan Adams and members from The Tragically Hip band – Paul Langlois (guitarist), Rob Baker (drummer), Gord Sinclair (bassist), Johnny Fay

Quick Facts about Kingston

Population : 114,195
State : Ontario (Canada)
Time Zone : America/Toronto
Local time : 22:21:11 (27th May 2024)


Kingston is located at 44°13'47"N 76°28'52"W (44.2297640782947, -76.4809799194336).

Kingston map

Kingston, Кингстон, キングストン, 京士頓

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