Nestled on the northeast shore of Lake Ontario, at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, historic Kingston is a thriving community of 141,000 residents, boasting a superb quality of life due to its big-city amenities, waterfront location and rich natural landscape.
Established as a fort in 1673, the city is blessed with a rich civic and architectural heritage, a safe and welcoming environment, and economic anchors of academia, government and industry. Recently, Kingston was ranked as having one of the top three vibrant downtowns of Canada.
More than anything, Kingston is a university town, home to 25,000 students studying at three post secondary institutions, including Queen’s. Within a ten-minute walk from campus, students can access all that our eclectic downtown core has to offer: shops, restaurants and cultural resources, waterfront pathways and the 19th century buildings and homes that signify Canada’s “Limestone City”.
Located midway between Toronto and Montreal, within two hours drive of Ottawa, and 40 minutes of the U.S. border, Kingston is easily accessible by air, bus or train. For a comprehensive look at life in Kingston, for more information visit kingstoncanada.com