Nestled at the mouth of the Rideau Canal and the St. Lawrence River at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, Kingston is a city built on a grand heritage and defined by an exquisite ability to blend the beauty of yesterday with the passion and sophistication of today. For a visual tour of Kingston – Click Here
The city dazzles with soaring 19th century limestone architecture and the amenities of a major centre, but retains the fascinating allure of a small town. Kingston is home to Queen’s, one of Canada’s finest universities, the Royal Military College and St. Lawrence College, as well as a thriving business community. The city hosted the sailing event for the 1976 Olympics and the Championships will be hosted out of the same venue as was used in 1976, offering a unique opportunity to experience the magic of the Olympic Games.
Population: Greater Kingston – 155,000 (Statistics Canada 2003)
Climate: Proximity to Lake Ontario yields a moderate climate with four distinct seasons. Average winter temperature: -8C (17 F), Average Summer temperature: 24C (75 F)
Language: Primary language is English with government services and numerous local business services available in French. Kingston also enjoys thriving French, Asian, Greek, Italian and Portuguese communities.
Nickname: The Limestone City
Twin City: Scottsdale, Arizona
For more information about Kingston www.kingstoncanada.com
At the Venue:
- Harbour Restaurant Snack Bar – Serve breakfast, sandwiches and burgers all day.
On King Street:
- Subway (www.subway.com)
- Tim Horton’s (www.timhortons.com)
Freshly made sandwiches, wraps and a variety of drinks. Reasonably priced. Both are within a 5 minute walk from the venue.
- There are also several smaller food stores and convenience stores close by.
- Loblaws (Bath Road Road and Sir John A MacDonald St)
- Metro (310 Barrie St)
- Downtown Kingston is renowned for its restaurants. Featuring over 100 restaurants in a 9 block area
Atomica Gourmet Pizza & Wine Bar
Le Chien Noir Bistro
Woodenhead’s Gourmet Pizza
Lone Star Texas Grill
Harper’s Burger Bar
The Merchant Tap House
Drugstore and Post Office:
- Peter’s Drugs (640 Kings Street West. +1 613 548 7300), Located next door to the venue.
Fort Henry Historic Site
Museum of Healthcare
Bellevue House Historic Site
Springer Market Square
Canada’s Penitentiary Museum
Pump House Steam Museum
Marine Museum of the Great Lakes
Military Communications Museum
Murney Tower Historic Site
Confederation Tour Trolley
Kingston 1000 Island Cruises
Kingston Flying Clubs and Sightseeing Tours