Nicknamed the “Limestone City” for its historic limestone architecture, Kingston is located in Eastern Ontario, halfway between Toronto and Montreal. The city dates back to the 17th century fur trade and was established as the first capital city of the Province of Canada in 1841. Today Kingston is a vibrant city with a population of approximately 123,000, and has been recognized as a great place for young professionals to live and work.
The city’s economy relies heavily on public sector institutions and establishments in the healthcare, education, government, tourism, and culture fields. Home to three postsecondary institutions (Queen's University, the Royal Military College of Canada, and St. Lawrence College), it also has the country’s highest number of PhD-holders per capita, according to Statistics Canada.
Kingston is loved by residents and visitors alike for its markets, parks and festivals throughout the year, and attracts many artists whose talents range from visual and performance, to literature and media. While the city is about a 2.5 hour drive to Toronto, nearby Kingston/Norman Rogers Airport operates seven flights a day to Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The city’s 45 distinct neighbourhoods include varied real estate that ranges from loft-style condominiums to modern suburban homes, historic properties, and waterfront cottages.