2001 population: 114,195
(Source: Statistics Canada)
Kingston is a city in Frontenac County, in the province of Ontario. It is at the point where Lake Ontario flows into the Saint Lawrence River.
Former and merged community names include:
· King's Town
Filming location for 2000 movie, "Blues Brothers"
Setting for the Salterton Trilogy, by Robertson Davies. (Kingston served as the model for the fictional city of Salterton.)
Well-known residents have included:
· Don Cherry, hockey coach and sports broadcaster
· Bryan Adams, musician
· Sir John A. Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada
· Jayna Hefford, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (ice hockey)
Local bands: Tragically Hip
Local festivals include:
· Kingston Fair - Sept. 13-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kingston web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Kingston Symphony
Historic sites and museums: Pump House Steam Museum, MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, Museum of Health Care, Royal Military College of Canada Museum, Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, Kingston Archaeological Centre, Fort Henry, International Hockey Hall of Fame, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Bellevue House
Colleges and universities: Royal Military College of Canada, Queen's University, Saint Lawrence College