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:
· Sir John A. Macdonald, first Prime Minister of Canada
· Jayna Hefford, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (ice hockey)
· Don Cherry, hockey coach and sports broadcaster
· Bryan Adams, musician
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: Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, Pump House Steam Museum, MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, Museum of Health Care, Royal Military College of Canada Museum, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Bellevue House, Kingston Archaeological Centre, Fort Henry, International Hockey Hall of Fame
Colleges and universities: Saint Lawrence College, Royal Military College of Canada, Queen's University