Signature Experiences.

Embrace the Season.

Art After Dark

Art After Dark

For one night only, Downtown galleries and art-loving shops stay open late, showcasing the best art in Kingston with special surprises along the way.
Kingston Frontenacs

Kingston Frontenacs

The Kingston Frontenacs are back for another fantastic season of hockey!  Find out about tickets for the rest of the 2024 season!
Skating in the Square

Skating in the Square

Springer Market Square has once again been transformed into a magical open air skating rink for free community skating!

More things to do this winter

What's Happening Downtown?

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

The largest all-Canadian film festival in the world is back in downtown Kingston from February 28 to March 3!
Kingstonlicious

Kingstonlicious

Indulge in the ultimate Kingston culinary experience with Kingstonlicious! Enjoy exclusive menus, special guest chefs, and unique culinary events.
Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

On April 8th, 2024 Downtown Kingston will be in the direct path of a total solar eclipse. This once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon is best experienced downtown!

Show your Kingston Pride!

The Kingston Frontenacs

Kingston's OHL junior hockey team, The Kingston Frontenacs, are putting it all on the ice for the 2023/24 hockey season! With over 30 home games at Slush Puppie Place, there are plenty of chances to cheer them on!

Shop for the Season.

Live Local – Choose Local

The Downtown Kingston Gift Card

The Downtown Kingston Gift Card is your passport to an extraordinary shopping, dining and personal care experience!

Accepted in more than 120 businesses!

From fashion boutiques to cozy cafes, from unique artisanal shops to fine dining restaurants and luxurious spas, the card allows you to indulge in the best our downtown offers.

Find your next favourite.

Sporting & Outdoor

Sporting & Outdoor

Suit up for your next adventure with quality gear that’s just right for you!
Jewelry

Jewelry

No matter your style you can find a gorgeous piece to accessorize any look or the perfect gift for your special someone.
Gift & Specialty

Gift & Specialty

In downtown Kingston Specialty stores are our specialty! 
Technology

Technology

Whether you consider yourself tech-savvy or a complete novice you can find the products and services you need downtown from people who really know their stuff.
Sporting & Outdoor

Sporting & Outdoor

Suit up for your next adventure with quality gear that’s just right for you!
Jewelry

Jewelry

No matter your style you can find a gorgeous piece to accessorize any look or the perfect gift for your special someone.
Gift & Specialty

Gift & Specialty

In downtown Kingston Specialty stores are our specialty! 
Technology

Technology

Whether you consider yourself tech-savvy or a complete novice you can find the products and services you need downtown from people who really know their stuff.

Over 130 places to choose from!

Food and Drink.

The incredible chefs, providers and restaurateurs that call Kingston home constantly elevate the Kingston culinary scene providing us with endless tasty opportunities.

The Downtown Dish

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Birdgirl Arts: Where Creativity and Community Meet

Birdgirl Arts: Where Creativity and Community Meet

Artist Sasha Jiminez French of Birdgirl Arts has the perfect spot to host even the most beginner-level art enthusiast at her studio, The Loft in downtown Kingston.
This Entrepreneur is Curating Joy with ‘Happy Thoughts’

This Entrepreneur is Curating Joy with ‘Happy Thoughts’

Joy and creativity come together at Happy Thoughts! Discover this vibrant, charming shop in the heart of downtown Kingston!
Embrace the Season: 10 Things to do in February in Downtown Kingston

Embrace the Season: 10 Things to do in February in Downtown Kingston

From art exhibits to outdoor activities in Springer Market Square, there are plenty of ways to Embrace the Season this February. 

Food & Drink

Unwrap the Joy: Downtown's Holiday Foodie Gift Guide

Unwrap the Joy: Downtown's Holiday Foodie Gift Guide

Whether it's a festive dinner party or a cozy brunch, this curated foodie gift guide will make your festivities stress-free and delicious.
Lay Low Cafe: Kingston's Newest Brunch Spot

Lay Low Cafe: Kingston's Newest Brunch Spot

Opened in mid-November the Lay Low Cafe is destined to become a new favourite spot for brunch enthusiasts of all ages. 
Dive into Something in the Water

Dive into Something in the Water

The first thing you'll see when you walk into Something in the Water is the motto, "Curious People Drink Curious Beer". Find out how curiosity, creativity, and entrepreneurial passion have grown th...

Q&As

Montreal Street Collective Celebrates Three Years

Montreal Street Collective Celebrates Three Years

This July Montreal Street Collective will be celebrating their third birthday! Co-owner (and local artist), Vanessa Martin answers five questions about the thrift shop with endless goodies.
A Q&A with The Refinery rem wellness + Social House

A Q&A with The Refinery rem wellness + Social House

Co-owners Heidi and Lesley share the details behind starting their business, and what they love about being downtown.
In honour of the past: A Q&A with General Brock's Commissary

In honour of the past: A Q&A with General Brock's Commissary

Chris and Cindy's focus is on providing locally sourced as General Brock once brought in supplies from local artisans.
Great atmosphere, wonderful restaurants, nice open spaces and love the history and architecture.

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A new experience can be found around every corner of downtown Kingston. Discover one-of-a-kind art, food, live music, shopping and much more!

Respectfully acknowledging that downtown Kingston resides on land which is the traditional territory of the Huron Wendat, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee, we work towards deeper understanding by engaging in relationship and teaching.

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