Your guide to uncovering hidden gems.

We take you on a journey of exploration and discovery! If you're a traveler or local looking for new and exciting spots to explore, then you're in the right place. Our blog is dedicated to sharing our love of Downtown Kingston and our passion for discovering hidden gems around.

We believe that Downtown Kingston is more than just visiting popular tourist destinations; it's about immersing yourself in the local culture, meeting new people, and discovering the unique and unexpected. That's why we're committed to exploring off-the-beaten-path spots and sharing our discoveries with you.

Downtown Kingston where Students are vibing!

Welcome to Kingston. We’re sharing all the coolest spots to hit up for a good time in downtown Kingston, whether you're looking for a chill brunch, a night out with friends, a cozy study session, or a fancy dinner. Let's dive into the must-visit places!

- Rosalyn Gambhir

Fall for Fashion with these Thrifty Autumn Picks

Searching for hidden gems and finding nostalgia in a pile of cozy sweaters. Shopping vintage and thrift finds is a beautiful eco-friendly way to reduce landfills and support the community. Now, it’s a perfect time to refresh the wardrobe.

- Tianna Edwards

8 Ideas for a Sustainable Autumn Season

This time of year is so fresh! The sunlight filters in its unique September way. It can be a little bit of a system shock to jump from the summertime to fall preparations, so we've included some living strategies and rituals alongside sustainability strategies.

- Ange Buck

The Lake Celebrates One Year of Making a Splash

“To create a welcoming space for you to find pleasure and delight, engage with a community and gain education that leaves you feeling more connected with yourself,” it’s no wonder there’s been such a warm reception.

- Tianna Edwards

10 Ways to Make Back to School More Sustainable

The back-to-school season isn't usually thought of as a consumer season, but it really has quite an impact. "Back to school" is an unwritten, traditional thing that our society takes part in, or at least I always have...

- Ange Buck

Free Ways to Start Sustainable Living

With the rising cost of everything else and the need to conserve our finances where we can. Things have to change, but how? It doesn’t have to be as difficult as all of that - finding the magical “diamond” item to buy.

- Ange Buck

The Mother of all Treat Days.

The countdown to Mother’s Day is on, as a rookie mom (my kids are four and one years old), I only have a few Mother’s Days under my belt but I have a few thoughts on how I would like to celebrate.

- Tianna Edwards

Spring Cleaning with Refillery Ingredients.

I’ve compiled all of the recipes for Harlowe Green’s refillery cleaners for anyone hoping to switch to DIY, refill, and leave the plastic and chemical-based detergents and solvents behind.

- Ange Buck

Spring into Self-Care: A Day of Pampering and Shopping in Downtown Kingston.

There are plenty of ways to indulge in a little self-care just that right here in downtown Kingston.

- Rosalyn Gambhir

A Weekend Staycation for Your Tastebuds.

Let’s take your taste buds on an expedition to locally owned, drool-worthy restaurants and shops.

- Rosalyn Gambhir

For the Love of Kingston: Downtown date-night ideas

This starter pack of date-night activity pairings will inspire you and your partner to get planning.

- Ashley Newton

Let’s Shop, Eat & Drink in Vibrant Downtown Kingston.

Your next adventure is all about indulging in drool-worthy dishes and exploring the vibrant streets of downtown Kingston.

- Rosalyn Gambhir

Kingston Mainstays: Five of the city’s oldest downtown shops

These are some of the oldest shops in the city you should visit this season.

- Ashley Newton

The Frontenac Club.

Here's your exclusive look at the newly renovated historic Frontenac Club located in downtown Kingston.

- Rosalyn Gambhir

New Winter Wellness Outdoor Experience: Stoked Sauna Co.

This gem of an oasis is the perfect wellness moment you need this season for your mind and body.

- Rosalyn Gambhir

Subscribe to our newsletter

Promotions, new products and sales. Directly to your inbox.