Downtown recommends.

Mayla Branches Out Upstairs

- Tianna Edwards

Food & Drink

Gokhan Cifci, owner of popular downtown Kingston restaurants Tango Nuevo, and Mayla Concept, offers a special SNEAK PEEK at the bold transformation currently underway at Mayla.

Summer Vibes and Patio Delights

- Rosalyn Gambhir

Food & Drink

It's time to kick off the season by indulging in downtown patios; from breakfast to brunch, lunch to dinner, there's a wide array of amazing venues to enjoy drool-worthy food and refreshing drinks.


Behind every great local business is a story.

Food & Drink.

Discover the diverse flavors of Downtown.


Step outside of the ordinary.


Top 5 Of the Month.

Discover a world of knowledge and inspiration with our insightful blog! From thought-provoking articles to expert tips, our content will expand your horizons and spark your curiosity. Join our community of avid readers and dive into a world of endless possibilities.

Food & Drink

Hey Darlin' Diner: A New Gem

If you're a foodie, you're in luck! You'll be excited to hear about the latest addition to Kingston's food and restaurant scene.


Martello Alley & Martello on Brock.

When David Dossett first discovered the space in 2015, he imagined creating “a place to get away without leaving Kingston.”


Spring Cleaning with 5 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 solvents behind.

Food & Drink

Top Local Foodie Favourites in Downtown Kingston

Kingston's culinary scene is like no other and the city is filled with delicious local eats. I’ve curated some of my favourite dishes that satisfy your cravings.


Five of the city’s oldest downtown shops.

Did you know the shopping scene has just as much history? These are some of the oldest shops in the city you should visit this season. 

Our contributors.

Rosalyn Gambhir

The woman behind the lifestyle blog The Staycationer. She’s a daydreamer, foodie, adventurer, and an explorer. Originally from Montreal, Québec, she is a tourist in her own backyard of the Limestone City rediscovering old favourites and hidden gems. Her content consists of insta-worthy eats at local restaurants that are seriously delicious, as well as must-see places along the way.  

Tianna Edwards

Wife and mom of two young kids with a day job as an Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Coordinator at Queen's. She takes pride in living in Kingston and loves celebrating all things local (mostly food related!) through her blog, Keep up with Kingston. Follow Tianna's blog for more local food, culture and shop inspo. Get the latest from her over on instagram.

Ange Buck

A farm girl and graduate from the University of Guelph, Ange is a nature lover and environmental activist. A local entrepreneur, she’s interested in re-learning old ways that are more in tune and connected with the Earth. As a mom to two wild little boys, she shares their behind-the-scenes family journey to low-waste living in a rural area outside of Kingston on her social media and blog, Zero Waste Adventures.