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12 Hidden Patios You Didn't Know Existed in Downtown Kingston

- Tianna Edwards

Food & Drink

Many of my favourite downtown patios are hidden. If you’re not a local, it’s easy to miss these gems that are tucked away from plain sight. Keep reading if you enjoy dining al fresco in the summer sun, I am sharing the hidden patios that you don’t want to miss in downtown Kingston.

Your Guide to the Perfect Day on Kingston's Waterfront

- Rosalyn Gambhir


Summer is almost here, and downtown Kingston's waterfront is calling your name! With endless activities and experiences waiting for you, let’s make the most of those long summer days. Being a tourist in my own backyard, join me as a I share my favourite spots while enjoying stunning waterfront views!


Behind every great local business is a story.

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The Sweet Story of Mio Gelato and Churn Small Batch Ice Cream

Whether you’re out on a sunny day in downtown Kingston or cozied up on the couch with your favourite frozen delight, one thing's for certain – Mio Gelato and Churn are there to elevate your experience and bring pure enjoyment!


The Smith Hotel: Where History Meets Modern Luxury

If you’re looking for a unique and quintessential Kingston accommodation, The Smith Hotel is the spot for you. I had the pleasure of staying here recently and was absolutely delighted by the luxurious and curated space.


Fashion for a Cause: How YGK Thrift Support Families

In the vibrant heart of Downtown Kingston, amidst the commotion and rush of living an urban lifestyle, two locales stand out for their exceptional dedication to shaping a narrative of compassion, support, and community resilience. An expression which is dominant in Kingston as the heart of Downtown...


Montreal Street Collective Celebrates Three Years

Montreal Street Collective is one of my favourite gems just north of Princess Street on Montreal. Whenever I go in, I am greeted by a friendly face and I always find something unique to work into my wardrobe or home. I often drop off items for consignment as well. The partners go through my items and donate what they don’t plan to re-sell (which makes it so easy for me!).

Food & Drink

Kingston food tours captures culinary scene.

When I initially moved to Kingston, my Toronto friends were introduced to our wonderful culinary scene through my Instagram feed. They would send me messages, “I had no idea Kingston had such incredible food?” We sure do. “Oysters and cocktails at Le Chien Noir? Tapas at Tango Nuevo? Pizza at Atomica?” As many of you know. The list goes on and on.  

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. 

Sierra Saikaley

Marketing and Communications Producer for Downtown Kingston.