Kingston is organized into more than 40 neighbourhoods (see For More Information links below), each with its own name and identity. Some neighbourhoods are more densely populated than others but most have residential homes, parks and green spaces, and schools. Generally, neighbourhoods in the central part of the city are characterized by older buildings while outlying residential areas have more modern-looking homes and buildings. Kingston's downtown also has many new apartment buildings that were built on or near the waterfront.
The services and amenities found in Kingston neighbourhoods vary widely. Some of the basic services found in Kingston include firehalls, libraries, hospitals, laundromats (public laundries), golf courses, public arenas and food stores. Municipal bus service is also available in most areas of the city. The price of housing and rental accommodation varies from one neighbourhood to another.
For More Information
City of Kingston site. Includes a map and profiles of the city neighbourhoods with details about city services, such as childcare centres, libraries, arenas, schools, health institutions, golf courses, and other facilities.
Names of Kingston’s 45 neighbourhoods and their physical boundaries and attributes. Includes links to neighbourhood profiles on city website.
Detailed information about Kingston from the 2006 federal Census, including population, number of home owners, age and gender of residents, marital status, housing preferences, languages spoken, citizenship, education, labour force activity, occupations, industries, transportation, visible minorities, and average earnings.
More than 140 maps of trails, arenas, outdoor rinks, parks, electoral districts, neighbourhoods and other features of Kingston can be downloaded at no charge.
The Sydenham District Association represents residents of one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Kingston. Includes information on getting involved, an online newsletter, current issues, photos and contact information for the board of directors.
The McBurney Park Neighbourhood Association represents residents in the King’s Town District of Kingston. Includes a history of the park, map, neighbourhood profile, online discussion forum, and contact information.
Information about Kingston’s geographic location, with links to neighbourhood profiles, maps and a feature article published in a Kingston magazine.