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Downtown Trick or Treating

Join us for Trick or Treating in Downtown Kingston! Friday Oct. 27 5:00-7:00pm!

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Nighttime Santa Parade

Nighttime Santa Parade

Santa Claus is coming to town for the annual Nighttime Santa Parade Saturday, Nov, 18 starting at 5pm!

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Shop After Dark

An evening of shopping and surprises in your downtown! Friday, Dec. 1 from 5pm-9pm

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Market Square at night

Shop, Dine and Enjoy your Downtown!

Check out our Shop and Dine sections for your favourite downtown Kingston shops and restaurants. Click on Enjoy to find out about exciting events happening in downtown Kingston.

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Shop

Indulge in the offerings of our many independent specialty shops, gift and fashion boutiques, major chain stores, and art galleries.

Dine

With more dining choices per capita than anywhere in Ontario, downtown is sure to have something to satisfy even the most discerning palate! And, many of our restaurants feature a variety of local food options too!

Enjoy

From street performing, live music, and cooking demonstrations, to boats and fireworks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at downtown Kingston’s many events and festivals.

About Us

The Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA) is an association of more than 700 businesses and property owners located in the core commercial area of the City of Kingston. We promote Downtown Kingston! as the hip, vibrant, authentic, and healthy commercial, retail, residential, and entertainment centre of our region, attracting more people to live, shop, work, and gather.

Development

We encourage, support, and initiate projects that benefit our downtown. From providing networking opportunities for existing businesses to conducting research and projects that encourages new businesses to open, we strive to keep our downtown strong and vibrant.

Latest News

April 7, 2017 | General
Please join us in congratulating Doug Ritchie for being honoured with the Alex Ling Lifetime Achievement Award with the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association! Read More...
February 8, 2017 | General
Are you a college or university student in Kingston? Do you love Downtown Kingston? Come and work with us this summer! Read More...
January 23, 2017 | Events
Join in on one of Ontario’s premier Winter events! Feb Fest features a flurry of fantastic fun Feb. 2-5! Read More...

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Downtown Kingston! partners with the many organizations to help us make Downtown Kingston! the best that it can be. Our major partners include: the City of Kingston, Kingston Accommodation Partners (KAP), Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Tourism Kingston, The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, and the Rogers K-Rock Centre.

Nestled at the junction of Lake Ontario, the Cataraqui River and St. Lawrence River, Kingston is conveniently located approximately half way between Montreal and Toronto, and just a short drive from the 1000 Islands International Bridge.