Sydenham Street Scare

Sydenham Street Scare

Help us celebrate the reopening of Sydenham Street with a night of Halloween fun in downtown Kingston during the Sydenham Street Scare!

Santa Parade

Nighttime Santa Parade

Join us for the 13th annual Nighttime Santa Parade Saturday, Nov 19!  Come help us officially kick off the holiday season!

Jay Bridges - Big Dig

It's a Really Big Dig!

Check out our video showcasing downtown Kingston during construction! All downtown businesses are open and ready to serve you! Photo © Jay Bridges

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.


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


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!


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 located in the core commercial area of the City of Kingston. The BIA promotes Downtown Kingston! as the vibrant and healthy commercial, retail, residential, and entertainment centre of our region, attracting more people to live, shop, work and gather.

Business and Development

We encourage, support, and initiate projects that benefit our downtown. From providing training and networking 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

August 19, 2016 | General
Check out these promos happening in downtown Kingston to welcome home The Tragically Hip on Aug.20! Hosted by the City of Kingston, CBC will be live streaming the “Man Machine Poem” concert in Springer Market Square beginning at 8:30pm. Read More...
July 28, 2016 | General
Do you work downtown? Do you want to be entered in draws to win tickets and gift certificates in downtown Kingston? Are you looking to stay informed on events happening downtown? Sign up for our Ambassador email list for employees in downtown Kingston! Read More...
June 29, 2016 | General
Blueprint might possibly be Kingston’s hippest store around! Not only do they carry amazing clothing lines for both men & women they also have amazing accessories like Nixon watches, Hershel bags, S’well water bottles and the latest addition to the growing list, Tofino towels! 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), KEDCO, 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.