Poker Run

1000 Islands Poker Run

Kingston plays host to over 50 power boats Aug 18-19. Tour the docks and enjoy live music!

Limestone City Blues Festival

Limestone City Blues Festival

Don't miss 4 days and 4 nights of true blues in downtown Kingston Aug 24-27!

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Movies in the Square 2017!

Join us for Movies in the Square, Thursday evenings at dusk!

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Music in the Park Series

We invite you to enjoy over 50 concerts with us this summer!

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Chef Cooking Demos

Join us for Local Food Local Chef Cooking Demos  - Saturdays in July and August at 11am in Springer Market Square Courtyard!

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Summer Shopping in Downtown Kingston!

Participating stores are open until at least 8pm Thursdays and Fridays all summer long May 18 - Sept. 29.

Doug Ritchie

Doug Ritchie Wins Lifetime Achievement Award!

Please join us in congratulating Doug Ritchie for being honoured with the Alex Ling Lifetime Achievement Award with the Ontario Business Improvement Area Association!

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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 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.


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

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.