Movies in the Square

Springer Market Square will once again be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre for most Thursday nights this summer!

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Music in the Park

Music in the Park features over 50 free concerts throughout the summer! Don't miss great local musicians performing all over downtown Kingston! 

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Princess Street Reconstruction

Big Dig Deals!

All downtown businesses are open and ready to serve you during construction! Check out our Big Dig Deals page for deals and promos from businesses within the construction zone.

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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

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People of the Big Dig: Richard from Menchies

Meet the people of the Big Dig! Watch for weekly features of downtown businesses as they work through the Big Dig 3!

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People of the Big Dig: Sam from Windmills Cafe

Meet the people of the Big Dig! Watch for weekly features of downtown businesses as they work through the Big Dig 3!

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People of the Big Dig: Chris from American Apparel

Meet the people of the Big Dig! Watch for weekly features of downtown businesses as they work through the Big Dig 3!

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Summer Shopping Night Hours

Take advantage of extended shopping hours in downtown Kingston this summer! Participating stores are open until at least 8:00 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays from May 19 to September 30, 2016.

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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 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

June 23, 2016 | General
With weather like this it will take a lot more than construction to keep us away from our froyo! Meet Richard from Menchies! A uniquely delicious fro-yo bar is waiting for you smack dab in the middle of downtown. Read More...
June 16, 2016 | General
All the way from Morocco (with a few stops along the way) to bring you Kingston’s best brunch, lunch and dinner! Meet Sam! When he’s not running the Windmill’s kitchen you can find him surfing the wave… and ice on Lake Ontario. Read More...
June 8, 2016 | General
More than just the basics! American Apparel offers clothing for all occasions! Meet Chris, the store manager! It’s always a pleasure visiting the store - stop by and get the summer’s latest must have fashion pieces today! 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.