Feb Fest

FebFest is this week!

Join us for our winter festival this Thursday, Feb 4 to Sunday, Feb 7, 2016. FebFest is one of Ontario's premier winter events featuring figure skating, hockey, live music and more!
Princess Street Reconstruction

Big Dig 3 is underway!

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.

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

January 29, 2016 | Business and Development
Check out our new video showcasing downtown Kingston during construction! All downtown businesses are open and ready to serve you. Read More...
January 18, 2016 | General
Check out these deals and promotions happening at downtown Kingston businesses in the Big Dig 3 construction zone. All downtown businesses are open and ready to serve you during construction! Read More...
January 12, 2016 | Business and Development
The downtown reconstruction project known as Big Dig 3 is underway. The streets within the construction zone are as follows: Princess St. from Bagot to Clergy, Montreal St. 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.