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The Juvenis Festival

A week long youth arts festival showcasing the talents of #ygkyouth April 28 - May 6.

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Big Dig Deals

Downtown businesses are offering special Big Dig Deals during Big Dig 4 construction!

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Homegrown Live Music Festival

Homegrown Live takes over downtown Kingston music venues to raise money for the Joe Chithalen Memorial Music Instrument Lending Library on Saturday, May 5!

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Art After Dark

On Friday May 25, businesses in downtown Kingston will display original pieces of art and have their doors open from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. 

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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 Events to find out about exciting events happening in downtown Kingston. Photo © Stephen Wild

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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.

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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.