Downtown Kingston! | Love Kingston Marketplace in Springer Market Square

Love Kingston Marketplace in Springer Market Square

Love Kingston Marketplace in Springer Market Square

The City of Kingston is reimagining parts of downtown to create more public space for pedestrians and businesses, and create opportunities for new, creative experiences aimed at rejuvenating the downtown over the next several months. This will also allow businesses more room to operate with physical distancing and help residents to shop local in a safe way.

Downtown Kingston! (DBIA) will be working with the City of Kingston staff and Tourism Kingston to explore opportunities  to animate the reimagined space by partnering with Kingston’s cultural community.


Love It Live! Music in Springer Market Square

Join local musicians as they perform in Springer Market Square as part of Love Kingston Marketplace. Always maintain physical distancing based on KFL&A Public Health Guidelines. Outdoor events cannot have more than 100 attendees. If you are not able to enjoy the music while maintaining physical distancing, consider returning another day to enjoy a performance. Artists and times are subject to change and poor weather conditions ma​y cause delays or cancellations. 

  • Friday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. - Alexa Goldie
  • Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. - Kyle Dunn
  • Friday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. - Your Paris
  • Friday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. - Dennis Clark & Mary Vallier
  • Friday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. - Room Tone
  • Friday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. - Chantal Thompson
  • Friday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. - The Celtic Kitchen Party
  • Friday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. - Turpin's Tail



Stories in the Square

Join the Kingston Frontenac Public Library at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday in August for Stories in the Square, a half-hour program suitable for families and children of all ages. Bring your blanket and sunscreen to the Springer Market Square Amphitheatre and get ready for stories, songs, and plenty of fun! ASL interpretation will be provided. Always remember to maintain physical distancing as you enjoy everything Love Kingston Marketplace has to offer.


New Vending Spaces

Love Kingston Marketplace is bringing six new vending spaces to Springer Market Square. These spaces will operate during times when the Kingston Public Market is not. Local businesses wishing to sell prepackaged food, beverages and wares using one of these vending spaces are invited to email Kate Lillicrap at to express interest. 

Customers purchasing from these vendors should keep in mind that payment method may vary by vendor (e.g. Cash, electronic payment, payment card). 


Contactless Patio Dining

Check out the new contactless patio dining available in Springer Market Square! Guests can order food and drink items from participating restaurants without touching a menu, tapping a machine, signing a receipt, or waiting in line. 


How it works

•Patrons seated at numbered bistro table will order, pay, and tip while on Love Kingston Springer Market Square Patio website (customer pays a 3% convenience fee).

•Customers enter the table code they are sitting at (MKT1-MKT20).

•Orders will be processed through the Square Point of Sales App.

•Restaurants delivery food to corresponding table.


How to order

1. Scan QR code: Open the Camera app from the Home screen, Control Center, or Lock screen.

2. Select the rear facing camera. Hold your device so that the QR code appears in the viewfinder in the Camera app. Your device recognizes the QR code and shows a notification.

3. Tap the notification to open the link associated with the QR code.


Participating Restaurants & Hours


Aqua Terra

11:30 am - 2 pm - Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Black Dog Tavern

11:30 am - 9 pm - Monday, Wednesday, Friday

6pm-9pm - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays


Golden Rooster

9 am - 4 pm - Monday, Wednesday, Friday


Share Tea Kingston

1pm - 9 pm - Monday, Wednesday, Friday

6pm-9pm- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday




Licensed Area in Springer Market Square

A licensed area featuring local breweries and food vendors is open on Fridays from noon – 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 6 – 9 p.m. Anyone can enter the licensed area and vendors selling alcohol will verify customers’ age at point-of-sale. Remember to always maintain physical distancing while you are enjoying the area.


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