Kingston A City for People

Tragically Hip's Gord Downie Pier has become a great Canadian Tourism Attraction in Kingston Ontario.
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Kingston, Ontario is known as the freshwater sailing capital of the world surrounded by incredible limestone architecture, a vibrant home to leading North American educational institutions, military and security bases, and the inspiration behind the soundtrack
of our nation through the legacy of The Tragically Hip.

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Gord Downie who grew up in Kingston Ontario captured the hearts of all Canadians. His band, The Tragically Hip, performed their final show in Kingston which was broadcast to millions via CBC Television and Radio. The cross Canada tour was announced after Downie revealed he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

While Kingston encompasses all of these attributes, it is so much more.

For those who grew up in Kingston, studied here or have visited in the
past – the city has been growing. Recently we were recognized as the top small city in the Americas for foreign direct investment – with international companies such as
Frulact and Feihe Canada Royal Milk selecting Kingston for their global R&D and manufacturing facilities.

These multinational leaders join the Kingston team alongside companies like INVISTA, Empire Life, Cancoil Thermal, KPMG and Bombardier who have been investing in the community for decades. With a stable economy reflected in an even private sector/ public sector workforce, Kingstonians work locally but their reach is global.

To ensure Kingston is a top city for business investment, we’ve been building our infrastructure and community assets. In 2018, PC Magazine ranked Kingston as having the fastest mobile network speeds in North America.

We are investing in transportation upgrades to better serve businesses and residents by expanding the regional airport, improving rail services and promoting our nationally recognized local transit network.  We’re enhancing our waterfront amenities, public libraries, hiking and cycling trails.  Today we are regularly home to major national and international sporting events and touring performances at the Leon’s Centre, Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts and the Grand Theatre. Not bad for Old Stones.

Now is the perfect time to discover the opportunities that await in Kingston – be it for a getaway visit, the start of a new career or business venture. Not only is business thriving, but the word is spreading that Kingston offers a lifestyle and choice of amenities that few other cities can offer. Consistently ranked as one of the top places to live and work in Canada, it’s worth taking a fresh look at Kingston. Our city is the awesome backdrop for your future.  If you plan to start-up, expand or relocate a business please visit Kingston’s Economic Development Division.  Click here for more information –  Kington, Ontario Canada.