Kingston - Ontario
Kingston is located midway between Toronto and Montreal where the St. Lawrence River flows out of Lake Ontario. Kingston is known for its historic properties, as reflected in the city’s motto of “where history and innovation thrive”. Kingston is a stunning, historic city that consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in Canada.
Kingston hosts several festivals during the year, including the Kingston WritersFest, Limestone City Blues Festival, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Fanfair, the Kingston Buskers’ Rendezvous, Kingston Jazz Festival, Reelout Film Festival, Feb Fest and the Wolfe Island Music Festival.
Music and theatre venues include The Grand Theatre, and The Wellington Street Theatre, which host performances from international, national, and local groups. The Kingston Symphony performs at The Grand Theatre, as do several amateur and semi-professional theatre groups. The K-Rock Centre, a 5,800-seat entertainment venue and ice rink, opened in February 2008.
Kingston is a city for learning and is the site of two universities, Queen’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada, and a community college, St. Lawrence College.
The city is famous for its fresh-water sailing and sits amid excellent cruising and boating territory, with easy access to Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River, and the Thousand Islands including the St. Lawrence Islands National Park.
Kingston Whig Standard www.thewhig.com/
Kingston Frontenac Public Library http://www.kfpl.ca/
Kingston Roots www.angelfire.com/space/kingstonroots/
Algonquin Lakeshore District Catholic School Board
Limestone District School Board
Conseils des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario
Conseils des écoles catholiques de langue française du centre-est
Colleges & Universities
Royal Military College – http://www.rmc.ca/
St Lawrence College http://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/
Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education http://www.learningatloyola.ca/default.aspx
St Lawrence College http://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/parttime/
To find a doctor – College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario www.cpso.on.ca
Health Care Connect
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
Medical Treatment Centres
Kingston General Hospital (KGH) Emergency
Phone: (613) 548-3232
Hotel Dieu Hospital – Urgent Care Centre
Phone: (613) 544-3310
Open Mon-Sun from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Hotel Dieu Hospital – Children’s Outpatient Centre (COPC)
Phone: (613) 544-3400 ext. 3151
Open Mon-Fri from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
French services are available at this centre but must be requested in advance.
CDK Family Medicine & Walk-In Clinic
Phone: (613) 766-0318
Open Mon-Fri: from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Family Medicine Urgent Care Centre
Phone: (613) 389-3348
Open Mon-Fri from 10:00 a.m. to 8 :00 p.m.; Sat: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Sun: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Greater Kingston after Hours Medical Clinic
Phone: (613) 546-5506
Open Mon-Fri from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sat, Sun & Holidays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Kingston General Hospital www.kgh.on.ca