Facts About Kingston
Kingston is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada.
Kingston is on the eastern end of Lake Ontario, at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Cataraqui River.
Kingston is within the Mixedwood Plains Ecozone and is dominated in the Kingston area by a mixture of deciduous and coniferous tree species and abundant water resources.
Kingston has the largest concentration of federal correctional facilities in Canada.
Kingston is nicknamed the “Limestone City” because of the many heritage buildings constructed using local limestone.
Kingston is known for its historic properties, as reflected in the city’s motto of “where history and innovation thrive”.
Kingston was named the first capital of the United Province of Canada on February 10, 1841.
Kingston was the county seat of Frontenac County until 1998. Kingston is now a separate municipality from the County of Frontenac.
Cataraqui would be renamed Kingston after the British took possession of the fort, and Loyalists began settling the region in the 1780s.
Kingston is home to four of the 11 surviving Martello towers built in British North America in the first half of the 1800s.