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Looking to move to a new community? Wherever you decide to settle down, my job is to make you feel at home. From a beautiful cottage by the lake in Verona, to a family home in the historic centre of Kingston, every community has its unique flair. Discover all the quirks and quarks of each place below.
Eastern Ontario is located on the lands of the Anishinabewaki, the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat and the Iroquois First Nations.
Kingston - Canada's Original Capital
Welcome to Canada’s First Capital! Our beautiful city located on Lake Ontario was originally planned as the first capital of the nation. Aggressions from our southern neighbours made our founders quickly realize that this was not the best idea and the capital was relocated to Ottawa, an hour or so north of the border and difficult to reach.
We are the home and resting place of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A Macdonald, and you can see various points around town that honour him.
Our population is around 130,000 with a student population that swells our numbers to approximately 160,000 for eight months of the year. Students at Queen’s University, St Lawrence College and the Royal Military College add a great deal to the fabric of our city, and the institutions, faculty and staff are significant economic contributors.
Kingston is a great place to live because we have all the benefits of a larger metropolis without the gridlock. We have wonderful arts and cultural venues, great dining and exceptional health care. If one needs to get to larger cities, we are 2 hours to Ottawa or Syracuse NY, or 3 to Montreal or Toronto. Train services are available and comfortable and there is a hopper plane (I call it the missile of death, sorry!) to Toronto.
The City’s website offers a great deal of information for residents and businesses. I encourage you to check it out at https://www.cityofkingston.ca
Amherstview - Loyalist Township
Located just West of Kingston along Bath Road is the small community of Amherstview. Named for its view of Amherst Island, it has about 5000 residents. Basic amenities include groceries, an LCBO, pharmacies, and primary schools.
Bath - A Historic Community
About 15 kilometres to the west of Kingston is the historic village of Bath. Most famous for being a settlement of the United Empire Loyalists, arriving in 1794 and at one time challenging Kingston as the economic centre of the region. It is now a lovely little village located on the lake with a fantastic Canada Day Parade and Festival every summer.
Gananoque - Gateway to the 1000 Islands
This community is the gateway to the Thousand Islands and the St. Lawrence. There are approximately 5200 locals, and many summer residents. This gives the town a general buzz in the summertime and lots of quiet in the winter. The town has a wonderful theatre company, many unique shops and a kind spirit. Take a 1000 Islands tour down at the dock and explore this beautiful region!
Verona - Relax in Nature
Head about 20 minutes up Highway 38 and you come to the charming village of Verona. Surrounded by lakes, all the necessary supplies available (including the LCBO, a grocery store and a wonderful convenience store that sells homemade pies), you will be in for the perfect cottage getaway!