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Kingston Travel Guide

Kingston City

Kingston, Ontario is a city of elegance and charm. Its 19th century limestone homes and its red brick Victorian style architecture lend appeal to vacationers and prospective residents alike. The city of Kingston features the amenities of an urban centre with the allure of a small city. Kingston has two universities and a community college which is highly unusual for its size, giving it an intellectual strength that touches all aspects of the community. Populated by historic neighbourhoods, the ivy-covered buildings of Queen's University, and a spectacular stretch of waterfront parkland, Kingston is perfect anytime.

Kingston is situated on Lake Ontario, near the head of the St. Lawrence River and at the end of Rideau Canal from Ottawa. Kingston has probably the best harbor on the lake. Industries include the manufacture of locomotives, ships, mining equipment, textiles, aluminum products, synthetic yarn, and ceramics.

The present city was founded by United Empire Loyalists in 1783 and prospered during the War of 1812 as the Canadian naval base for operations against the Americans. From 1841 to 1844 it served as the capital of Canada. Fort Henry, built during the War of 1812 and rebuilt from 1832 to 1836, is now a museum. Kingston is the seat of Queen's Univ. (1841), of the Royal Military College, and of Anglican and Roman Catholic bishoprics and cathedrals.

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