The city’s economy relies heavily on public sector institutions and establishments in the healthcare, education, government, tourism, and culture fields. Home to three postsecondary institutions (Queen's University, the Royal Military College of Canada, and St. Lawrence College), it also has the country’s highest number of PhD-holders per capita, according to Statistics Canada.
Kingston is loved by residents and visitors alike for its markets, parks and festivals throughout the year, and attracts many artists whose talents range from visual and performance, to literature and media. While the city is about a 2.5 hour drive to Toronto, nearby Kingston/Norman Rogers Airport operates seven flights a day to Toronto Pearson International Airport.
The city’s 45 distinct neighbourhoods include varied real estate that ranges from loft-style condominiums to modern suburban homes, historic properties, and waterfront cottages.