Kingston

Kingston is nicknamed the "Limestone City" because of the many historic buildings built from the local limestone.

Kingston's economy relies heavily on public sector institutions and establishments. The most important sectors are related to health care, education (Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada), government (including the military and correctional services), tourism and culture. Manufacturing, and research and development play a smaller role although they played a larger role in the past. (One of Kingston's major industrial employers of the 20th century, the Canadian Locomotive Company, is long closed. The former Alcan and DuPont operations employ far fewer people than in the past.)

A wind farm, the Wolfe Island Wind Project opened in June 2009. The wind farm starts a new trend by creating green jobs.

Kingston has developed a thriving artistic and entertainment life. The city hosts several festivals during the year, including the Limestone City Blues Festival, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Fanfayr, the Kingston Buskers' Rendezvous, Kingston Jazz Festival, Reelout Film Festival and Feb Fest.

 

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Last update: 06 Dec 2022 @ 00:14

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