City of Kingston
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The City of Kingston is located halfway between Montreal and Toronto, Canada's
two largest cities. Kingston is an eclectic mix of old and new "where history
and innovation thrive".
Comprising the former City of Kingston, former Kingston Township and former
Pittsburgh Township, the new City of Kingston came into being on January 1,
1998. Approximately one half of the total population (113,000) lives in the
former city area, although the land base is predominately rural.
Renowned as the fresh-water capital of North America, Kingston is a major port
to cruise the famous Thousand Islands. Every August the city is a hub of
activity when hundreds of sailors converge for C.O.R.K., the annual Canadian
Olympic Training Regatta.
Steeped in history and tradition, Kingston is the resting-place of
Sir John A. Macdonald,
Canada's first Prime Minister. History buffs can visit Fort Henry, a 19th
century British Military Fortress, or one of the seventeen museums that showcase
everything from woodworking tools to military and technological advances.