Kingstonist.com is a community-driven, go-to source for local news, events, arts and culture, food, people and creativity. Founded in 2008 by Danielle Lennon and Harold Card, Kingstonist’s popularity progressively grew over its first 10 years of operation. Shortly after celebrating its 10th year of operation in 2018, Kingstonist was acquired by Rebel Media Group, who continues to operate the site to this day.
We strive to produce and curate unique stories as well as engaging commentary that helps fan the flames of all the goodness Kingston has to offer. Our multi-talented team of contributors strive to produce a diverse array of content ranging from reviews to interviews, as well as video and photographic coverage of what’s going on around Kingston’s city streets and in our very own backyards. Popular and recurring features on Kingstonist include:
A monthly series showcasing five of the absolute best local festivals and events in Kingston. Our selections are sourced directly from our community-driven events calendar. Want your event to be considered? Be sure to add it to our calendar.
With so much information and too little time to take it all in, our comprehensive guides are designed to make your life easier. From festival schedules to complete lists for downtown patios and where to buy a bike, we’ve got you covered.
A weekly series that aims to take the temperature of the local community regarding issues ranging from politics to finding the best (insert food, place etc… here) Kingston has to offer. Our polls stir up great discussions and creative ideas.
Our weekly challenges dare you to be different, resolve to be better, or do something to make Kingston an even better place. Our past challenges have been sponsored by the likes of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Partners in Mission Foodbank and the Kingston Arts Council. Do you have an idea that would be perfect for a challenge? Submit it here.
Each month we curate a playlist of songs featuring local musicians, and artists whose roots can be traced back to Kingston. Want to be considered for a future #ygkPlaylist? Get your music up on Soundcloud and then follow us.
This inquisitive series was established to advocate for imaginative initiatives within the realm of urban planning and sustainability. It creatively asks “What if Kingston…” were to: embrace bike sharing, encourage backyard beekeeping, ban fast food or install an waterslide on Princess Street. Let’s not just dream of a better city, let’s make it happen.
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- Submit an Event: help us help you by publicizing your local event… Learn More.
- Write / Submit a Letter to the Editor: want to get something off your chest… Learn More.