Top Five Things to See and Do in April 2015


For our top five things to see and do in April 2015, Kingstonist is highlighting a trio of highly anticipated concerts, as well as opportunities to embrace your inner geek and root, root, root for the home team.  Enjoy! Kingston Frontenacs Playoffs, various dates in April 2015 (and beyond?):  with the return of standout NHL […]

Weekly Poll: Most Anticipated Events in April 2015 in Kingston


Even though small piles of dirty snow and ice continue to lurk in the shady corners of Kingston, many of us have already put the shovels away, taken snow tires off and stowed most of our winter gear until next year. April will soon be upon us, which means colourful Easter egg hunts for some, […]

Weekly Poll: Skate Your Way Throughout Kingston


If a city can become more vibrant and accessible by developing a network of bike lanes, why not consider establishing skate lanes for commuting and recreational purposes during the winter months?  This was the very question posed by landscape architecture student Matthew Gibbs, whose thesis project envisioned the creation of a “Freezeway” for the city […]

#ygkChallenge: Cozy Up to Feb Fest


The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little […]

Weekly Poll: Skating on Lake Ontario


My Facebook page has been flooded with photos of people skating on Lake Ontario this past week. It almost seems like there are more Kingstonians heading out onto the seemingly endless rink this year than others. Perhaps it is because of the Ice Yacht Racing Championships that took place here last week, perhaps it’s because […]

Guide to Feb Fest 2015


I just shoveled for an hour.  My arms and back hurt, my hair is sweaty and my fingertips are frozen BUT, now we have snow for Feb Fest!  Kingston’s annual winter festival begins next Thursday, February 5th.  For four days, Kingston’s downtown area surrounding Market Square will be focused on winter sports, snacks and fun.  […]

Weekly Poll: Most Anticipated Winter Events in Kingston


With the Santa Claus parade and Black Friday in the rear-view mirror, and December well under way, there’s no denying the inevitable: winter is almost here. While many of us hunker down, doing our best to stay warm and hide from the elements, there are also lots of Kingstonians who love to spend time outdoors […]

Kingston Drones On


Multicopters, quadcopters and other such consumer-grade aerial drones are a relatively new phenomenon in Canada, while these camera-equipped unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly offering breathtaking perspectives of cityscapes and countrysides from high above. Their application extends far beyond the stereotypical hobby shop tinkerer or RC enthusiast, as businesses have also begun to take flight to capture new […]

#ygkChallenge: Get Cultured!


Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and […]

Queen’s Assault at Arms Team, 1910


It’s Kingston Get Active month! This photograph of the Assault at Arms team at Queen’s University from 1910 highlights a number of the sports you can participate in for free this month at a variety of Kingston gyms and fitness facilities. Assault at Arms teams flourished until the 1940’s in Canadian Universities and featured an […]