About Kingston Share: About Kingston Kingston is an eclectic mix of history and innovation. It consistently ranks as one of the best cities in Canada to live and was named one of the seven most intelligent communities in the world in 2014. Situated at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River, Kingston is only a few hours from Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa. Its 123,363 citizens enjoy an excellent quality-of-life with intellectual, recreational and creative opportunities supported by quality health care and municipal services, programs and facilities. Kingston Fast Facts Kingston is home to Queen's University, the Royal Military College of Canada and St. Lawrence College. Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's first Prime Minister is buried here. Kingston hosts multiple festivals and events and has attractions for the whole family. Details can be found on the Tourism Kingston website.