About Downtown Kingston, Ontario
Located conveniently between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, on the Lake Ontario waterfront, Kingston, Ontario was established in the late 1700s, and was once the capital city of Upper Canada. Downtown Kingston covers an area of less than 2 square miles, which includes commercial, residential and institutional properties, as well as the main campus of Queen’s University.
The City of Kingston has placed restrictions on the height of new residential high-rise developments to preserve the beauty and heritage of the historic downtown. As a result, there are a limited number of condominium units available as MLS listings in Kingston, Ontario. New detached houses for sale in the downtown Kingston area are essentially limited to in-fill development.
Homebuyers in downtown Kingston are also competing with Queen’s University faculty and students, KGH doctors and medical professionals, business professionals, investors, retirees, and young families preferring the downtown lifestyle. They are all seeking the charm of historical architecture, the beautiful view of the Kingston waterfront, and the convenient walking distance to school, work and central amenities and activities.