Kingston is a city in the province of Ontario in southern Canada, located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. It was the first Canadian capitol, for a short time beginning in 1841.
Kingston was founded in 1673 by Louis de Buade de Frontenac as a trading post called Fort Frontenac.
Today, it is known for its pictaresque waterfront views and relaxed atmosphere.
People Born in Kingston
Kingston in People's Lives
John Graves Simcoe: I lived here briefly in 1792, while Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada.
John Scott-Ellis: After being commisioned during World War II in the Westminster Dragoons, I was sent here from London to become an instructor at the Canadian Staff College of Ontario. I was partly disappointed at such a non-glamorous post, but also relieved that "no one was shooting at me."