Kingston, Ontario is a Canadian
city located in Eastern Ontario
where the St. Lawrence River flows out of Lake Ontario
. Originally a First Nations
settlement called "Katarowki," (Ga-ta-row-key), growing European exploration in the 17th Century made it an important trading post. In order to control the fur trade
founded Fort Frontenac
Located midway between Toronto
, Kingston was named the first capital of the Province of Canada
on February 15, 1841, by Governor Lord Sydenham
. While its time as a political centre was short, Kingston remained an important military installation.
Kingston is the county seat of Frontenac County
. According to the
2006 Canadian census
, the population of the city proper was 117,207, while the population of the metropolitan area was 152,358.
Kingston is nicknamed the "Limestone City" because of the many historic buildings built from the local limestone
Origins, settlement, and growthThe French
originally settled upon a traditional Mississaugas
First Nation site called Katarokwi (Cataraqui in the common transliteration, and according to French pronunciation rules should be said "kah-tah-RAH-kee," although it is generally pronounced "kah-tah-ROCK-way") in 1673 and established Fort Cataraqui, later to be called Fort Frontenac
. The fort was captured and destroyed by the British
in the Battle of Fort Frontenac
during the Seven Years' War
in 1758. A receiving centre for fleeing refugees from the American Revolution
some years later, Kingston became the primary community of southeastern Upper Canada
United Empire Loyalists
formed a significant part of an expanding population in the area at the end of the 18th century. Loyalists who had originally sought refuge at Carleton Island
during the Revolutionary War arrived at Cataraqui after the area was surveyed in 1783. One of these Loyalists was Molly Brant (the sister of Six Nations Leader Joseph Brant
). A large group of Loyalists led by Captain Michael Grass arrived in 1784, having sailed from New York
and up the St. Lawrence River. Fort Frontenac was restored to accommodate a military garrison that would defend the new community.
Cataraqui was referred to as "the King's Town" or "King's Town" by 1787 in honour of King George III. The name was shortened to "Kingston" in 1788.
During the War of 1812
, Kingston was the base for the Lake Ontario division of the Great Lakes
British naval fleet
which engaged in a vigorous arms race
with the American fleet based at Sackett's Harbor, New York for control of Lake Ontario. After the war, Britain built Fort Henry
and a series of distinctive Martello tower
s to guard the entrance to the Rideau Canal
. All still exist, and Fort Henry is a popular tourist attraction.
Kingston's location at the Rideau Canal entrance to Lake Ontario, after canal construction was completed in 1832, made it the primary military and economic centre of Upper Canada. Incorporated as a town in 1838, the first mayor of Kingston was Thomas Kirkpatrick
. Kingston had the largest population of any centre in Upper Canada
until the 1840s. Kingston was incorporated as a city in 1846.
Kingston was chosen as the first capital of the united Canadas
and served in that role from 1841 to 1844. The first meeting of the Parliament of the United Canadas on June 13, 1841, was held on the site of what is now Kingston General Hospital
. The city was considered too small and lacking in amenities, however, and its location made it vulnerable to American attack. Consequently, the capital was moved to alternating locations in Montreal and Toronto, and then later to Ottawa
in 1857. Subsequently, Kingston's growth slowed considerably and its national importance declined.
Kingston was the home of Canada's first Prime Minister
, Sir John A. Macdonald. One of his residences in Kingston, Bellevue House
, is now a popular National Historic Site of Canada open to the public and depicting the house as it would have been in the 1840s when he lived there.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Kingston remained an important Great Lakes port and a centre for shipbuilding
manufacturing, including the Canadian Locomotive Company
, at one time the largest locomotive works in the British Empire
. Most heavy industry has now left the city, and employment is now primarily in the institutional, military, and service/retail sectors.
Kingston grew moderately through the 20th century through a series of annexations of lands in adjacent Kingston Township, including a 1952 annexation of some 5500 acres (22.3 km²) which encompassed areas west to the Little Cataraqui Creek
(including the village of Portsmouth), where a number of large residential subdivisions were built in the late 1950s and early '60s.
Municipal governance had been a topic of discussion since the mid-1970s due to financial imbalance between the city and the surrounding townships, which now had large residential areas and a population approaching that of the city proper. On January 1, 1998, the City was amalgamated with Kingston Township and Pittsburgh Township to form a new City of Kingston. The city's boundaries now encompass large rural areas north of Highway 401 and east of the Cataraqui River.
The term "Cataraqui", from the original native name for Kingston, today refers to an area around the intersection of Princess Street
and Sydenham Road where a village that later took the name was located. Cataraqui is also the name of a municipal electoral district.
Military historyKingston, being strategically located at the head of the St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Cataraqui River near the border with the United States
, has been a site of military importance since Fort Frontenac was built in 1673. The French, and later, the British established military garrisons. Several defensive fortifications were constructed in the 19th century, including Fort Henry, four martello towers, and the Market Battery. Military ships were built at the Kingston Royal Naval Dockyard
at Point Frederick from 1788 to 1853.
After the British army withdrew from most locations in Canada in 1870-71, two batteries of garrison artillery were formed by the Dominion Government - one in Kingston; the other in Quebec City
. The batteries were also schools of gunnery. The Kingston battery was garrisoned at Fort Henry and Tête du Pont Barracks (Fort Frontenac). Designated as the Regiment of Canadian Artillery, the regular component evolved into the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery
, with most of its battery housed at Tête du Pont Barracks until 1939.
The withdrawal of imperial troops required a Canadian location for the training of military officers. Because of Kingston's military tradition and the fact that several military buildings already existed at the old naval dockyard, Point Frederick was chosen as the location for Canada's first military college, the Royal Military College of Canada
(RMC). The college opened in 1876.
Located east of Kingston's downtown, the army's Camp Barriefield, now McNaughton Barracks, was constructed at the beginning of the First World War and expanded during the Second World War. Camp Barriefield was named in honour of Rear-Admiral Sir Robert Barrie
(May 5, 1774 – June 7, 1841), a British naval officer noted for his service in the War of 1812. It was later named McNaughton Barracks after Andrew George Latta McNaughton, a former minister of national defence. Nearby Vimy Barracks was established in 1937 for the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
(later the Royal Canadian School of Signals). Vimy and McNaughton Barracks house the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics (CFSCE), the Canadian Forces
' military communications training centre and several other units. McNaughton Barracks and Vimy Barracks make up most of Canadian Forces Base Kingston (CFB Kingston
). Major military facilities supported by CFB Kingston include Fort Frontenac, located on the site of the original fort, and the Royal Military College of Canada.
A military aerodrome, RCAF Station Kingston
, was constructed to the west of Kingston to support flying training during the Second World War.
Built heritageKingston is known for its historic properties, as reflected in the city's motto of "where history and innovation thrive". The municipality has nearly 700 properties listed in the heritage register it maintains pursuant to the Ontario Heritage Act
In 2007, the Rideau Canal, along with the fortifications at Kingston, was designated a World Heritage Site
, one of only 15 such sites in Canada.
There are 20 National Historic Sites of Canada located in Kingston. Kingston has the third largest number of National Historic Sites within its boundaries of any city in Ontario, after Ottawa
EconomyKingston's economy relies heavily on public sector institutions and establishments. The most important sectors are related to health care
, education (Queen's University
, the Royal Military College of Canada
, and St. Lawrence College
), government (including the military
and correctional services), tourism
, and research and development
play a smaller role than in the past. One of Kingston's major industrial employers of the 20th century, the Canadian Locomotive Company
, closed in 1969, and the former Alcan
operations employ far fewer people than in the past.
According to the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, the 24 largest employers in Kingston as of May 2009 were:
- Canadian Forces Base KingstonCFB KingstonCanadian Forces Base Kingston is a Canadian Forces Base located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.CFB Kingston is home to the Communications and Electronics Branch of the Canadian Forces. The base also hosts the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics...
(includes Royal Military College of CanadaRoyal Military College of CanadaThe Royal Military College of Canada, RMC, or RMCC , is the military academy of the Canadian Forces, and is a degree-granting university. RMC was established in 1876. RMC is the only federal institution in Canada with degree granting powers...
- Queen's University 4,200
- Kingston General HospitalKingston General HospitalThe Kingston General Hospital is a teaching hospital affiliated with Queen's University located in Kingston, Ontario. The hospital is a partner within Kingston's university hospitals, delivering health care, conducting research and training health care professionals.As the oldest public hospital...
- Limestone District School BoardLimestone District School BoardLimestone District School Board is a public district school board encompassing the City of Kingston and the counties of Frontenac and Lennox and Addington in Eastern Ontario, Canada. The board was founded in a 1998 provincial reorganization of Ontario school boards, and was an amalgamation of the...
- Correctional Service of CanadaCorrectional Service of CanadaThe Correctional Service of Canada , or CSC, is the Canadian federal government agency responsible for the incarceration and rehabilitation of convicted criminal offenders sentenced to two years or more...
- Providence CareProvidence Continuing Care CentreProvidence Care is one of the three university hospitals in Kingston, Ontario affiliated with Queen’s University. Providence Care is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario.Providence Care specializes in...
- City of Kingston 1,500
- StarTekStarTek, Inc.StarTek is a business process outsourcing company that was founded in Greeley, Colorado in 1987 as a packaging company, StarPak. Originally contracted to pack early versions of Microsoft word processors, it eventually expanded to provide customer support for the product...
- InvistaINVISTAInvista, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, is the world's largest integrated fiber, resin and intermediates company. DuPont originally formed the company as a subsidiary in 2003 from its textile fibers division and named it DuPont Textiles and Interiors while a permanent identity was established...
Canada (formerly DuPontDuPontE. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company , commonly referred to as DuPont, is an American chemical company that was founded in July 1802 as a gunpowder mill by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. DuPont was the world's third largest chemical company based on market capitalization and ninth based on revenue in 2009...
- Hotel Dieu HospitalHotel Dieu Hospital (Kingston)Hotel Dieu Hospital is a hospital in Kingston, Ontario. It is affiliated with Queen's University, and is a partner within Kingston's university hospitals, delivering health care, conducting research and training the health care professionals.-History:...
- Ontario Ministry of HealthMinistry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ontario)The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is the Government of Ontario ministry responsible for administering the health care system and providing services to the province of Ontario...
- Assurant SolutionsAssurantAssurant is a specialty insurance company headquartered in New York City. Assurant’s four businesses provide a wide range of insurance products and related services, including creditor-placed homeowners insurance, manufactured housing homeowners insurance, credit insurance, individual health and...
- Empire Life Insurance CompanyEmpire LifeThe Empire Life Insurance Company is a Canadian life insurance and financial services company with its headquarters in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It was incorporated in 1923 and is a subsidiary of E-L Financial Corporation Limited of Toronto, Ontario, Canada...
- J.E. Agnew Food Services 500
- Ongwanada 450
- NovelisNovelisNovelis Inc. is a global aluminum company. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Novelis produces 17 percent of the world’s flat-rolled aluminum products and is the global leader in recycling used beverage cans....
(formerly AlcanAlcanRio Tinto Alcan Inc. is a Canadian company based in Montreal. It was created on November 15, 2007 as the result of the merger between Rio Tinto PLC's Canadian subsidiary, Rio Tinto Canada Holding Inc., and Canadian company Alcan Inc. On the same date, Alcan Inc. was renamed Rio Tinto Alcan Inc..Rio...
) (Rolled Products and R&D Centre) 366
- Ontario Ministry of TransportationMinistry of Transportation (Ontario)The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario is the provincial ministry of the government of Ontario which is responsible for transport infrastructure and related law in Ontario. The ministry traces its roots back over a century to the 1890s, when the province began training Provincial Road Building...
- St. Lawrence CollegeSt. Lawrence College, OntarioSt. Lawrence College is a College of Applied Arts and Technology with three campuses in Eastern Ontario, namely Brockville , Cornwall and Kingston .-History:...
(Kingston Campus) 296
- Bell CanadaBell CanadaBell Canada is a major Canadian telecommunications company. Including its subsidiaries such as Bell Aliant, Northwestel, Télébec, and NorthernTel, it is the incumbent local exchange carrier for telephone and DSL Internet services in most of Canada east of Manitoba and in the northern territories,...
- Commissionaires Canada 240
- DuPontDuPontE. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company , commonly referred to as DuPont, is an American chemical company that was founded in July 1802 as a gunpowder mill by Eleuthère Irénée du Pont. DuPont was the world's third largest chemical company based on market capitalization and ninth based on revenue in 2009...
Canada Inc. Research and Development Centre 200
- SLH Transport Inc.Sears CanadaSears Canada Inc. is a retailer, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, that operates in all provinces and territories across Canada with a network of 196 corporate stores, 195 dealer stores, 38 home improvement showrooms, 108 Sears Travel offices and a nationwide home maintenance, repair, and...
- Cancoil Thermal Corporation 150
- Kimco Steel 135
, which runs in the north part of the city, is the principal access route into Kingston. The first sections of the highway in the Kingston area were opened in 1958, although it was not fully completed for another ten years. Highway 15 is an alternative route between Kingston and the Ottawa region
. From the south, Interstate 81
connects with Highway 401 east of Kingston. Seasonal ferry service from Cape Vincent
, New York, via Wolfe Island
, into downtown Kingston is an alternate route to and from the United States.
service connects Kingston along the main line between Windsor
, Ontario and Quebec City
. By air, Kingston is served by Norman Rogers Airport
with Air Canada Jazz
providing regular service to Toronto only. Megabus (Coach Canada
) and Greyhound Canada provide service from the Kingston Bus Terminal
provides local municipal bus service.
TourismAccording to Statistics Canada
, The tourism
industry in Kingston represents a vital part of the city's economy. In 2004, over 3,500 jobs were contributed to Kingston's economy due to the tourism industry. The tourism industry has been at a healthy growth rate and has become one of the most performing sectors of Kingston. Unique opportunities are presented for this industry in this time of shifting travel trends and the baby boomer generation. The success of Kingston's tourism industry is heavily dependent on information about travelers, however data availability still remains a challenge.
Kingston is home to many artists who work in visual arts, media arts, literature, and a growing number who work in other time-based disciplines such as performance art. The contemporary arts scene in particular has two long standing professional non-profit venues in the downtown area, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre
(founded 1957), and Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (founded 1977). Local artists often participate in the exhibition programming of each organization, while each also presents the work of artists from across Canada and around the world - inkeeping with their educational mandates. Alternative venues for the presentation of exhibition programs in Kingston include The Union Gallery (Queen's University's student art gallery), Verb Gallery, Open Studio 22, the Kingston Arts Council gallery, and The Artel: Arts Accommodations and Venue.
The Kingston WritersFest occurs annually. Literary events also happen throughout the year at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library
and local bookstores. Writers who are or have been residents of Kingston include Steven Heighton
, Bronwen Wallace
, Helen Humphreys
, Michael Ondaatje
, Joanne Page, Diane Schoemperlen
, Eric Folsom, Michael Crummey
, Melanie Dugan, Mark Sinnett, Mary Alice Downie, Robertson Davies
, Douglas Fetherling, Wayne Grady
, Merilyn Simonds
, Ellen Stafford, Alec Ross
, Jamie Swift, Carolyn Smart
, Sarah Tsiang, Joanne Stanbridge, Laurie Lewis, and Alexander Scala.
Music and theatre venues include The Grand Theatre
, and The Wellington Street Theatre, which host performances from international, national, and local groups like Domino Theatre, Theatre Kingston, The Vagabond Repertory Theatre Company, Hope Theatre Projects, Bottle Tree Productions, and other small groups that dot the downtown area. The Kingston Symphony
performs at The Grand Theatre, as do several amateur and semi-professional theatre groups. The K-Rock Centre, a 5800-seat entertainment venue and ice rink, opened in February 2008.
The city has spawned several musicians and musical groups, most of whom are known mainly within Canada, but a few of whom have achieved international success. These include John Kay
, lead singer, harmonica player, and occasional guitarist of the heavy metal late 60s/early 70s band Steppenwolf
, members of The Tragically Hip
, The Mahones
, jazz singer Andy Poole
, Bedouin Soundclash
, Sarah Harmer
, The Arrogant Worms
, The Headstones
, The Inbreds
, and David Usher
, formerly of Moist.
Kingston is also the birth place of Bryan Adams
. The first winner of the television series Canadian Idol
was Kingston native Ryan Malcolm
Poet Michael Andre
was raised in Kingston. Zal Yanovsky
of The Lovin' Spoonful
lived in Kingston until his death in 2002.
Comedian and actor Dan Aykroyd
has a residence just north of Kingston and is a frequent face in town. He owned a restaurant called Aykroyd's Ghetto House Café on upper Princess Street during the 1990s which prominently featured a Blues Brothers' car projecting out from the second story wall.
and the Royal Military College of Canada
, and a community college
, St. Lawrence College
. According to Statistics Canada, Kingston has the most PhD-holders per capita of any city in Canada.
Queen's UniversityQueen's University
is one of Canada's oldest universities and offers a variety of degree programs. The university was founded in 1841 under royal charter from Queen Victoria. It currently has an enrollment of more than 13,000 undergraduate and 4,000 graduate students. Queen's Campus is rather self-contained but is in close walking distance to downtown Kingston, making it a pedestrian friendly university for students and faculty alike.
Royal Military College of CanadaThe Royal Military College of Canada
, established in 1876, is Canada's only military university (Collège Militaire Royal in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
is a military CEGEP
), providing academic and leadership training to officer cadets
, other members of Canada's armed forces
and civilians. There are currently 1,100 undergraduate students and 500 full and part-time graduate students.
St. Lawrence CollegeSt. Lawrence College
offers baccalaureate degree programs at its Kingston campus, in behavioural psychology, industrial trades, microelectronics, nursing and business administration (the latter via a partnership with Laurentian University
), in addition to certificate, diploma, and advanced diploma programs.
Primary and secondary educationThe Limestone District School Board
serves students in the counties of Frontenac and Lennox and Addington. Along with the Limestone School of Community Education, which provides adult education and training programs, approximately 23,000 students attend 56 elementary and 12 secondary schools. The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
serves students of the Roman Catholic faith. Approximately 15,000 students attend 36 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools in this district. The catholic high schools in the immediate Kingston area include Regiopolis Notre-Dame and Holy Cross Catholic High Schools. The francophone community is served by two school boards, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario
and the Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du centre-est
, each providing one secondary school in the area.
Local secondary schools:
- Bayridge Secondary SchoolBayridge Secondary SchoolBayridge Secondary School is a secondary school located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, offering grades 9 to 12. The school is located in the former Kingston Township, in a neighbourhood known as Bayridge, and is part of the Limestone District School Board....
- École secondaire catholique Marie-RivierÉcole secondaire catholique Marie-RivierÉcole secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier is a French language high school for grades 7-12 located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It is part of the St-François d'Assise parish.-External links:* *...
- École secondaire publique Mille-ÎlesÉcole secondaire publique Mille-IlesÉcole secondaire publique Mille-Iles was founded in 1994. It was initially started as a French program within Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute in 1977. In 1980 this became a separate module, serving students in grades 9 to OAC...
- Frontenac Secondary SchoolFrontenac Secondary School-History:Frontenac Secondary School was founded in 1957 under the name Collins Bay High School, and adopted its current name in 1964. FSS has a long standing tradition of excellence in academics, and post-secondary, and career preparation, athletics and the arts. Frontenac's enrollment is around...
- Holy Cross Catholic Secondary SchoolHoly Cross Catholic Secondary SchoolHoly Cross Catholic Secondary School is a Catholic secondary school located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada offering education for about 1,250 students in grades 9-12. It is one of three Catholic high schools in the city. The principal is Paul Walsh.-History:The school was established in September...
- Kingston Collegiate and Vocational InstituteKingston Collegiate and Vocational InstituteKingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute is a secondary school in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1792 by Reverend John Stuart based upon a grant for secondary education in the colony of Upper Canada, it moved to its present location in 1892. It is considered the oldest public secondary...
- La Salle Secondary SchoolLa Salle Secondary SchoolLa Salle Secondary School is a high school located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. La Salle is a medium-sized school, consisting of an average student count of 700. The school schedule is composed of four courses and MSIP...
- Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational InstituteLoyalist Collegiate and Vocational InstituteLoyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute is a secondary school located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. It is commonly referred to as simply "LC"...
- Queen Elizabeth Collegiate and Vocational InstituteQueen Elizabeth Collegiate and Vocational InstituteQueen Elizabeth Collegiate and Vocational Institute , or "QE", is a High School in north Kingston, Ontario, Canada.-History:QECVI opened in 1955 and since that time has instituted a number of programs focusing on specific career paths. Thriving on the enrichment of the Focus Programs due in part...
- Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic Secondary SchoolRegiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic Secondary SchoolRegiopolis - Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School is a secondary school located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada offering grades 9 to 12...
Correctional institutions and facilitiesKingston has the largest concentration of federal correctional facilities in Canada. The facilities are operated by the Correctional Service of Canada
. Of the nine institutions located in the Kingston area, seven of them are located within the municipal boundaries of the city.
- Kingston PenitentiaryKingston PenitentiaryKingston Penitentiary is a maximum security prison located in Kingston, Ontario between King Street West and Lake Ontario....
- Regional Treatment Centre (multi-level security), co-located within Kingston Penitentiary
- Joyceville Institution (medium security)
- Pittsburgh Institution (minimum security), co-located with Joyceville
- Collins Bay Institution (medium security)
- Frontenac Institution (minimum security), co-located with Collins Bay
- Millhaven InstitutionMillhaven InstitutionMillhaven Institution is a maximum security prison located in Bath, Ontario. Approximately 400 inmates are incarcerated at Millhaven. Opened in 1971, Millhaven was originally built to replace the area's other maximum security prison . A riot at Kingston Penitentiary forced Millhaven to open...
(maximum security), and Bath Institution (medium security), are located in the nearby village of Bath.
Until 2000, Canada's only federal correctional facility for women, the Prison For Women
(nicknamed "P4W") was also located in Kingston. As a result of the report of the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston, the facility was closed in 2000. Queen's University purchased the property with the intention of renovating it to house the Queen's Archives, but the interior of the building was awarded a heritage designation and Queen's lost the ability to renovate the interior and is currently considering its options.
Geography and climateKingston is located at 44°13′12"N 76°28′48"W (44.22, −76.48), and is located in hardiness zone 5. Kingston has a moderate humid continental climate
(Köppen climate classification
Dfb), but with cooler summers and sharper winters than most of Southern Ontario
. Although proximity to Lake Ontario has a moderating effect on the climate, it also tempers the heat and can on occasion increase precipitation, especially during heavy snowfall events. Mild to strong breezes off of Lake Ontario make Kingston one of the most consistently windy cities in Canada, especially near the water.
The central part of the city is located between the Cataraqui River
to the east and the Little Cataraqui Creek
to the West, with outlying areas extending in both directions. The eastern part of the city is accessible by the La Salle Causeway
on Highway 2
Major features of Kingston's waterfront include Flora MacDonald Confederation Basin, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
, Collins Bay
, Wolfe Island
, Garden Island
, the Cataraqui River
(including the Inner Harbour
and, within that, Anglin Bay
Tweed is a municipality and a village located in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, in Hastings County.The Municipality of Tweed is an amalgamated municipality comprising the former Village of Tweed and the former Townships of Hungerford and Elzevir & Grimsthorpe...
89.6 km (55.7 mi)
Tamworth is a small community in Lennox and Addington County, Ontario, Canada. Tamworth is located due North of Napanee, Ontario and Northeast of Belleville, Ontario, near Kingston, Ontario.-Sports:...
55.7 km (34.6 mi)
Enterprise 50.2 km (31.2 mi)
Elginburg 10 km (6 mi)
Major parks nearby
Sharbot Lake Prov Park
Charleston Lake Prov Park
Stoco Fen Prov Nature Reserve
St. Lawrence Islands National Park
Lake On The Mountain Prov Park
Adirondack Park, New York
HockeyAlthough contested, Kingston lays claim to being the birthplace of ice hockey
. This is supported by a journal entry of a British Army officer in Kingston in 1843. He wrote "Began to skate this year, improved quickly and had great fun at hockey on the ice.". Kingston is also home to the oldest continuing hockey rivalry in the world by virtue of a game played in 1886 on the frozen Kingston harbour between Queen's University
and the Royal Military College of Canada
. To mark this event, the city hosts an annual game between the two institutions, played on a cleared patch of frozen lake with both teams wearing period-correct uniforms and using rules from that era. The two schools also contest the annual Carr-Harris Cup under modern competitive conditions to commemorate and continue their rivalry.
The Memorial Cup
, which serves as the annual championship event for the Canadian Hockey League
, began in 1919 on the initiative of Kingstonian James T. Sutherland
. The first championship was held in Kingston. Sutherland, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame
, also helped establish the annual exhibition game between RMC
and West Point in 1923.
Kingston is represented in the OHL
by the Kingston Frontenacs
, and in OPJHL by the Kingston Voyageurs
. The Frontenacs are coached by Kingston native Doug Gilmour
The International Hockey Hall of Fame
, established in 1943 with a building constructed in 1965, is located in Kingston, near the Kingston Memorial Centre
(which was opened in 1950). New to the city is the K-Rock Centre, located in the downtown core. The arena opened in February 2008, and serves as home ice for the Frontenacs. The Voyageurs play at the new Invista Centre, located in the city's west end.
Many prominent hockey people, NHL
players, coaches and personalities have been associated with Kingston including:
- Bryan AllenBryan Allen (hockey player)Bryan Allen is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League .-Playing career:...
- Syl AppsSyl AppsCharles Joseph Sylvanus Apps, CM of Paris, Ontario, was a Canadian pole vaulter and professional hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1936 to 1948 and a Conservative Member of Provincial Parliament in Ontario.-Athletic career:Apps was a strong athlete, 6 feet tall, weighing 185 pounds,...
- Scott ArnielScott ArnielScott William Arniel , is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League . Arniel was awarded the Louis A. R. Pieri Memorial Award as American Hockey League coach of the year in 2009, his third year as an AHL coach...
- Sean AverySean AverySean Christopher Avery is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League . He formerly played for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars and New York Rangers. Prior to the NHL, Avery played for the Owen Sound Platers and the...
- Kip BrennanKip BrennanKip Brennan is a hockey enforcer who is currently playing with the Vityaz Chekhov in the Kontinental Hockey League...
- Wayne CashmanWayne CashmanWayne Cashman is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and a former NHL head coach.-Playing career:Cashman played his junior hockey as a teammate of Bobby Orr's on the Oshawa Generals of the OHA...
- Don Cherry
- Chris CliffordChris CliffordChris Clifford is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender, who played two games in the National Hockey League with the Chicago Black Hawks. He filled in for Murray Bannerman in a 1985 game and for Ed Belfour in a 1989 game. He won the Bobby Smith Trophy in 1985-86. Clifford was...
- Paul CoffeyPaul CoffeyPaul Douglas Coffey is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman in the National Hockey League. Known for his speed and scoring prowess, Coffey ranks second all-time among NHL defencemen in career goals, assists, and points, behind Ray Bourque.-Playing career:Coffey was drafted 6th...
- Bill CookBill CookWilliam Osser Xavier Cook was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played for the New York Rangers in the National Hockey League and Saskatoon Crescents in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association....
- Bun CookBun CookFrederick Joseph "Bun" Cook was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League and the Saskatoon Crescents in the Pacific Coast Hockey Association.Cook was part of the Bread Line with his brother Bill Cook and Frank...
- Matt CookeMatt CookeMatthew David Cooke is a professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. His playing style has earned him a reputation of being a "pest" and he is known for his ability to aggravate opponents...
- Bob DaileyBob DaileyRobert Scott Dailey is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers between 1973 and 1982.-Playing career:...
- Rob DavisonRob DavisonRob Davison is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for HC Oceláři Třinec in the Czech Extraliga.-Playing career:...
- Jim DoreyJim DoreyJim Dorey is a retired former professional ice hockey player who played over 650 professional games in the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association....
- John Erskine
- Lorne FergusonLorne FergusonLorne Ferguson was professional ice hockey left winger who played 422 games in the National Hockey League. Born in Palmerston, Ontario, he played for the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, and Chicago Black Hawks....
- Doug GilmourDoug GilmourDouglas Robert Gilmour is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is the current general manager of the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League . During his National Hockey League career, Gilmour played for 7 NHL clubs: the St...
- Mike GillisMike GillisMichael David Gillis is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and current president and general manager of the Vancouver Canucks.-Playing career:...
- Taylor HallTaylor Hall (ice hockey b. 1991)Taylor Strba Hall is a Canadian ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League . He was the first overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Hall has had a highly successful junior career, helping the Windsor Spitfires to two consecutive Memorial Cup...
- Jayna HeffordJayna HeffordJayna Hefford is a women's ice hockey player. Hefford played forward for the Canadian women's team at the Winter Olympics in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010...
- David LingDavid LingDavid Ling is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently under contract with the Providence Bruins of the AHL...
- Ken LinsemanKen LinsemanKenneth "The Rat" Linseman is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Philadelphia Flyers, Edmonton Oilers, Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs...
- Gary MacGregorGary MacGregorGary MacGregor was an ice hockey player who played at forward. He had a spectacular final season of junior hockey with the Cornwall Royals in 1973-74, scoring 100 goals. He was drafted by both the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association in 1974, and chose the WHA...
- Gus MarkerGus MarkerAugustus Solberg Marker was a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played ten seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Maroons, Toronto Maple Leafs and Brooklyn Americans....
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SailingThe city is famous for its fresh-water sailing, and hosted the sailing events
for the 1976 Summer Olympics
. CORK — Canadian Olympic-training Regatta, Kingston
— now hosted by CORK/Sail Kingston Inc. is still held every August. Since 1972, Kingston has hosted more than 40 World and Olympic sailing championships. Kingston is listed by a panel of experts among the best yacht racing venues in the USA, even though Kingston is, of course, in Canada.
Kingston sits amid excellent cruising and boating territory, with easy access to Lake Ontario
, the St. Lawrence River, and the Thousand Islands
including the St. Lawrence Islands National Park
Kingston is also home to the youth sail training ship called the St. Lawrence II.
During the summers, the RMC campus in Kingston plays host to a Sea Cadet camp called HMCS Ontario, which provides sail training along with lots of other training to youth from across Canada. The Kingston Yacht Club located in downtown Kingston has a learn to sail program for both children and adults.
DivingKingston is a well-known destination for fresh-water wreck diving
. Some of Kingston's wrecks can be classed among the best fresh water wrecks in the world. Kingston's wrecks are well preserved by its cool fresh water, and the recent zebra mussel
invasion has caused a drastic improvement in water clarity that has enhanced the quality of diving in the area.
See also the List of Shipwrecks of Kingston Ontario.
GolfThe Kingston area has eight golf courses, two of which are entirely public. The Kingston Golf Club, established in 1884, was a founding member of the Royal Canadian Golf Association
in 1895. The first winner of the Canadian Amateur Championship
that same year was Kingstonian Thomas Harley, a Scottish immigrant carpenter. Richard H. (Dick) Green, who immigrated to the area from England in the late 1920s, was the longtime club professional for nearly 40 years at Cataraqui Golf and Country Club
(designed by Stanley Thompson
). Green also helped design several courses in eastern Ontario, including Smiths Falls (1949), Glen Lawrence (1955), Rideau Lakes (1961), Amherstview (1971), Garrison (1971), Belle Park (1974), Rivendell (1979), and Colonnade (1984). Matt McQuillan
, a professional player on the PGA Tour
for the 2011 season, was born and raised in Kingston, and developed his game at the Garrison Golf and Curling Club
. McQuillan won the 2005 Telus Edmonton
Open on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour
CurlingThree curling clubs are located in the Kingston area: the Cataraqui Golf & Country Club, Garrison Golf & Curling Club, and the Royal Kingston Curling Club
. The Royal Kingston Curling Club (RKCC) was founded in 1820, and was granted Royal patronage in 1993. In 2006, the RKCC moved to a new facility, to make way for the construction of a new complex at Queen's University, the Queen's Centre.
RugbyThe Kingston Panthers Rugby Football Club (KPRFC) was founded in 1959, and from that moment onward has established a reputation as a strong community player. KPRFC is a non-profit organization answering directly to the Eastern Ontario Rugby Union (EORU), the Ontario Rugby Union (ORU), and Rugby Canada (RC). The Kingston Panthers R.F.C, recently celebrated their fortieth anniversary with an EORU championship in the Division 1 championship game at Twin Elms Rugby Pitch in Ottawa, Ontario.
FootballThe earliest known incarnation of an organized football team in Kingston is the Kingston Granites
which played in the predecessor league to the Canadian Football League
, the ORFU. The team played for four seasons between 1898 and 1901 winning 1 ORFU title in 1899 defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders
8-0. The Limestone Grenadiers now represent Kingston and the surrounding area in the OVFL. The Club franchise catchment area draws players from Frontenac, Hastings, Lanark, Leeds, Lennox and Prince Edward counties. League play runs from late May through August. The Junior and Varsity teams' main schedule pits the Grenadiers against eastern Ontario opponents and cross-over games with western Ontario teams leading to a provincial title championship game.
Many prominent football people, CFL, NFL players, coaches and personalities have been associated with Kingston including:
- Chaucer ElliottChaucer ElliottEdwin S. "Chaucer" Elliott was a Canadian sportsman and a Hall of Fame referee and linesman. He is the grandfather of Bob Elliott , one of Canada's most respected sports writers....
- Rob BaggRob BaggRob Bagg is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.-High School:Bagg attended Frontenac Secondary School in Kingston, Ontario from 1999 to 2003...
- Dee SterlingDee SterlingDee Sterling is a professional Canadian football defensive lineman for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Eskimos in the second round of the 2009 CFL Draft. He played CIS football for the Queen's Golden Gaels....
- Cory GreenwoodCory GreenwoodCory Greenwood is a Canadian professional gridiron football player, currently on the active roster of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League as a middle linebacker and long snapper...
- Matt O'Donnell (Canadian football)Matt O'Donnell (Canadian football)Matthew O'Donnell is an American football offensive lineman who is currently playing for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. O'Donnell played high school football at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Kingston Ontario...
- Matt KirkMatt KirkMatt Kirk is a Canadian football defensive tackle for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Ottawa Renegades in the 2004 CFL Draft...
- Oamo CulbreathOamo CulbreathOamo Culbreath is a professional Canadian football offensive lineman who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted 46th overall by the Stampeders in the 2010 CFL Draft and signed a contract with the team on May 27,...
- Michael GiffinMichael GiffinMichael Giffin is a professional Canadian football runningback for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He was signed as a free agent by the Alouettes, originally late in 2008. He played his CIS football for the Queen's Golden Gaels...
- Brent Johnson (Canadian football)
- Mike McCullough (Canadian football)Mike McCullough (Canadian football)Mike McCullough is a Canadian football linebacker for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. McCullough was drafted by the Roughriders in the third round of the 2003 CFL Draft, after playing his college football at St. Francis Xavier University.-University...
- Taylor RobertsonTaylor RobertsonTaylor Robertson is a Canadian football guard for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2003 CFL Draft by the Calgary Stampeders. He played college football at Central Florida.Robertson has also been a member of the Philadelphia...
- Tim CronkTim CronkTim Cronk is a professional Canadian football fullback for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Lions on May 30, 2011 after going undrafted in the 2009 CFL Draft and finishing his college eligibility in 2010. He played CIS football for the Bishop's Gaiters.-References:...
DemographicsAccording to the 2006 census, there were 152,358 people residing in the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area, of whom 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Children under five accounted for approximately 4.8% of the resident population of Kingston. This compares with 5.5% in Ontario.
In 2001, 14.1% of the resident population in Kingston were of retirement age (65 and over) compared with 13.2% in Canada
. As a result, the average age is 38.1 years of age as compared to 37.6 years of age for all of Canada. Kingston has a reputation as a suitable place for retirees to settle.
In the five years between 1996 and 2001, the population of Kingston grew by 1.6%, compared with an increase of 6.1% for Ontario
as a whole. Population density of Kingston averaged 77.0 people per square kilometre, compared with an average of 12.6 people per square kilometre for Ontario altogether.
The population of Kingston shows significant turnover because of its relatively large student population (about 10%) and the number of military residents associated with Canadian Forces Base Kingston.
According to the Government of Canada 2006 census, 94.2% of the population were Caucasian; of the visible minorities, 1.7% were Chinese, 1.2% were South Asian, and 0.8% were black.
Detailed socio-demographic analysis and information about Kingston can be found in the Kingston Community Profile, 2009: A Socio-Demographic Analysis of Kingston, Ontario Canada published by the Social Planning Council of Kingston and Area (SPCKA).
represents the largest major religion of Kingston, with 114,145 of all residents (79.9%) claiming affiliation. Protestant faiths represent the largest denomination with 58% of the Christian population, while Catholics comprise the second largest denomination, representing 38% of Kingston's Christian community.
Second to Christianity, 25,480 residents (17.8%) claim no religious affiliation
Other religious affiliations include Judaism
(855 individuals, or .59%), Islam
(850 individuals, or .59%), and Buddhism
(475 individuals, or .33%).
Quality of lifeKingston was recognized as one of the "best places to live and work in Canada for young professionals" The city ranked # 4 on a list of 27 Canadian cities with a population of 100,000 or more in a study of the likes and dislikes of professionals between the ages of 20-40. The study, by Next Generation Consulting, considered factors such as: earning potential (things like employment opportunities and household incomes), cost of lifestyle (the cost of food, clothing and housing), vitality (air and water quality and green space) and after hours activities (things to do during week nights and on the weekend).
Notable residentsThis is a list of notable people who currently live, or have lived in Kingston. Since some notable sports players are already listed in the article, they are not mentioned here.
- Bryan AdamsBryan AdamsBryan Adams, is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, bassist, producer, actor and photographer. Adams has won dozens of awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards among 56 nominations. He has also received 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written...
- Grant AllenGrant AllenCharles Grant Blairfindie Allen was a science writer, author and novelist, and a successful upholder of the theory of evolution.-Biography:...
- Edgar BensonEdgar BensonEdgar John Benson, PC, FCA was a Canadian politician, businessman, diplomat, and university professor. He held three different Cabinet posts. He was married to an Ottawa lawyer, Mary Jane Binks....
- Leonard BirchallLeonard BirchallAir Commodore Leonard Joseph Birchall, CM, OBE, DFC, O.Ont, CD , "The Saviour of Ceylon", was a Royal Canadian Air Force officer who warned of a Japanese attack on the island of Ceylon during the Second World War....
- Bruce CockburnBruce CockburnBruce Douglas Cockburn OC is a Canadian folk/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter. His most recent album was released in March 2011. He has written songs in styles ranging from folk to jazz-influenced rock to rock and roll.-Biography:...
- Helen CooperHelen Cooper (Canadian politician)Helen Cooper is a Canadian politician and administrator. She served as mayor of Kingston, Ontario from 1988 to 1993, and was chair of the Ontario Municipal Board from 1993 to 1996.-Early life and education:...
- William Rupert DaviesWilliam Rupert DaviesRupert Davies was a Canadian author, editor, newspaper publisher, and politician.Following a successful career as publisher of the Kingston Whig-Standard, Davies was appointed to the Senate on 19 November 1942 on the recommendation of William Lyon Mackenzie King...
- Hugh DillonHugh DillonHugh Dillon is a Canadian musician and actor.-Music career:Dillon was the lead singer for the Kingston hard rock band The Headstones from 1987 until 2003...
- Gordon DownieGordon DownieGordon Edgar Downie is a Canadian rock musician, writer and occasional actor. He is the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. He has released three solo albums, Coke Machine Glow in 2001, Battle of the Nudes in 2003; and The Grand Bounce in 2010...
- John FrizzellJohn FrizzellJohn B. Frizzell is a Canadian screenwriter and film producer.After several years writing, directing and co-producing the documentary series A Different Understanding for TVOntario, Frizzell joined partners Niv Fichman, Barbara Willis Sweete and Larry Weinstein to found the Canadian production...
- John GerretsenJohn GerretsenJohn Philip Gerretsen is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and a Minister in the Cabinet of Premier Dalton McGuinty.-Early life:...
- Sarah HarmerSarah HarmerSarah Harmer is a Canadian singer-songwriter and activist.-Biography:Born and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Harmer gained her first exposure to the musician's lifestyle as a teenager, when her older sister Mary started taking her to concerts by the well-known Tragically Hip. At the age of 17, she...
- James Edwin HawleyJames Edwin HawleyJames Edwin Hawley was an award winning Canadian geologist and distinguished Professor of Mineralogy at Queen's University....
- Steven HeightonSteven HeightonSteven Heighton is a Canadian novelist, short story writer and poet. He is the author of ten books, including two short story collections, three novels, and five poetry collections...
- Helen HumphreysHelen HumphreysHelen Humphreys is a Canadian poet and novelist who has written several books. She was born in London, England, and now lives in Kingston, Ontario. When she was younger she was kicked out of high school and had to attend an alternative school to finish her education...
- Evan MacCollEvan MacColl (Gaelic poet)Evan MacColl was a Scots-Canadian Gaelic poet who also produced poems in English. He was known as the "Clarsair-nam-beann" or the Mountain Minstrel. Later he became known as "the Gaelic Bard of Canada". - Early life :...
- Flora MacDonald
- Sir John A. Macdonald
- Ryan MalcolmRyan MalcolmRyan Michael Malcolm is a Canadian singer best known as the winner of the first season of Canadian Idol....
- John MathesonJohn MathesonJohn Ross Matheson, OC, CD, QC is a Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician who helped develop both the maple leaf flag and the Order of Canada.- Early life :...
- Christopher McCreeryChristopher McCreeryChristopher McCreery, MVO is a Canadian author and historian.Best known for his six books on the Canadian honours system. A native of Kingston Ontario McCreery holds a Doctorate in Canadian history from Queen’s University...
- Bruce McDonald
- Matt McQuillanMatt McQuillanMatt McQuillan is a Canadian professional golfer. He has played on the Canadian Professional Golf Tour for several seasons, since 2003, and won one tournament there. McQuillan earned 2011 playing privileges on the PGA Tour with a strong performance in stage three of Q-School, on his first attempt...
- Peter MillikenPeter MillikenPeter Andrew Stewart Milliken, UE is a Canadian lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1988 until his retirement in 2011 and served as Speaker of the House for 10 years beginning in 2001. Milliken represented the Ontario riding of Kingston and the Islands as a...
- Gordon MonahanGordon MonahanGordon Monahan is a Canadian pianist and composer of experimental music. He has been active since at least 1978. Along with his own work, he has performed works by other composers such as John Cage, James Tenney, Udo Kasemets and Roberto Paci Dalò...
- Mary-Lynn NeilMary-Lynn Neil-External links:* Official Artist's Page...
- Keith NortonKeith NortonKeith Calder Norton was a Canadian politician and public servant. He served as a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1975 to 1985, and was until 2005 the chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.-Education and early career:Norton was...
- Sir Oliver Mowat
- Marjan MozetichMarjan MozetichMarjan Mozetich is a Canadian composer. He was born in Italy to Slovenian parents and has lived in Canada since 1952. He is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in Composition at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and has won several prestigious awards, including the first prize in the CAPAC -Sir...
- Robert A. Mundell
- Taylor RobertsonTaylor RobertsonTaylor Robertson is a Canadian football guard for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2003 CFL Draft by the Calgary Stampeders. He played college football at Central Florida.Robertson has also been a member of the Philadelphia...
- Arthur Dwight RossArthur Dwight RossAir Commodore Arthur Dwight Ross, GC, CBE, CD was a Royal Canadian Air Force Base Commander of No. 62 Base, No. 6 Group RCAF in Yorkshire, England during the Second World War...
- Patricia RozemaPatricia RozemaPatricia Rozema is a Canadian film director and screenwriter.-Life and career:Rozema was born in Kingston, Ontario and raised in Sarnia, Ontario. Her parents, Jacoba Berandina and Jan Rozema, were Dutch Calvinists. Television was severely restricted and she didn’t go to a movie theatre until she...
- Hugh SegalHugh SegalHugh Segal, CM is a Canadian senator, political strategist, author, and commentator. Segal is credited with helping Stephen Harper become Prime Minister by moderating his image.-Life and career:...
- Polly ShannonPolly ShannonPolly Shannon is a Canadian actress.She is best known for her portrayal of Margaret Trudeau in the 2002 miniseries Trudeau, a film about the late Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau.Brioux, Bill . , Canadian Online ExplorerShannon was born in Kingston, Ontario, and raised in Aylmer, Quebec...
- Peter Short
- Gord Sinclair
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- Carolyn SmartCarolyn SmartCarolyn Smart is an author, mostly of poetry, who lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She currently teaches Contemporary Canadian Literature and Creative Writing at Queen's University....
- George F.G. Stanley
- David UsherDavid UsherDavid Usher is a British-born Canadian singer-songwriter. Formerly the frontman for the alternative rock band Moist, he embarked on a solo career beginning in the late 1990s.-Biography:...
- Ken WatkinKen WatkinBrigadier General Kenneth "Ken" Watkin, OMM, CD, QC was Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces from 2006 to 2010. He is an expert on military law....
- Gary WilsonGary Wilson (politician)Gary Wilson is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a New Democratic Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1995.-Background:Wilson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Laurentian University in 1969...
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