Homestead Blog: Neighbourhood Profile: Kingston Waterfront

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

This will be the first in a series of posts profiling neighbourhoods around Ontario.

 

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Kingston is a town known for its history. A former capital of Canada, the city has seen amazing growth over the years. One area of pride in the city is its glorious down town and waterfront. Many restaurants and shops line the streets, and the area is always bustling, especially in the summertime. For example, as this is being written, the annual Busker's Rendezvous is just about ready to kick off. Events like this make living in the down town an absolute joy. Homestead has many buildings along the waterfront that cater to a leisurely lifestyle that the down town meshes so well with. Classic buildings like The Shipyards (33 Ontario Street) and The Simcoe (91 King Street) have been staples of the waterfront for years. They provide amazing views of the water and a quiet, serene living experience.

The view from the 5th floor at The Shipyards (33 Ontario Street)

Other buildings like The Caravel (64 Ontario Street) and Lord Sydenham (32 Ontario Street) were built a little later on and are always in high demand for the people working at the Kingston General Hospital or Queen's University. A five-minute walk North will take you right into the heart of the waterfront - Confederation Park. Here, you'll find many bars and restaurants like the ever-popular Woodenhead's, Aqua Terra, Zappa's Grill, The Raging Bull, Tir Nan Og, and Lonestar. Just a short walk West and you'll find options like Casa Domenico, Le Chien Noir, and Atomica, all in close proximity to Kingston's bustling Market Square, which has a farmer's market 4 days a week in the summer.

The transformation of "Block D" into beautiful waterfront apartments.

 

Located here, you'll find Locomotive Works (85 Ontario Street), as well as Carruther's Wharf (135 Ontario Street). Homestead Land Holdings also developed the Royal George condominium on this site (5 Gore Street).
 

The lifestyle the Kingston waterfront provides is second to none. If you are looking for an apartment for rent in Kingston, make sure to consider these, but be warned: They are always in high demand!