The original capital city of Canada and home to Canada's first prime minister, Kingston is rich in Canadian history. With more Ph.D. holders per capita than almost any other Canadian city, innovation thrives here. In 2014, Kingston was recognized by the Intelligent Communities Forum as one of its top smart communities. Kingston is also consistently recognized as one of the top places in Canada in which to live.


Kingston is located 250 km east of Toronto and 300 km west of Montreal. It is easily accessible from both cities by car, bus, and rail. In addition, Kingston's Norman Rogers Airport offers multiple flights each day to and from Toronto. The flight time is approximately 50 minutes.

A Small, Safe City, Rich in Canadian Heritage

With a population of 125,000, Kingston combines a small-town feel with many big-city amenities. Located at the mouth of Lake Ontario, where it meets the St. Lawrence and Cataraqui Rivers, Kingston is minutes away from the world-famous Thousand Islands.


A Student Town

As the home of Queen's University, Royal Military College of Canada, St. Lawrence College, and Innovation Park, Kingston attracts top students from across Canada and around the world, helping to make Kingston a vibrant, innovative community.


There is No Better Place to Learn English

While Kingston's high quality of life and  educational opportunities attract people from around the world, English is the dominant language spoken in Kingston. It is an excellent environment for becoming immersed in English.


Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Fort Henry, a military fortification built in the 1800's and preserved as a living museum, and the Rideau Canal, the oldest continuously operated canal in North America, have each been designated by by UNESCO.



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International Education Office
Limestone District School Board
164 Van Order Drive, 1st Floor
Kingston, Ontario

K7M 1C1


(phone) 613-544-7745
(fax) 613-544-8997



Limestone District School Board is located in Kingston, Ontario, a small city of 120,000 people located at the eastern mouth of Lake Ontario. Kingston is rich in history, quality of life, and post-secondary education opportunities. With more Ph.D. holders per capita than any other Canadian city, Kingston is Canada's education capital.


Limestone District School Board is the gateway to many outstanding educational opportunities that await international students in Kingston. Your future here is bright!


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