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August 23-26 Limestone City Blues Festival
Four days of the blues hit the Princess Street Stage,
Confederation Park, and your favorite downtown venues;
capped off by an unforgettable concert in Market Square!
September Fare on the Square
Sample local dishes prepared with local ingredients
by local restaurants in Springer Market Square.
September 27-30 Kingston Writersfest
Welcome book lovers! Literature comes alive at this
4 day festival throughout downtown Kingston.
September 27 Art After Dark
Take the tour of downtown’s finest galleries under the cover of darkness.
From 7pm-10pm.
October 6 Chilifest
One of Kingston’s best loved festivals is back with even more chili and fun!
November 17 Nighttime Santa Parade
You better watch out, you’d better not cry…Santa Claus is coming to town!
December Santa Bucks
Redeem your Bucks at participating downtown businesses
on purchases of $50 or more.
December Santa in the Square
Every Saturday Santa comes to Springer Market Square
to visit all the girls and boys in Kingston.
Jan 31 – Feb 3, 2013 FebFest
Celebrate the great outdoors in true Canuck style
at this 4 day festival in downtown Kingston.
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A shopping spree in Kingston
If you think classic Main Street shopping — with independent stores, warm
service, and cleverly selected stock — is long gone, think again. Kingston is
rich with one-of-a-kind boutiques where the person helping you find just
the right shoes, chocolates, or artwork may well be the owner. When it
comes to retail, Kingston (population 123,000) punches far above its weight.
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Lower Princess
Bagot Leather Goods: This is the sort of
place where the supremely well-informed
staff can rattle off the weight and other specs
of the dozens of suitcases stacked around the
store without consulting a computer or brochure. Among the lines carried at Bagot
Leather Goods: Heys, Lug, TravelPro, Samsonite, Victorinox, and Briggs & Riley. As
well as luggage, you’ll find purses, wallets,
laptop bags, backpacks, briefcases, and travel
accessories. 34 Princess St., 613-544-4612,
The Roundstone: So you’re not 25 anymore,
but you have no intention of dressing like
your grandma. Head to The Roundstone,
where those of us who wore platform shoes
and bell-bottoms the first time around can
find high-quality, flattering, non-matronly
fashions. Labels include Lundström, Bianca
Nygård, Olsen Europe, and Spanner, along
with NYDJ (Not Your Daughter’s Jeans), Jag,
and French Dressing jeans. The decor may
need a bit of an update, but the clothes are of
the minute. 50 Princess St., 613-536-5313,
Modern Primitive: Recently overheard snippet of conversation between two customers
at Modern Primitive: “It’s a very small space
for a lot to look at!” That about sums up this
eclectic little shop, where bright, shiny objects to catch the eye abound: Indian scarves,
rayon dresses from Thailand, Nepalese
headbands, jewellery from Mexico and
Ecuador, paper lanterns, mobiles, sarongs,
wrap pants, bedsheets, and other items
guaranteed to please budget-conscious bohemians. 72 Princess St., 613-547-2278.
Sterling: With its concrete floors, fake palm
tree, and artfully arranged vintage suitcases,
Sterling is as far from intimidating as you
can get and still be in a jewellery store. The
namesake sterling silver is the focal point,
and collections are displayed in separate antique wooden cupboards arranged by finish
and gemstones — brushed, shiny, sparkly,
and so on. The staff is warm and friendly.
77a Princess St., 613-548-8696.
Tara Natural Foods: Looking for some pesticide-free produce for your lakeside picnic?
Head to Tara, which also stocks organic
meats, Burt’s Bees lip balms, unbleached
muffin cups, organic herb plants, glutenfree bread, and other natural, healthy foods
and personal-care products. 81 Princess St.,
Willow Soul: On the hunt for a special gift
for a special occasion — or a bauble for yourself? You may unearth just the thing among
the eclectic selection of distinctive pieces at
Willow Soul. The store specializes in items
made by regional and Canadian producers,
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Left to right: Novel Idea, Bagot Leather Goods, Tara Natural Foods, Agent 99, P’lovers
including paintings, jewellery, quilts, and
baby clothing. Bath and body products, hats,
and handbags are also available. Among the
few non-Canadian products are popular El
Naturalista shoes from Spain. 112 Princess
St., 613-547-6266,
P’lovers: Part of a small Nova Scotia-based
chain — five stores in total — P’lovers is that
rare thing: an enviro-friendly store where
shopping feels like a treat rather than an
earnest duty. Choose from flax sheets, organic cotton baby toys, silky bamboo clothing,
eco-conscious handbags and mugs, and
books on green living, among other goodies.
And for the environmentalist who has
everything, how about paper made from cow
dung? Honestly, it’s lovely. 123 Princess St.,
Felicity & Fritz: Felicity & Fritz carries
shoes, bags, accessories, and luggage for the
fashionable and fab. Need a pair of pink stilettos, a Nine West purse, a pair of Anne
Klein or Michael Kors shoes, or a chic airline carry-on bag with a padded laptop
sleeve? Proprietor Bessie Nikolopoulos can
set you up in style. 127 Princess St., 613548-7463,
Novel Idea: Tired of the choices at your local
chain bookstore? Drop in to Novel Idea to
browse the carefully chosen, wide-ranging
selection of science fiction, mysteries, literary novels, poetry, cookbooks, and books on
sociology, science, and other topics. There is
also a small selection of magazines. It’s one
of the best places in town to find tomes by
local authors. 156 Princess St., 613-5469799,
Heel Boy: At this location, one of three in
Ontario — the others are in Toronto and
Waterloo — you’ll find casual and dressy
footwear by the likes of Steve Madden, Nine
West, Dolce Vita, Tom’s, Lacoste and Sperry.
Test your ankle strength with a pair of skyhigh platforms, or opt for something a bit
more practical — like a pair of cheerful
Hunter rain boots. 212 Princess St., 613544-3203,
Agent 99: Got plans to go clubbing this
weekend? Just want to look great for your
next java run to Starbucks? They have you
covered at Agent 99, where the clothing
selection runs toward trendy pieces in
smaller sizes — featuring lots of bright colours and strapless necklines — at prices
that won’t break the bank. Lines include
Cheap Monday jeans from Sweden and
jeans, dresses, and tops by the edgy UK
brand Motel. 244 Princess St., 613-5470587,
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Brock / Ontario
Oderin Kitchen Supplies: Come here to find
quirky kitchen implements you didn’t know
you needed, from onion blossom makers
and asparagus cookers to pans for making
Danish-style filled pancakes. More traditional tools are also available, from lines
such as Le Creuset, Emile Henry, Paderno,
Bodum, Kitchen Aid, Zyliss, Lodge Logic,
and Zwilling J.A. Henckels. The store also
stocks lovely linens. 57 Brock St., 613-5314544,
Cooke’s Fine Foods and Coffee: This
charming building, with its big display windows and pressed-tin ceiling, has housed a
food shop since 1865. Hugh Cooke purchased
the business in 1924, and his descendants
run it to this day. With its wooden floors and
cranberry-glass pendant lamps, it may seem
preserved in amber, but the up-to-theminute stock includes must-haves for discerning foodies today. Think Dutch licorice,
Rogers chocolates from British Columbia,
Spanish olives, Duchy Originals cookies,
Indian spice mixes, and much more, as well
as the huge selection of coffees and teas for
which the store is famed. 61 Brock St., 613548-7721,
Accent the Details: Is your idea of the perfect Sunday a morning spent lounging in bed
or soaking in a deep tub? Then Accent the
Details has all the accessories you need, from
luxurious French bed linens to Chadsworth
& Haig bathrobes. Feeling more energetic?
Throw a stylish dinner party with Irish linen
tablecloths, cheery Elizabeth W aprons, and
an array of fine china. 62 Brock St., 613-5074502,
Cybil Scott: This sleek boutique brings to
Kingston the haute fashions of more than
30 designer collections — including Michael Kors, Save the Queen, Belstaff, and
Versace Collection. Strolling through the
shop is like a fascinating treasure hunt —
you might stumble across anything from
classic separates and chic cocktail dresses
to luxurious lingerie or an acid yellow Versace Collection ball gown. 63 Brock St., 613549-0511,
Catwalk: Adjacent to Cybil Scott and run
by the same owners, Catwalk focuses on
high-fashion shoes and accessories. Catnip
for fashionistas includes Aquatalia and
Frye boots, Stuart Weitzman and Badgley
Mischka shoes, Karen Wilson handbags,
and Dean Davidson jewellery. A glittery
chandelier, exposed brick walls, and cool
jazz on the stereo give this shop a girly
downtown vibe. 65 Brock St., 613-5449721,
Trugs Home: Green thumbs will be in their
element among the plants and planters at
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Left to right: Catwalk, Cunningham and Poupore, Cooke’s Fine Foods and Coffee, Trugs Home
Trugs, but even those who barely know a
trowel from a backhoe will enjoy browsing
among the selection of genteel giftware, such
as Paris-themed housewares, lavender and
rosemary soap, and flower-bestrewn mugs
and napkins. 66 Brock St., 613-547-5348.
Cunningham and Poupore: Talk about
tradition: there has been a menswear store
on this site since 1885. The current company
started elsewhere in town in 1976 and moved
to this atmospheric shop in 1989. Pendant
lamps and wooden shelves give it a timeless
air, but the merchandise is up-to-the-minute
Canadian and European fashion. Choices
include Jack Victor suits, Bugatti sportswear,
and Alan Paine sweaters. “We try to find
things that are expressive and interesting,”
says staffer Jim Mercier. 75 Brock St., 613544-1400,
Birds ‘n Paws: Seeking a special treat for
Fido or Fluffy — a glittery collar, a stylish
coat, some off-the-wall toys, or a posh dog
bed? Check out this charming shop. Tempt
picky eaters with Acana dog kibble (made
in Alberta with fresh ingredients like
free-range chicken and wild flounder) or
Fromm chicken, duck, and salmon pâté for
cats. If wild critters are more your thing,
there’s a wide selection of birdseed and
squirrel-proof bird feeders. For those of
you who don’t feel like hauling your pur-
chase around on vacation — or if your pet
gets hooked on some premium food and
you later can’t find it at home — the store
also provides a mail-order service. 79 Brock
St., 613-546-6777,
Chris James: Classy, timeless clothes for
men and women best sums up the stock at
Chris James. Get your fix of Montreal
brands with ultra-feminine pieces in European fabrics by Iris and women’s sportswear by Eric Alexandre. Men’s Penguin
shirts, Sandwich separates, and lightweight
Nelly and Millie T-shirts are among the
other highlights. Another don’t-miss item?
Definitely check out the store’s large selection of silk scarves. 253 Ontario St., 613541-0707,
Cornerstone: Housed in a heritage limestone building dating back to the 1830s,
Cornerstone sells a captivating selection of
artworks and crafts. Originally devoted to
local artisans, the store now represents creators from across Canada. One bright, airy
room is devoted to Inuit carvings, prints,
and textiles. Other finds include jewellery,
sheepskin slippers, pottery, purses, wooden
boxes, foods, and scarves. There’s something for every taste and budget, from
fridge magnets and leather baby bibs to
large sculptures. 255 Ontario St., 613-5467967,
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Plan the perfect getaway in beautiful downtown Kingston.
See great performers you love for less - on the historic stage at the Grand Theatre.
The 2012/2013 season is now on sale.
Titanic: The Musical - September 27
Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes - October 4
André-Philippe Gagnon - October 12
Royal Drummers & Dancers
of Burundi - October 16
Colin James - October 20
Arlo Guthrie - October 23
Gerry Dee - October 25
Aszure Barton & Artists - November 20
Michelle Wright - November 21
Interpreti Veneziani - November 29
David Clayton-Thomas - November 30
Buy online anytime
218 Princess St. Kingston, ON 613.530.2050
Season Underwriters:
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1000 Islands Soap Company: Owners Jackie and Adam Marshall have created a shop
that feels like a cross between a high-end
bakery and an old-fashioned apothecary.
Cakes of soap scented with eucalyptus, tea
tree, citrus, and other natural ingredients are
laid out in glass display cases like pieces of
fudge. Shelves proffer honey-melon body
scrub, aluminum-free deodorant, bath salts,
lotions, and other potions. Most of the products are handmade here or in the company’s
shop in nearby Gananoque, and the place
smells utterly heavenly. Adding to the oldtimey vibe are artfully displayed antiques,
including an old wringer washer, rocking
horse, and a butter churn. 339 King St. E.,
Earth to Spirit: For over two decades, this
spacious shop has been selling fair-trade
products — items sourced from eco-conscious, worker-friendly suppliers in developing countries. Today, you can choose
from Zimbabwean sculpture, textiles from
several African countries, Japanese and Chinese ceramics, Native American jewellery,
world music CDs, progressive-leaning books,
and much more. 340 King St. E., 613-5365252,
Metalworks Contemporary Goldsmithing:
Owner Steve Luckwaldt has been working
in gold and platinum for more than 25 years,
custom designing jewellery for clients
around the world. The shop also represents
over two dozen other Canadian jewellery
artists as well as showcasing the cuttingedge TeNo line from Germany, which combines stainless steel with gold, diamonds,
and more unusual materials, such as ceramics and rubber. 352 King St. E., 613-5445078,
Becker Shoes: Well-made, comfortable shoes
are the stock-in-trade at Becker Shoes, a small
southern Ontario chain that recently opened
its first eastern Ontario store in Kingston.
Rambling across two storefronts (walk
through a small connecting lobby to see both
sides) are sandals, shoes, and boots for the
whole family by Finn Comfort, Clarks,
Mephisto, New Balance, Sperry, Blundstone,
Converse, Mjus, Naot, Birkenstock, and more.
While some shoes are decidedly of the supersensible variety, others are very fashionforward. 175-179 Wellington St., 613-5467754,
Borderline: Do you have old documents,
cards, jigsaw puzzles, or other items you’d
like to frame? Borderline will put your prized
item under borderless, humidity-resistant
glass at an affordable price — starting at just
$32 for an 8 by 10. The shop also sells wooden
boxes made in Montreal; coasters made in
Madoc, Ontario, from hunks of Canadian
Shield rock; silver jewellery; and other small
gift items. 197 Wellington St., 613-650-5474.
Left to right: 1000 Islands Soap Company, Metalworks Contemporary Goldsmithing
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Arts & Crafts
Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre: There’s
nothing else in Kingston quite like Modern
Fuel. Dating back to 1977, it has gone
through several incarnations and locations.
The centre takes its name from the slogan
painted on the wall of its heritage building
by the Kingston Gaslight Company in the
early 1900s, Gas: The Modern Fuel. It aims
to fuel creativity by exhibiting and promoting works by both emerging and mid-career
artists. You can never be too certain about
what will be on display on any given day —
a photography exhibition, a video installation, a soundscape — but you can be guaranteed that it will be thought-provoking.
The bulletin board near the front entrance
is a great place to get the latest scoop on local
art events. 21 Queen St., 613-548-4883,
Kingston Glass Studio and Gallery: Watch
glass-blowers at work, take an art class, or
simply browse the wide selection of intriguing pieces: art glass, mixed media
items, paintings, handbags, textiles, sculptures, and more. The busy gallery represents some 30 artists from across the continent, and art consulting is available for both
individuals and businesses. 56 Queen St.,
Black Dog Pottery: Choose from a range of
sinuous porcelain mugs, bowls, vases, and
other pieces, many in dark, dramatic colours incorporating multiple glazes. All the
works are made on-site. Potter Marc Lemieux studied his field at the Emily Carr
University of Art and Design in Vancouver
before returning to Kingston in 1999 to open
his studio. 58 Queen St., 613-544-7589,
Sydenham Street Studios: Some seven
contemporary artists share this bustling
studio space just off busy Princess Street.
Hours are limited, with the public gallery
currently open Friday and Saturday afternoons only. Pieces include photographs
and works in oils, encaustics, mixed media,
ink, acrylics, and more. With any luck,
you’ll run into one of the artists — and perhaps get the inside story on an art piece
that catches your eye. 178 Sydenham St.,
NGB Studios: This eclectic collection of artists’ studios is not normally open to the public, but some of the potters, blacksmiths,
painters, and other artisans and artists who
work here may be available by chance or appointment. Check the studio blog for details
of special events where you can meet the artists. The studio is in a pretty corner of Kingston not far from the Cataraqui River. 12 Cataraqui St. (corner of Rideau and Cataraqui), no
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Left to right: Black Dog Pottery, Kingston Glass Studio and Gallery, Kingston Frameworks
Agnes Etherington Art Centre: There are
actually two destinations here: a gallery
shop and an art rental and sales gallery. The
small shop sells a range of items by local
creative types, including paintings, sculptures, blankets, moccasins, dolls, books,
masks, and soaps, and the friendly staff can
tell you lots about many of the items. On the
other side of the admissions desk, the art
gallery rents and sells paintings, photographs, and sculptures by some 300 local
and regional artists — if you’re unsure
whether you really like a piece, you can try
before you buy. Rental prices start at $15 a
month. 36 University Ave. (at Bader Lane),
Queen’s University campus, 613-533-2184,
Kingston Frameworks: As well as providing the usual range of framing services,
owners Dave Menard and Wayne Morris
represent a wide range of Kingston and
regional artists working in a variety of
media, including oils, pastels, collage, and
photography. If history’s your thing, look
for the great collection of Kingston archival
photographs. 198 Princess St., 613-5461868; Bayridge Centre at Taylor-Kidd Blvd.,
Gallery Raymond: This framing shop and
gallery represents the work of over a dozen
local and regional artists. Exhibitions
change frequently — check the website for
information on the latest openings. Works
tend toward the representational, although
there are a few abstract and geometric
paintings on display. As well as originals,
high-quality prints of many of the works
are available. Some feature Kingston scenes,
making them popular gifts for going-away
parties. 334 Princess St., 613-549-2477,
Kingston School of Art: The KSOA is home
to not one, but two, galleries showcasing the
work of local artists. The largest, the Window Art Gallery, hosts mainly group exhibitions, focusing on everything from painting to fibre arts. The smaller La Petite
Fenêtre Gallery usually offers solo shows.
Hours for the galleries differ, and both are
limited, so check the website or call ahead.
647A Princess St., 613-549-1528,
Garden Thyme Quilt and Gift Emporium:
It’s not the homiest of settings — a low-slung
unit in an industrial park — but Garden
Thyme is a haven for needle crafters and
fans of all things country. Quilters can
choose from books, patterns, fabrics, kits,
and more. The shop is also a go-to spot
for country-style decor items, including
twig sculptures and signs with homespun
sayings. 637 Norris Ct., 613-384-8028,
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Zeal Metal: Goldsmith Nicole Horlor works
in sterling silver, stainless steel, gold, titanium, and platinum. Many of the rings, necklaces, earrings, and other pieces on display
in the sleek, jewel-like shop have a lovely,
airy feel — look for pieces featuring iridescent spirals of anodized titanium. Don’t see
what you want? Ask about custom work —
it’s Horlor’s bread and butter. 190 Sydenham St., 613-536-5288,
Living Rooms: Whether you’re renovating
your entire house or sprucing up the decor
of one room, or just looking for a gift for an
eco-friendly friend, Living Rooms is worth
the short trek from downtown. As well as
non-toxic paints, recycled countertops,
bamboo flooring, and recycled cotton insulation, you’ll find such clever items as wooden earbuds for your MP3 player, buckwheat
hull pillows, hemp shower curtains, and organic cotton towels. 12 Cataraqui St., 613766-6821,
Rob McIntosh: Looking for a wedding
present or housewarming gift that trumpets “Keep me forever”? Rob McIntosh
stocks heirloom-quality crystal, china, and
flatware, along with top-quality kitchen appliances and giftware. All the big names
are here: Bohemia, Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Mikasa, Denby, Noritake, Waterford,
Oneida, and many others. Don’t forget to
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ask about the discounts on discontinued
patterns and the bridal and gift registries.
502 Gardiners Rd. (at Bath Rd.), 613-3895333,
Minotaur: Games and craft supplies of all
kinds line the shelves at Minotaur. Whether
you’re looking for a cribbage board for your
great aunt, Dungeons & Dragons supplies
for your teenage son, or a jewellery-making
kit for your next-door neighbour’s daughter, chances are you’ll find it here. And if
you feel like testing your talents against
others, drop in for the free games nights on
Thursdays and Sundays. 165 Princess St.,
The Rocking Horse: Think outside the
video-game box. Traditional and creative
toys are what you’ll find here — everything
from Lego and Crayola crayons to blocks
and puzzles by Melissa & Doug, Thomas
the Tank Engine wooden trains, and German-made Schleich animal figurines. Your
kids will thank you. 193 Princess St., 613548-4222,
Very Shari: The perfect place for an inexpensive pick-me-up, Very Shari stocks a
wide range of candles, incense, funky hairbands, wooden masks, wall hangings, and
costume jewellery. 255 Princess St., 613531-7818.
Left to right: Minotaur, The Rocking Horse
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Blueprint: Owned by the same folks as Agent
99 (reviewed on the “Lower Princess” page),
Blueprint also targets a youthful market but
specializes in more casual fare for men and
women: think vintage-style NHL T-shirts or
print dresses just crying out for a pair of Doc
Martens. Find big-name labels such as 7 For
All Mankind, Fred Perry, and French Connection. 246 Princess St., 613-544-5050,
Three: The third shop in the Agent 99/Blueprint triumvirate, Three also aims squarely
at the under-30 market with hoodies, skinny jeans, Roxy boots, flip-flops, bikinis, and
edgy pieces by Volcom, Quiksilver, and
others. If you saw the starlet-du-jour wearing something ultra-cool in In Style last
week, this is one of the best places in Kingston to find it. 268 Princess St., 613-5473033,
Novellino: Looking forward to a prom,
wedding, or cocktail party? Look no further
than Novellino, with its racks of frothy
gowns, clever selection of vintage pieces,
and a bright red carpet facing a huge mirror
— perfect for parading in your girliest finery.
286 Princess St., 613-541-0219.
Get Funky Boutique: If your sense of style
runs toward gothic, punk, hippie, or simply
unique, this is your store. Pick up a pair of
Left to right: Novellino, Get Funky Boutique
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colourful platform shoes, rain boots, or flats
by Iron Fist or a set of Fluevog wingtips. Get
your fix of Medusa’s eye makeup or Manic
Panic hair dyes. For those nights when you
want a taste of burlesque, there are elbowlength satin gloves and tassled pasties. It’s a
treasure trove of stuff you’re unlikely to find
anywhere else in Kingston. 39 Montreal St.,
H&M: In late 2011, Kingston got its first
branch of this ubiquitous low-cost Swedish
fashion chain. So why are there more than
2,300 H&Ms scattered across 43 countries?
It’s simple: heaps of super-cheap trendy
clothing that’s just close enough to the
latest catwalk looks to satisfy Vogue-reading teens on a budget. Clothes for men,
women, and kids are spread across two levels. Cataraqui Town Centre, 945 Gardiners
Designer Fashion Exchange: The Nygård
company makes several lines of women’s
clothing, and they’re all on sale here — at
the only DFx outlet store in Ontario — for
good discounts. One side of the big-box
store is devoted to the fashion-forward
Peter Nygård and Bianca Nygård lines,
while the other focuses on the more matronly Alia and Tan Jay lines. Kings Crossing
Centre, 101 Dalton Ave. (near Division St.
and the 401), 613-546-8846,
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Where to Eat
Olivea: A high-ceilinged, light-filled space
overlooking the Kingston Farmers’ Market,
Olivea serves contemporary Italian fare.
The chicken provolone panini and the
mushroom risotto are lovely, but truffled
frites with saffron aioli and shaved parmesan are to die for. The long wine list is strong
on Italian and Canadian vintages, along
with a good range of other European and
New World wines. 39 Brock St., 613-5475483,
Le Chien Noir Bistro: Updated French classics and locally sourced food highlight the
menu at this trendy but warm café. Simple
dishes come with pleasing accents —think
Seed to Sausage capicola from Sharbot Lake
atop a burger or shaved fennel on a spinach
salad. Exposed ductwork, brick walls, and
twinkling chandeliers, along with vaguely
Euro lounge music on the sound system, create a relaxing ambience. 69 Brock St., 613549-5635,
The Tango: Are small plates and fusion cuisine your idea of a great night out? Then
gather a crowd and head to The Tango, a
long, narrow, convivial space where you can
sample tasty tapas late into the night — don’t
miss the chili-and-sesame-marinated bamboo beef. There’s a good selection of mains,
soups, salads, sandwiches, and quiches, as
well as an extensive martini menu. Check the
website for weekly specials. 331 King St. E.,
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Mug and Truffle Chocolate Café: Owners
Brad and Jan Rapoport have created an artsy oasis for java lovers and chocoholics. Pick
up one of the signature lattes, a hot chocolate, or a fresh-brewed tea, along with some
imported chocolates or a Dufflet pastry, then
curl up in a corner to enjoy the free Wi-Fi
and view of busy King Street. 350 King St.
E., 613-549-0222.
Pan Chancho Bakery: Bright, fragrant, and
always busy, Pan Chancho bakes up a huge
range of loaves, baguettes, muffins, scones,
and other carb-olicious treats. Check the
website to find out what’s in the ovens on
any particular day. The café does a brisk
business during breakfast and lunch —
think French toast, savoury wraps, and clever sandwiches. It’s all brought to you by the
same folks who own the iconic Chez Piggy
restaurant up the street. 44 Princess St., 613544-7790,
AquaTerra: Squirrelled away in the Radisson Hotel Kingston Harbourfront, AquaTerra is a bit off the radar for many Kingston
visitors. That’s a shame, because those who
do discover it can delight in water views, an
award-winning wine list, and prix fixe
menus that offer excellent value for money
(you can’t beat a three-course lunch — including choices such as a curried chicken wrap
and crème brûlée — for $16). Reserve early
for the huge Sunday brunch. 1 Johnson St.,
Left to right: The Tango, Olivea
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Check In, then Check Us Out!
Discover a city with surprises around every corner.
Snap a sunset aboard the 1000 Islands Sightseeing and
Dining Cruise Ships or enjoy candlelight dining and
an explosive evening Sunset Ceremony at Fort Henry,
Ontario’s only World Heritage Site.
Take part in one of Kingston’s many festivals which bring
or grab a seat at The Grand Theatre and K-Rock Centre
who host international artists throughout the year.
So why not check in, and
check-out all that Kingston has
to offer!
Getaway packages available for
exclusive events, dinner and
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Kingston’s shopping is renowned, with unique boutiques, outlets
and brand name stores all within a leisurely stroll. Grab a latte at a
sidewalk café – take it all in, relax!
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