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Kingston is an Ontarian city, located in the eastern part of the province. The city is situated halfway between Toronto and Montreal. It is commonly known as the “Limestone City” because of the various inheritance structures built with local limestone in the city.

The city had a population of 123,798 in 2016, 0.35% increase from its population in 2011 (123,363). Kingston’s Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) had a population of 161,175 in 2016, 1% increase from its population in 2011 (159,561). On February 10, 1841, Kingston was designated as the first capital of the United Province of Canada. However, its time as the capital city of Canada lasted till 1844, however, till date the city of Kingston is still an important military installation. Until 1998, the city was the county seat of Frontenac County but today is a separate municipality in the County

About 66% of Kingston residents are Christians, primarily Roman Catholics; other religious groups in Kingston include Islams, Jews, Hindus and so forth. Kingston’s economy relies primarily on its public sector establishments and institutions. Some of the important sectors in the city include government, health care, culture, tourism, research and development, manufacturing and so forth.

The city is renowned for its interesting culture. Kingston has several festivals throughout the year. The festivals include Artfest, the Kingston Buskers’ Rendezvous, Feb Fest, the Skeleton Park Arts Festival, the Wolfe Island Music Festival the Kingston Jazz Festival, and so forth.

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Best Walk-in Eye Clinics in Kingston

According to Yelp, the best walk-in eye clinics in Kingston are:

  • St Lawrence Optometry - 265B Concession Street, Kingston, ON K7K 2B7 - (613) 546-5744
  • Pearle Vision - 158 Wellington Street, Kingston, ON K7L 3E2 - (613) 549-2226
  • LASIK MD - 100 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7L 1A7 - (877) 341-4040
  • LensCrafters - 945 Gardiners Road, Kingston, ON K7M 7H4 - (613) 384-0743
  • Eyecare Kingston - 745 Gardiners Road, Kingston, ON K7M 3Y5 - (613) 507-0707

Best Pharmacies in Kingston

The following is a list of the lowest dispensing fees/ or best pharmacies in Kingston:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart - 136 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7L 1A7
  • Shoppers Drug Mart - 767 Bayridge Drive, Kingston, ON K7P 1S2
  • Graham’s Pharmacy - 168 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7L 1A9
  • Bryan’s Pharmacy - 235 Gore Road, Kingston, ON K7L 5H6
  • Milford Pharmasave - 728 Milford Drive, Kingston, ON K7P 1C6

Best Dental Clinics in Kingston

The following is a list of the best dental clinics in Kingston area:

  • C T Morison - 135 Clergy Street E, Kingston, ON K7L 3J4
  • KMA Dental - 800 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7L 5E4
  • Kingston Creekside Dental - 1469 Princess Street, Kingston, ON K7M 3E9
  • Days Road Dental - 499 Days Road, Kingston, ON K7M 3R6
  • Gillis Dentistry - 29 Niagra Park Drive, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4

Hospitals in Kingston

Kingston has 3 hospitals. The following are some of the hospitals in the city:

  • Kingston General Hospital - 76 Stuart St, Kingston, ON K7L 2V7, Canada
  • Hotel Dieu Hospital - 166 Brock St, Kingston, ON K7L 5G2, Canada
  • Providence Care Hospital - 752 King St W, Kingston, ON K7L 4X3, Canada

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Kingston Health News

Kingston is notable as an important center for health research in Canada. It is a home to more than 40 research hospitals in Canada. However, the city’s reputation became even more pronounced with the opening of the W.J. Henderson Center for Patient-Oriented Research. With this center, Kingston Health Science Center (KHSC), the KGH Research Institute (KGHRI) and Queen’s University will be positioned as international leaders in partnering with patients to improve health outcomes and knowledge.

The Vice-President of Health Sciences Research at KHSC and President of the KGHRI pointed out that the center is a realization of their commitment to patient-oriented research. It provides an environment for patients to collaborate and opens up opportunities for them to participate in the discovery process. The result would be better treatment, improved outcome for patients and their families and also innovation.

The new center is a 10,000 square feet facility. This means that it would increase the KHSC research space by 25%. The center includes several facilities such as patient examination and procedure rooms, workspaces and research labs, a biohazard level 2 preparation area, a comfortable waiting area for patients and so forth.

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