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Starting out in Downtown Kingston


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This is a good place to start: Doing business in Downtown Kingston 

Opening a business or purchasing real estate in historic downtown is a great opportunity, particularly in downtown Kingston because we have high pedestrian counts and a thriving business and residential community. This page offers resources for you to get started. 

Leasing Opportunities

For current leasing opportunities in downtown Kingston, please contact Katie Woodcock, Operations and Member Services Coordinator, at or contact downtown Property Managers directly.

Small Business Services

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth and the Ministry of Research and Innovation, gives support to those starting a business as well as those with an existing business. Services are free and confidential.

  • Free one-on-one personal consultations and programs to discuss business ideas and needs
  • Referrals to professionals in the community
  • Information about financing programs and initiatives
  • Assistance in identifying the resources you may require to start and grow your business

Contact the Kingston Economic Development Corporation for a free consultation.

Local Intel

Find the information you need to build your knowledge and grow your business with the Local Intel Economic Development platform.

Other Resources for Businesses

Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs
Canada Business Network
Employment Standards Act
Service Ontario

Accessibility Requirements for Businesses