I am hoping this blog will be an enjoyable journey to the sights and delights of Eastern Ontario, especially my hometown of Kingston.  It is for those who are homesick, those who have visited and loved it and those who are lucky enough to be here.   I lived in Vancouver for 25 years and I did miss Kingston, and would have liked something like this to look at.   I will add photos from outside the area now and again but in general I will stick to Eastern Ontario and I will usually focus on Kingston and immediate area.   I hope you will love my hometown.



20 thoughts on “FYI

  1. You have taken lovely photos of Kingston and area. Kingston is, and always be my hometown, even though I currently live in the Maritimes. Thanks for this great blog!

  2. What a wonderful site. I have lived away from Kingston for many years but I grew up 2 doors down from the picturesque little house and recognized it right away. Also the coloured houses on Pine. St. were part of my childhood. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  3. Love your blog and beautiful photos, thank you. Kingston is one of my favourite places, where my ancestors settled in 1820s. They were in Storrington township, mostly Sunbury and Battersea areas. I live in BC but visit the Kingston area as often as I can and always feel like I’ve come home in spite of the fact I have never lived there.

  4. Karen, great pictures and narrative, you give us Kingston like it was the crown jewel of Ontario. Love the country pictures, the great houses, and even the institutions, it all makes for a great place. Thanks

  5. Great blog. I grew up and did all my schooling in Kingston. I moved to New Zealand in 1961 and have only been back once. Still miss Kingston and would love to have another trip back.

    Theresa Pearson (nee Campbell)

  6. Love this site! Such a great idea. Just wanted to correct the name of “Regent Park” if it is the park bordered by Brock St., Regent St., Napier St., and Mack St. then it is actually called “CHURCHILL PARK” ; I grew up playing there and agree with you it is beautiful! Many have had their wedding pictures taken there and it used to have a water pond!!

    • Ooops, sorry. What a great place to play. Churchill Park it is. Must have been thinking of London England, which Kingston is very similar to. Lol.

  7. A Kingston friend just forwarded this to me (she went to school with you).
    LOVE your pictures!! Funny – the weather forecast that you showed was the time that we were there in Feb/Mar for my father’s 95th birthday.
    I grew up in Kingston and have been living in Calgary for over 30 years, but it is my intention to move back to Kingston in a year or 2. I DO miss it!
    Looking forward to calling it home again!

    • Who is your friend Linda? Yes, I missed it all the time that I was in Vancouver. Now I miss Vancouver. Since I have spent half my life in each, I will always be torn. I miss those mountains but Kingston is a more comfortable size for me.

      • My friend’s name is Anne, but I hesitate to give you her last name for privacy reasons. Hopefully you will be able to connect the dots. I have enjoyed Calgary and the mountains, but it has doubled in size since I moved here 30 years ago – getting too big. You’re right – Kingston is a comfortable size.

      • Yes, I’ve narrowed it down. 🙂 I have lots and lots of family in Calgary, and yes, it has grown a lot. Good luck with your return home.

  8. I just passed this on to another friend in Kingston and she knows you as well. Her name is Linda too. Small world (especially Kingston). That’s one of the many things I miss about it.

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