Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Eastern Ontario (Ottawa/Kingston)
It's been quite a while since I've been at School in Kingston.
So my information may be out of date.
You may need to speak with parents of kids now in school.
When I went to school in Kingston, mid to late 1980's, LCVI - Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute - highschool - was EXCELLENT
They had both Academic and Trades / working classes / courses.
All the various programs, Technical, Arts, Sports, Computers, Drama, Accounting, Drafting, Electronics.
All the programs, Shop Classes, Automotive, Welding, Woodshop ...and at many different levels.
Great teachers - some of them former Queen's University Grads or Profs.
... I don't know now / today - It's been a while.
I'm talking Kingston subdivisions of: Calvin Park, Polson Park, Glenarden, Strathcona Park ... and maybe a few others nearby.
Near where Princess St (hwy 2) and Bath Rd (hwy 33) cross.
[actually, Princess St (hwy2) / Bath Rd (hwy 33) / Sir John A. Macdonald Blvd cross in a triangle around this area.]
This is not west end, but sort of west middle.
Easy enough access to hwy 401, via Sir John A. Macdonal Blvd.
Bus and Train stations near this part of town.
You're near the Kingston Shopping Centre around there - and there's lots of grocery stores and banks and various important things nearby - Like a major City bus transit hub.
These are older homes around there, but the location, I think, in Kingston, is excellent.
You're sort of near downtown too - and could take a bicycle into the downtown and the waterfront, easy enough during the better seasons.
This is possibly a highly sought after area to live ... I hear ... and house costs might be a little higher.
But anyway ... I may be a little prejudiced to this part of Kingston ... having grown up around there ...
But there is my take.
Welcome to Kingston. It's beautiful - at least in the summer and fall !
P.S. Oh ya - you're sort of near St Lawrence College, and not too far from Queen's University either ... if that 11 th Grader decides to go furthur in their education - there in Kingston.