Kingston (Canada), a city of Canada in the province of Ontario and co. of Frontenac. on the N.E. coast of Lake Ontario, 160 miles E.N.E. of Toronto. It stands on the site of the old French fort of Frontenac, near the mouth of the Cataraqui, which forms a fine harbour as it enters the lake. The town, which is well fortified, contains many handsome buildings, and carries on a brisk trade. The industries include shipbuilding and the manufacture of steam-engines and locomotive machinery, leather, boots and shoes, etc.