This area, bordered by the shore of Lake Ontario, includes several historic mansions. Some have been converted to institutional use, while others still serve as single family homes. A waterfront enclave with exclusive homes called Alwington Place, boasts a private park and views of the water. Historic Portsmouth Village, with homes dating to the 1850s, was annexed to Kingston in 1952 and features picturesque farm cottages and street-side shops. The Portsmouth Olympic Harbour complex and marina, Queen’s West Campus, St. Lawrence College, Lake Ontario Park and the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club all flank the community. A mix of older and upscale housing properties, including some student housing around St. Lawrence College, range from modest village homes to executive waterside homes in Alwington Place and some condominium housing.
These family homes were built from 1940 to 1960. Loop streets, single family dwellings, seniors’ and students’ apartments characterize this neighborhood. Bordered by Bath Road, Portsmouth Avenue and Johnson Street, it’s close to the Kingston Centre, the YMCA, several churches, St. Lawrence College and Calvin Park Library. Public schools, both elementary and secondary, are nearby. Two-storey detached homes with apartment-style condos.
Country Club Estates
Custom-built, executive homes, within walking distance to the Cateraqui Golf and Country Club and walking trails and waterfront at Lake Ontario Park.
Trailhead Place and King Street West
Custom-built homes are nestled in this enclave of 40 homes surrounded by a protected conservation area and the start of Rideau Trail, across from Lake Ontario. Construction started in 2004 and has now concluded. Walking distance to golfing, curling and hiking.
Source: Kingston’s Relocation Guide 2016