Success Stories

Life After The MilitaryAfter Darren Merritt’s 20-year military career ended with a medical release due to a diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he had no idea what to do with his life.
City Of Kingston Approves Expansion Of Canada’s Only Wollastonite MineOn December 10, 2012 Canadian Wollastonite received approval for its mining operations from the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, having received all requisite federal and provincial environmental and operating approvals. In doing so Canadian Wollastonite has become the first new industrial minerals mine to be approved in Southern Ontario in 35 years.
Frulact Group Opens First North American Facility In KingstonEstablished in 1987, the Portuguese food processor Frulact Group selected Kingston, Ontario as the home for their first North American plant as well as research and development facility.  Frulact also has operations in Africa and Europe and is known globally for their fruit based preparations for the food and beverage industry.
Utility-Industry Partnership Is Building A Fibre Highway

Utilities Kingston is a key partner in building an advanced fibre-optic link between Montreal and Toronto that will power the local Kingston economy and attract new data-driven companies to the city.

Feihe Canada Royal MilkIn October 2016, Canada Royal Milk was established by Feihe International Inc. as a Canadian corporation and is Ontario’s newest food manufacturing company located in Kingston.  Feihe International, Inc.
Spearhead Brewing CompanyIn April 2018, Spearhead Brewery Company officially opened the doors to their state-of-the-art 16,000 sq-ft facility at 675 Development Drive in Kingston. Turning a vacant space in the west end of Kingston into a flourishing business.
Space to InnovateStep into the co-working space BPE Development has created on Kingston’s Queen Street and it doesn’t take long to figure out why they named it The Sanctuary.  The stone walls and high vaulted ceiling of this former church create a quiet, peaceful environment that’s perfect for any hard-working entrepreneur.
Planning A Livable City

There’s a story that Jim Keech, the president and CEO of Utilities Kingston, likes to tell people to give them an idea of how Kingston works.