Queen's generates $1 billion per year for Kingston

November 17, 2007

Queen's University is credited with contributing $1 billion a year to the economy of Kingston, Ontario.  One restauranteur says 90% of his customers are students, and the other 10% are university faculty and staff.  He even closes his restaurant according to student schedules -- over Thanksgiving and the winter holidays.  Queen's students are considered more visible in the city than those of Royal Military College or St. Lawrence College.  Students alone spend about $207 million per year in the city.