Mission

The Kingston Community House (or “99 York”) is a not-for-profit organization providing safe, comfortable, and inclusive meeting spaces for community groups and individuals. For 40 years the house has served as a gathering point for folks to come together, learn from another, share resources, and trade skills. Located in downtown Kingston, on the territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabek, the house is open to members seven days a week, 365 days a year.

99 York is founded on the belief that everyone has the capacity to take responsibility for themselves given the proper tools and encouragement. A typical day at at the house may include a cooking class, a meditation group, and a film screening. Or, an art class, a book club, and a 12-step program.

The goal of the house is ultimately to serve those who value the importance of working together for a more interconnected and self-reliant lifestyle, based not on consumer goods, but on enriching relationships and communities.