4.9
4.9/5
50+ Ratings on Google!

Kingston Home Insurance

3 minutes can save you hundreds. Enter your postal code below and join thousands of Canadians saving on home insurance.

Secure. No Spam. No Fees.

Why You Can Trust MyChoice

MyChoice serves as an independent intermediary between you, financial institutions and licensed professionals without any additional charge to our users. In the interest of transparency, we disclose that we partner with some of the providers we write about – we also list many financial services without any financial gain. MyChoice does not operate a financial institution or brokerage and to ensure accuracy, our content is reviewed by licensed professionals. Our unique position means that we hold no recurring stake in your policy, ensuring our mission to help Canadians make better financial decisions is free of bias or discrimination. 

How to Compare Home Insurance Quotes with MyChoice

Comparing home insurance quotes with MyChoice is as simple as it gets:

Share Your Home Insurance Needs

Tell us what you want out of your home insurance.

Shop for the Best Deals​

Compare home insurance quotes from the best Canadian insurers.

Secure Your Rates​

Pick the best deal and lock your rates on our site.​

Recent Quotes From Our Users

Monthly PremiumsDate & TimeQuote TypeAgeGenderPostal Code
$106.58May 21, 2024, 07:11 AMAuto69FemaleL2R6P9
$46.95May 21, 2024, 10:07 AMHome44FemaleL6Y0E8
$24.71May 21, 2024, 12:42 AMTenant25FemaleK8N3P9

How MyChoice Works

0

Canadians

have compared rates and saved money over the last 24 hours
Leah D
Leah D
July 19, 2023
I was able to get a tenant insurance quote and a car insurance quote for my Jeep on the same day, in the same place, super fast and convenient, less than 10 mins! Would use again and would absolutely recommend
Imaan Pirani
Imaan Pirani
July 13, 2023
Got a great quote for my Camry and to my surprise was able to purchase online... They passed all my information to the companies website automatically and it made the process a breeze!” Highly recommend
David Ifejika
David Ifejika
July 13, 2023
I was shopping around for car insurance and a friend suggested that I try MyChoice to help find the least expensive insurance for my partner and I. It was very reliable, straightforward and user friendly. It made finding new car insurance easy!”
Ty Warner
Ty Warner
July 12, 2023
I was able to bundle my home and auto insurance with My Choice. Getting a quote for both was pretty quick, once I had done my auto portion I had the option to easily check my home insurance too so that was ideal!
John Doyle
John Doyle
July 7, 2023
Recently closed on a place in Markham and was able to get a great home insurance quote in minutes with MyChoice. Purchased online through square one right on closing day!
Tim Borgstädt
Tim Borgstädt
July 4, 2023
I don’t always shop around when it comes to my insurance but I’m glad I did this time, My Choice had a good range of options and I was able to chat to a broker once I found a quote that I liked!
Hao Sheng
Hao Sheng
June 30, 2023
I got a great quote from mychoice. Would definitely recommend everyone to start a quote. I got a much cheaper rate from CAA than my TD
Leo Brasil
Leo Brasil
June 19, 2023
Great experience getting an online quote, quick and easy. All things considered, it looks like I'm going to save around $80 a month on my car insurance!
Mark Whiteley
Mark Whiteley
June 19, 2023
I was shopping around for home/auto insurance because my rates seemed to skyrocket on renewal. MyChoice allowed me to easily search for the most competitive rate, and next thing I know I'm saving $400 a year. Strongly recommend it!
Secure. No Spam. No Fees.
Article Contents
Picture of By <span>Matthew Roberts</span>
By Matthew Roberts

Updated on May 22, 2024

Visit author page
Picture of By <span>Matthew Roberts</span>
By Matthew Roberts

Updated May 22, 2024

Visit author page

5 minute read

Article Contents

With so many moving parts, home insurance can be challenging to understand. But if you want to protect yourself, your home, and your loved ones, there are a few basic things you need to know.

Keep reading to learn all about home insurance in Kingston, including how the process works, what affects your premiums, and where to find the best insurance providers for you. 

What Risks Affect Homeowners in Kingston?

Canadian homeowners across the nation experience similar natural and man-made risks, but there are a few risks specific to the Kingston area. These include:

Flooding

Whether from storms, thawed snow, or damaged piping, water can be a destructive force on your home. If moisture seeps into your house, it can significantly weaken the infrastructure, cause mould, and even pose a risk to your well-being. You can get flood protection as an add-on to your policy.

Earthquakes

While Kingston isn’t particularly prone to strong earthquakes, there have been more than 150 earthquakes that occurred within 500 km of the city within the last decade. Kingston is also close to Ottawa and Quebec, two cities that were seriously damaged in the 2010 Central Canada earthquake. Earthquake coverage is typically added to a standard home insurance policy.

Freezing

When it comes to natural disasters most Kingston residents are primarily concerned with harsh winter conditions such as blizzards and ice storms. Cold temperatures can freeze pipes, which can lead to extensive (and expensive) damage.

How Much Does Home Insurance in Kingston Usually Cost?

Because home insurance rates are determined by a variety of factors, there’s not going to be a definitive answer as to how much Kingston home insurance premiums will cost. 

Insurance providers will look at the value and age of your home, where it’s located, and what policy type you prefer. Expect to get different quotes, as different companies will have different ways to assess your coverage needs and potential risk.

That said, the cost of home insurance in Kingston is around $749/year. This is much lower than Ontario’s average of $1,155/year.

Does Where You Live in Kingston Affect Your Home Insurance?

Yes, where you live in Kingston can affect your home insurance. Insurance providers take into account various factors related to your location when determining your home insurance rates and coverage. Here are some ways in which the location within Kingston can impact your home insurance:

Crime rates

The crime rates in your neighbourhood can influence your home insurance premiums. Areas with higher crime rates, including theft, vandalism, and burglaries, are considered riskier, and insurance providers may charge higher premiums to offset the potential risk of property damage or theft. Petty thefts and vandalism are considered relatively moderate in Kingston. Some areas with high crime include Chandler-Mowat, Cedar Hill, and the Market District.

Proximity to emergency services

The distance between your home and the nearest fire or police station, as well as the availability of fire hydrants in your area, can impact your home insurance rates.

Replacement costs

The cost of rebuilding or repairing your home in case of a loss is a significant factor in determining home insurance rates. Residential development costs in Kingston for a single detached home cost roughly $14,000 in central neighbourhoods.

Postal Codes With the Most Expensive Home Insurance in Kingston

K7K is the most expensive postal code in Kingston when it comes to home insurance.

Postal CodeAverage Annual
Home Insurance Premium
K7K$763

Postal Codes With the Least Expensive Home Insurance in Kingston

People living in the K7N postal code area can enjoy some of the cheapest home insurance rates in Kingston.

Postal CodeAverage Annual
Home Insurance Premium
K7M$741

Housing Data in Kingston

Learn more about the average Kingston home, based on housing data in the 2021 Census of Population:

Type of Occupied Dwelling

A third (33.1%) of occupied Kingston homes are in apartment buildings, but a large majority (48%) are single-detached houses.

Owner vs Renter Stats/Condo vs Non-Condo Owners

Most Kingston houses are owned (55.9%), while rentals come in second (44.2%). Condominium dwellings make up just 6.6% of the owned housing market, while 93.4% are other types of dwellings (e.g., semi-detached).

Private Dwellings by Period of Construction: New or Older Homes?

More than half of the homes in Kingston (52.7%) were constructed before 1980. Only 5% of houses in Kingston were built from 2016 to 2021.

Major Repairs or Just Maintenance Needed?

If you have a Kingston home, chances are it only needs minor repairs and maintenance. Only 6.5% of homes in Kingston need major repairs.

Homeownership Rate by Age in Kingston

Below are the homeownership rates in Kingston, categorized by different age groups.

Age GroupHomeownership Rate
15 to 247.1%
25 to 3938.2%
40 to 5464.5%
55 to 7468.6%
75 and over62.4%

Average Home Price in Kingston by Dwelling Type

The price of a single detached house in Kingston is $670,750, significantly lower than the Ontario average of $800,000.

Type of DwellingAverage Value
Detached$670,750
Semi-Detached$580,000
Freehold Townhouse$547,500

Kingston Population Growth

Kingston’s population grew by 7.01% between the years of 2016 and 2021.

What Is Not Included in a Typical Home Insurance Policy?

Even if you’ve opted for a highly comprehensive home insurance policy, there are some risks that insurers explicitly don’t include as a covered peril. These are called “exclusions” by home insurers.

Here are the most common home insurance exclusions:

Criminal activities:

If your home was damaged due to criminal activity, it won’t be covered by your insurance policy.

Damage from tenants

Generally, home insurance companies require specific coverage for homeowners/landlords who plan to rent out their properties. A standard home insurance policy won’t include coverage if you rent your home out and the tenant causes damage.

Earthquakes

Most policies exclude this risk, but you can cover earthquake losses and damage as an add-on to a standard policy.

Failure to maintain your home

Damage or losses caused by poor home upkeep (e.g., clogged storm drains, broken bannisters) won’t be covered, as your insurer deems it your responsibility to manage wear and tear.

Flood damage

Flooding is typically not covered by a standard policy, but it may be included as an add-on.

Home business activities

Home businesses will need separate home-based business insurance to cover home or equipment damage.

Insect damage

Because this is considered a preventable risk, most insurers don’t cover insect damage.

Mortgage or property taxes

These are separate expenses handled by policy owners as they’re unrelated to your home insurance policy.

Mould

Mould caused by poor home maintenance is typically excluded by home insurance policies. Note that this is separate from mould caused by an insured peril, which will be covered by your policy.

Vacant dwelling risks

Many insurers may void your insurance if you leave your home vacant for a prolonged period.

This is by no means an exclusive list of risks typically excluded from a home insurance policy in Kingston. Talk to your home insurance provider to see what’s covered by your policy in case of loss or damage.

Why Do I Need Home Insurance in Kingston?

Home insurance is not mandatory in Kingston, but we highly recommend getting a policy. Here’s why:

Coverage for damage or loss

 Natural disasters, theft, and vandalism can all damage your home. Aside from the stress it can cause, it can also be expensive to recover from – you may even end up house-poor if you can’t afford renovations or a new home. Thankfully, home insurance can cover the damages, plus the cost of temporary housing while your house is being repaired.

Coverage for liabilities

Home insurance can help you cover legal fees and settlements if someone is hurt or injured on your property.

Requirement for mortgage

Some lenders require you to get home insurance before you can get a home loan.

How You Can Get Cheap Home Insurance in Kingston

Visit our Ontario page for practical tips and learn how to save money on home insurance.

Sources

1. Mychoice.ca Internal Data, Home Insurance Quotes Collected, 2024.

2. Mychoice.ca Internal Data, Most Expensive Postal Codes, Ontario, Kingston, Home Insurance Quotes Collected, 2024.

3. Mychoice.ca Internal Data, Least Expensive Postal Codes, Ontario, Kingston, Home Insurance Quotes Collected, 2024.

4. Statistics Canada, 2021, Census of Population, Ontario, Kingston, Housing Statistics. Data Published March 29, 2023.

5. Statistics Canada, 2021, Census of Population, Ontario, Kingston, Homeownership Rate by Age. Data Published December 16, 2022.

6. CREA, Ontario, Kingston, Median Price of Homes by Dwelling Type, 2024.

7. Statistics Canada, 2001-2021, Census of Population Statistics, Ontario, Kingston, Population Statistics. Data Published December 16, 2022.

Congratulations! You made it to the end!

Now, here is the easy part: complete your quote in under 2 minutes
Secure. No Spam. No Fees.

Discover More About

Learn about the intricacies of sump pumps, their operational mechanisms, and how installing them can affect your home insurance.
Ever wondered if your furnace is covered by your home insurance policy? Read our article to learn the intricacies of furnace maintenance in Canada.
Learn about the nuances of renters’ insurance with roommates and whether roommates can share one renters’ insurance policy.

Even More Ways To Save