Moving can be complicated. To help ease the stress and create a smooth transition, we have created a Kingston Moving Checklist for you. It includes a complete list of service and utility providers in Kingston that you will need to either set up or have transferred to your new home.
Utility Transfer and Setup
Just like all your boxes and furniture, you will also need to bring your services to your new home. Don’t forget to transfer, cancel, or turn on your utilities to alleviate Moving Day stress and avoid past-due bills. You will want to start this process about 3-4 weeks before the big day. The best way to do this is to create two checklists – one for your current home and one for your new home. The two lists will have the same categories; however, the providers may be different. Include the following basic utilities on your list:
- Water and sewer
- Natural Gas
- Water heater rentals
- Garbage and recycling collection
- TV and internet
- Mailbox setup and mail forwarding
- Home insurance
Water and Sewer
Kingston is served by three electricity providers. Utilities Kingston provides electricity to the city core. Hydro One provides electricity to the east and west ends of Kingston. Eastern Ontario Power provides electricity to a small area northeast of the city, near Kingston Mills. Click here to view coverage areas of each provider. Visit the following links for your corresponding providers to get started:
Utilities Kingston provides natural gas to central Kingston, and Enbridge Gas provides natural gas to the east and west ends of Kingston. To manage your account with Utilities Kingston, you can use the link provided above. To create or manage your account with Enbridge, click here.
Water Heater Rentals
The most common providers in Kingston for water heaters and other household rental equipment (e.g., air conditioners, furnaces) are Utilities Kingston, Reliance Home Comfort, and Enercare. To get registered for utilities Kingston or sign in to your account, click here. To create or close an account with Reliance, click here. If your rental is through Enercare, click here. If you don’t know who your current rentals are provided by, you can ask your Realtor who will be happy to help.
Garbage and Recycling Collection
For your waste collection calendar, visit the attached link and type in your new address. You can also sign up for notifications to be reminded of collection days and notified of any delays.
TV and Internet
Mailbox Setup and Mail Forwarding
You will want to find out where your community mailbox is, if applicable, and gain access to it. To find out where your community mailbox is and more information on how to get setup and obtain your keys, click here. Be sure to forward your mail so that it is delivered to your new address. For more information, click here.
Home Insurance Confirmation
Buyers: confirm your home insurance provider has all the information they need for closing. Sellers: confirm that your home insurance has been cancelled or changed/transferred.
Ready for your final walk-through? Be sure to check out our Final Walk-Through Checklist so you don’t miss anything!