Video Message from the Mayor – National Public Works Week 2013.
Check out the view from the driver’s seat of a snow plow, street sweeper or city bus during the Public Works Open House.
Families will enjoy this opportunity to get an up-close look at a wide variety of City vehicles, learn about City services and meet the people who make Kingston work! The Open House concludes National Public Works Week which educates the public on the importance of the contribution of public works to their daily lives and how snow plow drivers, transit operators, building inspectors, planners and others build the quality of life in Kingston.
Visitors will also learn about City services surrounding roads, parks, horticulture, forestry, solid waste, Kingston Airport, Kingston Transit, Kingston Police, Kingston Fire & Rescue and have an opportunity to attend any of the following seminars:
- 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. - Learn how to get a permit for your new deck, pool or addition
- 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. - Learn how your property is zoned and when you would need a minor variance.
- 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. - Interested in building a basement apartment? Learn about secondary suites.
- 11:45 to noon - Is your lot graded properly? Learn about the requirements.
- Noon to 12:45 p.m. - Save time and money with a water conservation garden.
- 12:45 to 1:00 p.m. - Learn about preventative plumbing practices to reduce flooding in your neighbourhood.
Scott Environmental Group will again be collecting electronic waste (e-waste) items, including televisions, computers, monitors, typewriters, speakers, telephones, radios, DVD players, etc.
Both the Open House and the e-waste disposal are FREE.
Interested members of the community are invited to attend a brief presentation in Memorial Hall to learn how they can get involved with Culture Days. Individuals or organizations can host a free participatory or interactive arts or cultural activity to offer to the public during the Culture Days weekend—be it new or something that’s already planned—register it free at www.culturedays.ca. Don’t worry if all the details of the activity are incomplete at this stage, you can create a draft of your activity and tune it up later. The important thing is to register events and activities now.
See history come alive through live music and dance, demonstrations, and interactive displays. Experience life in the First Capital era through spinning and weaving, rope making activities, Victorian toys and games, blacksmithing demonstrations and military musters. See an old time medicine show, go on an architectural scavenger hunt, experience the aboriginal way of life, dress up in period costumes, take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the old ‘King’s Town’. Some activities require prebooking. School groups must book ahead for guided wagon rides (in french or english), or Voyaguer Canoe rides. For more details call 613-546-4291 x 1715
Homes with odd-numbered addresses may use water outside only on odd-numbered days and even-numbered addresses only on even-numbered days until September 15. Details available here.
Visit a variety of sites throughout the City of Kingston as they open their doors to the public to showcase amazing architecure and design, historical collections, and a glimpse inside Kingston's landmark buildings. All sites are open to the public free of charge throughout the day from 10am to 4pm (unless otherwise noted in their site description).
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