KINGSTON NEWS

Open air burn ban issued due to fire hazard risk

Kingston Fire & Rescue has issued a ban on open air burning, due to the recent dry conditions.

Annual Sheep Dog Trials Festival - Aug 10 to 12

The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials Festival returns to Grass Creek Park from Friday, Aug. 10 to Sunday, Aug. 12 with tons of family and pet-friendly fun!

Breakwater Park grand reopening celebrations

Save the date and plan to join the City of Kingston from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 to celebrate the completion of renovations to Breakwater Park.

CITY BLOGS

Updating the Population, Housing & Employment Study

Work is underway to update the City’s Population, Housing and Employment Projections Study , last updated in 2013. An update of this study is done every five years as the projections provide...

Second Residential Units – tell us what you think!

Second residential units are also known as secondary suites, basement apartments, granny flats, in-law apartments – or coach houses, when they are detached from the home. They are self-contained...

Let’s talk about Residential Rental Licensing

Residential rental licensing requires rental properties to meet standards to ensure the health and safety of renters. The City of Kingston has considered adopting a residential licensing...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Wed, July 18, 2018 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park! Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun! Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park. (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory. Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.) See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.
Start Date:
Wed, July 18, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
McCallum Park Go east on Gore Rd. Turn left onto Donald Road and follow it to McCallum Road.
Description:

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park!  Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun!  Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park.  (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory.  Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.)  See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.

Enjoy the summertime sounds of Music in the Gardens, a free weekly outdoor concert every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends and a lawn chair to Lions Civic Gardens for jazz, blues, big band and rock music! An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. A Medley of Music on Wednesday nights July 4 – Nostalgic Sound – Big Band July 11 – Gary Rasberry - Soloist July 18 – Turpin’s Trail - Celtic July 25 – County Fair - Country Aug. 1 – Taylor Donaldson – Big Band Aug. 8 – Swing-On Jazz – Jazz Big Band Aug. 15 – The Swinging Doors - Country Aug. 22 – Swing Time - Big Band Aug. 29 – Clarinet Four – Popular Classics The Music in the Gardens series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Kingston Musicians Union, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Long and McQuade.
Start Date:
Wed, July 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Garden Beside Cataraqui Town Centre
Description:

Enjoy the summertime sounds of Music in the Gardens, a free weekly outdoor concert every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends and a lawn chair to Lions Civic Gardens for jazz, blues, big band and rock music!

An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.

A Medley of Music on Wednesday nights

  • July 4 – Nostalgic Sound – Big Band
  • July 11 – Gary Rasberry - Soloist
  • July 18 – Turpin’s Trail - Celtic
  • July 25 – County Fair  - Country
  • Aug. 1 – Taylor Donaldson – Big Band
  • Aug. 8 – Swing-On Jazz – Jazz Big Band
  • Aug. 15 – The Swinging Doors - Country
  • Aug. 22 – Swing Time  - Big Band
  • Aug. 29 – Clarinet Four – Popular Classics

The Music in the Gardens series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Kingston Musicians Union, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Long and McQuade.

Free drop-in storytelling/crafting session for ages 10-17. Connect, reflect, and express yourself with Arts on the Rise. Explore personal storytelling through creative activities. From potted plants to painting, and all the snacks in between, there’s something for everyone. Maximum 12 participants.
Start Date:
Wed, July 18, 2018 1:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 McCauley Street (Pod C)
Description:

Free drop-in storytelling/crafting session for ages 10-17. Connect, reflect, and express yourself with Arts on the Rise. Explore personal storytelling through creative activities. From potted plants to painting, and all the snacks in between, there’s something for everyone.

Maximum 12 participants.

 

Start Date:
Thu, July 19, 2018 12:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KPSB Boardroom at Police Headquarters, 705 Division Street
Description:
Offer feedback on the draft concepts of the new park to be located on the former Napier Street and St. Joseph/St. Mary schools site. This event will be postponed in the event of inclement weather. See the project page for additional project details.
Start Date:
Thu, July 19, 2018 3:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Former Napier Street and St. Joseph/St. Mary schools site
Description:

Offer feedback on the draft concepts of the new park to be located on the former Napier Street and St. Joseph/St. Mary schools site. This event will be postponed in the event of inclement weather. See the project page for additional project details.

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park! Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun! Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park. (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory. Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.) See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.
Start Date:
Thu, July 19, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
City Park 33 Bagot St.
Description:

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park!  Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun!  Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park.  (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory.  Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.)  See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.

Free drop-in DIY supervised arts & crafts station for all ages. Join us at our drop-in craft activity table with a new creative activity every week! First come, first served
Start Date:
Thu, July 19, 2018 9:30 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square (Amphitheatre)
Description:

Free drop-in DIY supervised arts & crafts station for all ages. Join us at our drop-in craft activity table with a new creative activity every week!

First come, first served

Start Date:
Mon, July 23, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park! Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun! Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park. (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory. Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.) See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.
Start Date:
Tue, July 24, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Dunham Park 1040 Mona Dr.
Description:

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park!  Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun!  Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park.  (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory.  Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.)  See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park! Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun! Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park. (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory. Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.) See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.
Start Date:
Wed, July 25, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
McCallum Park Go east on Gore Rd. Turn left onto Donald Road and follow it to McCallum Road.
Description:

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park!  Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun!  Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park.  (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory.  Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.)  See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.

Enjoy the summertime sounds of Music in the Gardens, a free weekly outdoor concert every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends and a lawn chair to Lions Civic Gardens for jazz, blues, big band and rock music! An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. A Medley of Music on Wednesday nights July 4 – Nostalgic Sound – Big Band July 11 – Gary Rasberry - Soloist July 18 – Turpin’s Trail - Celtic July 25 – County Fair - Country Aug. 1 – Taylor Donaldson – Big Band Aug. 8 – Swing-On Jazz – Jazz Big Band Aug. 15 – The Swinging Doors - Country Aug. 22 – Swing Time - Big Band Aug. 29 – Clarinet Four – Popular Classics The Music in the Gardens series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Kingston Musicians Union, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Long and McQuade.
Start Date:
Wed, July 25, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Garden Beside Cataraqui Town Centre
Description:

Enjoy the summertime sounds of Music in the Gardens, a free weekly outdoor concert every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends and a lawn chair to Lions Civic Gardens for jazz, blues, big band and rock music!

An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.

A Medley of Music on Wednesday nights

  • July 4 – Nostalgic Sound – Big Band
  • July 11 – Gary Rasberry - Soloist
  • July 18 – Turpin’s Trail - Celtic
  • July 25 – County Fair  - Country
  • Aug. 1 – Taylor Donaldson – Big Band
  • Aug. 8 – Swing-On Jazz – Jazz Big Band
  • Aug. 15 – The Swinging Doors - Country
  • Aug. 22 – Swing Time  - Big Band
  • Aug. 29 – Clarinet Four – Popular Classics

The Music in the Gardens series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Kingston Musicians Union, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Long and McQuade.

Free drop-in storytelling/crafting session for ages 10-17. Connect, reflect, and express yourself with Arts on the Rise. Explore personal storytelling through creative activities. From potted plants to painting, and all the snacks in between, there’s something for everyone. Maximum 12 participants.
Start Date:
Wed, July 25, 2018 1:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 McCauley Street (Pod C)
Description:

Free drop-in storytelling/crafting session for ages 10-17. Connect, reflect, and express yourself with Arts on the Rise. Explore personal storytelling through creative activities. From potted plants to painting, and all the snacks in between, there’s something for everyone.

Maximum 12 participants.

 

Celebrate the completion of renovations to Breakwater Park. Grand reopening festivities will include formal remarks by Mayor Bryan Paterson, MP Mark Gerretsen, Swim Drink Fish president Mark Mattson, dedication of the Gord Edgar Downie Pier and an afternoon of free, all-ages activities throughout the park. View the news release.
Start Date:
Thu, July 26, 2018 11:00 AM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Breakwater Park
Description:

Celebrate the completion of renovations to Breakwater Park. Grand reopening festivities will include formal remarks by Mayor Bryan Paterson, MP Mark Gerretsen, Swim Drink Fish president Mark Mattson, dedication of the Gord Edgar Downie Pier and an afternoon of free, all-ages activities throughout the park. 

View the news release.

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park! Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun! Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park. (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory. Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.) See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.
Start Date:
Thu, July 26, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
City Park 33 Bagot St.
Description:

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park!  Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun!  Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park.  (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory.  Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.)  See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.

Free drop-in DIY supervised arts & crafts station for all ages. Join us at our drop-in craft activity table with a new creative activity every week! First come, first served
Start Date:
Thu, July 26, 2018 9:30 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square (Amphitheatre)
Description:

Free drop-in DIY supervised arts & crafts station for all ages. Join us at our drop-in craft activity table with a new creative activity every week!

First come, first served

Start Date:
Mon, July 30, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Glenburnie Fire Hall (1485 Unity Road)
Description:
Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park! Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun! Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park. (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory. Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.) See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.
Start Date:
Tue, July 31, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Dunham Park 1040 Mona Dr.
Description:

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park!  Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun!  Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park.  (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory.  Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.)  See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park! Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun! Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park. (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory. Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.) See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.
Start Date:
Wed, August 01, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
McCallum Park Go east on Gore Rd. Turn left onto Donald Road and follow it to McCallum Road.
Description:

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park!  Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun!  Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park.  (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory.  Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.)  See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.

Enjoy the summertime sounds of Music in the Gardens, a free weekly outdoor concert every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends and a lawn chair to Lions Civic Gardens for jazz, blues, big band and rock music! An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. A Medley of Music on Wednesday nights July 4 – Nostalgic Sound – Big Band July 11 – Gary Rasberry - Soloist July 18 – Turpin’s Trail - Celtic July 25 – County Fair - Country Aug. 1 – Taylor Donaldson – Big Band Aug. 8 – Swing-On Jazz – Jazz Big Band Aug. 15 – The Swinging Doors - Country Aug. 22 – Swing Time - Big Band Aug. 29 – Clarinet Four – Popular Classics The Music in the Gardens series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Kingston Musicians Union, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Long and McQuade.
Start Date:
Wed, August 01, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Garden Beside Cataraqui Town Centre
Description:

Enjoy the summertime sounds of Music in the Gardens, a free weekly outdoor concert every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends and a lawn chair to Lions Civic Gardens for jazz, blues, big band and rock music!

An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.

A Medley of Music on Wednesday nights

  • July 4 – Nostalgic Sound – Big Band
  • July 11 – Gary Rasberry - Soloist
  • July 18 – Turpin’s Trail - Celtic
  • July 25 – County Fair  - Country
  • Aug. 1 – Taylor Donaldson – Big Band
  • Aug. 8 – Swing-On Jazz – Jazz Big Band
  • Aug. 15 – The Swinging Doors - Country
  • Aug. 22 – Swing Time  - Big Band
  • Aug. 29 – Clarinet Four – Popular Classics

The Music in the Gardens series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Kingston Musicians Union, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Long and McQuade.

Free drop-in storytelling/crafting session for ages 10-17. Connect, reflect, and express yourself with Arts on the Rise. Explore personal storytelling through creative activities. From potted plants to painting, and all the snacks in between, there’s something for everyone. Maximum 12 participants.
Start Date:
Wed, August 01, 2018 1:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 McCauley Street (Pod C)
Description:

Free drop-in storytelling/crafting session for ages 10-17. Connect, reflect, and express yourself with Arts on the Rise. Explore personal storytelling through creative activities. From potted plants to painting, and all the snacks in between, there’s something for everyone.

Maximum 12 participants.

 

Start Date:
Thu, August 02, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, August 02, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:
Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park! Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun! Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park. (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory. Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.) See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.
Start Date:
Thu, August 02, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
City Park 33 Bagot St.
Description:

Meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park!  Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun!  Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park.  (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory.  Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.)  See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.

Free drop-in DIY supervised arts & crafts station for all ages. Join us at our drop-in craft activity table with a new creative activity every week! First come, first served
Start Date:
Thu, August 02, 2018 9:30 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square (Amphitheatre)
Description:

Free drop-in DIY supervised arts & crafts station for all ages. Join us at our drop-in craft activity table with a new creative activity every week!

First come, first served

Kick off the civic holiday weekend with an evening of free country music with local musician Abby Stewart followed by headline performers Cold Creek County. The radio partner for this concert is Country 93.5. See the Feature Events listing or Facebook Event Page for complete details.
Start Date:
Fri, August 03, 2018 8:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Kick off the civic holiday weekend with an evening of free country music with local musician Abby Stewart followed by headline performers Cold Creek County. The radio partner for this concert is Country 93.5. See the Feature Events listing or Facebook Event Page for complete details.

Start Date:
Mon, August 06, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description: