KINGSTON NEWS

Free outdoor fitness classes at City parks

Grab your water bottle and get active with the City of Kingston's free outdoor fitness classes, held Monday through Thursday at parks throughout the city

Heat Warning issued by KFL&A Public Health

An Extended Heat Health Warning has been issued by KFL&A Public Health to advise of an extended period of hot and humid weather which may have adverse health effects

City asks residents to water trees

Due to high temperatures and a lack of rain, the City of Kingston is issuing a tree watering alert.

CITY BLOGS

Did we get the Sign Bylaw review right? Tell us on July 28

Do you know which types of sign are – and are not – allowed to be used in Kingston? How about how large a sign can be, or where they can be installed? What’s the difference between an animated...

Parking ratios/Cash-in-Lieu of Parking Bylaw

I am inviting local builders and residents to one of two meetings, where we will present proposed updates to parking ratios for building projects in the Williamsville Main Street, downtown and...

North King's Town community visioning

I invite you to join us at one of the upcoming community visioning events to help shape the future of North King’s Town. Below is a list of different opportunities for you to participate: ...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Mon, July 25, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Offices
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, July 25, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, July 26, 2016 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
610 Montreal Street
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, July 27, 2016 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
A public meeting to present conceptual designs for the park. The City is seeking feedback on the proposed park improvements and is consulting on accessibility as it relates to the project under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, In accordance with Ontario Regulation 191/11. The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. Proposed improvements include: grading, installation of topsoil, some new fencing, sports field refurbishment (excluding the existing soccer fields) and tree planting. View the project page for details. Concept drawings will be posted on July 22. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to provide comments, please contact Laurie Paquin lpaquin@cityofkingston.ca before August 10, 2016.
Start Date:
Wed, July 27, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre
Description:

A public meeting to present conceptual designs for the park.

The City is seeking feedback on the proposed park improvements and is consulting on accessibility as it relates to the project under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, In accordance with Ontario Regulation 191/11.

The presentation will take place at 6 p.m.

Proposed improvements include: grading, installation of topsoil, some new fencing, sports field refurbishment (excluding the existing soccer fields) and tree planting. View the project page for details.

Concept drawings will be posted on July 22. If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to provide comments, please contact Laurie Paquin lpaquin@cityofkingston.ca  before August 10, 2016.

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library. July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band July 24 – Kim Pollard Band July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century Band Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band A Medley of Music on Wednesday July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock) July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style) July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical) July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk) Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening) Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers) Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop) Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop) Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes) The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments. Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.
Start Date:
Wed, July 27, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens at Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library.

  • July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band
  • July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band
  • July 24 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century  Band
  • Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds
  • Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band

A Medley of Music on Wednesday

  • July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock)
  • July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style)
  • July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical)
  • July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk)
  • Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening)
  • Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers)
  • Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop)
  • Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop)
  • Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes)

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments.

Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.

Learn more about the City's Sign Bylaw. Staff have reviewed the bylaw and are seeking your input on proposed changes.The proposed changes to the sign bylaw were posted on July 18.
Start Date:
Thu, July 28, 2016 3:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Road
Description:

Learn more about the City's Sign Bylaw.  Staff have reviewed the bylaw and are seeking your input on proposed changes.The proposed changes to the sign bylaw were posted on July 18.

The first free Rockin' the Square concert of the season will feature David Wilcox. Read the news release for full details.
Start Date:
Fri, July 29, 2016 8:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

The first free Rockin' the Square concert of the season will feature David Wilcox.

Read the news release for full details.

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library. July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band July 24 – Kim Pollard Band July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century Band Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band A Medley of Music on Wednesday July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock) July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style) July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical) July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk) Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening) Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers) Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop) Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop) Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes) The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments. Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.
Start Date:
Sun, July 31, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens at Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library.

  • July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band
  • July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band
  • July 24 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century  Band
  • Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds
  • Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band

A Medley of Music on Wednesday

  • July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock)
  • July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style)
  • July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical)
  • July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk)
  • Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening)
  • Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers)
  • Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop)
  • Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop)
  • Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes)

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments.

Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.

Start Date:
Tue, August 02, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, August 03, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, August 03, 2016 9:00 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library. July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band July 24 – Kim Pollard Band July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century Band Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band A Medley of Music on Wednesday July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock) July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style) July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical) July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk) Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening) Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers) Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop) Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop) Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes) The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments. Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.
Start Date:
Wed, August 03, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens at Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library.

  • July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band
  • July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band
  • July 24 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century  Band
  • Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds
  • Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band

A Medley of Music on Wednesday

  • July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock)
  • July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style)
  • July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical)
  • July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk)
  • Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening)
  • Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers)
  • Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop)
  • Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop)
  • Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes)

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments.

Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.

Start Date:
Thu, August 04, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour - Front Lounge
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, August 04, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials is the largest festival of its kind in North America and one of Festival and Events Ontario’s Top 100 Events. If you love dogs or animals, then this is the place for you to be this weekend! In addition to the trials competition itself, you’ll find Soper Creek Wildlife, K9 police Unitdemos, Dog Lovers Days lure course, Rideau River DockDogs, an off-leash doggie playzone, a marketplace and more. Bring your water bottle for free refills from the Utilities Kingston Water Buggy. Updates, trial results and schedules available with the free app (available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry): http://bit.ly/ksdtapp Tickets Adults: $10 when purchased online before August 4, $15 at the gate festival weekend Children under 12: free Dogs: free, but must be on a leash (and please poop and scoop) Buy tickets online: http://bit.ly/29wjrMq Parking and shuttle information Parking at the festival is very limited. Take the free shuttle bus from one of 3 pick up/drop off locations in Kingston. Dogs are welcome on the shuttles. Shuttle information can be found at: http://www.kingstonsheepdogtrials.com/events/shuttle.html For sponsor opportunities or information call 613-546-4291 ext. 1716. Festival website http://www.kingstonsheepdogtrials.com/
Start Date:
Fri, August 05, 2016 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Grass Creek Park
Description:

The Kingston Sheep Dog Trials is the largest festival of its kind in North America and one of Festival and Events Ontario’s Top 100 Events. If you love dogs or animals, then this is the place for you to be this weekend!  In addition to the trials competition itself, you’ll find Soper Creek Wildlife, K9 police Unitdemos, Dog Lovers Days lure course, Rideau River DockDogs, an off-leash doggie playzone, a marketplace and more. Bring your water bottle for free refills from the Utilities Kingston Water Buggy.

Updates, trial results and schedules available with the free app (available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry): http://bit.ly/ksdtapp

Tickets

  • Adults: $10 when purchased online before August 4, $15 at the gate festival weekend
  • Children under 12: free
  • Dogs: free, but must be on a leash (and please poop and scoop)
  • Buy tickets online: http://bit.ly/29wjrMq

Parking and shuttle information

For sponsor opportunities or information call 613-546-4291 ext. 1716. 

Festival website  http://www.kingstonsheepdogtrials.com/

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library. July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band July 24 – Kim Pollard Band July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century Band Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band A Medley of Music on Wednesday July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock) July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style) July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical) July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk) Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening) Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers) Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop) Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop) Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes) The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments. Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.
Start Date:
Sun, August 07, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens at Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library.

  • July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band
  • July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band
  • July 24 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century  Band
  • Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds
  • Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band

A Medley of Music on Wednesday

  • July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock)
  • July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style)
  • July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical)
  • July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk)
  • Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening)
  • Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers)
  • Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop)
  • Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop)
  • Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes)

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments.

Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.

Start Date:
Mon, August 08, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KEDCO Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, August 09, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, August 10, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library. July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band July 24 – Kim Pollard Band July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century Band Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band A Medley of Music on Wednesday July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock) July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style) July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical) July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk) Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening) Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers) Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop) Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop) Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes) The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments. Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.
Start Date:
Wed, August 10, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens at Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library.

  • July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band
  • July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band
  • July 24 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century  Band
  • Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds
  • Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band

A Medley of Music on Wednesday

  • July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock)
  • July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style)
  • July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical)
  • July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk)
  • Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening)
  • Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers)
  • Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop)
  • Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop)
  • Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes)

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments.

Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.

Start Date:
Thu, August 11, 2016 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
The City is hosting a free workshop on historic small houses known as “the Ontario Cottage” type in the Kingston area. Architectural historian Dr. Jennifer McKendry will discuss the three types of “Ontario Cottages,” when they appeared and their popularity in the region. Architectural historians, writing in the 1960s about such houses, came up with the term “the Ontario Cottage,” but this inevitably became confused with modern seasonal cottages. Dr. McKendry will look at the architectural background and design of the cottages and how they were perceived at the time they were built. Learn about the three types of “Ontario Cottages” and how to preserve the ones that remain in the city’s urban and rural areas. Participants will be provided with free booklets illustrated with unique historic and current photographs! The workshop will end with a question and answer session. This workshop is now SOLD OUT
Start Date:
Thu, August 11, 2016 10:00 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Heritage Resource Centre, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

The City is hosting a free workshop on historic small houses known as “the Ontario Cottage” type in the Kingston area.  Architectural historian Dr. Jennifer McKendry will discuss the three types of “Ontario Cottages,” when they appeared and their popularity in the region. 

Architectural historians, writing in the 1960s about such houses, came up with the term “the Ontario Cottage,” but this inevitably became confused with modern seasonal cottages.  Dr. McKendry will look at the architectural background and design of the cottages and how they were perceived at the time they were built.

Learn about the three types of “Ontario Cottages” and how to preserve the ones that remain in the city’s urban and rural areas.

Participants will be provided with free booklets illustrated with unique historic and current photographs!  The workshop will end with a question and answer session. 

This workshop is now SOLD OUT

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library. July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band July 24 – Kim Pollard Band July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century Band Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band A Medley of Music on Wednesday July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock) July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style) July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical) July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk) Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening) Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers) Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop) Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop) Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes) The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments. Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.
Start Date:
Sun, August 14, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens at Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library.

  • July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band
  • July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band
  • July 24 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century  Band
  • Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds
  • Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band

A Medley of Music on Wednesday

  • July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock)
  • July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style)
  • July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical)
  • July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk)
  • Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening)
  • Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers)
  • Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop)
  • Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop)
  • Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes)

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments.

Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.

Start Date:
Mon, August 15, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, August 17, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library. July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band July 24 – Kim Pollard Band July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century Band Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band A Medley of Music on Wednesday July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock) July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style) July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical) July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk) Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening) Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers) Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop) Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop) Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes) The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments. Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.
Start Date:
Wed, August 17, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens at Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library.

  • July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band
  • July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band
  • July 24 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century  Band
  • Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds
  • Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band

A Medley of Music on Wednesday

  • July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock)
  • July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style)
  • July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical)
  • July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk)
  • Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening)
  • Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers)
  • Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop)
  • Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop)
  • Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes)

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments.

Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.

Start Date:
Thu, August 18, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
The City of Kingston with the Kingston Accommodation Partners will be screening the August 20th concert of The Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour. Three large screens will be set up in the Springer Market Square area. Public transit will be free throughout the city after 4 p.m. to avoid congestion downtown. There will be no pre-show.
Start Date:
Sat, August 20, 2016 8:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

The City of Kingston with the Kingston Accommodation Partners will be screening the August 20th concert of The Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem tour.

Three large screens will be set up in the Springer Market Square area.

Public transit will be free throughout the city after 4 p.m. to avoid congestion downtown.

There will be no pre-show.

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library. July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band July 24 – Kim Pollard Band July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century Band Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band A Medley of Music on Wednesday July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock) July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style) July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical) July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk) Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening) Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers) Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop) Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop) Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes) The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments. Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.
Start Date:
Sun, August 21, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens at Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library.

  • July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band
  • July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band
  • July 24 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century  Band
  • Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds
  • Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band

A Medley of Music on Wednesday

  • July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock)
  • July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style)
  • July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical)
  • July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk)
  • Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening)
  • Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers)
  • Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop)
  • Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop)
  • Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes)

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments.

Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.

Start Date:
Mon, August 22, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Offices
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, August 22, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, August 23, 2016 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
610 Montreal Street
Description: