KINGSTON NEWS

Doggie Dip returns to Tomlinson Aqua Park

Unleash your dog for a play date at Tomlinson Aqua Park. The City is holding its second-annual Summer’s End Doggie Dip on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Candidates list for the 2018 municipal election certified

Nominations for the Oct. 22 municipal and school board elections closed at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27 and the City clerk has made the list of candidates official.

City now installing public EV charging stations

The City is now installing 48 public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at 21 locations, making it easier than ever to be an EV driver in Kingston.

CITY BLOGS

Mediations and Settlements on Land Use Matters - Why and How Cities Participate

Over the last four years since I’ve been the City’s Chief Planner, I’ve been asked multiple questions on the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) appeals process, the various statuses of land...

North Block revised building proposal

I’m pleased to share that City staff are providing council with an update on the land-use planning appeals launched by Homestead Land Holdings for two of the North Block properties (51-57 Queen...

Next steps: Proposed Residential Rental Licensing Program

A proposed program to license residences with one to three rental units would require these rental properties to meet standards to ensure the health and safety of renters. The City of...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Michael Cole from Queen's University will speak on Sustaining the Oceans, focusing on the negative impact of plastics in our oceans, both on the natural environment and on the creatures which inhabit it. Come learn why plastics are found nearly everywhere, why they're so hard to dispose of safely, and what we as consumers can do to reduce our plastic waste. Open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. Registration for both talks opens at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 8. For more information visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Thu, September 20, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Michael Cole from Queen's University will speak on Sustaining the Oceans, focusing on the negative impact of plastics in our oceans, both on the natural environment and on the creatures which inhabit it. Come learn why plastics are found nearly everywhere, why they're so hard to dispose of safely, and what we as consumers can do to reduce our plastic waste.

Open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance.  Registration for both talks opens at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 8.  For more information visit www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Thu, September 20, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KPSB Boardroom at Police Headquarters, 705 Division Street
Description:
Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot. Register for this event.
Start Date:
Thu, September 20, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre, Meeting Room AB, 935 Gardiners Road
Description:

Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot.

Register for this event.

Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot. Register for this event.
Start Date:
Thu, September 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Glenburnie Fire Hall, 1485 Unity Road
Description:

Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot.

Register for this event.

Try it before you buy it! Free classes all week at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre and INVISTA Centre. Sample Kickboxing, yoga, DANCEPL3Y, Tabata, cycle fit, and aqua jogging to name a few. Sign in for your FREE Fitness Class at the Front Desk (available a maximum 20 minutes before class start time). Spaces limited. Fitness Frenzy schedule for Artillery Park and INVISTA Centre
Start Date:
Thu, September 20, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre INVISTA Centre
Description:

Try it before you buy it! Free classes all week at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre and INVISTA Centre. Sample Kickboxing, yoga, DANCEPL3Y, Tabata, cycle fit, and aqua jogging to name a few. Sign in for your FREE Fitness Class at the Front Desk (available a maximum 20 minutes before class start time). Spaces limited.

Start Date:
Fri, September 21, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:
Astronomer Frank Hitchens presents Target Earth, an examination of the threat to earth from comets and asteroids. How likely is it that we'll see an impact on the magnitude of the one which led to the extinction of the dinosaurs? Could even a small impact threaten our civilization, and is it possible to avert disaster? Open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. Registration for both talks opens at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 8. For more information visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Sat, September 22, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Astronomer Frank Hitchens presents Target Earth, an examination of the threat to earth from comets and asteroids.  How likely is it that we'll see an impact on the magnitude of the one which led to the extinction of the dinosaurs?  Could even a small impact threaten our civilization, and is it possible to avert disaster?

Open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance.  Registration for both talks opens at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 8.  For more information visit www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Mon, September 24, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, September 24, 2018 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
119 Van Order Drive
Description:
Staff Contact: Ryan Leary, Senior Heritage Planner Phone: 613-546-4291 ext. 3233 Email: rleary@cityofkingston.ca
Start Date:
Tue, September 25, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lake View Room, City Hall
Description:

Staff Contact: Ryan Leary, Senior Heritage Planner
Phone: 613-546-4291 ext. 3233
Email: rleary@cityofkingston.ca

221 Portsmouth Avenue
Start Date:
Wed, September 26, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

221 Portsmouth Avenue

Start Date:
Wed, September 26, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 26, 2018 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Rooms A & B, Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
Join Kingston Frontenac Public Library and Georgina Riel for a community talking circle where participants will discuss the past, present and future of Indigenous communities in the Kingston-Frontenac region. This event is part of the City of Kingston's Engage for Change initiative that aims to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Please email questions you may want to discuss at the event to jmiller@kfpl.ca. Register for free online.
Start Date:
Fri, September 28, 2018 9:00 AM
Duration:
7 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley Street, Large Hall Room
Description:

Join Kingston Frontenac Public Library and Georgina Riel for a community talking circle where participants will discuss the past, present and future of Indigenous communities in the Kingston-Frontenac region. This event is part of the City of Kingston's Engage for Change initiative that aims to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Please email questions you may want to discuss at the event to jmiller@kfpl.ca.

Register for free online.

Back by popular demand, this year artists from across the City animate buses and transit stops to kick off Culture Days. This partnership between Cultural Services and Kingston Transit will feature a total of six Kingston artists and artist collectives interacting with transit riders and passersby and share their craft in this free event. Be sure to share your photos of these artists on Instagram by tagging @city.of.kingston and using the hashtag #ONCultureDays. Fiddle Earth At the Downtown Transfer Point (Bagot and Brock Streets) 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Mary Kennedy and Brent Schneider are the leading fiddle player and guitarist/singer with the Kingston-based group called Fiddle Earth. The volunteer their talents as much as possible for the Kingston community. They love audience participation and try to make it possible for their audiences to participate by incorporating actions, doing sing a longs and using call and answer parts in their music. Mariah Horner At the Isabel Bader / Tett Centre bus stop (corner of Ellerbeck and King St.) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mariah is bringing her campfire singalong to a transit stop near you! Requests are welcome and singing is optional! Parents, students and children are welcome to sing along with Mariah’s guitar performance. Please note that Mariah loves the Eagles, so there may be some seventies crooning happening on King St. David Dossett Riding the 501 and 502 Express 12 p.m. -4 p.m. Transit riders (and drivers too) are invited to make a thumb print on a post card that will be turned into a small takeaway piece of art. Not all art is in galleries – event busses can be creative places on a Friday afternoon. Ariel Zaichick At the Downtown Transfer Point (Bagot and Brock Streets) 1-5 p.m. Ariel will be performing many of her own arrangements of classical music for ukulele/solo voice, using different time periods and languages. Audience members are open to share requests for types of music and improvisation and participation is optional, but welcome. Tracey Guptill and Jane Kirby At the Cataraqui Centre Transfer Point 2-6 p.m. Adorned with fancy tea cups, table cloths, wide-brimmed hats and dresses, Jane and Tracey will invite transit riders to sit and chat for a moment at this pop-up tea party, inviting community members to meet the artists and discuss on the issues important to them in the community. Tea has always been a way to bring people together in a comforting and inviting way, and Jane and Tracey plan to use the tea party to open space for conversations and create a theatrical experience for community participants. Melissa Mahady Wilton and Anthea Morgan At the City Park bus stop (King and Maitland Streets) 4-5 p.m. Melissa and Anthea are highly experienced dance and development professionals who will lead interested community members through an introductory Ballet or Spanish Classical class to beautiful music. In keeping with the Culture Days 2018 theme, "Play on Beat," the music will be our guide as we dance through this playful and accessible pop-up class for all ages. Community members may participate seated or standing, and movement options will be offered for all abilities.
Start Date:
Fri, September 28, 2018 9:00 AM
Duration:
9 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

Back by popular demand, this year artists from across the City animate buses and transit stops to kick off Culture Days. This partnership between Cultural Services and Kingston Transit will feature a total of six Kingston artists and artist collectives interacting with transit riders and passersby and share their craft in this free event. Be sure to share your photos of these artists on Instagram by tagging @city.of.kingston and using the hashtag #ONCultureDays.

Fiddle Earth
At the Downtown Transfer Point (Bagot and Brock Streets)
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Mary Kennedy and Brent Schneider are the leading fiddle player and guitarist/singer with the Kingston-based group called Fiddle Earth.  The volunteer their talents as much as possible for the Kingston community.  They love audience participation and try to make it possible for their audiences to participate by incorporating actions, doing sing a longs and using call and answer parts in their music. 

Mariah Horner
At the Isabel Bader / Tett Centre bus stop (corner of Ellerbeck and King St.)
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Mariah is bringing her campfire singalong to a transit stop near you! Requests are welcome and singing is optional! Parents, students and children are welcome to sing along with Mariah’s guitar performance. Please note that Mariah loves the Eagles, so there may be some seventies crooning happening on King St.

David Dossett
Riding the 501 and 502 Express
12 p.m. -4 p.m.
Transit riders (and drivers too) are invited to make a thumb print on a post card that will be turned into a small takeaway piece of art. Not all art is in galleries – event busses can be creative places on a Friday afternoon.

Ariel Zaichick
At the Downtown Transfer Point (Bagot and Brock Streets)
1-5 p.m.
Ariel will be performing many of her own arrangements of classical music for ukulele/solo voice, using different time periods and languages.  Audience members are open to share requests for types of music and improvisation and participation is optional, but welcome.

Tracey Guptill and Jane Kirby
At the Cataraqui Centre Transfer Point
2-6 p.m.
Adorned with fancy tea cups, table cloths, wide-brimmed hats and dresses, Jane and Tracey will invite transit riders to sit and chat for a moment at this pop-up tea party, inviting community members to meet the artists and discuss on the issues important to them in the community. Tea has always been a way to bring people together in a comforting and inviting way, and Jane and Tracey plan to use the tea party to open space for conversations and create a theatrical experience for community participants.

Melissa Mahady Wilton and Anthea Morgan
At the City Park bus stop (King and Maitland Streets)
4-5 p.m.
Melissa and Anthea are highly experienced dance and development professionals who will lead interested community members through an introductory Ballet or Spanish Classical class to beautiful music.  In keeping with the Culture Days 2018 theme, "Play on Beat," the music will be our guide as we dance through this playful and accessible pop-up class for all ages.  Community members may participate seated or standing, and movement options will be offered for all abilities.

 

 

Using art-based and drawing methods that will result in a stop animation video, the public are invited to share their feedback on their representation of downtown Kingston. All ages are welcome to share what kind of imagery they would like to see at the intersection of Princess and Division. Learn more and sign up for project updates at Get Involved Kingston.
Start Date:
Sat, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Duration:
7 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Intersection of Princess and Barrie Streets.
Description:

Using art-based and drawing methods that will result in a stop animation video, the public are invited to share their feedback on their representation of downtown Kingston. All ages are welcome to share what kind of imagery they would like to see at the intersection of Princess and Division. Learn more and sign up for project updates at Get Involved Kingston.

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Mon, October 01, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

   Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

The World Remembers provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those who died during the First World War in the form of a multi-week video installation presented in the City Hall Amphitheatre between Oct. 1 and Nov. 11, 2018. The World Remembers runs from 8:00 pm to 8:45 am each night and features the names of the 1,003,000 soldiers killed in 1918 from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Ukraine, Slovenia, the United States, the Chinese Labour Corps and the former British Indian Army. For more information, visit The World Remembers. Individual names can also be searched online using the Search the Names feature. Learn more and search for individual at www.theworldremembers.org
Start Date:
Mon, October 01, 2018 8:00 PM
Duration:
12 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
City Hall Amphitheatre 216 Ontario St.
Description:

The World Remembers provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those who died during the First World War in the form of a multi-week video installation presented in the City Hall Amphitheatre between Oct. 1 and Nov. 11, 2018.  The World Remembers runs from 8:00 pm to 8:45 am each night and features the names of the 1,003,000 soldiers killed in 1918 from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Ukraine, Slovenia, the United States, the Chinese Labour Corps and the former British Indian Army.  For more information, visit The World Remembers.  Individual names can also be searched online using the Search the Names feature. Learn more and search for individual at www.theworldremembers.org

Start Date:
Tue, October 02, 2018 7:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Squarel will be lit up in green for Islamic History Month. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Tue, October 02, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Squarel will be lit up in green for Islamic History Month.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

 

The first October talk in the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series is titled The Beaverton Presents and will be given by Alex Huntley, editor and senior writer with The Beaverton and co-author (with Luke Field) of 2017’s The Beaverton Presents: Glorious and/or Free: The True History of Canada Not to be confused with the real-life community east of Toronto, The Beaverton began life online as a news satire and parody publication with a special emphasis on Canadian news. It also published print editions which staffers would hand out on the street (occasionally dressed as beaver mascot Castro). In 2016 it expanded to a weekly TV version on the Comedy Network. The 2017 book The Beaverton Presents expanded the coverage of Canadian history, revealing little-known events like the time Anne of Green Gables started a bar fight. Alex Huntley, who earned a BA in politics and history at Queen’s, as well as a Master’s in Public Administration, has been with The Beaverton since 2012. In this presentation Alex will talk about his work, about writing satire, and about how to identify the difference between fake news, real news and satirical news. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Isabel Turner branch. There is no admission charge. It is open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The next installment in this series will take place on Tuesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at Calvin Park, when Kingston Symphony music director Evan Mitchell will give a behind-the-scenes look at the symphonic experience. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca.
Start Date:
Wed, October 03, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

The first October talk in the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series is titled The Beaverton Presents and will be given by Alex Huntley, editor and senior writer with The Beaverton and co-author (with Luke Field) of 2017’s The Beaverton Presents: Glorious and/or Free:  The True History of Canada

Not to be confused with the real-life community east of Toronto, The Beaverton began life online as a news satire and parody publication with a special emphasis on Canadian news.  It also published print editions which staffers would hand out on the street (occasionally dressed as beaver mascot Castro).  In 2016 it expanded to a weekly TV version on the Comedy Network.  The 2017 book The Beaverton Presents expanded the coverage of Canadian history, revealing little-known events like the time Anne of Green Gables started a bar fight.

Alex Huntley, who earned a BA in politics and history at Queen’s, as well as a Master’s in Public Administration, has been with The Beaverton since 2012.  In this presentation Alex will talk about his work, about writing satire, and about how to identify the difference between fake news, real news and satirical news.

This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Isabel Turner branch.  There is no admission charge.  It is open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. 

Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The next installment in this series will take place on Tuesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at Calvin Park, when Kingston Symphony music director Evan Mitchell will give a behind-the-scenes look at the symphonic experience.

 

                                       For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca.

At this special Heritage Resource Series lecture, The World Remembers co-creator R.H. Thomson will provide insight into the origins of the project and how it has evolved, along with the challenges involved in researching the names that have been included. He will also speak about his personal connections to the First World War that directly impacted his family. Registration is not required.
Start Date:
Wed, October 03, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall City Hall 216 Ontario St., Kingston
Description:

At this special Heritage Resource Series lecture, The World Remembers co-creator R.H. Thomson will provide insight into the origins of the project and how it has evolved, along with the challenges involved in researching the names that have been included.  He will also speak about his personal connections to the First World War that directly impacted his family. Registration is not required.

The North King’s Town project team will present the initial findings from the draft cultural heritage report, the draft transportation report and the draft land use and built form policies.
Start Date:
Wed, October 03, 2018 11:00 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Kingston Community Health Centre, 263 Weller Ave.
Description:

The North King’s Town project team will present the initial findings from the draft cultural heritage report, the draft transportation report and the draft land use and built form policies.

The project team will present the initial findings from the draft cultural heritage report, the draft transportation report and the draft land use and built form policies.
Start Date:
Wed, October 03, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 560, 734 Montreal St.
Description:

The project team will present the initial findings from the draft cultural heritage report, the draft transportation report and the draft land use and built form policies.

The project team will present the initial findings from the draft cultural heritage report, the draft transportation report and the draft land use and built form policies.
Start Date:
Wed, October 03, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 560, 734 Montreal St
Description:

The project team will present the initial findings from the draft cultural heritage report, the draft transportation report and the draft land use and built form policies.

Start Date:
Thu, October 04, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 04, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, October 08, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description: