KINGSTON NEWS

Watering restrictions for gardens and lawns start June 15

Seasonal watering restrictions go into effect annually on June 15. Residents and businesses may only use treated water on designated days.

Slide into summer at Tomlinson Aqua Park! Open starting June 2

Tomlinson Aqua Park, opens on weekends starting Saturday, June 2, offers residents an affordable way to stay active – and cool – all summer long.

CITY BLOGS

North King’s Town - project update & workshops

Join City staff and the North King’s Town project team for an update on progress made and share your feedback on three of the five technical studies being done for phase two of the project: land...

Join us for a neighbourhood walk in Central Kingston

Tell us how you live, see and experience neighbourhoods within the Central Kingston Growth Strategy study areas - join City staff and the project team for neighbourhood walks! The purpose of...

Introducing the Development Charges Rebate Program

Kingston has the lowest vacancy rate in Ontario making it difficult to secure affordable rental housing. This is something the City is actively working to address and I am pleased to share that...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Starting in June, 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, June 19, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Dunham Park 1040 Mona Dr.
Description:

Starting in June, 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, June 20, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
McCallum Park To get to McCallum Park go east on Gore Road. Turn left onto Donald Road. Follow Donald to McCallum Road, and the park is right there!
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 20, 2018 9:30 AM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 21, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 21, 2018 12:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KPSB Boardroom at Police Headquarters, 705 Division Street
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 21, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:
Starting in June, 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, June 21, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
City Park 33 Bagot St.
Description:

Starting in June, 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.

OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates.
Start Date:
Thu, June 21, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:

OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates.

The next Giveaway Day is June 23. Giveaway Days are when you put items you no longer want out at the curb for someone who might like them. The City declares Giveaway Days a few times a year - sign-up for collection reminders to be reminded when one is coming up. What to put out: Only set out appropriate items that you know someone else might want. Appropriate items: books, CDs, DVDs, Furniture and small appliances, Electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans. Inappropriate items: the Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that these items should NOT be given away (or picked-up): baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys. Bring any uncollected items back inside at 6 p.m. on Giveaway Day. The City will NOT collect unwanted Giveaway Day items left at the curb and these may be subject to fines from Bylaw Enforcement. Consider donating unwanted items to a local charity.
Start Date:
Sat, June 23, 2018 6:00 AM
Duration:
12 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

The next Giveaway Day is June 23. 

Giveaway Days are when you put items you no longer want out at the curb for someone who might like them. The City declares Giveaway Days a few times a year - sign-up for collection reminders to be reminded when one is coming up.

What to put out:

Only set out appropriate items that you know someone else might want.

  • Appropriate items: books, CDs, DVDs, Furniture and small appliances, Electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans.
  • Inappropriate items: the Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that these items should NOT be given away (or picked-up): baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys.

Bring any uncollected items back inside at 6 p.m. on Giveaway Day. The City will NOT collect unwanted Giveaway Day items left at the curb and these may be subject to fines from Bylaw Enforcement. Consider donating unwanted items to a local charity.

Join us at our information booth at the Skeleton Park Arts Festival in McBurney Park. Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan project and offer comments on the revised land use plan, draft heritage character areas, and information about the draft transportation plan (including the problem/opportunity statement, revised evaluation criteria, and a draft inventory of potential network improvements). To learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan, visit www.CityofKingston.ca/NorthKingsTown.
Start Date:
Sat, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM
Duration:
7 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
McBurney Park, 167 Ordnance St.
Description:

Join us at our information booth at the Skeleton Park Arts Festival in McBurney Park.

Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan project and offer comments on the revised land use plan, draft heritage character areas, and information about the draft transportation plan (including the problem/opportunity statement, revised evaluation criteria, and a draft inventory of potential network improvements).

To learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan, visit www.CityofKingston.ca/NorthKingsTown.

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) invites all kids 12 and under to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC). This summer with the TDSRC, children are encouraged to dive into areas that already fascinate them, dabble in others for new inspiration, and discover that their passions have the potential to transform them, their friends, and their world. Join us on Saturday, June 23, for the official kickoff of the TDSRC. On that day children can register for the TD Summer Reading Club at their local branch. There will also be a special performance by the Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company at the Isabel Turner Branch. Shows are at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and require free tickets. If your family cannot make it to the kickoff, you can still sign up for the club in person at any KFPL branch until Saturday, Sept.1. All kids participating in the club will receive: a special bilingual notebook to track their progress; a web access code for the virtual club on the TDSRC website; stickers; and the chance to win prizes. Kids can participate in the TDSRC anytime, anywhere — at the library, at home, online, on the road — wherever their summer takes them. KFPL also provides materials in alternative formats, such as audio or Braille. Why join the TD Summer Reading Club? For school-aged children, summer can mean regression in their reading skills. Active participation in the TDSRC helps reduce this “summer slide” by providing access to books and literacy-based programming while making reading fun. In addition to the club, KFPL branches across the city will offer programming and performances throughout the summer. This year’s lineup includes a LEGO Club, Puppet Show Extravaganza Tours, Stories in the Park, and of course, the very popular “Live @ the Library” series. “Live” performers include musicians, artists, live animals, and magicians! Including “Live @ the Library” shows, the Library will be offering over 200 free programs and events for children during June, July and August across the city and in Sydenham and Sharbot Lake. For more information about Live at the Library performers and other events, pick up the summer events flyer, call your local branch, or visit the Programs and Events section of the Library’s website at www.kfpl.ca.
Start Date:
Sat, June 23, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) invites all kids 12 and under to participate in the TD Summer Reading Club (TDSRC). This summer with the TDSRC, children are encouraged to dive into areas that already fascinate them, dabble in others for new inspiration, and discover that their passions have the potential to transform them, their friends, and their world. 

Join us on Saturday, June 23, for the official kickoff of the TDSRC. On that day children can register for the TD Summer Reading Club at their local branch. There will also be a special performance by the Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company at the Isabel Turner Branch. Shows are at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and require free tickets.

If your family cannot make it to the kickoff, you can still sign up for the club in person at any KFPL branch until Saturday, Sept.1.

All kids participating in the club will receive:  a special bilingual notebook to track their progress; a web access code for the virtual club on the TDSRC website; stickers; and the chance to win prizes. Kids can participate in the TDSRC anytime, anywhere — at the library, at home, online, on the road — wherever their summer takes them.  KFPL also provides materials in alternative formats, such as audio or Braille.

Why join the TD Summer Reading Club?  For school-aged children, summer can mean regression in their reading skills. Active participation in the TDSRC helps reduce this “summer slide” by providing access to books and literacy-based programming while making reading fun.

In addition to the club, KFPL branches across the city will offer programming and performances throughout the summer. This year’s lineup includes a LEGO Club, Puppet Show Extravaganza Tours, Stories in the Park, and of course, the very popular “Live @ the Library” series. “Live” performers include musicians, artists, live animals, and magicians! Including “Live @ the Library” shows, the Library will be offering over 200 free programs and events for children during June, July and August across the city and in Sydenham and Sharbot Lake.  For more information about Live at the Library performers and other events, pick up the summer events flyer, call your local branch, or visit the Programs and Events section of the Library’s website at www.kfpl.ca.

                                                    

Start Date:
Sun, June 24, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall & Springer Market Square
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, June 25, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, June 25, 2018 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
119 Van Order Drive
Description:
Pharmacist Maria Schell from Shoppers Drug Mart will be speaking about OHIP+, Ontario’s new Children and Youth Pharmacare Program Registration for both sessions opens online at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at 613-549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. For more information visit www.kfpl.ca.
Start Date:
Mon, June 25, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch
Description:

Pharmacist Maria Schell from Shoppers Drug Mart will be speaking about OHIP+, Ontario’s new Children and Youth Pharmacare Program

Registration for both sessions opens online at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at 613-549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12.  For more information visit www.kfpl.ca.

Free prescription drug coverage for all Ontarians under the age of 25 — that's the promise of OHIP+, the new Children and Youth Pharmacare program. OHIP+ completely covers the cost of more than 4,400 drug products currently available through the Ontario Drug Benefit program, including a wide range of such things as antibiotics, asthma inhalers and EpiPens, as well as drugs to treat arthritis, epilepsy, mental health conditions and some childhood cancers. It can be complicated to take best advantage of the new plan, however, especially if you're switching from coverage under a parent's private insurance, or if you want your child to continue receiving a particular version of a medication which isn't covered under OHIP+. Presenter Maria Schell, a pharmacist with Shoppers Drug Mart, will outline how to navigate the exceptions of the program, how to make the most of it for common ailments, and how to save money with the help of your health care professionals. At the end of the presentation there will be a draw for a gift basket provided by Shoppers. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at Calvin Park and is open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. There is no admission charge. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. You can register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 16. FYI: This session is identical to the one held on June 9 at Isabel Turner Branch. Only register for one session. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca.
Start Date:
Mon, June 25, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

Free prescription drug coverage for all Ontarians under the age of 25 — that's the promise of OHIP+, the new Children and Youth Pharmacare program.  OHIP+ completely covers the cost of more than 4,400 drug products currently available through the Ontario Drug Benefit program, including a wide range of such things as antibiotics, asthma inhalers and EpiPens, as well as drugs to treat arthritis, epilepsy, mental health conditions and some childhood cancers. 

It can be complicated to take best advantage of the new plan, however, especially if you're switching from coverage under a parent's private insurance, or if you want your child to continue receiving a particular version of a medication which isn't covered under OHIP+.

Presenter Maria Schell, a pharmacist with Shoppers Drug Mart, will outline how to navigate the exceptions of the program, how to make the most of it for common ailments, and how to save money with the help of your health care professionals. At the end of the presentation there will be a draw for a gift basket provided by Shoppers.

This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at Calvin Park and is open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. There is no admission charge. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance.

You can register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 16.

FYI: This session is identical to the one held on June 9 at Isabel Turner Branch. Only register for one session.

 For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca.
 

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library and KEYS Job Centre are excited to present Displaced and Relocated Voices: Newcomer Stories of Struggles and Success. Newcomers to Kingston will share their struggles of displacement from their home countries and their achievements in relocating and integrating into Kingston, their new home. Get your free-registration ticket via this EventBrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/displaced-and-relocated-voices-tickets-46801780385 This free public event will be held in the City Council Chambers beginning at 6:30p.m., on Monday, June 25, followed by a meet-and-greet in Memorial Hall — complete with local musical talent, savory snacks from Syria, and table displays. The event will provide Kingstonians with an opportunity to hear moving personal stories of triumph and challenge in a way few other events can provide. Join KEYS and your public library to listen, learn and support newcomers who are making Kingston a dynamic global city as we head into Canada Day. All ages are welcome. Contact: Jake Miller, 613-549-8888, ext. 3522, jmiller@kfpl.ca Karl Flecker, 613-546-5559, ext. 313 karf@keys.ca
Start Date:
Mon, June 25, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall 2nd Floor Council Chamber and Memorial Hall
Description:

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library and KEYS Job Centre are excited to present Displaced and Relocated Voices:  Newcomer Stories of Struggles and Success.

Newcomers to Kingston will share their struggles of displacement from their home countries and their achievements in relocating and integrating into Kingston, their new home.

Get your free-registration ticket via this EventBrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/displaced-and-relocated-voices-tickets-46801780385

This free public event will be held in the City Council Chambers beginning at 6:30p.m., on Monday, June 25, followed by a meet-and-greet in Memorial Hall — complete with local musical talent, savory snacks from Syria, and table displays.

The event will provide Kingstonians with an opportunity to hear moving personal stories of triumph and challenge in a way few other events can provide.

Join KEYS and your public library to listen, learn and support newcomers who are making Kingston a dynamic global city as we head into Canada Day. 

All ages are welcome.

Contact: Jake Miller, 613-549-8888, ext. 3522, jmiller@kfpl.ca

               Karl Flecker, 613-546-5559, ext. 313 karf@keys.ca

Start Date:
Tue, June 26, 2018 7:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Starting in June, 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, June 26, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Dunham Park 1040 Mona Dr.
Description:

Starting in June, 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.

Join us for an update on the North King’s Town project and share your feedback. Updates and feedback will include the revised land use plan, draft heritage character areas, and information about the draft transportation plan (including the problem/opportunity statement, revised evaluation criteria, and a draft inventory of potential network improvements). To learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan, visit www.CityofKingston.ca/NorthKingsTown.
Start Date:
Tue, June 26, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 734 Montreal Street
Description:

Join us for an update on the North King’s Town project and share your feedback.

Updates and feedback will include the revised land use plan, draft heritage character areas, and information about the draft transportation plan (including the problem/opportunity statement, revised evaluation criteria, and a draft inventory of potential network improvements).

To learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan, visit www.CityofKingston.ca/NorthKingsTown.

Join us for an update on the North King’s Town project and share your feedback. Updates and feedback will include the revised land use plan, draft heritage character areas, and information about the draft transportation plan (including the problem/opportunity statement, revised evaluation criteria, and a draft inventory of potential network improvements). To learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan, visit www.CityofKingston.ca/NorthKingsTown.
Start Date:
Tue, June 26, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 734 Montreal Street
Description:

Join us for an update on the North King’s Town project and share your feedback.

Updates and feedback will include the revised land use plan, draft heritage character areas, and information about the draft transportation plan (including the problem/opportunity statement, revised evaluation criteria, and a draft inventory of potential network improvements).

To learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan, visit www.CityofKingston.ca/NorthKingsTown.

Join us for “Building a Community History Exhibit in the Swamp Ward” with Chris Miner and Laura Murray. Register now.
Start Date:
Tue, June 26, 2018 3:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Heritage Resource Centre, City Hall
Description:

Join us for “Building a Community History Exhibit in the Swamp Ward” with Chris Miner and Laura Murray.

Register now.

Start Date:
Wed, June 27, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre - Multi-Purpose Room
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 27, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 27, 2018 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Rooms A & B, Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 27, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:
Starting in June, 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, June 27, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
To get to McCallum Park go east on Gore Road. Turn left onto Donald Road. Follow Donald to McCallum Road, and the park is right there!
Description:

Starting in June, 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.

Join City staff and the project team for neighbourhood walks, approximately 2 km long. Paper feedback forms and pens will be provided during these walks for participants to provide feedback. Register for this walk: https://ckgswalk1.eventbrite.ca Neighbouhood walks are taking place: Thursday June 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday June 16, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday June 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m. The purpose of the neighbourhood walks is for residents to identify the existing character of the various neighbourhoods within the Central Kingston Growth Strategy study area. Neighbourhood character is a land use planning and urban design concept that focuses on the size, shape, location and type of buildings, along with their relationship to the size and shape of properties and the public realm. It is often associated with the era of a neighbourhood’s development and is subject to change over time as the neighbourhood evolves. To learn more about the Central Kingston Growth Strategy please visit, www.CityofKingston.ca/CKstrategy
Start Date:
Wed, June 27, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
meet at the corner of Nickle Ave. and Curtis Cres
Description:

Join City staff and the project team for neighbourhood walks, approximately 2 km long. Paper feedback forms and pens will be provided during these walks for participants to provide feedback.

Register for this walk: https://ckgswalk1.eventbrite.ca

Neighbouhood walks are taking place: 

  • Thursday June 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday June 16, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
  • Monday June 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, June 27, 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

The purpose of the neighbourhood walks is for residents to identify the existing character of the various neighbourhoods within the Central Kingston Growth Strategy study area.

Neighbourhood character is a land use planning and urban design concept that focuses on the size, shape, location and type of buildings, along with their relationship to the size and shape of properties and the public realm. It is often associated with the era of a neighbourhood’s development and is subject to change over time as the neighbourhood evolves.

To learn more about the Central Kingston Growth Strategy please visit, www.CityofKingston.ca/CKstrategy

Starting in June, 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, June 28, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Description:

Starting in June, 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.

Join City staff and the Central Kingston Growth Strategy project team for an urban design workshop. Register for the workshop here: https://ckgsurbandesignworkshop.eventbrite.ca This workshop will seek feedback on study areas that may be appropriate for intensification – and on the scale and form of intensification. Participants will also be asked to identify compatibility principles (such as building height, setbacks from the street, setbacks between properties, landscaping, etc.) to be incorporated into the Strategy’s framework to guide infill and intensification in the central Kingston. To learn more about the Central Kingston Growth Strategy please visit, www.CityofKingston.ca/CKstrategy
Start Date:
Thu, June 28, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

Join City staff and the Central Kingston Growth Strategy project team for an urban design workshop.

Register for the workshop here: https://ckgsurbandesignworkshop.eventbrite.ca

This workshop will seek feedback on study areas that may be appropriate for intensification – and on the scale and form of intensification. Participants will also be asked to identify compatibility principles (such as building height, setbacks from the street, setbacks between properties, landscaping, etc.) to be incorporated into the Strategy’s framework to guide infill and intensification in the central Kingston.

To learn more about the Central Kingston Growth Strategy please visit, www.CityofKingston.ca/CKstrategy

Classic Albums Live will perform the legendary Beatles’ album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. Every single track of this brilliant album including “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, “With a Little Help from My Friends”, the title track and more. All of the instrument and vocal tracks will be performed live by the talented musicians of Classic Albums Live. This concert is free and is open to all ages. The Utilities Kingston quench buggy will be on site so please bring your reusable water bottles. An accessible seating area is available.
Start Date:
Fri, June 29, 2018 8:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Classic Albums Live will perform the legendary Beatles’ album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. Every single track of this brilliant album including “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, “With a Little Help from My Friends”, the title track and more. All of the instrument and vocal tracks will be performed live by the talented musicians of Classic Albums Live. This concert is free and is open to all ages. 

The Utilities Kingston quench buggy will be on site so please bring your reusable water bottles. An accessible seating area is available.  

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lin purple for Rock in the Square, an annual music event.
Start Date:
Fri, June 29, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lin purple for Rock in the Square, an annual music event.

Start Date:
Sun, July 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:
Start Date:
Sun, July 01, 2018 4:00 PM
Duration:
6 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, July 03, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 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:
Tue, July 03, 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.

Start Date:
Wed, July 04, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, July 04, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 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 04, 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 04, 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.

Start Date:
Thu, July 05, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, July 05, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Front 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, July 05, 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.