KINGSTON NEWS

Meet OSKAR - the City's mobile waste diversion station

August 14, 2017 - Watch for "OSKAR," the On Site Kingston Area Recycler, at an upcoming event – that's the name picked for the City of Kingston's new mobile waste diversion station.  ...

Vote now for Kingston's best-kept garden

Kingston Blooms judges have voted for their favourite gardens and are now turning it over to you – online voting for the winner of the Best-kept Garden is now open!

2017-18 high school bus passes available August 8

Starting Aug. 8, all Grade 9 through 12 students in Kingston will be able to renew or sign-up for their free Kingston Transit bus pass for the 2017-18 academic school year.

CITY BLOGS

Kingston’s waterways and the Canadian economy

  Cayuga passenger boat, c. 1907, Queen’s Archives   Kingston is located at the intersection of four lines of communication: the Great Lakes to the interior of...

Kingston's and Canadian Railways

From the mid-nineteenth century until 1967, Kingston’s downtown core and...

Community Benefits

There has always been significant interest in how our community is shaped, and in some developments, community benefits have been negotiated by the City in exchange for increases in a project’s...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Mon, August 21, 2017 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, August 22, 2017 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
610 Montreal Street
Description:
Own a heritage property? Tell us how the Heritage Grant Program can help you conserve your property. Offer feedback on proposed changes to the City’s heritage property grants program including the draft heritage grant bylaw. Staff presentation will take place at 5 p.m. Learn more about the heritage property grants program.
Start Date:
Tue, August 22, 2017 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Heritage Resource Centre, Main Level, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

Own a heritage property?  Tell us how the Heritage Grant Program can help you conserve your property.

Offer feedback on proposed changes to the City’s heritage property grants program including the draft heritage grant bylaw.

Staff presentation will take place at 5 p.m.

Learn more about the heritage property grants program.

Plan to attend the public information session to see the summary of the Belle Park Ideas future opportunity survey and talk to staff ahead of the report to Council later this fall. No RSVP required, presentation at 6:15 p.m. followed by a Q&A with City staff.
Start Date:
Tue, August 22, 2017 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre Meeting Room C 1350 Gardiners Road
Description:

Plan to attend the public information session to see the summary of the Belle Park Ideas future opportunity survey and talk to staff ahead of the report to Council later this fall.

No RSVP required, presentation at 6:15 p.m. followed by a Q&A with City staff.

Start Date:
Wed, August 23, 2017 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KFL&A Public Health
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, August 23, 2017 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Community groups are invited to join staff to discuss the Community Benefit Guidelines. RSVP at communitybenefitguide@cityofkingston.ca to attend this workshop. The City has prepared a draft set of “Community Benefit Guidelines” to guide future processes for securing community benefits in a fair, clear, transparent and predictable manner. Review the draft Community Benefit Guidelines and supporting Official Plan amendments. At this time, planning staff are preparing application details in support of an Official Plan Amendment which will be presented to the City’s planning committee (date to be determined). In advance of this meeting, staff have scheduled a Public Open House on July 25 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Start Date:
Wed, August 23, 2017 3:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Blvd – 2nd Floor, Meeting Room 1
Description:

Community groups are invited to join staff to discuss the Community Benefit Guidelines.

RSVP at communitybenefitguide@cityofkingston.ca to attend this workshop.

The City has prepared a draft set of “Community Benefit Guidelines” to guide future processes for securing community benefits in a fair, clear, transparent and predictable manner. Review the draft Community Benefit Guidelines and supporting Official Plan amendments.

At this time, planning staff are preparing application details in support of an Official Plan Amendment which will be presented to the City’s planning committee (date to be determined). In advance of this meeting, staff have scheduled a Public Open House on July 25 from 5 - 7 p.m.

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 Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. 2017 line-up July 5 - Amanda Sadler – Contemporary Country July 12 - 20thC Jazz Band - Big Band Jazz July 19 - Robin Moir - Singer / Songwriter, Pop Motown July 26 - Quintessentials - Light Classics, Jazz, Pop, Children’s Aug. 2 - Craig Jones Band – Folk, Rock & Roll Aug. 9 - SwingTime Dance Band – Kingston’s Oldest Swing Band Aug. 16 - Swing-On Jazz - Jazz Aug. 23 - The Tone Kats - Classic Rock Aug. 30 - The Swinging Doors - Country 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, Long & McQuade and Raymond James Investments.
Start Date:
Wed, August 23, 2017 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Garden (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

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 Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.

2017 line-up

  • July 5 - Amanda Sadler – Contemporary Country
  • July 12 - 20thC Jazz Band - Big Band Jazz
  • July 19 - Robin Moir - Singer / Songwriter, Pop Motown
  • July 26 - Quintessentials  - Light Classics, Jazz, Pop, Children’s
  • Aug. 2 - Craig Jones Band – Folk, Rock & Roll
  • Aug. 9 - SwingTime Dance Band – Kingston’s Oldest Swing Band
  • Aug. 16 - Swing-On Jazz - Jazz
  • Aug. 23 - The Tone Kats  - Classic Rock
  • Aug. 30 - The Swinging Doors - Country

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, Long & McQuade and Raymond James Investments.

Start Date:
Mon, August 28, 2017 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Offices
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, August 29, 2017 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, August 29, 2017 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall
Description:
Farmers’ markets have played an integral role in the fabric of communities as a gathering place and centre of local commence. Through historical costumes, food, music, games, activities and displays, this summer Community Harvest Market will be celebrating Canada 150 by bringing community together for two special events that focus on our past and reflect on our future. Please visit our website or Facebook page for updates on these special CHK market events. Link for more information www.communityharvestkingston.com www.facebook.com/KingstonCommunityHarvestMarket
Start Date:
Wed, August 30, 2017 2:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
St. Matthew’s United Church,31 Weller Avenue, corner of Weller Ave. and Daly St.
Description:

Farmers’ markets have played an integral role in the fabric of communities as a gathering place and centre of local commence.  Through historical costumes, food, music, games, activities and displays, this summer Community Harvest Market will be celebrating Canada 150 by bringing community together for two special events that focus on our past and reflect on our future.  Please visit our website or Facebook page for updates on these special CHK market events.

Link for more information 

www.communityharvestkingston.com

www.facebook.com/KingstonCommunityHarvestMarket

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 Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. 2017 line-up July 5 - Amanda Sadler – Contemporary Country July 12 - 20thC Jazz Band - Big Band Jazz July 19 - Robin Moir - Singer / Songwriter, Pop Motown July 26 - Quintessentials - Light Classics, Jazz, Pop, Children’s Aug. 2 - Craig Jones Band – Folk, Rock & Roll Aug. 9 - SwingTime Dance Band – Kingston’s Oldest Swing Band Aug. 16 - Swing-On Jazz - Jazz Aug. 23 - The Tone Kats - Classic Rock Aug. 30 - The Swinging Doors - Country 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, Long & McQuade and Raymond James Investments.
Start Date:
Wed, August 30, 2017 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Garden (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

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 Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.

2017 line-up

  • July 5 - Amanda Sadler – Contemporary Country
  • July 12 - 20thC Jazz Band - Big Band Jazz
  • July 19 - Robin Moir - Singer / Songwriter, Pop Motown
  • July 26 - Quintessentials  - Light Classics, Jazz, Pop, Children’s
  • Aug. 2 - Craig Jones Band – Folk, Rock & Roll
  • Aug. 9 - SwingTime Dance Band – Kingston’s Oldest Swing Band
  • Aug. 16 - Swing-On Jazz - Jazz
  • Aug. 23 - The Tone Kats  - Classic Rock
  • Aug. 30 - The Swinging Doors - Country

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, Long & McQuade and Raymond James Investments.

Start Date:
Thu, August 31, 2017 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description: