Hosted by Councilor Jim Neill.
All those interested in learning about the Official Plan and proposed revisions are welcome to attend the open house. Staff will offer an overview of proposed revisions and respond to questions.
Find out more about the Official Plan Update
On Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Isabel Turner branch, join Nicolus Blunt and Anne Gillis from Kingston Community Credit Union as they present ways to maximize saving for your retirement as well as how to make the best use of your financial resources if you're already retired and finding your finances are beginning to pinch.
For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca/.
The first draft of the new City-wide Zoning Bylaw will be presented at this open house. There will be an informal opportunity to review key topics and preview the sections, along with a formal presentation explaining the background work that was done to complete the first draft, how to navigate the bylaw, where to find information and how to be engaged in the project.
Find out more about the Zoning Bylaw Update
Presentation: 7 p.m. followed by mini-workshop discussions.
Information will include:
- How the Walk Bike Kingston plan is being developed.
- Future visioning ideas on what is possible in Kingston through visual examples from across North America and Europe.
- Existing network of bike lanes, sidewalks, trails and pathway systems.
- Ways to improve accessibility and use of mobility devices.
- Corridors with a high existing or potential demand for walking and cycling.
Ideas, programs and facilities that could increase active transportation modal share.
Offer your input on the new sports field rules proposed for an update to the Noise Bylaw.
- 9:15 a.m. – Community wreath-laying ceremony
- 10:15 a.m. – Military/veterans groups wreath-laying ceremony
- 10:45 a.m. – Civic Service of Remembrance (lasts about 40 minutes)
Order of service:
- Parade marches on
- O Canada
- The Last Post
- Two minutes of silence
- Wreath-laying (with local dignitaries)
- Recitation of In Flanders Fields
- God Save the Queen
- Parade marches off
Notes for spectators:
- Ceremonies will take place rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather.
- The general public is invited to attend any or all of the above-mentioned ceremonies. School groups are also welcome to attend.
- There will be an American Sign Language Interpreter on-site for the Civic Service only.
- Spectators generally stand for these services, however, accessible seating is available at the Cenotaph, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Other local ceremonies:
- RCHA Remembrance Day Service: at 10:45 a.m. (same time as the Civic Service) in the southeast corner of City Park, at the intersection of King and Barrie streets opposite to the Murney Tower.
- Princess of Wales Own Regiment’s Service: Following the Civic Service, Regiment marches to the PWOR Monument in City Park (at King and Sydenham streets).
- HMCS Cataraqui/Naval Service: At noon. Following the Civic Service, Regiment marches to the Naval monument in Navy Memorial Park (on Ontario Street between Lower Union and Gore St.)
- Royal Canadian Legion Service: At 12:30 p.m. at Branch 560 at 734 Montreal St.
There are many other ceremonies being held in Kingston on November 11. Contact your Veterans’ organization or local Legion directly for information. For Kingston-area Royal Canadian Legion contact numbers go here: Kingston and Area Legion Branches . The Legion’s Poppy Office can be contacted by calling 613-544-5522.
Join the staff of Kingston Frontenac Public Library and a wide range of community experts for KFPL’s second Skill Share and How-To Fair on Nov. 12, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., at the Central Branch.
Participants can choose from sessions on gardening, backyard hens, visualization, stress-reducing massage and a variety of other topics. Learn how to choose the right bike for you or your child or how to use Google calendars more effectively. The experts from Utilities Kingston will be on hand to help you with energy efficiency. And take some time to make a button, learn to knit or crochet, make a beautiful origami figure and so much more. There’s something for everyone!
Come on down, wander through, chat with exhibitors, and learn, learn, learn.
Registration for the skill share sessions is open now: https://www.kfpl.ca/news-and-reviews/upcoming-programs-and-events/2016/10/24/how-to-fair-and-skill-share
There’s still a bit of space in for how-to fair tables if members of the community have a skill they’d like to share. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca.
The public may make representations about the proposed Official Plan Update at the statutory public meeting.
Official Plan Update public meeting
Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Thursday, Nov. 17
Learn about the revisions to the Official Plan, the plan that helps shape our city.
Note: 6 p.m. tentative time
Note: 6 p.m. tentative time
Note: 6p.m. tentative time