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Bring the kids to the Public Works Open House

May 23, 2017 -

Check out the view from the driver's seat of a snow plow, street sweeper or fire truck during the free Public Works Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 at the public works yard at Railway and Division streets (enter off Railway Street). 

"This is a wonderful event for families and a fun way for kids to learn about the people that keep our city great," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "This is an opportunity to meet City workers and get a close-up view of the equipment they use. It's also a great way to find out more about the work our public works team does every day."

He urges residents to come:

  • Take a ride in a bucket truck
  • Pick up wildflower seedlings to plant in your garden
  • Plant flowers
  • Learn about public works services (roads, parks, horticulture, engineering, forestry and solid waste), Utilities Kingston and Kingston Fire & Rescue.

The open house marks National Public Works Week, May 21 to 27, and celebrates the contributions of City workers, including snow plow drivers, street sweepers and firefighters.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications and customer experience department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.