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Bring the kids to the Public Works Open House

May 12, 2015 -

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 23 at the public works yard at Railway and Division Streets (enter off Railway Street). 

"Public works crews play the important role of maintaining our roads, sidewalks, parks and green spaces," said Mayor Bryan Paterson. "Come to the open house to learn how staff do what they do, get an up-close look at the vehicles used and meet the people who make Kingston work."

The open house marks the end of National Public Works Week and celebrates the contributions of City workers such as snow plow drivers, street sweepers and firefighters. Visitors will learn about public works services (roads, parks, horticulture, engineering, forestry and solid waste), Utilities Kingston, Kingston Police and Kingston Fire & Rescue.

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.