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City improving pathway around statue of Sir John A.

October 22, 2014 -

The pathway around the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald in City Park is being improved ahead of the 2015 Bicentennial of Sir John A.'s birth.

"The base of the statue is now being restored. These upgrades will be completed in time for Sir John A. Macdonald Day on January 11, 2015," says Neal Unsworth, Manager Parks Development.

Improvements to the area around the 1895 statue include:

  • a new pathway to the statue from the intersection at King and West Streets
  • a concrete gathering space with seating
  • a "Kingston Remembers" interpretive plaque

The statue has long been a gathering place for those wishing to pay homage to Canada's first Prime Minister, whose storied political career began here in Kingston.

For more on local Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission celebrations, see www.CityofKingston.ca/SirJohnA.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116.Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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