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City making improvements to the Waterfront Trail at the Coal Dock

September 14, 2016 -

Construction has started on pathway improvements to the Waterfront Trail at the Coal Dock, beside the former Kingston Psychiatric Hospital. Pathway users, please note that the path may close at times to allow machinery to access construction areas.

The federal and provincial governments, who own the lands in this area, have permitted the City of Kingston to build an accessible pathway along this section of the waterfront. The improvements  include an asphalt path, modifications to a retaining wall, safety fencing and seating.

The construction of this key link in the waterfront pathway is a part of the City'sWaterfront Master Plan. The work is expected to be completed this fall.

The plans for the upgrades can be found here: https://www.cityofkingston.ca/documents/10180/13926536/Appendix+B+-+Project+Sheets/84fe1283-a81d-4267-88c7-ee27665d00b9

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. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. 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 contact the City of Kingston communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.