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City of Kingston temporarily closes municipal facilities in City Central area to conserve water, reduce sewer usage

June 6, 2019 –

UPDATE: Friday, June 7 - 6:30 a.m.
All municipal facilities in the City central area impacted by the temporary closure have reopened.

The following City recreation and leisure facilities, splash pads and public washrooms in Kingston's City Central area closed at 5 p.m., Thursday, June 6 and will reopen at their regulary scheduled times on Friday, June 7.

The measure follows Utilities Kingston's request to conserve water and reduce sewer use after an equipment failure at the River Street Pumping Station.

The following facilities and amenities are impacted by the temporary closure:

  • City Hall lower level washrooms, 216 Ontario St.
  • Visitor information centre washrooms, 209 Ontario St.
  • Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
  • Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St.,
  • Belle Park Driving Range club house, 731 Montreal St.
  • Confederation Basin Marina, 6 Clarence St.
  • Memorial Centre, including the Outdoor Aqua Park, 303 York St.
  • Rideau Heights Community Centre & Library, 85 MacCauley St.

Splash pads

  • City Park, 33 Bagot St.
  • Lake Ontario Park, 920 King St W.
  • Memorial Centre, 303 York St.
  • Ronald Lavallee Memorial Kiwanis Park, Fourth Ave.
  • Shannon Park, 199 Wilson St.
  • Victoria Park, 487 Brock St.

The Thursday, June 6 performance of The ABBA Show at The Grand Theatre is not impacted by the closure. We ask that attendees be mindful of their water usage while at the performance. 

Updates will be shared on the City's website at www.CityofKingston.ca/Facilities and via social media.

Residents with a booking at a recreation and leisure facility should email recreation@cityofkingston.ca to discuss rebooking.

Utilities Kingston offers information on their website on how to reduce water and sewer use, take steps to protect properties from basement flooding, and more: https://utilitieskingston.com/News/Article/River-Street-June-2019