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City schedule changes due to the Canada Day holiday

June 24, 2019 -

The Canada Day fireworks will be in Confederation Basin at 10 p.m. on July 1 and free activities and events  are scheduled during the day, including:

  • The City's Canada Day Carnival at Grass Creek Park, 2993 Highway 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  on Monday, July 1 featuring DJ, Kite Fest, carnival games and family fun activities. Find details at www.CityofKingston.ca/FeatureEvents.
  • The Canada Day Civic Ceremony celebrating this year's Civic Award winners at noon on Monday at City Hall.

"We live in an incredible country and an incredible community and Canada Day is a perfect opportunity to celebrate both," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "I hope you'll join me for the Canada Day parade, the Civic Ceremony as we celebrate some truly inspiring Kingstonians, or one of the many other family friendly events the City has planned."  All are invited to join the Canada Day People Parade to the Civic Ceremony. It starts at 11:30 a.m. at Princess and Barrie streets.

Utilities Kingston and City schedules change due to the holiday (see below).  See www.CityofKingston.ca/RoadClosures  for a list of when roads will be closed in the area of City Hall over the holiday weekend.

Holiday Changes to City and Utilities Kingston Services

Garbage, green bin and recycling:  No collection on Monday and collection moves to the day after your normal pick-up day for the rest of the week. Sign-up to be reminded what to put out when at www.CityofKingston.ca/collection. The Kingston Area Recycling Centre is closed Monday.

Kingston Transit: Buses run on a Sunday schedule on Monday, July 1 (Route 18 will run on a weekday schedule). Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner.

Kingston Access Services: Operates with limited service Monday. Call 613-542-2512.

Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including housing and social services and provincial offences are closed Monday.

Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro: Closed Monday. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell, power outage or a water main break, call the Utilities Kingston 24-hour number at 613-546-1181. Hydro One electricity customers in the west and east ends can call 1-800-434-1235. Union Gas customers can call 1-877-969-0999. Remember: electricity prices are off-peak on weekends and holidays like Canada Day.

Outdoor Aqua Park, splash pads and wading pools: Splash pads and the McBurney Park wading pool are open all weekend.   

Arenas: Closed Monday.

INVISTA Centre/Fitness & Wellness Centre: Closed Monday.

Artillery Park Aquatic Centre:  Closed Monday.

Rideau Heights Community Centre & Library: Closed Monday.

Libraries: All branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library are closed on Monday.

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour and Confederation Basin Marinas: Open. 

City Hall: Closed Monday (no tours).

PumpHouse: Closed Monday.

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum: Closed Monday.

Grand Theatre Box Office: Closed Monday. Administrative offices will also be closed on Monday.

Tett Centre: Closed Monday.

Kingston Fire & Rescue encourages you to enjoy the public fireworks from Confederation Park and Fort Henry. Lighting your own fireworks can be dangerous. If you choose to do so, check the safety guidelines.