KINGSTON NEWS

Residents urged to prep for localized flooding

The forecast shows 20 to 40 mm of rain could fall by Friday, most this afternoon and continuing into tonight. Sand and sandbags are available.

City council sets its 2019 to 2022 priorities

Council has endorsed the strategic priorities and implementation plan the City of Kingston will pursue from 2019 to 2022.

How does Kingston reach 65% waste diversion?

The City is looking for new strategies that can be implemented to capture more organics, recyclables, yard waste out of your weekly garbage that goes to landfill.

CITY BLOGS

Recapping Last Week's Density by Design Engagement Sessions

In collaboration with City Planning staff and consultant Brent Toderian we facilitated a number of public events as part of the Phase 1 Engagement Plan for the Density by Design: Kingston’s...

A message from the Director of Planning, Building and Licensing about the Limestone Art and Craft Show

Updated April 29, 2019 I’ve received numerous concerned messages from members of the public regarding the cancellation of the Limestone Art and Craft Show this weekend . I do want to take...

Celebrating the diverse texture of Kingston's past, present and future literary arts

Come out to an Evening with Kingston's Poets Laureate on April 30 at the KFPL Central Branch. Kingston has always been a literary city and it has been claimed the first Canadian novel was...

EVENTS CALENDAR

The ALS flag will be raised in Confederation Park as part of the Walk to end ALS event.
Start Date:
Sat, May 25, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Confederation Park
Description:

The ALS flag will be raised in Confederation Park as part of the Walk to end ALS event.

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for Walk for ALS and ALS Awareness
Start Date:
Sat, May 25, 2019 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for Walk for ALS and ALS Awareness

Start Date:
Mon, May 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 29, 2019 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Room #1, Central Branch
Description:
The purpose of this public open house is to present the draft 2019 Development Charge Background Study and draft bylaw which includes the new development charge.
Start Date:
Wed, May 29, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre, Meeting Rooms A & B 1350 Gardiners Rd., Kingston
Description:

The purpose of this public open house is to present the draft 2019 Development Charge Background Study and draft bylaw which includes the new development charge.

Do you have an idea for a great product to sell online, but don’t know how to start? Whether you already have an existing business or are still in the idea stage, you may want to consider using the Shopify e-commerce platform. KFPL is pleased to offer an introductory workshop, Shopify 101, at our Sydenham branch on Thursday, May 30, beginning at 7 p.m. From naming your Shopify store, adding your theme, creating digital products, to how to ship your product and get paid for your sales, this 90-minute workshop with Shopify guru Carissa Cosgrove will give you the fundamentals to launch your online business. [One note: if you already have a Shopify store up and running this introductory workshop is not for you — instead, please email kingston@shopify.com for notification about the next-level workshop.] This will be a hands-on workshop, so make sure you bring along your laptop or tablet (and your charger). WiFi is available on site. The Shopify 101 workshop will take place at the Sydenham branch on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. and is open to adults. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at events.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Thu, May 30, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham branch 4412 Wheatley St. Sydenham, Ontario
Description:

Do you have an idea for a great product to sell online, but don’t know how to start?  Whether you already have an existing business or are still in the idea stage, you may want to consider using the Shopify e-commerce platform. KFPL is pleased to offer an introductory workshop, Shopify 101, at our Sydenham branch on Thursday, May 30, beginning at 7 p.m.

From naming your Shopify store, adding your theme, creating digital products, to how to ship your product and get paid for your sales, this 90-minute workshop with Shopify guru Carissa Cosgrove will give you the fundamentals to launch your online business.  [One note:  if you already have a Shopify store up and running this introductory workshop is not for you — instead, please email kingston@shopify.com for notification about the next-level workshop.] 

This will be a hands-on workshop, so make sure you bring along your laptop or tablet (and your charger).  WiFi is available on site.

The Shopify 101 workshop will take place at the Sydenham branch on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. and is open to adults. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at events.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.

 For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Let’s demonstrate the difference we can make when we all work together. Be part of the #CommuterChallengeYGK movement. Kingstonians, this is our opportunity to demonstrate how we’re working to become Canada’s most sustainable city, and to gather an estimate of the difference we can make in our greenhouse gas emissions when we all work together. Will you help? To participate in this challenge, complete the following steps: Register for the competition at www.CommuterChallenge.com June 2-8 leave your car at home and walk, cycle, bus, tele-commute or car-pool! Track your trips on www.CommuterChallenge.com Share your experience on social media using #CommuterChallengeYgk and tag @CityofKingston Win great prizes!
Start Date:
Sun, June 02, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Kingston
Description:

Let’s demonstrate the difference we can make when we all work together. Be part of the #CommuterChallengeYGK movement.

Kingstonians, this is our opportunity to demonstrate how we’re working to become Canada’s most sustainable city, and to gather an estimate of the difference we can make in our greenhouse gas emissions when we all work together.

Will you help?

To participate in this challenge, complete the following steps:

  1. Register for the competition at www.CommuterChallenge.com
  2. June 2-8 leave your car at home and walk, cycle, bus, tele-commute or car-pool!
  3. Track your trips on www.CommuterChallenge.com
  4. Share your experience on social media using #CommuterChallengeYgk and tag @CityofKingston
  5. Win great prizes!
Drop in any time to see the ideas and options proposed to support opportunities for vibrant recreation spaces and for active fun over the next 15 years. See the project page for more information.
Start Date:
Mon, June 03, 2019 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre, Meeting Room C 1350 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Drop in any time to see the ideas and options proposed to support opportunities for vibrant recreation spaces and for active fun over the next 15 years. See the project page for more information.

Start Date:
Tue, June 04, 2019 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 04, 2019 5:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall - Marketview Room
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 06, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge Street)
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 06, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
When Sir John Franklin and his 1845 expedition to search for the Northwest Passage failed to return from the Arctic, his wife Jane embarked upon a campaign to rescue them. She spent her fortune offering rewards and mounting rescue expeditions, and she kept alive the public’s interest in the lost men. But above all she wrote a battalion of letters: to the Admiralty, to politicians, to the press, and to the prominent in Britain and America. Erika Behrisch Elce’s fascination with the Franklins led her to publish first an annotated selection of Lady Franklin’s public letters in As affecting the fate of my absent husband. She then wrote a novel, Lady Franklin of Russell Square, which imagines Lady Franklin’s private world in London during the decade of search for her husband. In the first June installment of the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series we are excited to host Erika as she explores the writer’s dance between history and fiction, the power of storytelling to move mountains, and the private tragedies that unfold beneath public adventures. This presentation will take place at the Isabel Turner branch on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. and is open to adults and teens. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at events.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 25.
Start Date:
Sat, June 08, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

When Sir John Franklin and his 1845 expedition to search for the Northwest Passage failed to return from the Arctic, his wife Jane embarked upon a campaign to rescue them.  She spent her fortune offering rewards and mounting rescue expeditions, and she kept alive the public’s interest in the lost men.  But above all she wrote a battalion of letters:  to the Admiralty, to politicians, to the press, and to the prominent in Britain and America.
 
Erika Behrisch Elce’s fascination with the Franklins led her to publish first an annotated selection of Lady Franklin’s public letters in As affecting the fate of my absent husband.   She then wrote a novel, Lady Franklin of Russell Square, which imagines Lady Franklin’s private world in London during the decade of search for her husband.  In the first June installment of the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series we are excited to host Erika as she explores the writer’s dance between history and fiction, the power of storytelling to move mountains, and the private tragedies that unfold beneath public adventures. 

This presentation will take place at the Isabel Turner branch on Saturday, June 8, at 2 p.m. and is open to adults and teens. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at events.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 25.

Start Date:
Tue, June 11, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description: