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Community invited to help shape vision for North King's Town

May 9, 2016 -

On May 24, come launch the project that will help shape the future of North King's Town – the Inner Harbour and Old Industrial areas just north of downtown.

"The project has the potential to support community objectives as they relate to addressing current challenges while realizing potential opportunities. The study area is in the core of the city, much of it is on the lovely Inner Harbour, the urban K&P Trail is going to run through it – and it's rich with history," says Greg Newman, the City of Kingston's manager, policy planning.

Ahead of developing the secondary plan for North King's Town, the City is conducting a community visioning exercise and preliminary market analysis of the area. To be developed over the next two years, the finalized secondary plan will identify opportunities to realize the vision of this significant portion of Kingston's urban core.

Launch the Future of North King's Town

The project launch event is set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at the Royal Canadian Legion, 734 Montreal St. A presentation will be made at 7 p.m.  It's the first of many community events planned to gather input toward shaping the community's vision for the area.  Community visioning opportunities are also planned on the dates below. 

  • Monday, June 20 – Community visioning workshop at the Portuguese Cultural Centre, 959 Division St.
  • Wednesday, June 22 – Community visioning exercise in Douglas R. Fluhrer Park co-hosted by the City and the Skeleton Park Arts Festival
  • Saturday, June 25 – Community information booth in McBurney Park as part of the Skeleton Park Arts Festival

Full project and community consultation details, including additional input opportunities and visioning exercises, will be available at www.CityofKingston.ca/NorthKingsTown.

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. 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 call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.