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Designing the vision for the future of the former Kingston Penitentiary and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour sites

October 5, 2016 -

Want to help shape the vision for the former Kingston Penitentiary and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour sites? Offer your input on the themes and principles based on input received during the public sessions held in June.

"These upcoming opportunities will help us further shape some concepts for this historic, waterfront area so close to the heart of Kingston," says Mayor Bryan Paterson. "The City of Kingston and Canada Lands Company are partnering on the KP/POH vision that will guide future development."

Plan to participate in one of these October events:

  • Open design charette: Wednesday, Oct. 12. Attend a charette led by a member of the consulting team from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Press Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic, 53 Yonge St. Registration is required. Email your time of choice to portsmouthvisioning@planpart.ca. Space is limited. AFTERNOON CHARRETTE IS FULL. SPACE AVAILBLE FOR EVENING CHARRETTE.
  • Focus groups: Thursday, Oct. 13. The consulting team will have focused discussions on topics identified by the community from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Limited space is available. Register in advance by emailing portsmouthvisioning@planpart.ca and specify your topic of interest.  Space is limited and registration is required.
  • Open house: Thursday, Oct. 13. Drop in to the Press Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. to review concepts generated at the Oct. 12 charettes.

To see the summary of themes and the principles by The Planning Partnership, the consulting team hired by Canada Lands Company and the City of Kingston to develop the vision, select the consultation button on the project page at www.CityofKingston.ca/portsmouth.

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. 

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.