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Draft Projections Report to be presented at public open house

September 18, 2013 -

How will Kingston grow between now and 2041?

A draft report on the City's Population, Housing and Employment Projections Study will be presented at a public open house starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25 in the Wilson Room of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St. City staff and consultants will be on-hand to speak with the public and gather feedback on the draft report which will be presented at 6:30 p.m. 

"This draft report shows the 20-year ‘medium' or ‘base case' population growth projections as being higher than expected," says Grant Bain, Director, Planning and Development. The projections will help the City plan for expected demographic, housing and employment changes. Bain notes that businesses and organizations may be interested in the projections for planning purposes.

The City's Population, Housing and Employment Projections Study has considered Statistics Canada's 2011 Census data and other new information to update projections completed in 2008.  It covers the City of the Kingston and (CMA), which includes the City and the Townships of South Frontenac, Loyalist and Frontenac Islands and offers low, medium and high-range projections at five-year intervals up to 2041. 

The draft report being presented also contains:

  • an economic, demographic and dwelling profile of the City and the CMA for 2011, and
  • an analysis of the components of population growth and change drivers affecting distribution, dwelling and employment growth throughout the City and the CMA.

The draft report will be available for online review and comment at www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/get-involved on Monday, Sept. 23.

This is the third public event looking at the Population, Housing and Employment Projections Study, on track to be finalized in October.  The projections will then become part of the update to the City's Official Plan and used as the basis for recommendations on planning, infrastructure development and service delivery. 

Plan to get there by bus: www.CityofKingston.ca/tripplanner

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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