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Drop in to discuss the Waterfront Master Plan

June 16, 2015 -

Please come out and see how the City of Kingston's draft Waterfront Master Plan is developing and being consolidated following the series of public meetings on each of its focus areas. The open house will take place on Wednesday, June 24 from 1 to 9 p.m. in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St. 

Members of the consulting team and City staff will be on hand throughout the day to informally discuss the draft plans, answer questions, and get your feedback to help identify priority projects for improving the City's waterfronts. At three times during the day, a formal 20-minute presentation will provide:

  • An overview of the project
  • Input to identifying priorities
  • Next steps in the process

The presentation will be repeated at 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

"Everyone is welcome to see and offer feedback on how the ideas for our waterfront areas are coming along. If you have participated in any of our consultations you'll want to come see how your input has been interpreted – and continue to help guide us," says Neal Unsworth, manager, parks development.

This visual component of the consolidated Waterfront Master Plan provides concepts for:

  • Area 1 - the Great Cataraqui River from the La Salle Causeway to Kingston Mills Locks
  • Area 2 - Rideau Canal north of Kingston Mills, the St. Lawrence River (east of Treasure Island) and the southern tips of Collins and Loughborough lakes
  • Area 3 – Lake Ontario West (from Collins Bay to Lake Ontario Park)
  • Area 4 – Lake Ontario Central (from Lake Ontario Park to Simcoe Street)
  • Area 5 – Lake Ontario Central (from Simcoe Street to La Salle Causeway)
  • Area 6 – St. Lawrence River (from the La Salle Causeway to Treasure Island)

For details on each area and more on the Waterfront Master Plan, visit:

The Waterfront Master Plan proposes to guide improvements to infrastructure and access on Kingston's extensive waterfront for all Kingstonians and visitors. This project supports all four pillars of the Sustainable Kingston Plan, the plan to make Kingston Canada's most sustainable city: environmental responsibility, economic health, cultural vitality and social equity.

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision - to become Canada's most sustainable city - focuses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality.

Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, communications officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.