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Help improve the waterfront from Simcoe Street to the Ferry Dock

April 13, 2015 -

The City of Kingston wants your ideas for improving Kingston's central waterfront. Come to a public session on the next focus area of the Waterfront Master Plan at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at Memorial Hall in City Hall, 216 Ontario St. 

This fifth public session in the series to develop the plan will consider Focus Area 5, Lake Ontario Central – stretching from Simcoe Street to the Wolfe Island Ferry Dock.

Points of interest in Focus Area 5 include An Gorta Mor Park, the Pump House Steam Museum, Navy Memorial Park, Battery Park and Confederation Basin.

Participants will learn about existing conditions in these areas, view conceptual plans and be asked to offer suggestions on features, improvements and access to the waterfront.

"If you have ideas for the waterfront in this area, please come out to the session and offer your input on the Waterfront Master Plan. We want to hear from you," says Neal Unsworth, manager, parks development.

The Waterfront Master Plan focus area consultations started in December and will continue until May 2015. The consolidated Waterfront Master Plan of all focus areas is expected to be ready for city-wide public review in June 2015. The final public session for Focus Area 6, the St. Lawrence River waterfront (near Fort Henry to Treasure Island), will take place on May 20 at La Salle High School.  

For more on the Waterfront Master Plan, see:

The City's website page: www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/projects-construction/waterfront-master-plan

Facebook: www.facebook.com/YGKWaterfront

Twitter: search #ygkwaterfront.

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.

Twitter: @CityofKingston

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheCityofKingston

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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.