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Join us to discuss Kingston's waterfront from La Salle Causeway to Treasure Island

May 12, 2015 -

The City of Kingston is interested in receiving your ideas for the next Focus Area of the Waterfront Master Plan. On Wednesday, May 20, 7 p.m. at La Salle High School (773 Highway 15), the sixth focus area public meeting will be held to consider the St. Lawrence River waterfront stretching from the La Salle Causeway to Treasure Island.

Points of interest in Focus Area 6 include Ravensview Park, Sibbit Park, Riverside Waterside Park, Milton Lookout Park, and Esplanade Park. At the meeting, participants will learn about existing conditions in these areas, view conceptual plans and will be asked to offer suggestions on features, improvements, and access improvements to the waterfront.

"If you have ideas on the Waterfront Master Plan, particularly relating to the eastern section being considered now, please, come out to the session.  We want to hear from you," says Neal Unsworth, manager, parks development.

The draft consolidated Waterfront Master Plan for all six focus areas will be presented for review at a public open house on Saturday, June 20 in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

Previous workshops considered the following sections of the waterfront:

  • Focus Area 1 in December 2014 - the Great Cataraqui River from the La Salle Causeway to Kingston Mills Locks. 
  • Focus Area 2 in January 2015 - Rideau Canal north of Kingston Mills, the St. Lawrence River (east of Treasure Island) and the southern tips of Collins and Loughborough Lakes.
  • Focus Area 3 in February 2015 - the section from Collins Bay to Lake Ontario Park.
  • Focus Area 4 in March 2015 - from Lake Ontario Park to Simcoe Street.
  • Focus Area 5 in April 2015 - from Simcoe Street to La Salle Causeway

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.