KINGSTON NEWS

Outdoor Aqua Park to end season with Doggie Dip

Dog owners are encouraged to sign up their dogs to take advantage of this once-a-summer opportunity for an off-leash dip on Tuesday, Sept. 17.

#WasteNotYGK: Giveaway Day is Saturday

This Saturday is Giveaway Day – that's the day you put out reusable items you no longer want to your neighbours who might like them.

City launches Street Art Wall Pilot Project

The City has officially launched its Street Art Wall pilot project that establishes the Rideaucrest retaining wall as a temporary legal wall available to create street art and murals.

CITY BLOGS

Understanding the August 9 North Block LPAT ruling

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Why license short-term rentals?

The popularity of apps like Airbnb and Vrbo has made it easier than ever for property owners to rent out space on a short-term basis at daily or weekly rates to visitors seeking a place to stay...

Transforming public space and enjoying the journey

Who doesn’t love to hang out in the good weather and people watch?  That’s something I love doing when I travel and I’m always envious of cities that have great public spaces where people...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Giveaway Days in 2019 are: Saturday, April 6 Saturday, June 22 Saturday, Aug. 17 Saturday, Oct. 26 Giveaway Days are when you put items you no longer want out at the curb for someone who might like them. The City declares Giveaway Days a few times a year - sign-up for collection reminders to be reminded when one is coming up. What to put out: Only set out appropriate items that you know someone else might want. Appropriate items: books, CDs, DVDs, Furniture and small appliances, Electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans. Inappropriate items: the Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that these items should NOT be given away (or picked-up): baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys. Bring any uncollected items back inside at 6 p.m. on Giveaway Day. The City will NOT collect unwanted Giveaway Day items left at the curb and these may be subject to fines from Bylaw Enforcement. Consider donating unwanted items to a local charity. See other diversion & disposal opportunities.
Start Date:
Sat, August 17, 2019 6:00 AM
Duration:
12 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

Giveaway Days in 2019 are:

  • Saturday, April 6
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Saturday, Aug. 17
  • Saturday, Oct. 26

Giveaway Days are when you put items you no longer want out at the curb for someone who might like them. The City declares Giveaway Days a few times a year - sign-up for collection reminders to be reminded when one is coming up.

What to put out:

Only set out appropriate items that you know someone else might want.

  • Appropriate items: books, CDs, DVDs, Furniture and small appliances, Electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans.
  • Inappropriate items: the Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that these items should NOT be given away (or picked-up): baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys.

Bring any uncollected items back inside at 6 p.m. on Giveaway Day. The City will NOT collect unwanted Giveaway Day items left at the curb and these may be subject to fines from Bylaw Enforcement. Consider donating unwanted items to a local charity.

See other diversion & disposal opportunities.

OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates. Learn more about how to book OSKAR.
Start Date:
Sat, August 17, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour 53 Yonge St.
Description:

OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates.

Learn more about how to book OSKAR.

Start Date:
Mon, August 19, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall - Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, August 19, 2019 12:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:
The City is seeking input on proposed approaches for licensing short-term rentals. Results from this consultation will help staff develop the City’s approach to licensing short-term rentals. Residents, including those who offer or live near short-term accommodations, are also encouraged to complete a survey on short-term rental licensing at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
Start Date:
Tue, August 20, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

The City is seeking input on proposed approaches for licensing short-term rentals. Results from this consultation will help staff develop the City’s approach to licensing short-term rentals. 

Residents, including those who offer or live near short-term accommodations, are also encouraged to complete a survey on short-term rental licensing at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Start Date:
Wed, August 21, 2019 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Registration for fall and winter programs begins today. Browse programs and sign up online.
Start Date:
Thu, August 22, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre, Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, Rideau Heights Community Centre & Library
Description:

Registration for fall and winter programs begins today.

Browse programs and sign up online.

Utilities Kingston invites homeowners to participate in a free workshop to help them manage excess water on their property, prevent basement flooding and comply with the City of Kingston’s Sewer Use Bylaw. New this year, Utilities Kingston is offering an advanced option for home owners who have participated in an Everything Drainage Workshop in the past, or for those seeking more in-depth information. Have standing water on your property? Notice your sump pump running frequently? The Everything Drainage Workshop is for you. It’s also for homeowners who would like to make every raindrop count to conserve tap water. Visit the Utilities Kingston website to learn more and register online.
Start Date:
Sat, August 24, 2019 10:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Utilities Kingston 85 Lappan's Lane
Description:

Utilities Kingston invites homeowners to participate in a free workshop to help them manage excess water on their property, prevent basement flooding and comply with the City of Kingston’s Sewer Use Bylaw. New this year, Utilities Kingston is offering an advanced option for home owners who have participated in an Everything Drainage Workshop in the past, or for those seeking more in-depth information.

Have standing water on your property? Notice your sump pump running frequently? The Everything Drainage Workshop is for you. It’s also for homeowners who would like to make every raindrop count to conserve tap water. Visit the Utilities Kingston website to learn more and register online.

City Hall will be lit up in green for the March of Dimes Light the Sky Green campaign. Find out more about lighting up City Hall
Start Date:
Sat, August 24, 2019 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall will be lit up in green for the March of Dimes Light the Sky Green campaign.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall

Start Date:
Mon, August 26, 2019 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:
Free concerts are put on select Wednesday nights in the gardens. Bring your family, friends and a lawn chair and enjoy a different music show! See the list of performers and event information on the Music in the Gardens feature event page. An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.
Start Date:
Wed, August 28, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens
Description:

Free concerts are put on select Wednesday nights in the gardens. Bring your family, friends and a lawn chair and enjoy a different music show!

See the list of performers and event information on the Music in the Gardens feature event page.

An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.

Start Date:
Wed, August 28, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom - 1641 Perth Road
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, August 28, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Stationview Room - City Hall
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up red for the Ontario Goes Red for Sickle Cell Campaign. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Sun, September 01, 2019 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up red for the Ontario Goes Red for Sickle Cell Campaign.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Mon, September 02, 2019 9:00 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, September 03, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 04, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall - Council Chamber
Description:
A flag will be raised in recognition of National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day.
Start Date:
Wed, September 04, 2019 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Confederation Park
Description:

A flag will be raised in recognition of National Polycystic Kidney Disease Awareness Day.

Start Date:
Thu, September 05, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge Street)
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 05, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description: