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Low-income households - apply for reduced-rate recreation and transit in 2015

December 30, 2014 -

Do you live in a household with a low-income? The City of Kingston's Municipal Fee Assistance Program offers low-income households access to discounted monthly Kingston Transit passes, recreation subsidies and vouchers to assist with the cost of spay/neutering pets. The program begins accepting 2015 applications on Monday, Jan. 5.

"The Municipal Fee Assistance Program supports residents to ensure that cost is not a barrier to accessing the many great programs and services offered by the City of Kingston," says Mayor Bryan Paterson.

Apply at Artillery Park next week

To apply, drop in to Housing and Social Services at 362 Montreal St., any time Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  (open until 5 p.m. on Tuesdays), or come to one of these intake clinics next week at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.:

  • Monday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.    

If you are interested in accessing recreation subsidies in 2015, you will be able to get approved and speak to recreation staff about signing up for programs all in one convenient location!

Please see www.CityofKingston.ca/feeassistance for more information, download an application or to see the Low-Income Cut-off chart to see if members of your household qualify for this program. 

Application forms will also be available after January 1 at 362 Montreal St., Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, Wally Elmer Youth Centre, City Hall, INVISTA Centre and the Central and Isabel Turner Branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

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 – focusses 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, media relations officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.