KINGSTON NEWS

Kingston's splash pads open for the season May 18

Kick off summer fun with a visit to one of the City of Kingston's family-friendly splash pads, opening for the season today, Friday, May 18!

City approves city-wide bike-share program. Program begins July 1.

Kingston city council has approved a city-wide bike-share program with Dropbike Inc., following the successfully pilot program that ran in the central part of the city last year.

Look for new on-the-go recycling depots around Kingston

Whether you're at home or on-the-go, you can now recycle throughout the city as new recycling depots are now being installed around Kingston.

CITY BLOGS

Queen's Hosting Open House for 355 King Street West

Last year Queen’s University purchased property, previously a Providence Care facility, located at 355 King Street West. This site was acquired with the intention of relocating academic and...

First Appeal Under the New LPAT

The City of Kingston has received its first land use planning appeal under the new Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT), enacted on April 3, 2018. I provided a previous blog post related to...

North King’s Town land use planning

I spent part of the morning today out walking the North King’s Town (NKT) area with City staff Laura MacCormick, Sonya Bolton, Kim Brown and the consulting team from Dialog. Together we were...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Wed, May 23, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
221 Portsmouth Avenue
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 23, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 23, 2018 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Rooms A & B, Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
See the consolidated final design of improvements to Richardson Beach, the draft family of signs and wayfinding strategy (locations, design). An update on the improvements to the Richardson Beach bathhouse will also be provided.
Start Date:
Wed, May 23, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Press Room 53 Yonge St.
Description:

See the consolidated final design of improvements to Richardson Beach, the draft family of signs and wayfinding strategy (locations, design). An update on the improvements to the Richardson Beach bathhouse will also be provided. 

Start Date:
Thu, May 24, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
The City is planning improvements to the playgrounds at West Park and is seeking input from residents at a pop-up event in the park.
Start Date:
Thu, May 24, 2018 4:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
West Park 1250 Acadia Dr.
Description:

The City is planning improvements to the playgrounds at West Park and is seeking input from residents at a pop-up event in the park. 

Brian Gillingham from the Speakers Bureau of the Ontario Bar Association will be speaking about estate planning and administration at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at the Calvin Park branch and again at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 at the Isabel Turner branch. Registration for both sessions opens online at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. For more information visit www.kfpl.ca . For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca
Start Date:
Sat, May 26, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Brian Gillingham from the Speakers Bureau of the Ontario Bar Association will be speaking about estate planning and administration at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22 at the Calvin Park branch and again at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 at the Isabel Turner branch.

Registration for both sessions opens online at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12.  For more information visit www.kfpl.ca .

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca

Start Date:
Sat, May 26, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 28, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Innovation Park - Main Floor
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 28, 2018 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Stationview Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 28, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 28, 2018 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
119 Van Order Drive
Description:
The Clogg's Road Area is identified in the City's Official Plan as a business district, intended to accommodate employment uses. A secondary plan is required to understand opportunities and address issues related to its future land use before moving ahead with any type of development. Learn more about the Clogg's Road Secondary plan visit the project page
Start Date:
Tue, May 29, 2018 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre, meeting room A, 1350 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

The Clogg's Road Area is identified in the City's Official Plan as a business district, intended to accommodate employment uses. A secondary plan is required to understand opportunities and address issues related to its future land use before moving ahead with any type of development. 

Learn more about the Clogg's Road Secondary plan visit the project page

Come to a Get Involved Open House to offer your input on an update of the City's Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Children are welcome to attend and activity bags with colouring books, crayons and activities will be available.
Start Date:
Wed, May 30, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre 1350 Gardiners Road Meeting room A/B
Description:

Come to a Get Involved Open House to offer your input on an update of the City's Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Children are welcome to attend and activity bags with colouring books, crayons and activities will be available. 

Join us in celebrating Sustainable Kingston’s second annual Evening of Recognition honouring the achievements of local, sustainability champions as part of the Sustainable Kingston Awards at 5:30 p.m. on May 30, 2018 at Ban Righ Hall. This year, is even bigger event than last year as we celebrate the innovative actions and successes of individuals, businesses and organizations in our community who work towards making Kingston a more sustainable, resilient and livable city. Buy your ticket at https://sk-eor2018.eventbrite.ca Price: $100 per person Stay tuned for more event details
Start Date:
Wed, May 30, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Ban Righ Banquet Hall, 10 Bader Lane, Queen's University
Description:

Join us in celebrating Sustainable Kingston’s second annual Evening of Recognition honouring the achievements of local, sustainability champions as part of the Sustainable Kingston Awards at 5:30 p.m. on May 30, 2018 at Ban Righ Hall.

This year, is even bigger event than last year as we celebrate the innovative actions and successes of individuals, businesses and organizations in our community who work towards making Kingston a more sustainable, resilient and livable city.

Buy your ticket at https://sk-eor2018.eventbrite.ca

Price: $100 per person

Stay tuned for more event details

The Food Policy Council for KFL&A presents - Food Insecurity in Canada: Bad Public Policy. Where Do We Go from Here? by Dr. Valerie Tarasuk, Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences & Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Honorary Doctorate Recipient, Queen’s University 2018 Please confirm your attendance via Facebook event page.
Start Date:
Thu, May 31, 2018 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Room 101, KHS Building 28 Division St, Queen’s University
Description:

The Food Policy Council for KFL&A presents - Food Insecurity in Canada: Bad Public Policy. Where Do We Go from Here?

by Dr. Valerie Tarasuk, Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences & Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Honorary Doctorate Recipient, Queen’s University 2018

Please confirm your attendance via Facebook event page.

On Saturday, June 2, celebrate National Indigenous History Month at the Calvin Park branch. Drop in at 2 p.m., to come and learn from local Indigenous author Rick Revelle. A member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, he will be telling stories and demonstrating artifacts from his heritage. This program is best suited for children ages 4 and up.
Start Date:
Sat, June 02, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

On Saturday, June 2, celebrate National Indigenous History Month at the Calvin Park branch.  Drop in at 2 p.m., to come and learn from local Indigenous author Rick Revelle.  A member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, he will be telling stories and demonstrating artifacts from his heritage.  This program is best suited for children ages 4 and up.

Starting in June, meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park! Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun! Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park. (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory. Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.) See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.
Start Date:
Tue, June 05, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Dunham Park 1040 Mona Dr.
Description:

Starting in June, meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park!  Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun!  Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park.  (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory.  Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.)  See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.

Kingston Frontenac Public Library is delighted to announce the first Telling Your Story Showcase: Writings from the Seniors' Writing Workshop. Readings will be given by participants from two memoir-writing workshops led by award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter this January-February and March-April. Having honed their stories during that process, these writers will now be sharing excerpts from the memoirs and family histories they created during the workshops. "It's impressive what a wide range of stories these seniors have to share," says Programming and Outreach Librarian Anne Hall. "Each one is a powerful episode from a life well lived. I think they'll be of interest to everyone, not just to the friends and family of the participants." This event will take place at the Isabel Turner branch on Tuesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. Admission is free to all adults and teens, on a first-come, first-served basis — no registration is required. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca.
Start Date:
Tue, June 05, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Kingston Frontenac Public Library is delighted to announce the first Telling Your Story Showcase: Writings from the Seniors' Writing Workshop.  Readings will be given by participants from two memoir-writing workshops led by award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter this January-February and  March-April.  Having honed their stories during that process, these writers will now be sharing excerpts from the memoirs and family histories they created during the workshops.

"It's impressive what a wide range of stories these seniors have to share," says Programming and Outreach Librarian Anne Hall.  "Each one is a powerful episode from a life well lived.  I think they'll be of interest to everyone, not just to the friends and family of the participants."

This event will take place at the Isabel Turner branch on Tuesday, June 5, at 7 p.m.  Admission is free to all adults and teens, on a first-come, first-served basis — no registration is required.

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca.
 

Starting in June, meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park! Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun! Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park. (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory. Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.) See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.
Start Date:
Wed, June 06, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
McCallum Park To get to McCallum Park go east on Gore Road. Turn left onto Donald Road. Follow Donald to McCallum Road, and the park is right there!
Description:

Starting in June, meet us at your local park for Stories in the Park!  Bring a blanket and sunscreen and join us for stories, songs and plenty of fun!  Enjoy storytimes at City Park, McCallum Park, and Dunham Park.  (These programs will be cancelled in case of rain or if KFL&A Public Health issues a heat or air quality advisory.  Cancellations will be posted on the KFPL Twitter feed, Facebook page and website.)  See www.kfpl.ca for exact dates and locations.

Start Date:
Thu, June 07, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 07, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Front Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:
Pharmacist Maria Schell from Shoppers Drug Mart will be speaking twice about OHIP+, Ontario’s new Children and Youth Pharmacare Program — first on Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Isabel Turner Branch and then on Monday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Calvin Park Branch. Registration for both sessions opens online at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. For more information visit www.kfpl.ca.
Start Date:
Sat, June 09, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Pharmacist Maria Schell from Shoppers Drug Mart will be speaking twice about OHIP+, Ontario’s new Children and Youth Pharmacare Program — first on Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at the Isabel Turner Branch and then on Monday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Calvin Park Branch. 

Registration for both sessions opens online at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12.  For more information visit www.kfpl.ca.

Start Date:
Mon, June 11, 2018 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Innovation (Lobby) Boardroom, 945 Princess Street
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, June 11, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description: