KINGSTON NEWS

City council accepts 2019 budget

The municipal operating budget incorporates a 2.5 per cent tax rate increase – one per cent of which is earmarked for capital infrastructure.

City seeks volunteer advisers for committees

Do you want to help shape your community? Volunteer for one of the City of Kingston advisory committees now seeking informed advice from committed Kingstonians.

Hourly parking rates to increase

Hourly rates for parking on the street and in municipal lots in Williamsville and downtown will increase starting Jan. 14.

CITY BLOGS

Allowing more second residential units will create affordable housing options

The City has made changes to the proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments that will allow second residential units to be created across the city. Second residential units include...

Population, housing and employment projections help shape Kingston’s future

Want to see how Kingston is expected to grow? See the draft report of the Population, Housing and Employment Forecast Study and offer your comments by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 19. If you are...

Starting a new business? We can help you get your licence.

Having a business licence proves that your business location and operations have been vetted by all those were required to do so to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the public. ...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Sat, February 16, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

See what's going on with the City of Kingston this Family Day.
Start Date:
Mon, February 18, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:

See what's going on with the City of Kingston this Family Day.

Start Date:
Tue, February 19, 2019 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
If you’re a Kingstonian who's ever wondered about these or other tree-related questions we invite you to the February KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series, where Greg Newman and arborists from the City of Kingston will talk about Trees in Kingston. You’ll learn about Kingston’s Forest Management Plan, Community Orchard and Edible Forest Policy, the revised Tree Bylaw and the Memorial Tree program. There will be two presentations on Trees in Kingston — one at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Calvin Park branch, and the other at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Isabel Turner branch. Both presentations will be the same. There is no admission charge. These talks are open to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 for the Saturday, Feb. 9 talk and on Saturday, Feb. 9 for the Feb. 19 talk. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca . Please contact Anne Hall, 613-549-8888, ext.3528, ahall@kfpl.ca with any questions or responses.
Start Date:
Tue, February 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

If you’re a Kingstonian who's ever wondered about these or other tree-related questions we invite you to the February KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series, where Greg Newman and arborists from the City of Kingston will talk about Trees in Kingston.  You’ll learn about Kingston’s Forest Management Plan, Community Orchard and Edible Forest Policy, the revised Tree Bylaw and the Memorial Tree program.


There will be two presentations on Trees in Kingston — one at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Calvin Park branch, and the other at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Isabel Turner branch.  Both presentations will be the same.  There is no admission charge.  These talks are open to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance.  Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 for the Saturday, Feb. 9 talk and on Saturday, Feb. 9 for the Feb. 19 talk. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Please contact Anne Hall, 613-549-8888, ext.3528, ahall@kfpl.ca with any questions or responses.

The 2018-2022 city council will be collecting feedback from residents on strategic priorities for the next four years. Attend an open house to speak with councillors and leave your comments. You can also: Complete an online survey at GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca by Monday, Feb. 25 Send an email to StrategicPriorities@CityofKingston.ca by Monday, Feb. 25.
Start Date:
Tue, February 19, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall
Description:

The 2018-2022 city council will be collecting feedback from residents on strategic priorities for the next four years. Attend an open house to speak with councillors and leave your comments.

You can also:

Start Date:
Wed, February 20, 2019 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, February 20, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
St. Lawrence College Conference Centre, Ground Floor, 100 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, February 21, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Fri, February 22, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:

Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Sat, February 23, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Springer Market Square will be lit up in blue for Feb Fest.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Mon, February 25, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
945 Princess Street, Innovation Park, Front Boardroom
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, February 25, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, February 25, 2019 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Second Floor Board Room, 1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, February 27, 2019 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Cataraqui Room, Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
Members of all communities are welcome to attend this meeting to discuss the formation of an Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) for the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. The IAC will guide the library in developing Indigenous collections, programming, resources and spaces. This is a unique opportunity for the public to help shape this exciting initiative. Attendees will also be able to submit their candidacy for the council. Takes place on Wednesday, February 27, at Calvin Park Branch, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Please contact Jacob Miller, 613-549-8888, ext.3522, jmiller@kfpl.ca with any questions or responses.
Start Date:
Wed, February 27, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

Members of all communities are welcome to attend this meeting to discuss the formation of an Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) for the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. The IAC will guide the library in developing Indigenous collections, programming, resources and spaces. This is a unique opportunity for the public to help shape this exciting initiative.

Attendees will also be able to submit their candidacy for the council.

Takes place on Wednesday, February 27, at Calvin Park Branch, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free.

Please contact Jacob Miller, 613-549-8888, ext.3522, jmiller@kfpl.ca with any questions or responses.

Plan to drop into an open house to see the preliminary ideas and implementation approach for the Belle Park Master Plan. Staff and project consultants will be available to take your feedback. Activity bags for children will be available. Learn more about the project
Start Date:
Wed, February 27, 2019 3:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Multipurpose room, Rideau Heights Community Centre & Library, 85 MacCauley St.
Description:

Plan to drop into an open house to see the preliminary ideas and implementation approach for the Belle Park Master Plan. Staff and project consultants will be available to take your feedback. Activity bags for children will be available.

Learn more about the project

Start Date:
Thu, February 28, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, March 05, 2019 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Join us for a public engagement session, led by the Crazy Dames and learn about the Hub Project and share your ideas on what types of public art you would like to see at the intersection of Princess and Division Street. Learn more about The Hub Project on Get Involved Kingston.
Start Date:
Wed, March 06, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
The Spire 82 Sydenham St.
Description:

Join us for a public engagement session, led by the Crazy Dames and learn about the Hub Project and share your ideas on what types of public art you would like to see at the intersection of Princess and Division Street. Learn more about The Hub Project on Get Involved Kingston.

Start Date:
Thu, March 07, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge Street)
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, March 07, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Join us for a public engagement session, led by the Crazy Dames and learn about the Hub Project and share your ideas on what types of public art you would like to see at the intersection of Princess and Division Street. Learn more about The Hub Project on Get Involved Kingston.
Start Date:
Thu, March 07, 2019 3:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
The Spire 82 Sydenham St.
Description:

Join us for a public engagement session, led by the Crazy Dames and learn about the Hub Project and share your ideas on what types of public art you would like to see at the intersection of Princess and Division Street. Learn more about The Hub Project on Get Involved Kingston.