KINGSTON NEWS

Candidates list for the 2018 municipal election certified

Nominations for the Oct. 22 municipal and school board elections closed at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27 and the City clerk has made the list of candidates official.

City now installing public EV charging stations

The City is now installing 48 public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at 21 locations, making it easier than ever to be an EV driver in Kingston.

Watering restrictions for gardens and lawns start June 15

Seasonal watering restrictions go into effect annually on June 15. Residents and businesses may only use treated water on designated days.

CITY BLOGS

This is planning, building and licensing

Meet the leaders of the planning, building and licensing department. From right to left are: LeighAnn Hoegi, administrative assistant; Ryan Arcand, supervisor, building services;...

Updating the Population, Housing & Employment Study

Work is underway to update the City’s Population, Housing and Employment Projections Study , last updated in 2013. An update of this study is done every five years as the projections provide...

Second Residential Units – tell us what you think!

Second residential units are also known as secondary suites, basement apartments, granny flats, in-law apartments – or coach houses, when they are detached from the home. They are self-contained...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Mon, August 20, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Innovation Park - Enterprise Room
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, August 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Stationview Room - City Hall
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.
Start Date:
Mon, August 20, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
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.

Start Date:
Tue, August 21, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge - City Hall
Description:
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, August 21, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Dunham Park 1040 Mona Dr.
Description:

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.

Meet the team who will work with the City of Kingston to plan the detailed design and construction of the Third Crossing bridge. Read the news release.
Start Date:
Wed, August 22, 2018 5:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, Kingston City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Kingston, ON
Description:

Meet the team who will work with the City of Kingston to plan the detailed design and construction of the Third Crossing bridge.

Read the news release.

 

Enjoy the summertime sounds of Music in the Gardens, a free weekly outdoor concert every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends and a lawn chair to Lions Civic Gardens for jazz, blues, big band and rock music! An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. A Medley of Music on Wednesday nights July 4 – Nostalgic Sound – Big Band July 11 – Gary Rasberry - Soloist July 18 – Turpin’s Trail - Celtic July 25 – County Fair - Country Aug. 1 – Taylor Donaldson – Big Band Aug. 8 – Swing-On Jazz – Jazz Big Band Aug. 15 – The Swinging Doors - Country Aug. 22 – Swing Time - Big Band Aug. 29 – Clarinet Four – Popular Classics The Music in the Gardens series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Kingston Musicians Union, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Long and McQuade.
Start Date:
Wed, August 22, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Garden Beside Cataraqui Town Centre
Description:

Enjoy the summertime sounds of Music in the Gardens, a free weekly outdoor concert every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends and a lawn chair to Lions Civic Gardens for jazz, blues, big band and rock music!

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

A Medley of Music on Wednesday nights

  • July 4 – Nostalgic Sound – Big Band
  • July 11 – Gary Rasberry - Soloist
  • July 18 – Turpin’s Trail - Celtic
  • July 25 – County Fair  - Country
  • Aug. 1 – Taylor Donaldson – Big Band
  • Aug. 8 – Swing-On Jazz – Jazz Big Band
  • Aug. 15 – The Swinging Doors - Country
  • Aug. 22 – Swing Time  - Big Band
  • Aug. 29 – Clarinet Four – Popular Classics

The Music in the Gardens series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Kingston Musicians Union, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Long and McQuade.

Free drop-in storytelling/crafting session for ages 10-17. Connect, reflect, and express yourself with Arts on the Rise. Explore personal storytelling through creative activities. From potted plants to painting, and all the snacks in between, there’s something for everyone. Maximum 12 participants.
Start Date:
Wed, August 22, 2018 1:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 McCauley Street (Pod C)
Description:

Free drop-in storytelling/crafting session for ages 10-17. Connect, reflect, and express yourself with Arts on the Rise. Explore personal storytelling through creative activities. From potted plants to painting, and all the snacks in between, there’s something for everyone.

Maximum 12 participants.

 

Start Date:
Thu, August 23, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
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.
Start Date:
Thu, August 23, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
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.

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, August 23, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
City Park 33 Bagot St.
Description:

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:
Mon, August 27, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Meeting of the Membership Kingston Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation (Town Homes Kingston)
Start Date:
Mon, August 27, 2018 6:45 PM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:

Meeting of the Membership Kingston Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation (Town Homes Kingston)

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, August 28, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Dunham Park 1040 Mona Dr.
Description:

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, August 29, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom
Description:
Enjoy the summertime sounds of Music in the Gardens, a free weekly outdoor concert every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends and a lawn chair to Lions Civic Gardens for jazz, blues, big band and rock music! An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. A Medley of Music on Wednesday nights July 4 – Nostalgic Sound – Big Band July 11 – Gary Rasberry - Soloist July 18 – Turpin’s Trail - Celtic July 25 – County Fair - Country Aug. 1 – Taylor Donaldson – Big Band Aug. 8 – Swing-On Jazz – Jazz Big Band Aug. 15 – The Swinging Doors - Country Aug. 22 – Swing Time - Big Band Aug. 29 – Clarinet Four – Popular Classics The Music in the Gardens series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Kingston Musicians Union, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Long and McQuade.
Start Date:
Wed, August 29, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Garden Beside Cataraqui Town Centre
Description:

Enjoy the summertime sounds of Music in the Gardens, a free weekly outdoor concert every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends and a lawn chair to Lions Civic Gardens for jazz, blues, big band and rock music!

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

A Medley of Music on Wednesday nights

  • July 4 – Nostalgic Sound – Big Band
  • July 11 – Gary Rasberry - Soloist
  • July 18 – Turpin’s Trail - Celtic
  • July 25 – County Fair  - Country
  • Aug. 1 – Taylor Donaldson – Big Band
  • Aug. 8 – Swing-On Jazz – Jazz Big Band
  • Aug. 15 – The Swinging Doors - Country
  • Aug. 22 – Swing Time  - Big Band
  • Aug. 29 – Clarinet Four – Popular Classics

The Music in the Gardens series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Kingston Musicians Union, the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) and the generosity of our corporate sponsors, Long and McQuade.

Start Date:
Thu, August 30, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
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, August 30, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
City Park 33 Bagot St.
Description:

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.

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in yellow for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Sat, September 01, 2018 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 in yellow for Childhood Cancer Awareness Day.

 

          Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Tue, September 04, 2018 7:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
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, September 04, 2018 10:30 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Dunham Park 1040 Mona Dr.
Description:

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, September 06, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 06, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description: