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Notice of Open House - Population, Housing and Employment Projections Study

September 17, 2013 -

Wednesday, Sept. 25

In early 2013, the City initiated an update to the population, housing and employment projections that were
prepared in 2008 and which extended to 2031.

As these projections are intended to be reviewed every five years, the intent of the update is to firstly determine whether the 2008 projections for the City and the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) were appropriate and secondly, to project potential population, housing and employment growth to 2041. Once these projections are finalized, they will assist with decisions on how to plan for demographic, housing and employment changes from a planning, infrastructure and service delivery perspective.

A draft medium (‘base case') population, housing and employment projection was prepared for  discussion purposes in June 2013. The ‘base case' projection is generally consistent with the 2008 projections. The ‘base case' projection also indicated that the rate of population growth each year in the next 20-year period is expected to be higher than previously projected. However, the rate of growth is expected to slow starting in 2033 as the baby boomers age.

Since the June 2013 open house, a comprehensive report that contains a discussion of the key assumptions adopted in developing the ‘base case' projection has been prepared. In addition, a low and high projection have been established for discussion purposes in the report. The report also contains detailed economic, demographic and dwelling profiles of both the City and the CMA for 2011 and a detailed analysis of the components of growth and change drivers that will affect the amount and distribution of population, dwelling and employment growth throughout the City and the CMA.

Members of the public and the business community are invited to the Open House to talk to the consultants and City staff to provide their thoughts on:

  • the draft report that has been prepared for discussion purposes;
  • the assumptions made in developing the draft projections; and,
  • the alternative projections (low and high) that have been developed for discussion purposes.

The Open House will be held:

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
6 to 8 p.m.
Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Wilson Room
160 Johnson St.

A presentation by the consultants is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

For additional information, please contact:
Wendy Carman, Senior Policy Planner

Phone: 613-546-4291 ext. 3186
e-mail: wcarman@cityofkingston.ca