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Offer input on the City's Building Bylaw at open house

September 14, 2017 -

The City of Kingston is updating its Building Bylaw and invites residents to come to an open house to review and share feedback on the proposed changes.

The open house is set for Thursday, Sept. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the second floor boardroom at 1211 John Counter Blvd. A presentation of the draft Building Bylaw will be followed by a question and answer period. 

"The proposed changes to the Building Bylaw reflect the changes to the permit fee schedule passed by council on Aug. 8 and add requirements for construction-site fencing," says Lisa Capener-Hunt, manager of building services and chief building official.

The Building Bylaw regulates the construction, alteration, repair, or demolition of buildings and structures, the information required to apply for a building permit and the permit fees.

The draft bylaw will be available for review at after the open house. Comments on the draft can be emailed to Lisa Capener-Hunt at; until Oct. 5.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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