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November 15, 2017 -

The City of Kingston is seeking input on proposed improvements to the Richardson Bathhouse in Macdonald Park at the foot of Emily Street.

Residents can review and offer input on draft drawings of Bathhouse improvements at until Friday, Nov. 24.

"The improvements are basically a complete interior renovation of the Richardson Bathhouse, a favourite waterfront spot for many Kingstonians. We really want to give this beautiful historic building the attention it deserves and make it more welcoming and useful. The improvements will make it completely accessible for all members of the community as per Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act standards," says Neal Unsworth, the City of Kingston's manager, parks development.

He notes that the City has also been seeking input on improvements to Richardson Beach, on the south side of the Bathhouse. This online survey focuses just on the Bathhouse.

Proposed improvements to the Bathhouse include:

  • Upgrades to the existing washrooms to meet current accessibility standards
  • Separate changing areas
  • Restoration of the central interior public area

Making improvements to Richardson Beach was rated a number one community priority in the Waterfront Master Plan (WFMP), which contains a high-level concept for the shoreline area between Emily Street and Newlands Pavilion.

See the Richardson Beach project sheet:

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