KINGSTON NEWS

No parking on streets overnight starting Dec. 1

Starting Sunday, Dec. 1, parking is prohibited on all City streets from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. – and from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. on the streets that surround Kingston General Hospital.

Pay parking tickets with toys on Dec. 5 and 6

On Dec. 5 and 6 pay your parking ticket with a toy at City Hall or at 1211 John Counter Blvd.

Household Hazardous Waste facility closing

The last drop-off days for the year at the Household Hazardous Waste facility at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre are Nov. 28 & Nov. 30

CITY BLOGS

Working Together to Reduce Single Use Plastics at the Grand Theatre

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.  It takes work but everything is easier when we work together. Earlier this year, Council directed...

Where do we go from here? Understanding the Issues and Options Report

On Nov. 15, my team released the Density by Design Issues and Options Report , an overview of the City’s approach for regulating mid-rise and tall buildings with a summary of proposed options....

Update on Major Policy Planning Studies

With the finalization of Council’s Strategic Plan , I wanted to provide an update on the major policy studies being undertaken by the Planning Division, which include: the Central Kingston...

EVENTS CALENDAR

City Hall will be illuminated white and purple for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. White and purple ribbons are worn on this day to remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence. It is also a day to reflect on all women whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Fri, December 06, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall will be illuminated white and purple for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. White and purple ribbons are worn on this day to remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence. It is also a day to reflect on all women whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Herald in the holidays and all the wintry fun the season brings with Snow Much Fun. See the full schedule of events for Snow Much Fun. Note: Weather may impact some activities. Follow the City on social media for event updates.
Start Date:
Fri, December 06, 2019 5:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Herald in the holidays and all the wintry fun the season brings with Snow Much Fun.

See the full schedule of events for Snow Much Fun.

Note: Weather may impact some activities. Follow the City on social media for event updates.

Are you a writer 18 or older who is already working on a writing project, or who is ready to start one? If you're interested in meeting with a group of other writers to share your work and to give and receive constructive criticism and helpful suggestions, you'd be most welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the new Write On Sydenham Writers' Group. On the second Thursday of each month, award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter will host a session for up to ten writers from 2 until 4 p.m. at our Sydenham branch library. You may come as often as you like, but because of space limitations we're asking all would-be attendees to register for each session. This may be done online through calendar.kfpl.ca or by visiting or phoning any open Kingston Frontenac Public Library branch. Registration for each meeting will open at 9 a.m. on the Saturday immediately before. The next meetings will be on Thursday, December 12, and Thursday, January 9, at 2 p.m. at Sydenham branch. Both sessions are open to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 7 and on Saturday, January 4. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Sat, December 07, 2019 9:00 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Register at calendar.kfpl.ca Group meets at Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St. Sydenham, ON
Description:

Are you a writer 18 or older who is already working on a writing project, or who is ready to start one? If you're interested in meeting with a group of other writers to share your work and to give and receive constructive criticism and helpful suggestions, you'd be most welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the new Write On Sydenham Writers' Group.

On the second Thursday of each month, award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter will host a session for up to ten writers from 2 until 4 p.m. at our Sydenham branch library.  You may come as often as you like, but because of space limitations we're asking all would-be attendees to register for each session.  This may be done online through calendar.kfpl.ca or by visiting or phoning any open Kingston Frontenac Public Library branch.  Registration for each meeting will open at 9 a.m. on the Saturday immediately before.

The next meetings will be on Thursday, December 12, and Thursday, January 9, at 2 p.m. at Sydenham branch.  Both sessions are open to all adults, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 7 and on Saturday, January 4.

 For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you! Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour: the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction: "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase." Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16. Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like!
Start Date:
Mon, December 09, 2019 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St.
Description:

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks.  This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you!  Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour:  the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction:  "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase."

Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay.  Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.  The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day.

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16.  Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required.   Come to as many sessions as you like! 

Start Date:
Tue, December 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, December 11, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall - Councillors' Lounge
Description:
This Open House is the final in-person engagement opportunity in the City's 'Your Stories, Our Histories' project, an engagement initiative designed to explore the diverse history and heritage that exists within Kingston and incorporate it into the City’s updated Cultural Heritage Strategy. Residents are invited to drop in to view panels depicting the trends and themes that have the emerged out of the engagement so far and offer any input they have on the ideas moving forward. Learn more about this project
Start Date:
Wed, December 11, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre 85 Maccauley St.
Description:

This Open House is the final in-person engagement opportunity in the City's 'Your Stories, Our Histories' project, an engagement initiative designed to explore the diverse history and heritage that exists within Kingston and incorporate it into the City’s updated Cultural Heritage Strategy.

Residents are invited to drop in to view panels depicting the trends and themes that have the emerged out of the engagement so far and offer any input they have on the ideas moving forward.

Learn more about this project

Start Date:
Thu, December 12, 2019 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, December 12, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Join us for the final Engage for Change gathering of 2019. This talking circle will explore where we’ve come on the shared path of reconciliation in Kingston this year. We’ll build on our conversations around creating an Indigenous cultural space in the city and discuss a potential model to guide the relationship between Kingston’s Indigenous community and the municipal government.
Start Date:
Thu, December 12, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch 130 Johnson St. Room 1
Description:

Join us for the final Engage for Change gathering of 2019. This talking circle will explore where we’ve come on the shared path of reconciliation in Kingston this year. We’ll build on our conversations around creating an Indigenous cultural space in the city and discuss a potential model to guide the relationship between Kingston’s Indigenous community and the municipal government.

Are you a writer 18 or older who is already working on a writing project, or who is ready to start one? If you're interested in meeting with a group of other writers to share your work and to give and receive constructive criticism and helpful suggestions, you'd be most welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the new Write On Sydenham Writers' Group. On the second Thursday of each month, award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter will host a session for up to ten writers from 2 until 4 p.m. at our Sydenham branch library. You may come as often as you like, but because of space limitations we're asking all would-be attendees to register for each session. This may be done online through calendar.kfpl.ca or by visiting or phoning any open Kingston Frontenac Public Library branch. Registration for each meeting will open at 9 a.m. on the Saturday immediately before. The next meetings will be on Thursday, December 12, and Thursday, January 9, at 2 p.m. at Sydenham branch. Both sessions are open to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 7 and on Saturday, January 4. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Thu, December 12, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St. Sydenham, Ontario
Description:

Are you a writer 18 or older who is already working on a writing project, or who is ready to start one? If you're interested in meeting with a group of other writers to share your work and to give and receive constructive criticism and helpful suggestions, you'd be most welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the new Write On Sydenham Writers' Group.

On the second Thursday of each month, award-winning author Jean Rae Baxter will host a session for up to ten writers from 2 until 4 p.m. at our Sydenham branch library.  You may come as often as you like, but because of space limitations we're asking all would-be attendees to register for each session.  This may be done online through calendar.kfpl.ca or by visiting or phoning any open Kingston Frontenac Public Library branch.  Registration for each meeting will open at 9 a.m. on the Saturday immediately before.

The next meetings will be on Thursday, December 12, and Thursday, January 9, at 2 p.m. at Sydenham branch.  Both sessions are open to all adults, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, December 7 and on Saturday, January 4.

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you! Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour: the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction: "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase." Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16. Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like!
Start Date:
Mon, December 16, 2019 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St.
Description:

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks.  This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you!  Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour:  the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction:  "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase."

Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay.  Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.  The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day.

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16.  Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required.   Come to as many sessions as you like! 

Start Date:
Tue, December 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, December 18, 2019 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, December 18, 2019 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Room #1, Central Branch
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, December 19, 2019 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Boardroom - Kingston Police Headquarters (705 Division Street)
Description:
After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you! Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour: the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction: "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase." Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16. Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like!
Start Date:
Mon, December 23, 2019 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St.
Description:

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks.  This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you!  Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour:  the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction:  "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase."

Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay.  Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.  The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day.

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16.  Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required.   Come to as many sessions as you like! 

Start Date:
Wed, December 25, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description: