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Restoration Work Begins on the Confederation Park Fountain

May 24, 2013 -

Fencing will go up today around one of Kingston's most photographed landmarks – the Confederation Arch – better known as the Confederation Park Fountain.

The fencing preempts the restoration of the Confederation Park Fountain that will get started next week.

"Crews will be repairing damaged concrete, cleaning and resurfacing the basin, recoating the rusty pipes and refinishing the decorative fence of the fountain," says Peter Huigenbos, Acting Director of the City's Real Estate and Construction Services Department. Measures are in place to keep dust and disruption to a minimum so users can continue to enjoy this waterfront park throughout the restoration.

This popular attraction was built as the centre piece of Confederation Park in 1967 to celebrate the Centennial of Canada 1867 - 1967.

The $30,000 project will be completed in approximately three weeks just in time for the City's first event of the summer season, First Capital Day.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call the City of Kingston's media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.