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See Business Views of Culture and Rec Facilities

September 25, 2014 -

The City is showing off its cultural and recreational assets to potential visitors using Google's Business View on Google Maps. 

Google searches of popular City facilities like the INVISTA Centre or Lake Ontario Park will now return detailed information, pictures – and, in some cases, panoramic views – of what these locations have to offer.

"Now anyone interested in using or booking our facilities can see what we have to offer. We are fortunate that many of our facilities are new or in tip top shape due to recent renewal projects, and they show really well in this online tour tool," says Luke Follwell, Director, Recreation and Leisure Services.

You can find links to each facility at https://www.cityofkingston.ca/explore/facilities and also book a room directly from that webpage.

Residents and visitors who Google the City assets listed below will notice a "See inside" option, where available, in the top right screen of the search results. This link offers panoramic views of the venue. City facilities that are currently using Google Business View include:

  • Artillery Park Aquatic Centre
  • CaraCo Home Field
  • Belle Park Fairways
  • Grass Creek Park
  • INVISTA Centre
  • MacLachlan Woodworking Museum (see also http://woodworkingmuseum.ca for programming details)
  • Pump House Steam Museum (see also http://steammuseum.ca  for programming details)
  • Kingston City Hall
  • Kingston Memorial Centre
  • Kingston Grand Theatre (see also http://kingstongrand.ca for programming details)
  • Lake Ontario Park
  • SCOTT Aqua Park

The City has also recently added a new video to its YouTube channel offering information on facility bookings and services within the Recreation & Leisure Department. You can view the video here: http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCityofKingston

Plan your bus trip with Google Transit: www.kingstontransit.ca/tripplanner

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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