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February 9, 2015 -

Are you interested in improving waterfront recreation and access in Kingston's west-end? Participate in a public workshop as part of the Waterfront Master Plan for Focus Area 3 – from Collins Bay to Lake Ontario Park.

Focus Area 3: Come give us your ideas on Monday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in Reddendale Hall at Centre 70, 100 Days Rd. Areas of interest in this focus session include: Arthur Lower Park, the Collins Bay boat launch, Lemoine Point and Everitt, Crerar, Patterson and Lake Ontario Parks.

This public session is one of a series of consultation sessions to take place in upcoming months.

Participants will view conceptual plans and be asked to offer suggestions on features, enhancements and access improvements to the waterfront.

"If you have ideas on the waterfront master plan, particularly relating to waterfront access and recreational usage between Collins Bay and Lake Ontario Park, please come out to the session," says Neal Unsworth, manager, parks development. "We want to hear from you."

An online question and answer session on Focus Area 2 will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12 from noon to 1 p.m.  Get in on the conversation at: www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/get-involved/online-discussions

Organized by focus area, the consolidated waterfront master plan is expected to be ready for city-wide public review in June 2015. Watch for upcoming public sessions on these focus areas (date to be confirmed):

  • Focus Area 4: Lake Ontario Central (Lake Ontario Park to Simcoe Street) in March
  • Focus Area 5: Lake Ontario Central (Simcoe Street to La Salle Causeway) in April
  • Focus Area 6: St. Lawrence River (near Fort Henry to Treasure Island) in May

A December workshop for Focus Area 1 considered waterfront along the Great Cataraqui River from the La Salle Causeway to Kingston Mills Locks.  A January workshop focused on the Rideau Canal north of Kingston Mills, the St. Lawrence River (east of Treasure Island) and the southern tips of Collins and Loughborough Lakes.

For more on the waterfront master plan, see: www.CityofKingston.ca/city-hall/projects-construction/waterfront-master-plan

The waterfront master plan proposes to guide improvements to infrastructure and access on Kingston's extensive waterfront for all Kingstonians and visitors. This project supports all four pillars of the Sustainable Kingston Plan, the plan to make Kingston Canada's most sustainable city: environmental responsibility, economic health, cultural vitality and social equity.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.