KINGSTON NEWS

Come skate in the Square at Snow Much Fun!

The ice on the Springer Market Square rink is almost ready for action! It will open at noon – just in time for the City of Kingston's Snow Much Fun event.

No parking on streets overnight starting Dec. 1

The overnight winter parking bylaw ensures that vehicles are kept off the streets so that snow plows can effectively respond to winter weather events.

Slow down. It's winter! Watch for snowplows

The City's 28 snowplows are big, difficult to drive and work continuously during snowfalls to clear arterial and collector streets first.

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Thanks for staying engaged in North King’s Town

Thank-you to everyone who provided comments on the draft report for the community visioning exercise and preliminary market analysis for the North King’s Town Secondary Plan. We heard loud...

Come chat Zoning with us!

We have held several zoning chats around the City and there are more to come.  We know Kingstonians are interested in zoning and we feel with the draft of the City-wide Zoning bylaw this is...

Tree and Site Alteration bylaws open house

We are reviewing the Tree and Site Alteration bylaws and invite you to come to an open house to see the changes that are being proposed. The Tree Bylaw regulates the destruction or injury of...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Free festive family fun in the warm heart of Kingston. Holiday Trolley Sing along to Holiday favourites with members of the Greater Kingston Chorus while enjoying tour of Kingston. Trolley loads and unloads on King St. in front of Gracie’s. Departure schedule: 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Holiday Market You will find everything from maple syrup, chocolate, handmade ornaments to treats and toys for your family pet. Skating to seasonal favourites (weather permitting) Join the Grinch, Frosty and Rudolph for a fun holiday skate on Kingston’s Springer Market Square’s ice rink. Live entertainment 6:00 p.m. - Jay and the Barn Flyz 7:00 p.m. - Story time with Mayor Bryan Paterson 8:00 p.m. - Kingston Townsmen Chorus Maple taffy on snow What is more Canadian, than maple taffy on snow! Bring your sweet tooth! Santa’s workshop Kids, join the elves from Home Depot Kingston in Santa’s workshop. Create a special gift for you or give to your favourite someone. The Kingston Toy Drive Help give a child a Christmas. New, unwrapped toys provided to children aged newborn to 12 years old. Look for Santa’s sleigh parked beside the Christmas tree in Springer Market Square. Visit with Santa Santa, will be arriving in Springer Market Square at 6 p.m. Chat with Santa and receive a candy cane. Ask the elves for your Snow Much Fun keepsake button. Holiday games Try your skills at Santa’s cookie toss, monster tin-can alley, Santa’s hat ring toss and other fun holiday games. Prizes for all participants while quantities last.
Start Date:
Fri, December 09, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Free festive family fun in the warm heart of Kingston.

Holiday Trolley

Sing along to Holiday favourites with members of the Greater Kingston Chorus while enjoying tour of Kingston. Trolley loads and unloads on King St. in front of Gracie’s.

Departure schedule:

  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Market

You will find everything from maple syrup, chocolate, handmade ornaments to treats and toys for your family pet.

Skating to seasonal favourites (weather permitting)

Join the Grinch, Frosty and Rudolph for a fun holiday skate on Kingston’s Springer Market Square’s ice rink.

Live entertainment

  • 6:00 p.m. - Jay and the Barn Flyz
  • 7:00 p.m. - Story time with Mayor Bryan Paterson
  • 8:00 p.m. - Kingston Townsmen Chorus

Maple taffy on snow

What is more Canadian, than maple taffy on snow! Bring your sweet tooth!

Santa’s workshop

Kids, join the elves from Home Depot Kingston in Santa’s workshop. Create a special gift for you or give to your favourite someone.

The Kingston Toy Drive

Help give a child a Christmas. New, unwrapped toys provided to children aged newborn to 12 years old. Look for Santa’s sleigh parked beside the Christmas tree in Springer Market Square.

Visit with Santa

Santa, will be arriving in Springer Market Square at 6 p.m. Chat with Santa and receive a candy cane. Ask the elves for your Snow Much Fun keepsake button.

Holiday games

Try your skills at Santa’s cookie toss, monster tin-can alley, Santa’s hat ring toss and other fun holiday games. Prizes for all participants while quantities last.

Start Date:
Mon, December 12, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KEDCO Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, December 13, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Drop by and chat with planning staff about the draft City-wide Zoning Bylaw. Learn about the draft bylaw, ask zoning questions and offer your feedback! Find out more about the New Zoning Bylaw project.
Start Date:
Tue, December 13, 2016 8:00 AM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Blvd.
Description:

Drop by and chat with planning staff about the draft City-wide Zoning Bylaw. Learn about the draft bylaw, ask zoning questions and offer your feedback!

Find out more about the New Zoning Bylaw project.

Start Date:
Wed, December 14, 2016 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Room A&B - INVISTA Centre
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, December 14, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, December 14, 2016 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, December 15, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, December 15, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Fri, December 16, 2016 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
610 Montreal Street
Description:
Drop by and chat with planning staff about the draft City-wide Zoning Bylaw. Learn about the draft bylaw, ask zoning questions and offer your feedback! Find out more about the New Zoning Bylaw project.
Start Date:
Sat, December 17, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Gore Rd. Fire Hall
Description:

Drop by and chat with planning staff about the draft City-wide Zoning Bylaw. Learn about the draft bylaw, ask zoning questions and offer your feedback!

Find out more about the New Zoning Bylaw project.

Start Date:
Mon, December 19, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, December 19, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Offices
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, December 20, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, December 21, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Join the City’s New Year’s Eve celebration inside and outside of the Rogers K-Rock Centre. Skate to the DJ’s “coolest” rhythms or try a variety of all-ages' activities in the concourse. At 9 p.m., head out to see the spectacular fireworks display in Confederation Basin. Be sure to dress warm! Inside the K-Rock Centre New Year’s Eve DJ Skate Party (Ticket information & rules) Face painting, arts & crafts, NYE photo booth & more New this year, get your photo taken with a Princess! Outside the K-Rock Centre Live fire and LED light shows throughout the evening with the Fireguy 5 to 8:30 p.m. White’s Wagon rides Skating in Springer Market Square (weather permitting) Entertainment schedule 6 p.m. - Go on a rhythmical journey during the interactive Drum Circle 7 p.m. - Sing along with Sonshine and Broccoli (kids entertainment) 8 p.m. - Magic, Mind Reading & Illusion with magician Mike D’Urzo 9 p.m. - Spectacular Fireworks Finale www.CityofKingston.ca/events
Start Date:
Sat, December 31, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
K-ROCK Centre
Description:

Join the City’s New Year’s Eve celebration inside and outside of the Rogers K-Rock Centre. Skate to the DJ’s “coolest” rhythms or try a variety of all-ages' activities in the concourse. At 9 p.m., head out to see the spectacular fireworks display in Confederation Basin. Be sure to dress warm!

Inside the K-Rock Centre

  • New Year’s Eve DJ Skate Party (Ticket information & rules)
  • Face painting, arts & crafts, NYE photo booth & more
  • New this year, get your photo taken with a Princess!

Outside the K-Rock Centre

  • Live fire and LED light shows throughout the evening with the Fireguy
  • 5 to 8:30 p.m. White’s Wagon rides
  • Skating in Springer Market Square (weather permitting)

Entertainment schedule

  • 6 p.m. - Go on a rhythmical journey during the interactive Drum Circle
  • 7 p.m. - Sing along with Sonshine and Broccoli (kids entertainment)
  • 8 p.m. - Magic, Mind Reading & Illusion with magician Mike D’Urzo
  • 9 p.m. - Spectacular Fireworks Finale

www.CityofKingston.ca/events