KINGSTON NEWS

Para-athletes invited to apply to legacy fund

Are you training to compete in your sport at the provincial level or higher? You may be eligible to receive funding support from the legacy fund.

Map shows 2015-2018 construction plans

Find out where the City of Kingston and Utilities Kingston will be doing construction work.

Kingston Transit rolls out two new express routes

Next Monday, Kingston Transit launches two more express routes, offering more service, more often.

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Mon, June 01, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 02, 2015 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 02, 2015 7:15 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Come see two conceptual design plans for Victoria Park at a June 3 public meeting. The designs focus on a new central gathering space that features a water feature to replace the 50+ year old wading pool. Plans for upgraded tennis and basketball courts will also be shown for comment. The City and its designer, Janet Rosenberg & Studio, will present the conceptual designs, which are based on previous public feedback. View the project page. The park’s wading pool is scheduled to be removed this summer to make way for the new water feature. People in the Victoria Park neighbourhood can plan to make use of the splash pad at the Memorial Centre at York and Alfred streets, now open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk, until the new one is built.
Start Date:
Wed, June 03, 2015 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
St. Joseph/St. Mary's School Gym (671 Brock St.)
Description:

Come see two conceptual design plans for Victoria Park at a June 3 public meeting. The designs focus on a new central gathering space that features a water feature to replace the 50+ year old wading pool. Plans for upgraded tennis and basketball courts will also be shown for comment.

The City and its designer, Janet Rosenberg & Studio, will present the conceptual designs, which are based on previous public feedback. View the project page.

The park’s wading pool is scheduled to be removed this summer to make way for the new water feature.  People in the Victoria Park neighbourhood can plan to make use of the splash pad at the Memorial Centre at York and Alfred streets, now open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk, until the new one is built.

Start Date:
Thu, June 04, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 04, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour - Front Lounge
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, June 08, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KEDCO Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, June 08, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 10, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 10, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 11, 2015 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 11, 2015 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 11, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Celebrate First Capital Weekend with a free performance by Juno award-winner Hawksley Workman with special guest PS I Love You Find out more.
Start Date:
Fri, June 12, 2015 8:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Celebrate First Capital Weekend with a free performance by Juno award-winner Hawksley Workman with special guest PS I Love You

Find out more.

Residents are invited to visit the park exhibits in celebration of Kingston’s role in the nation’s history with FREE 1841-era activities. The event will take place - rain or shine. The following are just some of the interactive exhibits on site in City Park Live Entertainment 10:30 a.m. The Paddling Puppeteer – Honest Frankies Shoreline Review 12 noon The Salon Theatre – songs and stories of Kingston’s favourite son, Sir John A! 12:30 p.m. Freshwater Trade – songs reflecting the heritage and history of the Great Lakes Region Broadsword Academy Pauline Grondin, Storyteller Ropemaking Sutler Cyrus, Old Time Medicine Show 1800’s Surgeon, Dr. Greg Baron Suzanne Angle, Travelling Merchant Fort Henry Guard Muster Kingston Heirloom Weavers and Spinners Historic Costume Club Alderville First Nations Lucy Lockett Butter Churning Farrier James Bouvier Pumphouse Steam Museum MacLachlan Woodworking Museum and much more Please Note: Trolley Tours in the park are for school groups only and are not intended for the general public. Attention Teachers A hard copy of the teachers package has been sent to all schools in the city as well as emailed, along with a curriculum guide. If not received, teachers may obtain an electronic package by emailing lmtaylor@cityofkingston.ca or by calling Lauren Taylor at 613-546-4291 ext. 1331.
Start Date:
Fri, June 12, 2015 9:30 AM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
New Location - City Park
Description:

Residents are invited to visit the park exhibits in celebration of Kingston’s role in the nation’s history with FREE 1841-era activities. The event will take place - rain or shine.

The following are just some of the interactive exhibits on site in City Park

Live Entertainment

10:30 a.m. The Paddling Puppeteer – Honest Frankies Shoreline Review

12 noon The Salon Theatre – songs and stories of Kingston’s favourite son, Sir John A!

12:30 p.m. Freshwater Trade – songs reflecting the heritage and history of the Great Lakes Region

  • Broadsword Academy
  • Pauline Grondin, Storyteller
  • Ropemaking
  • Sutler Cyrus, Old Time Medicine Show
  • 1800’s Surgeon,  Dr. Greg Baron
  • Suzanne Angle, Travelling Merchant
  • Fort Henry Guard Muster
  • Kingston Heirloom Weavers and Spinners
  • Historic Costume Club
  • Alderville First Nations
  • Lucy Lockett Butter Churning
  • Farrier James Bouvier
  • Pumphouse Steam Museum
  • MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
  • and much more
Please Note:
Trolley Tours in the park are for school groups only and are not intended for the general public.

Attention Teachers

A hard copy of the teachers package has been sent to all schools in the city as well as emailed, along with a curriculum guide. 

If not received, teachers may obtain an electronic  package by emailing  lmtaylor@cityofkingston.ca  or by calling Lauren Taylor at 613-546-4291 ext. 1331.  

On June 13, join us for the launch of the TD Summer Reading Club at the Isabel Turner Branch and catch a free performance of Rose’s Clothes by the Thousand Islands Playhouse. There's a second performance at 2 p.m. See www.kfpl.ca for details on how to register to participate in this reading club for kidsover 12 at Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Summer readers are entered into a monthly draw to win a Toys "R" Us gift certificate.
Start Date:
Sat, June 13, 2015 10:30 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch, 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

On June 13, join us for the launch of the TD Summer Reading Club at the Isabel Turner Branch and catch a free performance of Rose’s Clothes by the Thousand Islands Playhouse. 

There's a second performance at 2 p.m.

See www.kfpl.ca for details on how to register to participate in this reading club for kidsover 12 at Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Summer readers are entered into a monthly draw to win a Toys "R" Us gift certificate.

On June 13, join us for the launch of the TD Summer Reading Club at the Isabel Turner Branch and catch a free performance of Rose’s Clothes by the Thousand Islands Playhouse. There's a second performance at 10:30 a.m. See www.kfpl.ca for details on how to register to participate in this reading club for kidsover 12 at Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Summer readers are entered into a monthly draw to win a Toys "R" Us gift certificate.
Start Date:
Sat, June 13, 2015 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

On June 13, join us for the launch of the TD Summer Reading Club at the Isabel Turner Branch and catch a free performance of Rose’s Clothes by the Thousand Islands Playhouse. 

There's a second performance at 10:30 a.m.

See www.kfpl.ca for details on how to register to participate in this reading club for kidsover 12 at Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Summer readers are entered into a monthly draw to win a Toys "R" Us gift certificate.

Start Date:
Mon, June 15, 2015 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 16, 2015 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 16, 2015 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 17, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
The preliminary study findings and background information will be presented for public feedback at this open house. There will be an opportunity to view display materials and talk to staff and the consultants after a 6 p.m. presentation. Find out more about this project
Start Date:
Wed, June 17, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre - Room A & B
Description:

The preliminary study findings and background information will be presented for public feedback at this open house. There will be an opportunity to view display materials and talk to staff and the consultants after a 6 p.m. presentation.

Find out more about this project

Start Date:
Thu, June 18, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 18, 2015 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
Delicious fresh baked and frozen pies for sale. Proceeds are used to support Resident programs and services. Your support is appreciated.
Start Date:
Fri, June 19, 2015 10:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideaucrest Long Term Care Centre, family room on the main level
Description:

Delicious fresh baked and frozen pies for sale.  Proceeds are used to support Resident programs and services. Your support is appreciated.

This year's theme for Doors Open is Ontario’s Sport Heritage. Kingston will also focus on Sir John A. Macdonald. Kingston will open the doors to a variety of museums, facades and buildings you may have always wanted to see, but have never before had access to! Some locations will have special programs happening at them as well. View the Kingston Area Map. Most sites will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. unless otherwise specified. Please visit the Ontario Doors Open website for further information. Participating sites: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada Canada's Penitentiary Museum Chalmers United Church CORK Sail Kingston HMCS Cataraqui Kingston Area Recycling Centre Kingston City Hall Kingston Lawn Bowling Club Kingston Police Headquarters Kingston School of Art and Window Art Gallery Kingston Theatre Organ Society Concert Centre MacLachlan Woodworking Museum Museum of Health Care at Kingston Pump House Steam Museum Queen's Athletics and Recreation Centre Rogers K-Rock Centre Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Brigade Association Royal Tavern (Grimason House) St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church St. George's Cathedral St. Paul's Anglican Church Sydenham Street United Church
Start Date:
Sat, June 20, 2015 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Various Locations across Kingston
Description:

This year's theme for Doors Open is Ontario’s Sport Heritage. Kingston will also focus on Sir John A. Macdonald.

Kingston will open the doors to a variety of museums, facades and buildings you may have always wanted to see, but have never before had access to! Some locations will have special programs happening at them as well. View the Kingston Area Map.

Most sites will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

Please visit the Ontario Doors Open website for further information. 

Participating sites:

  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre
  • Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada
  • Canada's Penitentiary Museum
  • Chalmers United Church
  • CORK Sail Kingston
  • HMCS Cataraqui
  • Kingston Area Recycling Centre
  • Kingston City Hall
  • Kingston Lawn Bowling Club
  • Kingston Police Headquarters
  • Kingston School of Art and Window Art Gallery
  • Kingston Theatre Organ Society Concert Centre
  • MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
  • Museum of Health Care at Kingston
  • Pump House Steam Museum
  • Queen's Athletics and Recreation Centre
  • Rogers K-Rock Centre
  • Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Brigade Association
  • Royal Tavern (Grimason House)
  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
  • St. George's Cathedral
  • St. Paul's Anglican Church
  • Sydenham Street United Church
Start Date:
Mon, June 22, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Offices
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, June 22, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Joyceville Road Fire Station
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 23, 2015 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
610 Montreal Street
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 24, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Napanee Branch Office - 41 Dundas Street
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 24, 2015 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room - Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 24, 2015 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 24, 2015 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 24, 2015 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Help guide the future of Kingston’s waterfront. Come out and view the conceptual plans showing access and enhancements to the waterfront in all six focus areas. This is an opportunity to provide comments on each of the areas to assist the City in identifying improvements and priorities. Tell us what your top priorities are for the waterfront. Find out more about the Waterfront Master Plan project.
Start Date:
Wed, June 24, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
8 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall
Description:

Help guide the future of Kingston’s waterfront.

Come out and view the conceptual plans showing access and enhancements to the waterfront in all six focus areas.

This is an opportunity to provide comments on each of the areas to assist the City in identifying improvements and priorities. Tell us what your top priorities are for the waterfront. Find out more about the Waterfront Master Plan project.

Start Date:
Thu, June 25, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description: