KINGSTON NEWS

Free Transit passes for High school students

Starting Sept. 1, all Grades 9 to 12 students in Kingston and Amherstview can ride Kingston Transit for free.

Free outdoor fitness classes at City parks

Grab your water bottle and get active with the City of Kingston's free outdoor fitness classes, held Monday through Thursday at parks throughout the city.

City asks residents to water trees

Due to high temperatures and a lack of rain, the City of Kingston is issuing a tree watering alert.

CITY BLOGS

3 reasons to come to the next Official Plan open house

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Talk to us about community benefits

Community benefits can form part of the approvals process for a project under Section 37 of the Planning Act. In exchange for height or density that exceeds a property’s zoning permission,...

Did we get the Sign Bylaw review right? Tell us on July 28

Do you know which types of sign are – and are not – allowed to be used in Kingston? How about how large a sign can be, or where they can be installed? What’s the difference between an animated...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Wed, August 24, 2016 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, August 24, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority Board Room
Description:
Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library. July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band July 24 – Kim Pollard Band July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century Band Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band A Medley of Music on Wednesday July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock) July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style) July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical) July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk) Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening) Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers) Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop) Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop) Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes) The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments. Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.
Start Date:
Wed, August 24, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens at Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library.

  • July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band
  • July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band
  • July 24 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century  Band
  • Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds
  • Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band

A Medley of Music on Wednesday

  • July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock)
  • July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style)
  • July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical)
  • July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk)
  • Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening)
  • Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers)
  • Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop)
  • Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop)
  • Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes)

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments.

Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.

Try out an activity, tour the fitness centres, skate or swim all for free! If you like what you try, you can register onsite! Schedule of FREE "try-it" activities INVISTA Centre Lobby 12:00 - 4 p.m. INVISTA lobby, program information booths Fitness and Wellness Centre 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tours and equipment demonstrations 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Spin class 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Core class Rona Pad 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Public skating, parent & tot skating, parent & tot shinny (split ice) Artillery Park Aquatic Centre Lobby 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Program information booths Gymnasium 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Open gym 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Birthday Party demo 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Boulder wall activity and kick boxing class 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Sport ball class 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Boulder wall activity and pickle ball 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Open gym Multipurpose room 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Family Karate class 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Adult Karate class 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Cycle Fit Pool side room 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Beading and origami Vicki Keith pool 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Swim lesson assessments / open swim 2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Synchro 2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Underwater Hockey 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Water Polo 2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Diving 3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Synchro 3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Underwater Hockey 3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Water Polo 3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Diving Leisure pool 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Aqua Arthritis 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Mom & Baby Aqua Fit 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Swim lesson assessments / open swim
Start Date:
Sat, August 27, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St. and INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Try out an activity, tour the fitness centres, skate or swim all for free! If you like what you try, you can register onsite!

Schedule of FREE "try-it" activities

INVISTA Centre

Lobby
12:00 - 4 p.m. INVISTA lobby, program information booths

Fitness and Wellness Centre
12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Tours and equipment demonstrations
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.  Spin class
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Core class

Rona Pad
1:00 - 2:45 p.m.  Public skating, parent & tot skating, parent & tot shinny (split ice)

Artillery Park Aquatic Centre

Lobby
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Program information booths

Gymnasium
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Open gym  
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.   Birthday Party demo
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Boulder wall activity and kick boxing class
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.  Sport ball class  
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Boulder wall activity and pickle ball
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Open gym  

Multipurpose room
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Family Karate class
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Adult Karate class
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Cycle Fit

Pool side room
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Beading and origami

Vicki Keith pool
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Swim lesson assessments / open swim
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Synchro 
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Underwater Hockey
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Water Polo 
2:45 - 3:00 p.m. Diving
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Synchro

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Underwater Hockey
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Water Polo
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Diving

Leisure pool
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Aqua Arthritis
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Mom & Baby Aqua Fit
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Swim lesson assessments / open swim

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library. July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band July 24 – Kim Pollard Band July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century Band Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band A Medley of Music on Wednesday July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock) July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style) July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical) July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk) Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening) Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers) Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop) Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop) Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes) The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments. Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.
Start Date:
Sun, August 28, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens at Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library.

  • July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band
  • July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band
  • July 24 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century  Band
  • Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds
  • Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band

A Medley of Music on Wednesday

  • July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock)
  • July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style)
  • July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical)
  • July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk)
  • Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening)
  • Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers)
  • Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop)
  • Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop)
  • Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes)

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments.

Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.

Start Date:
Tue, August 30, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room - Central Library
Description:
Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library. July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band July 24 – Kim Pollard Band July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century Band Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band A Medley of Music on Wednesday July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock) July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style) July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical) July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk) Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening) Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers) Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop) Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop) Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes) The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments. Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.
Start Date:
Wed, August 31, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens at Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

Jazz, Blues and Big Bands on Sunday

Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy these free concerts (weather-permitting). An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind the library.

  • July 3 - The Big Phat Horn Band
  • July 10 - Swing On Jazz Band
  • July 17 – The Tim Hallman Band
  • July 24 – Kim Pollard Band
  • July 31 - Craig Jones and the 20th Century  Band
  • Aug. 7 - Nostalgic Sounds
  • Aug. 14 - Mary Jo and the Retros
  • Aug. 21 - Swingtime Dance Band
  • Aug. 28 - The Cranberry Dixie Band

A Medley of Music on Wednesday

  • July 6 - The Tone Kats (Classic Rock)
  • July 13 - The Kings Town Tenors (Classic Rock, Tenor Style)
  • July 20 - Kingston Classic Trio (Classical)
  • July 27 - Jenica Rayne Ensemble (Indie Folk)
  • Aug. 3 - The Saxobelles (Pop Standards, Easy Listening)
  • Aug. 10 - Aislinn McAllister (Pop, Top 20 covers)
  • Aug. 17 - Kris and Dee (Folk, Pop)
  • Aug. 24 – The Frontenac Band (Show Tunes, Pop)
  • Aug. 31 – Jisk (Easy Listening, Latin, Show Tunes)

The Music in the Gardens Series is possible thanks to the City of Kingston, the Music Performers Fund (MPF) and the generosity of these corporate sponsors: the Kingston Community Credit Union, The Royale Place Retirement Residence, The Trillium Ridge Retirement Community, Rosewood Retirement Residence and Raymond James Investments.

Printed schedules may be obtained from the sound booth on site at the concerts.

Start Date:
Thu, September 01, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 01, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KFHC Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, September 06, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 07, 2016 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 08, 2016 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 08, 2016 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Come to the Multicultural Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept. 11 Kingston’s 7th Annual Multicultural Arts Festival will take place 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Confederation Park. Come enjoy food, dance, arts and live music celebrating Kingston’s diversity and global cultural connections. City funding helps support this event presented by Kingston Immigration Partners.
Start Date:
Sun, September 11, 2016 11:30 AM
Duration:
6 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Confederation Basin (outside 216 Ontario St.)
Description:

Come to the Multicultural Arts Festival on Sunday, Sept. 11

Kingston’s 7th Annual Multicultural Arts Festival will take place 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Confederation Park. Come enjoy food, dance, arts and live music celebrating Kingston’s diversity and global cultural connections. City funding helps support this event presented by Kingston Immigration Partners.

Start Date:
Mon, September 12, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KEDCO BOard Room
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, September 12, 2016 3:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Marketview Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, September 13, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 14, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 15, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 15, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 15, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delayahe Room - Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, September 19, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Room - City Hall
Description:
Details about this event still have to be confirmed. Stay tuned. Find out more about the project.
Start Date:
Mon, September 19, 2016 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
TBD
Description:

Details about this event still have to be confirmed. Stay tuned.

Find out more about the project.

Start Date:
Tue, September 20, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 21, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 21, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 22, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description: