KINGSTON NEWS

Sessions to focus on ash tree removal/tree-planting

Ash trees on City property have been marked for removal for safety reasons due to the emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation.

Household hazardous waste facility opens April 2

The Household Hazardous Waste facility opens for the season on Thursday, April 2. The facility, at 196 Lappan’s Lane is open April through November

What's your story? City wants to know.

It's time for the five-year update of the Official Plan and the City of Kingston wants to ensure citizens have an opportunity to provide comments on this city-shaping document.

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Tue, April 21, 2015 7:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, April 22, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KFL&A Public Health
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, April 22, 2015 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room - Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, April 22, 2015 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, April 22, 2015 7:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Board Room
Description:
Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners will speak to Seed Sprouting for Garden, Kitchen and Windowsill. Find out which plants are best to buy from a nursery, local conditions and what to plant, when and where.
Start Date:
Wed, April 22, 2015 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Central Branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 130 Johnson St. www.kfpl.ca
Description:

Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners will speak to Seed Sprouting for Garden, Kitchen and Windowsill.  Find out which plants are best to buy from a nursery, local conditions and what to plant, when and where.
 

Find out more: Help improve the waterfront from Simcoe Street to the Ferry Dock
Start Date:
Wed, April 22, 2015 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall in City Hall, 216 Ontario St
Description:

Find out more: Help improve the waterfront from Simcoe Street to the Ferry Dock

Start Date:
Thu, April 23, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Community programs officer delivers a presentation to reduce both criminal victimization and fear of crime for seniors safety.
Start Date:
Thu, April 23, 2015 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideaucrest Long Term Care Centre, lower level conference room
Description:

Community programs officer delivers a presentation to reduce both criminal victimization and fear of crime for seniors safety.

Pitch-In Kingston is an annual community clean-up event organized by Sustainable Kingston that aims to make our city safer and more environmentally responsible. Citizens are encouraged to pick up litter on their street and in their neighbourhood. Where: Choose any area to clean-up (eg. a park, a sidewalk or the block and around your workplace). How: 1) Get a free Pitch-In garbage bag from a participating Tim Hortons location on April 24 between 7 and 9 a.m., or until supplies last. There will also be bags available at the Sustainable Kingston office at 184 Sydenham St. from 7 to 10 a.m., or until supplies last. Participating Tim Hortons locations: 312 Princess St. (corner of Princess & Clergy) 681 Princess St. (near Macdonnell St.) 285 Ontario St. 2) Pick up the litter around your neighbourhood. 3) Drop-off your full Pitch-in garbage bag at a designated drop-off location (download a list of the drop-off locations here). Bags will be picked up at the end of day on Friday, April 24 and Monday, April 27.
Start Date:
Fri, April 24, 2015 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Kingston-wide
Description:
Pitch-In Kingston is an annual community clean-up event organized by Sustainable Kingston that aims to make our city safer and more environmentally responsible. Citizens are encouraged to pick up litter on their street and in their neighbourhood.
 
Where:
 
Choose any area to clean-up (eg. a park, a sidewalk or the block and around your workplace).
 
How:
 
1) Get a free Pitch-In garbage bag from a participating Tim Hortons location on April 24 between 7 and 9 a.m., or until supplies last. There will also be bags available at the Sustainable Kingston office at 184 Sydenham St. from 7 to 10 a.m., or until supplies last.
 
Participating Tim Hortons locations:
  • 312 Princess St. (corner of Princess & Clergy)
  • 681 Princess St.  (near Macdonnell St.)
  • 285 Ontario St.
2) Pick up the litter around your neighbourhood.
 
3) Drop-off your full Pitch-in garbage bag at a designated drop-off location (download a list of the drop-off locations here). 
Bags will be picked up at the end of day on Friday, April 24 and Monday, April 27.
Introduction to Painting II: Watercolour. Stop by for a hands-on painting workshop. Inspired loosely by the work of Eric Carlyle, students will work with collage and watercolour to bring their very own imaginary creation to life. Ages 3 - 5
Start Date:
Sat, April 25, 2015 3:45 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
JK Tett Centre
Description:

Introduction to Painting II: Watercolour. Stop by for a hands-on painting workshop. Inspired loosely by the work of Eric Carlyle, students will work with collage and watercolour to bring their very own imaginary creation to life.

Ages 3 - 5

Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners will speak to Seed Sprouting for Garden, Kitchen and Windowsill. Find out which plants are best to buy from a nursery, local conditions and what to plant, when and where.
Start Date:
Sat, April 25, 2015 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham branch, Kingston Frontenac Public Library www.kfpl.ca
Description:

Rideau 1000 Islands Master Gardeners will speak to Seed Sprouting for Garden, Kitchen and Windowsill.  Find out which plants are best to buy from a nursery, local conditions and what to plant, when and where.

Drop-in and sample some art-making workshops for kids at the Tett's Creativity Studios every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. For information about specific days and events, see TettCentre.org/events
Start Date:
Sat, April 25, 2015 10:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
370 King St. W.
Description:

Drop-in and sample some art-making workshops for kids at the Tett's Creativity Studios every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.  For information about specific days and events, see TettCentre.org/events

A fun and creative introduction to telling stories on stage. Children explore taking on a character, physical and vocal expression, telling stories as a group and sharing focus. Each class will begin with a story reading by the instructor, followed by a series of games and explorations dramatizing the story of the day. Ages 3 -5
Start Date:
Sat, April 25, 2015 10:00 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
JK Tett Centre
Description:

A fun and creative introduction to telling stories on stage. Children explore taking on a character, physical and vocal expression, telling stories as a group and sharing focus. Each class will begin with a story reading by the instructor, followed by a series of games and explorations dramatizing the story of the day.

Ages 3 -5

"Still waiting for that special bus" Alan Shain - This performance explores dating, romance and disability, all while waiting for the Para Transpo bus! We are invited to identify with a young disabled man facing issues of self-esteem, personal integrity and risk-taking. Ages 12+ Adults
Start Date:
Sun, April 26, 2015 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
JK Tett Centre
Description:

"Still waiting for that special bus" Alan Shain - This performance explores dating, romance and disability, all while waiting for the Para Transpo bus! We are invited to identify with a young disabled man facing issues of self-esteem, personal integrity and risk-taking.

Ages 12+ Adults
Drop-in art sampling workshops for adults and families at the Tett's Creativity Studios. For information about specific days and events, visit: www.tettcentre.org/events
Start Date:
Sun, April 26, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
370 King St. W.
Description:

Drop-in art sampling workshops for adults and families at the Tett's Creativity Studios. For information about specific days and events, visit: www.tettcentre.org/events

Start Date:
Mon, April 27, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, April 27, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Office
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, April 27, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Waterfront Holiday Inn
Description:
Learn more about the City's plans to remove and replace these ash trees. Find out more.
Start Date:
Mon, April 27, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Community Room of the Isabel Turner Library at 935 Gardiners Rd
Description:

Learn more about the City's plans to remove and replace these ash trees. Find out more.

Start Date:
Tue, April 28, 2015 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
610 Montreal Street
Description:
Learn more about the City's plans to remove and replace these ash trees. Find out more.
Start Date:
Tue, April 28, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Wilson Room of the Central Library at 130 Johnson St.
Description:

Learn more about the City's plans to remove and replace these ash trees. Find out more.

Learn more about the long-term neighbourhood revitalization plans and to learn about how the plans reflect the desires of the community and best-practices in neighbourhood planning and social housing management.
Start Date:
Wed, April 29, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Gymnasium of Rideau Heights Public school, 77 MacCauley St.
Description:

Learn more about the long-term neighbourhood revitalization plans and to learn about how the plans reflect the desires of the community and best-practices in neighbourhood planning and social housing management.

 

Learn more about the long-term neighbourhood revitalization plans and to learn about how the plans reflect the desires of the community and best-practices in neighbourhood planning and social housing management.
Start Date:
Wed, April 29, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Gymnasium of Rideau Heights Public school 77 MacCauley St.
Description:

Learn more about the long-term neighbourhood revitalization plans and to learn about how the plans reflect the desires of the community and best-practices in neighbourhood planning and social housing management.

Start Date:
Thu, April 30, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Gore Road Fire Hall - 211 Gore Road
Description:
Learn more about the City's plans to remove and replace these ash trees. Find out more.
Start Date:
Thu, April 30, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. Public School at 529 St. Martha's St.
Description:

Learn more about the City's plans to remove and replace these ash trees. Find out more.

Start Date:
Thu, April 30, 2015 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 04, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, May 05, 2015 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 06, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 07, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 07, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour - Press Lounge
Description:
Rideaucrest Auxiliary Volunteers Mother’s Day Pie Sale. Scrumptious homemade pies in a variety of flavours, sizes and prices.
Start Date:
Fri, May 08, 2015 10:00 AM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideaucrest – family room, main level (at main entrance)
Description:

Rideaucrest Auxiliary Volunteers Mother’s Day Pie Sale. Scrumptious homemade pies in a variety of flavours, sizes and prices. 

Bring a picnic , a blanket, the family, and your singing voice and enjoy the line up of local musicians around the fireplace for the afternoon. Craft activities for the little ones All Ages
Start Date:
Sun, May 10, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
JK Tett Centre
Description:
Bring a picnic , a blanket, the family, and your singing voice and enjoy the line up of local musicians around the fireplace for the afternoon. Craft activities for the little ones

All Ages

Start Date:
Mon, May 11, 2015 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 11, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Fairmount Auditorium 2069 Battersea Road, Glenburnie
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, May 12, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 13, 2015 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room - Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 13, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 13, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 14, 2015 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 14, 2015 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 14, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, May 19, 2015 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 20, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description: