KINGSTON NEWS

Rockin' the Square June 17 and July 29 at 8 pm

The City is proud to present two free concerts in Springer Market Square featuring indie rock superstars Wintersleep and Canadian rock'n roll icon David Wilcox.

Tree giveaway aimed at taking on climate action

The City will be giving away 300 white pine seedlings at upcoming open houses to encourage residents to take climate action and increase our municipal tree canopy.

Coloured/dyed Styrofoam is now garbage

Starting May 9 only plain white Styrofoam can be recycled in Kingston. The City can no longer accept coloured/dyed Styrofoam in its blue box or in bundles at curbside.

CITY BLOGS

Help shape the vision for North King's Town

Come launch the project that will help shape the future of North King’s Town – the Inner Harbour and Old Industrial areas just north of downtown. On Tuesday, May 24 we will be at the Royal...

How would you spend the Kingston Solar LP Community Benefit Program Fund?

The City of Kingston wants to hear how you would spend the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) Renewal Energy Project Community Benefit Program Fund.  The fund is part of an agreement with...

Where – and how – to see the Official Plan Update and give us your feedback

Thank you for joining us at the INVISTA Centre last Sunday to learn the about Official Plan Update . We had approximately 100 people join us in fun family activities including skating and face...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Mon, May 30, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
There Can Be Only One! Join us for an anti-screening of the midnight action movie Highlander starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery in this R-rated cult classic. Wear your tartan, kilt or 80's hardcore costume and prepare to feel the Quickening... Run time 107 minutes, Drop In. Outlander themed colouring pages and refreshments will be available to enjoy during the event. Anti-screenings incorporate additional activities, including colouring and knitting, the wearing of theme costumes and audience quote-along isn't discouraged! This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
Start Date:
Mon, May 30, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Central Branch, Wilson Room Kingston Frontenac Public Library 130 Johnson St.
Description:

There Can Be Only One! Join us for an anti-screening of the midnight action movie Highlander starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery in this R-rated cult classic. Wear your tartan, kilt or 80's hardcore costume and prepare to feel the Quickening... Run time 107 minutes, Drop In. Outlander themed colouring pages and refreshments will be available to enjoy during the event. Anti-screenings incorporate additional activities, including colouring and knitting, the wearing of theme costumes and audience quote-along isn't discouraged!

This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

View the plans for this park which includes new play equipment including an accessible walking path and seating area. View the Parks Development page for additional details.
Start Date:
Mon, May 30, 2016 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Poplar Grove, 590 Glenview Avenue
Description:

View the plans for this park which includes new play equipment including an accessible walking path and seating area. View the Parks Development page for additional details.

Every Wednesday evening in May, 7 pm Isabel Turner Branch The Isabel Turner branch is hosting a Highland Knit-Along. Knitters at all levels are welcome to knit-along with the group. We'll also have a variety of Highland knitting pattern available. This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
Start Date:
Mon, May 30, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Every Wednesday evening in May, 7 pm

Isabel Turner Branch

The Isabel Turner branch is hosting a Highland Knit-Along. Knitters at all levels are welcome to knit-along with the group. We'll also have a variety of Highland knitting pattern available.

This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

View the plans for this park which includes play equipment upgrades including an accessible walking path and seating area. View the Parks Development page for additional details.
Start Date:
Tue, May 31, 2016 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lawrence Park, 693 Aylmer Crescent
Description:

View the plans for this park which includes play equipment upgrades including an accessible walking path and seating area. View the Parks Development page for additional details.

The City is hosting a public open house to review proposed conceptual redevelopment plans for this property at 1316-1318 Princess Street. City staff and the project’s land use planning/urban design consultant will be on hand to discuss the redevelopment plans for the site and the upcoming zoning by-law amendment process. The open house is a drop-in format so please feel free to attend anytime. More information about the City’s Affordable Housing Land Acquisition and Disposition Program
Start Date:
Tue, May 31, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Library - 88 Wright Crescent
Description:

The City is hosting a public open house to review proposed conceptual redevelopment plans for this property at 1316-1318 Princess Street.

City staff and the project’s land use planning/urban design consultant will be on hand to discuss the redevelopment plans for the site and the upcoming zoning by-law amendment process. The open house is a drop-in format so please feel free to attend anytime.

More information about the City’s Affordable Housing Land Acquisition and Disposition Program

Start Date:
Tue, May 31, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 01, 2016 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 02, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour - Front Lounge
Description:
Come to the information session on future on-street parking programs for portions of the Inner Harbour neighbourhood.
Start Date:
Mon, June 06, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideaucrest Home, 175 Rideau Street – Boardroom B
Description:

Come to the information session on future on-street parking programs for portions of the Inner Harbour neighbourhood.

Start Date:
Tue, June 07, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Join us for breakfast to learn more about our services – and offer feedback on the Building Fee Review. You will hear updates on cash-in-lieu of parking and the DASH (development and services hub) implementation for building services. RSVP by Wednesday, June 1 with LeighAnn Hoegi – lhoegi@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291 ext. 3291
Start Date:
Tue, June 07, 2016 10:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd
Description:

Join us for breakfast to learn more about our services – and offer feedback on the Building Fee Review.

You will hear updates on cash-in-lieu of parking and the DASH (development and services hub) implementation for building services.

RSVP by Wednesday, June 1 with LeighAnn Hoegi – lhoegi@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291 ext. 3291

Start Date:
Wed, June 08, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 09, 2016 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 09, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 09, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, June 13, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KEDCO Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, June 13, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 14, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Experience life in the First Capital era through spinning and weaving, rope making, Victorian toys and games, blacksmithing, early medicine, and military musters. See an old time medicine show, go on an architectural scavenger hunt, experience the aboriginal way of life, dress up in period costumes, take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the old ‘King’s Town’. Download the 2016 First Capital Day Teachers Package.
Start Date:
Wed, June 15, 2016 9:30 AM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Park
Description:

Experience life in the First Capital era through spinning and weaving, rope making, Victorian toys and games, blacksmithing, early medicine, and  military musters. See an old time medicine show, go on an architectural scavenger hunt, experience the aboriginal way of life, dress up in period costumes, take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the old ‘King’s Town’.

Download the 2016 First Capital Day Teachers Package.

Start Date:
Wed, June 15, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Come to the information session on future on-street parking programs for the Williamsville north neighbourhood.
Start Date:
Wed, June 15, 2016 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
St. Luke’s Anglican Church – Auditorium, 236 Nelson Street
Description:

Come to the information session on future on-street parking programs for the Williamsville north neighbourhood.

Start Date:
Thu, June 16, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 16, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Get an update on the study looking at area transportation needs at the second Highway 15 open house. Offer your feedback on preferred roadway designs and options for the Highway 15/Highway 2 intersection! Drop by 5:30 to 8 p.m. on June 16 at La Salle Secondary School, 773 Highway 15. Find out more about this project.
Start Date:
Thu, June 16, 2016 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Description:

Get an update on the study looking at area transportation needs at the second Highway 15 open house.

Offer your feedback on preferred roadway designs and options for the Highway 15/Highway 2 intersection! Drop by 5:30 to 8 p.m. on June 16 at La Salle Secondary School, 773 Highway 15.

Find out more about this project.

 

The first free Rockin' the Square concert of the season will feature Wintersleep. Read the news release for full details.
Start Date:
Fri, June 17, 2016 8:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

The first free Rockin' the Square concert of the season will feature Wintersleep.

Read the news release for full details.

This year’s the Doors Open theme is Medical Science. Kingston will open the doors to a variety of museums, buildings and facades you may have always wanted to see, but have never before had access to, with special programs happening at many of them. www.doorsopenontario.on.ca
Start Date:
Sat, June 18, 2016 10:00 AM
Duration:
6 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

This year’s the Doors Open theme is Medical Science. Kingston will open the doors to a variety of museums, buildings and facades you may have always wanted to see, but have never before had access to, with special programs happening at many of them.   

www.doorsopenontario.on.ca

Start Date:
Mon, June 20, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Join us for this interactive workshop about the North King's Town Project
Start Date:
Mon, June 20, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Portuguese Cultural Centre, 959 Division St
Description:

Join us for this interactive workshop about the North King's Town Project

Start Date:
Tue, June 21, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 22, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KFL&A Public Health
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 22, 2016 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 22, 2016 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 22, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Board Room
Description:
A community visioning exercise for North King's Town Project is being held, along with a free public barbeque and concert. This event is co-hosted by the City and the Skeleton Park Arts Festival.
Start Date:
Wed, June 22, 2016 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Douglas R. Fluhrer Park
Description:

A community visioning exercise for North King's Town Project is being held, along with a free public barbeque and concert. This event is co-hosted by the City and the Skeleton Park Arts Festival.

Start Date:
Thu, June 23, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
In partnership with the Skeleton Park Arts Festival the City of Kingston will be offering free aqua fitness classes featuring live music. Please register in advance either online or onsite.
Start Date:
Thu, June 23, 2016 10:00 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre
Description:

In partnership with the Skeleton Park Arts Festival the City of Kingston will be offering free aqua fitness classes featuring live music.

Please register in advance either online or onsite.

In partnership with the Skeleton Park Arts Festival the City of Kingston will be offering free aqua fitness classes featuring live music. Please register in advance either online or onsite.
Start Date:
Thu, June 23, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre
Description:

In partnership with the Skeleton Park Arts Festival the City of Kingston will be offering free aqua fitness classes featuring live music.

Please register in advance either online or onsite.

The City will have a community information booth about the North King's Town Project as part of the Skeleton Park Arts Festival
Start Date:
Sat, June 25, 2016 10:00 AM
Duration:
8 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
McBurney Park
Description:

The City will have a community information booth about the North King's Town Project as part of the Skeleton Park Arts Festival