KINGSTON NEWS

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Kingston Transit to release real-time travel data

Starting Monday, June 12, Kingston Transit passengers will receive real-time arrival and departure information for all Kingston Transit routes.

Gary Oosterhof wins Countryside by-election

Gary Oosterhof has been elected the new councillor for District 1 – Countryside in yesterday's by-election. Oosterhof received 598 votes.

Sign up for City summer day camps

Parents and caregivers can plan a fun-filled summer vacation for their children by signing them up for one of the City's four day camps.

CITY BLOGS

New City Hall galleries explore Kingston's histories

City Hall has a number of new exhibits that explore Kingston’s histories

Nominate a building for Livable City Design Awards

We are looking for building project nominees for this year’s Livable City Design Awards. Nominations will be accepted until June 15 for projects located within Kingston and completed between...

Kingston and Great Canadian Women

43% of senior management in Kingston’s public & private sector are women.

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Mon, June 26, 2017 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, June 26, 2017 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Offices
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 27, 2017 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
610 Montreal Street
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 28, 2017 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KFL&A Public Health
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 28, 2017 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Community Room, Sydenham Branch 4412 Wheatley Street
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 28, 2017 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 28, 2017 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Board Room
Description:
On March 7, 2017, the City of Kingston’s council approved funding for the renovation of Breakwater Park, including work to the shoreline and improvements to the Utilities Kingston Dock. With $1 million in financial support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) and $500,000 in financial support from Swim Drink Fish Canada/W. Garfield Weston Foundation, work on the project is beginning a year earlier than projected. Parking will be available on street or at 300 King St. W.
Start Date:
Wed, June 28, 2017 11:00 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Breakwater Park King Street West at the foot of Albert Street
Description:

On March 7, 2017, the City of Kingston’s council approved funding for the renovation of Breakwater Park, including work to the shoreline and improvements to the Utilities Kingston Dock. With $1 million in financial support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) and $500,000 in financial support from Swim Drink Fish Canada/W. Garfield Weston Foundation, work on the project is beginning a year earlier than projected.

Parking will be available on street or at 300 King St. W.

Canada Day will be celebrated over 4 days to mark Canada's Sesquicentennial. Kick off your summer by celebrating in Kingston. View the complete Canada 150 in Kingston event schedule. Today's events 9:15 p.m. - Movie in the Square - The Great Outdoors starting John Candy and Dan Ackroyd
Start Date:
Thu, June 29, 2017 9:15 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Canada Day will be celebrated over 4 days to mark Canada's Sesquicentennial. Kick off your summer by celebrating in Kingston.

View the complete Canada 150 in Kingston event schedule.

Today's events

9:15 p.m. - Movie in the Square - The Great Outdoors starting John Candy and Dan Ackroyd

Canada Day will be celebrated over 4 days to mark Canada's Sesquicentennial. Kick off your summer by celebrating in Kingston. View the complete Canada 150 in Kingston event schedule. Today's events 5 - 10:30 p.m. – live performances on the Sesqui stage at City Hall 5 p.m. – Nick Babcock 6 p.m. – Taylor Angus 7 p.m. – Oscar Evans Quintet 8 p.m. – The Relative 9 p.m. – Dirty Radio 10 p.m. - Illumination of City Hall – by Mayor Paterson
Start Date:
Fri, June 30, 2017 5:00 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall Sesqui Stage at City Hall
Description:

Canada Day will be celebrated over 4 days to mark Canada's Sesquicentennial. Kick off your summer by celebrating in Kingston.

View the complete Canada 150 in Kingston event schedule.

Today's events

5 - 10:30 p.m.   –  live performances on the Sesqui stage at City Hall

  • 5 p.m. – Nick Babcock
  • 6 p.m. – Taylor Angus
  • 7 p.m. – Oscar Evans Quintet
  • 8 p.m. – The Relative
  • 9 p.m. – Dirty Radio 

10 p.m. - Illumination of City Hall – by Mayor Paterson

Canada Day will be celebrated over 4 days to mark Canada's Sesquicentennial. Kick off your summer by celebrating in Kingston. View the complete Canada 150 in Kingston event schedule. Today's events 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Kingston Public Market – Springer Market Square. 9 a.m. - Limestone Mile 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Pump House History in Motion – free admission and activities. Come to the Pump House where history will be in motion with FREE admission to the museum including the Kingston, Believe it or Not Exhibition, An Engage for Change information table with an opportunity to make a contribution to the Reconciliation Tree and Canada 150 block prints with the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Artfest Kingston – City Park 11:00 a.m. - Canada Day People Parade - The parade begins at the Metro parking lot at Princess and Barrie Street. 12 p.m. - Civic Ceremony - Sesqui Stage at City Hall 1 to 6 p.m. - Wagon rides, kids' activities, inflatable toys and more! Ontario Street and Confederation Park & Brock St. 1 to 6 p.m. - Vintage Ferris wheel – Ontario St. in front of Visitor Centre 1 p.m. - Mayor's Sail Past on Lake Ontario - Crawford Wharf, Confederation Basin 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Live music and performances – Sesqui Stage at City Hall 1 p.m. – The Savannah Shea Band 2 p.m. – Little California 4 p.m. – Lisa Vee & the VIP 5 p.m. – Lotus Shaker 7 p.m. – Spencer Evans 8 p.m. – Kim Pollard Band 9 p.m. – Still Standin' 3 and 6 p.m. - "The Dream Catchers" musical performances – Sesqui Stage at City Hall 10 p.m. - Fireworks - Bigger and better than ever! Come to Confederation Park for your best view of the Canada Day fireworks spectacular!
Start Date:
Sat, July 01, 2017 9:00 AM
Duration:
13 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall Confederation Basin Park Sesqui Stage at City Hall
Description:

Canada Day will be celebrated over 4 days to mark Canada's Sesquicentennial. Kick off your summer by celebrating in Kingston.

View the complete Canada 150 in Kingston event schedule.

Today's events

6 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Kingston Public Market – Springer Market Square.

9 a.m. - Limestone Mile

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pump House History in Motion – free admission and activities.

Come to the Pump House where history will be in motion with FREE admission to the museum including the Kingston, Believe it or Not Exhibition, An Engage for Change information table with an opportunity to make a contribution to the Reconciliation Tree and  Canada 150 block prints with the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum,

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Artfest Kingston – City Park

11:00 a.m. - Canada Day People Parade - The parade begins at the Metro parking lot at Princess and Barrie Street.

12 p.m. - Civic Ceremony -  Sesqui Stage at City Hall

1 to 6 p.m. - Wagon rides, kids' activities, inflatable toys and more! Ontario Street and Confederation Park & Brock St.

1 to  6 p.m. - Vintage Ferris wheel – Ontario St. in front of Visitor Centre

1 p.m. - Mayor's Sail Past on Lake Ontario - Crawford Wharf, Confederation Basin

1 p.m. to 10 p.m. - Live music and performances – Sesqui Stage at City Hall

  • 1 p.m. – The Savannah Shea Band
  • 2 p.m. – Little California
  • 4 p.m. – Lisa Vee & the VIP
  • 5 p.m. – Lotus Shaker
  • 7 p.m. – Spencer Evans
  • 8 p.m. – Kim Pollard Band
  • 9 p.m. – Still Standin'

3 and 6 p.m. - "The Dream Catchers"  musical performances – Sesqui Stage at City Hall

10 p.m. - Fireworks - Bigger and better than ever! Come to Confederation Park for your best view of the Canada Day fireworks spectacular!

Canada Day will be celebrated over 4 days to mark Canada's Sesquicentennial. Kick off your summer by celebrating in Kingston. View the complete Canada 150 in Kingston event schedule. Today's events 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Kingston Antique Market – Springer Market Square 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Artfest Kingston – City Park 7 p.m. - Lost Cousins – Sesqui Stage at City Hall 8 p.m. - Busty & The Bass – Sesqui Stage at City Hall
Start Date:
Sun, July 02, 2017 6:00 AM
Duration:
16 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square Sesqui Stage at City Hall City Park
Description:

Canada Day will be celebrated over 4 days to mark Canada's Sesquicentennial. Kick off your summer by celebrating in Kingston.

View the complete Canada 150 in Kingston event schedule.

Today's events

6 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Kingston Antique Market – Springer Market Square

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Artfest Kingston – City Park

7 p.m. - Lost Cousins – Sesqui Stage at City Hall

8 p.m. - Busty & The Bass – Sesqui Stage at City Hall

Start Date:
Tue, July 04, 2017 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, July 05, 2017 9:30 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, July 05, 2017 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, July 05, 2017 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
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 Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd. 2017 line-up July 5 - Amanda Sadler – Contemporary Country July 12 - 20thC Jazz Band - Big Band Jazz July 19 - Robin Moir - Singer / Songwriter, Pop Motown July 26 - Quintessentials - Light Classics, Jazz, Pop, Children’s Aug. 2 - Craig Jones Band – Folk, Rock & Roll Aug. 9 - SwingTime Dance Band – Kingston’s Oldest Swing Band Aug. 16 - Swing-On Jazz - Jazz Aug. 23 - The Tone Kats - Classic Rock Aug. 30 - Abby Stewart - Country 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, Long & McQuade and Raymond James Investments.
Start Date:
Wed, July 05, 2017 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Garden (beside Cataraqui Town Centre)
Description:

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 Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.

2017 line-up

  • July 5 - Amanda Sadler – Contemporary Country
  • July 12 - 20thC Jazz Band - Big Band Jazz
  • July 19 - Robin Moir - Singer / Songwriter, Pop Motown
  • July 26 - Quintessentials  - Light Classics, Jazz, Pop, Children’s
  • Aug. 2 - Craig Jones Band – Folk, Rock & Roll
  • Aug. 9 - SwingTime Dance Band – Kingston’s Oldest Swing Band
  • Aug. 16 - Swing-On Jazz - Jazz
  • Aug. 23 - The Tone Kats  - Classic Rock
  • Aug. 30 - Abby Stewart - Country

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, Long & McQuade and Raymond James Investments.

Start Date:
Thu, July 06, 2017 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, July 10, 2017 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KEDCO Board Room
Description: