KINGSTON NEWS

Parking fines increase starting on Feb. 1

As of Feb. 1, fines will increase for two kinds of parking violations for the first time in more than 25 years.

Develop a Home Fire Escape Plan today

Having a home fire escape plan means everyone in your household knows what to do when the smoke alarms sounds.

City starts removing ash trees in Rideau St area

City of Kingston contracted crews are removing marked ash trees starting in the Rideau Street area today.

CITY BLOGS

North King’s Town public sessions to kick-off second phase of planning

The City is launching the next phase of its work to develop a secondary plan for North King’s Town (NKT) – the Inner Harbour and Old Industrial areas just north of downtown. There is a lot...

Kingston's future can have it all

See urban planning expert Brent Toderian’s full presentation here We are so excited that last week’s visit by urban planning expert Brent Toderian has everyone talking about how to best...

What matters is the plan

"What matters is the plan." – see more of what Brent Toderian had to say in this video . Last week’s visit by urban planning expert Brent Toderian offered a lot of food for thought for the...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Fri, February 23, 2018 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:
Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018. The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations: Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m. Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m. For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Sat, February 24, 2018 10:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Public School 77 MacCauley St.
Description:

Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! 

This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018.  

The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations:

  • Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m.


For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .

Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018. The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations: Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m. Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m. For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Sat, February 24, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Centre 303 York St.
Description:

Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! 

This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018.  

The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations:

  • Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m.


For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up for Feb Fest. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Sat, February 24, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall & Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up for Feb Fest.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths. Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions. Read the news release.
Start Date:
Sun, February 25, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School)
Description:

Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths. Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Read the news release.

Start Date:
Mon, February 26, 2018 12:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, February 26, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Glenburnie Fire Hall - 1485 Unity Road
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, February 26, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, February 26, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, February 26, 2018 3:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
KFHC
Description:
Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018. The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations: Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m. (DOES NOT RUN on New Year's Day or Family Day) Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m. For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Mon, February 26, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Community Room Kingston Police Headquarters 705 Division St.
Description:

Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! 

This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018.  

The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations:

  • Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m. (DOES NOT RUN on New Year's Day or Family Day)
  • Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m.


For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .

Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018. The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations: Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m. Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m. For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Mon, February 26, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Public School 77 MacCauley St.
Description:

Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! 

This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018.  

The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations:

  • Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m.


For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Tue, February 27, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, February 28, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
221 Portsmouth Avenue
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, February 28, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, February 28, 2018 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Rooms A & B, Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
Join us and share your thoughts on how North King’s Town can evolve to better serve the needs of Indigenous Peoples. We need your input to refine the draft Land Use Plan that provides direction on the appropriate use, form, and density of development in North King’s Town. We also want to hear what you consider to be important factors in the area’s history that have shaped North King’s Town today. Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan.
Start Date:
Wed, February 28, 2018 9:30 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 734 Montreal Street
Description:

Join us and share your thoughts on how North King’s Town can evolve to better serve the needs of Indigenous Peoples.

We need your input to refine the draft Land Use Plan that provides direction on the appropriate use, form, and density of development in North King’s Town. We also want to hear what you consider to be important factors in the area’s history that have shaped North King’s Town today.

Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan.

Join us and share your thoughts on how North King’s Town can evolve to better serve the needs of Indigenous Peoples. We need your input to refine the draft Land Use Plan that provides direction on the appropriate use, form, and density of development in North King’s Town. We also want to hear what you consider to be important factors in the area’s history that have shaped North King’s Town today. Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan.
Start Date:
Wed, February 28, 2018 2:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 734 Montreal Street
Description:

Join us and share your thoughts on how North King’s Town can evolve to better serve the needs of Indigenous Peoples.

We need your input to refine the draft Land Use Plan that provides direction on the appropriate use, form, and density of development in North King’s Town. We also want to hear what you consider to be important factors in the area’s history that have shaped North King’s Town today.

Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan.

Join us and share your thoughts on how North King’s Town can evolve to better serve the needs of Indigenous Peoples. We need your input to refine the draft Land Use Plan that provides direction on the appropriate use, form, and density of development in North King’s Town. We also want to hear what you consider to be important factors in the area’s history that have shaped North King’s Town today. Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan.
Start Date:
Wed, February 28, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, 734 Montreal Street
Description:

Join us and share your thoughts on how North King’s Town can evolve to better serve the needs of Indigenous Peoples.

We need your input to refine the draft Land Use Plan that provides direction on the appropriate use, form, and density of development in North King’s Town. We also want to hear what you consider to be important factors in the area’s history that have shaped North King’s Town today.

Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan.

Start Date:
Wed, February 28, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge
Description:
Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018. The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations: Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m. Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m. For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Wed, February 28, 2018 10:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Centre 303 York St.
Description:

Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! 

This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018.  

The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations:

  • Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m.


For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .

Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018. The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations: Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m. Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m. For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Wed, February 28, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Public School 77 MacCauley St.
Description:

Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! 

This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018.  

The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations:

  • Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m.


For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Thu, March 01, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Front Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:
The Mayor's Innovation Challenge (MIC) is a competition calling on teams of students from Kingston's post-secondary institutions to develop innovative proposals to address a challenge faced by the City of Kingston. This event is the pitch-off where selected teams will pitch their innovative idea to a panel of City staff and guest judges. The winning team members will each be offered a four-month paid internship with the City of Kingston to implement their project. Register to attend the pitch competition, here: http://bit.ly/MIC18PITCH
Start Date:
Fri, March 02, 2018 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chambers, City Hall second floor, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

The Mayor's Innovation Challenge (MIC) is a competition calling on teams of students from Kingston's post-secondary institutions to develop innovative proposals to address a challenge faced by the City of Kingston. 

This event is the pitch-off where selected teams will pitch their innovative idea to a panel of City staff and guest judges. The winning team members will each be offered a four-month paid internship with the City of Kingston to implement their project.

Register to attend the pitch competition, here: http://bit.ly/MIC18PITCH

Join us at this drop-in open house to review the material from the February 28 launch events of Phase 2 of the NKT Secondary Plan. Offer comments on the draft Land Use Plan and preliminary cultural heritage analysis for North King’s Town! Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan.
Start Date:
Sat, March 03, 2018 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot Street
Description:

Join us at this drop-in open house to review the material from the February 28 launch events of Phase 2 of the NKT Secondary Plan. Offer comments on the draft Land Use Plan and preliminary cultural heritage analysis for North King’s Town!

Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan.

Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths. Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions. Read the news release.
Start Date:
Sun, March 04, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School)
Description:

Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths. Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Read the news release.

Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018. The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations: Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m. Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m. For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Mon, March 05, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Public School 77 MacCauley St.
Description:

Come to our new brand-new pop-up library! 

This mobile library will circulate in a library vehicle throughout the community to provide services until the new Rideau Heights branch opens in the Rideau Heights Community Centre in early 2018.  

The pop-up library will offer such services as reservations pick-up and Internet access. There will be a small browsing collection of books and DVDs, and patrons will be able to borrow and return materials. Look for our branded mini-van and friendly staff at the following locations:

  • Kingston Police Headquarters Community Room, 705 Division Street, Mondays 2 – 4 p.m.
  • Rideau Heights Public School, 77 MacCauley Street, Mondays 6 - 8 p.m., Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Memorial Centre, 303 York Street, Wednesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays 2 – 4 p.m.


For more information on these and other library developments, please visit the library website at www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Tue, March 06, 2018 7:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Join us at this drop-in information event to review the material from the February 28 launch events of Phase 2 of the NKT Secondary Plan. Offer comments on the draft Land Use Plan and preliminary cultural heritage analysis for North King’s Town! Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan.
Start Date:
Tue, March 06, 2018 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Heritage Resource Centre (HRC), City Hall, 216 Ontario Street
Description:

Join us at this drop-in information event to review the material from the February 28 launch events of Phase 2 of the NKT Secondary Plan. Offer comments on the draft Land Use Plan and preliminary cultural heritage analysis for North King’s Town!

Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan.

Join us at this drop-in information event to review the material from the February 28 launch events of Phase 2 of the NKT Secondary Plan. Offer comments on the draft Land Use Plan and preliminary cultural heritage analysis for North King’s Town! Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan
Start Date:
Tue, March 06, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Heritage Resource Centre (HRC), City Hall, 216 Ontario Street
Description:

Join us at this drop-in information event to review the material from the February 28 launch events of Phase 2 of the NKT Secondary Plan. Offer comments on the draft Land Use Plan and preliminary cultural heritage analysis for North King’s Town!

Learn more about the North King’s Town Secondary Plan

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for International Women’s Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Thu, March 08, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for International Women’s Day.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Thu, March 08, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, March 08, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, March 08, 2018 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, March 08, 2018 9:00 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KPSB Boardroom at Police Headquarters, 705 Division Street
Description: