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COVID-19 has changed daily life for all of us, and at the City of Kingston, we have received many questions from property owners, landlords, and tenants about what the near future looks like for them. To help everyone navigate through this difficult time, the City has developed online resources where landlords and tenants can find answers to their most pressing questions, quickly. This...


No doubt about it: the Kingston community is deeply engaged in discussions about where and how mid-rise and tall buildings should grow here. The depth of interest in this community conversation – witnessed both in our Density by Design engagements and in community discussions beyond it – shows participants’ great love for our city. While opinions obviously vary about how best to intensify...


This Thursday, staff will present a supplementary report to the Administrative Policies Committee on short-term rental licensing. This updated program reflects public feedback and provides a solution that aligns with community goals of addressing housing availability, rental-unit safety and quality, nuisance impacts on neighbourhoods and the City’s commitment to fiscal responsibility by way of...


Update: Jan. 9, 2020 As of Jan. 9, the Department of Planning, Building and Licensing has officially received the LPAT order formally rescinding the Aug. 9, 2019 decision and ordering a re-hearing of the case. A copy of the order can be found on the LPAT website by searching for case no. PL170714. On Dec. 23, 2019, the Province’s Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) indicated their...


As you may know, the City is now collecting input on local building heights using an online mapping tool on the Get Involved Kingston page. Please click through to see where participating residents are suggesting buildings of various heights could be built in Kingston.  Over 300 pins have already been added to the map – and you are welcome to add your own! Indeed, now is the best time...


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<strong>Paige Agnew</strong>
Paige Agnew
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