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Updating the Population, Housing & Employment Study

Work is underway to update the City’s Population, Housing and Employment Projections Study, last updated in 2013. An update of this study is done every five years as the projections provide the foundation for the City’s long-range land use, transportation, infrastructure and capital expenditure planning.

Want to learn more about how the City is projected to grow between now and 2046? Join us for the open house on Tuesday, July 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in hall C at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. An overview of the 2018 study objectives, process and key findings to date will be presented at 5:30 p.m.

This year’s update to the study is particularly significant as the projections made in 2013 were substantially higher than Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census data showed. As a result, this projections study will include a thorough analysis as to why the 2016 Census data is at such odds with the 2013 projections.

The 2018 update will also provide an analysis of the City’s rental market, including an estimate of the change in student population and an evaluation of employment trends to provide insight into key employment sectors.

The study area includes the City of Kingston and the Kingston CMA. The Kingston CMA includes the city and the Townships of South Frontenac, Loyalist and Frontenac Islands.

To learn more about the Population, Housing and Employment Projections Study update visit


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Paige Agnew
Paige Agnew
Director of planning, building and licensing services
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