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Over the past week I have received many questions from residents, seeking to understand the recent decision from the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) regarding the lands referred to as Block 3 and Block 5 of the “the North Block.” These properties are just east of City Hall and west of the Leon’s Centre.  The initial hearing, for which the August 9 LPAT ruling was made, was...


The popularity of apps like Airbnb and Vrbo has made it easier than ever for property owners to rent out space on a short-term basis at daily or weekly rates to visitors seeking a place to stay at a competitive rate. Those seeking homes to rent long-term have also been affected.  The ease of offering short-term accommodations online has had an impact on the availability and...


I’m excited to announce a new addition to the planning, building and licensing team. Last week, Tim Parks started with the City as the planning division’s new manager of development approvals! In this capacity, Tim will oversee the review of applications for development projects before they proceed to construction.  Tim has over 25 years of municipal government experience, working with...


In collaboration with City Planning staff and consultant Brent Toderian we facilitated a number of public events as part of the Phase 1 Engagement Plan for the Density by Design: Kingston’s Mid-rise and Tall Buildings Policy project. Over the course of the week we were able to connect with 200 + people on this important project. At these events, we provided an overview of the context for...


Updated April 29, 2019 I’ve received numerous concerned messages from members of the public regarding the cancellation of the Limestone Art and Craft Show this weekend . I do want to take this opportunity to explain what happened and why this decision was made. The City’s business permit application process requires that an event meet set standards before a permit is issued.  Part of...


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Paige Agnew
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