City Council Meetings
Kingston's City Council meets the first and third Tuesday evening of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Council meets only once in July and once in August – unless Council votes to add another meeting.
Council agendas – linked to the meeting date in the calendar (below or on the City Calendar) – are posted by 11 a.m. the Thursday before a Council meeting. Council meeting minutes can also be found linked to the meeting date they reference.
City Council is the body that governs the municipality of Kingston. Its decisions, made on behalf of the people of Kingston, guide the actions and priorities of City staff. The Council consists of 13 elected members: the Mayor and 12 Councillors (each representing a City district). All elected officials serve a four-year term as mandated by the province's Municipal Elections Act.
Recognizing this land is on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Peoples
This Recognition Statement was drafted by the local Indigenous community here in Kingston and is shared at the beginning of every Council meeting:
She:kon, Aanii, Boozhoo, Waychaya, Kwey Kwey, Tawnshi. Let us bring our good minds and hearts together, to honour and celebrate these traditional lands as a gathering place of the Original Peoples and their Ancestors who were entrusted to care for Mother Earth since time immemorial. It is with deep humility, that we acknowledge and offer our gratitude for their contributions to this community, having respect for all as we share this space now and walk side-by-side into the future.