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Heritage property owners: apply for up to $5,000 for renovations

February 20, 2018 - Own a heritage property in need of some TLC? You may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 in funds through the City's new Heritage Property Grant program. "Well-kept historic buildings are part of the old-world character of Kingston. This program is about helping heritage property-owners preserve their highly-valued heritage assets for their own enjoyment – and the...

Blocked sewer line? Call before you clear to avoid a serious safety risk

February 20, 2018 - Utilities Kingston reminds residents and business owners – call Ontario One Call at 1-800-400-2255 for a free sewer safety inspection ahead of attempting to clear a blocked sewer line.  Attempts to clear a sewer line could put you at risk of damaging a gas line that may intersect. This intersection – outside of your foundation walls – is known as a cross bore....

Pay your interim property tax bills by February 28

February 20, 2018 - Kingston's property owners should now have received their property tax bills in their mailboxes. The deadline for payment is Wednesday, Feb. 28. Those who have not received their bills should contact customer service at 613-546-0000. Owners with property assessed in both the capped (commercial, industrial and multi-residential) and uncapped (residential, farm...

Public Hearings - Committee of Adjustment

February 20, 2018 - Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at 1211 John Counter Blvd. 139 William St. – D13-003-2018 Minor variance to reduce the front-yard setback to facilitate construction of a new covered porch and front steps at the front of the existing dwelling. 167 King St. East – D13-062-2017 Minor variance to recognize three residential units in the existing...

Traffic Report

February 16, 2018 - See the entire 2015-18 infrastructure program at www.CityofKingston.ca/construction . Kingston Transit riders: find the up-to-date list of all detours/service alerts at www.CityofKingston.ca/busdetours . Follow us @CityofKingston for weather response updates. And visit www.CityofKingston.ca/Snow for safety tips and snow plowing priorities. Ministry Of...

Wanted: Students for 165+ summer City jobs

February 14, 2018 - Students: the City of Kingston wants you to help fill more than 165 summer positions in a variety of exciting jobs.  See them and apply now at www.CityofKingston.ca/Careers . "The City of Kingston is a great place for high-school and post-secondary students to build their careers. We offer opportunities that can give you experience in your chosen field and...

North King's Town sessions and talking circle to kick-off second phase of planning

February 14, 2018 - 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. This second phase involves five technical studies: land use, cultural heritage, transportation, servicing and finance and implementation. "These studies will help us create the plan for this...

City and Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre partner to create an additional prize for Mayor's Innovation Challenge

February 14, 2018 - Building on the strong partnership between the City of Kingston and Queen's University, the Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre (DDQIC) has stepped forward to sponsor an additional prize for the 2018 Mayor's Innovation Challenge. In addition to the opportunity to be awarded a 16-week paid internship with the City to implement their project idea, competing...

Notice of Passing - Bylaw to place a referendum question on the 2018 municipal election ballot

February 13, 2018 – Take notice that in accordance with subsections 8 (1) (b) and 8.1 (4) and (5) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 , (the Act) the council for The Corporation of the City of Kingston has passed Bylaw 2018-046 , regarding the placement of the following question on the 2018 municipal election ballot: Are you in favour of using Ranked Ballot Voting to elect the...

City issues RFP for bike-share program

February 13, 2018 - The City has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the supply and operation of a Kingston community bike-sharing system. This call for proposals comes after a successful bike-share pilot program in 2017. "During the pilot of the bike-share program more than 6,000 rides were taken proving that Kingston has a healthy interest in this kind of service," says...
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