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June 1, 2020 This year National AccessAbility Week is May 31 to June 6 and is an opportunity to celebrate the strides Kingston has made towards creating a community that allows all residents to participate fully – and acknowledges we have more work to do. While the City of Kingston works with Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC), to ensure service ...
June 1, 2020 Today, the City, The Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University, and The Student Association of St. Lawrence College jointly terminated their respective agreements that provide universal, unlimited Kingston Transit access to post-secondary students. The agreements have a termination clause of June 1 for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. The City ...
June 1, 2020 To ensure the short-term parking supply remains available and accessible to those who require it, the City will be reinstating hourly parking payments at some locations effective June 8, 2020. Starting June 8, hourly parking payments will be reinstated and enforced at the following locations: Several streets located in the institutional area. ...
May 29, 2020 - Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) is instituting a zero-tolerance policy for illegal burning due to a recent spike in calls. Individuals found burning illegally will be charged under the Ontario Fire Code and face fines of up to $50,000 for a first offence.  “It’s dangerous and it’s illegal,” says Ted Posadowski, Chief Fire Prevention Officer ...
May 29, 2020 Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.  Traffic and pedestrian impacts this week: Closures Frontenac Street – Jenkins to Princess – closed until June 27 to allow for framing, masonry and interior work for 501 Frontenac St. Kingscourt A ...
May 29, 2020 - Earlier this week, the Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) broke ground on a new mixed-income housing project on land previously purchased by the City of Kingston to facilitate the development of affordable housing at 27 Wright Cres. “We are excited to have broken ground at 27 Wright Cres., especially during this challenging time w ...
May 28, 2020 - The City of Kingston will open its municipal marinas to seasonal boaters starting Friday, May 29.  The City will open both the Confederation Basin and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour marinas with measures in place to ensure adherence to COVID-19 guidelines. The public boat launch at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour will also open to the public when the m ...
May 28, 2020 - Effective June 15, the City will reinstate the one untagged bag limit for weekly garbage pick-up. (See sections, below, for additional waste-related updates.) Since March 19, the City has allowed residents to set-out up to four untagged bags of garbage per week for curbside collection. Residents were urged to only set out what they absolutely need ...
May 27, 2020 - Over the next few weeks, City staff will move forward with implementing a plan that will create more public space for pedestrians and businesses in the downtown core. Residents and businesses can expect to see a series of road and lane closures come into effect during the week of June 22. These closures will create opportunities for new, creative e ...
May 26, 2020 - At noon today, the City of Kingston opened the gym at the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St., as a cooling centre.   The gym has been set up to accommodate two metres of physical distancing. Those wishing to cool down in the facility will be asked a few simple questions at the door to screen them for COVID-19 symptoms. Artillery Pa ...

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