City and Utilities Kingston schedules affected by August civic holiday

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July 25, 2016 –

The civic holiday on Monday, Aug. 1 will create some schedule changes to municipal and utility services. Residents are reminded that all Kingston Transit buses are free all day on Saturday, July 30 to celebrate active transportation during the Princess St. Promenade. Downtown Princess Street will be closed for this Downtown Kingston! street festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Garbage, green bin and recycling:  No collection on Monday and collection moves to the day after your normal pick-up day for the rest of the week. Sign-up to be reminded what to put out when at The Kingston Area Recycling Centre is also closed Monday.

Kingston Transit: Take any bus for free on Saturday, July 30 (Princess St. Promenade day)!  All buses will run on a Sunday schedule on Monday – except for Route 18 which runs on a weekday schedule. Plan your bus trip with Google Transit:

Kingston Access Services: Operates with limited service Monday. Call 613-542-2512.

Administrative offices: All administrative offices, including housing and social services and provincial offences are closed Monday.

Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro: Closed Monday. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell, power outage or a water main break, call the Utilities Kingston 24-hour number at 613-546-1181. Hydro One electricity customers in the west and east ends can call 1-800-434-1235. Union Gas customers can call 1-877-969-0999. Remember: for electricity used on weekends and holidays, electricity prices are off-peak.

  • Tomlinson Aqua Park, splash pads and wading pools: Open Monday. 
  • INVISTA Centre/ Fitness & Wellness Centre, Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, arenas and CaraCo Home Field: Closed Monday.
  • Libraries: All branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library are closed Monday.
  • Portsmouth Olympic Harbour: The fueling stations are open. The marina office is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Grand Theatre Box Office: Closed Monday.
  • MacLachlan Woodworking Museum and Pump House Steam Museum: Closed Monday.

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Media contact: For more information call the strategic communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.