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Statement from the Mayor - Let's have a successful Queen's homecoming

October 17, 2013 - ‘Let's have a successful Queen's homecoming' This weekend hundreds of alumni, family and friends travel back to Kingston for the second of two Queen's homecomings. This weekend gives us another unique opportunity to showcase the best of our community and celebrate the rich history of Queen's and Kingston. As a Queen's grad and now Mayor, I appreciate the energy...

City completes first Point in Time Count of homeless people

October 17, 2013 - Wednesday night, the City completed its first-ever Point in Time Count of homeless Kingstonians with the help of the United Way and 118 committed volunteers. OrgCode trained the volunteers ahead of conducting the four-hour count, during which pairs of volunteers walked the streets of one of 51 designated Kingston neighbourhoods in search of Kingstonians who would...

New software to streamline Council and Committee workflow

October 16, 2013 - A new workflow software system will streamline the work associated with City Council and its standing committees.  Starting in early 2014, the Clerk's Department will begin work to implement, SIRE, a legislative software solution that will help the City of Kingston automate several legislative processes, such as circulating and reviewing reports, producing...

Canada Post President and CEO to make special presentation for Kingston Mayor

October 16, 2013 - On Wednesday, October 16, Canada Post President and CEO, Deepak Chopra, will be at Kingston City Hall to make a special presentation to his Worship, Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen. WHEN:  Wednesday, October 16 at 4:30 p.m. WHAT:  Special presentation by Canada Post to Mayor of Kingston WHO:  His Worship, Mayor Mark Gerretsen, members of...

Douglas R. Fluhrer Park concept to be presented

The public and stakeholders are invited to a second public meeting in the creation of a vision (concept) for Douglas R. Fluhrer Park.

City solicits developer interest in Davis Tannery brownfield

October 15, 2013 - The City is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) from developers interested in the 37 acre brownfield, once home to the Davis Tannery. "This property is just north of downtown Kingston, on the Cataraqui River – a beautiful section of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Rideau Canal. Its status as a brownfield means that there are special incentives available to...

Rideaucrest Home to celebrate 20 years

Rideaucrest Home will mark its 20th Anniversary on site with an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. Relatives, friends, neighbours and the general public are all invited to celebrate the occasion.

Friday Traffic Report

October 11, 2013 - Please see below for a list of road construction projects and events that are expected to have an impact on traffic flow next week. See the entire 2011-2014 infrastructure program at .  For updates on Highway 401 construction visit the Ministry of Transportation's website at  or...

Start gathering items for Giveaway Day

It's time to start preparing for Giveaway Day on Saturday, Oct. 19 – that's the day you are invited to put out reusable items you no longer want for your neighbours who might like them.

Half-way there: 5,400 streetlights now have LED light heads

October 7, 2013 - Utilities Kingston crews have reached the half-way point in the city-wide LED lighting upgrade project. Over 5,400 of the nearly 10,000 high wattage streetlight fixtures have been replaced with energy-saving light emitting diode (LED) fixtures. "Utilities Kingston crews are completing the work more quickly than projected after the 2011 pilot project and this...
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