Waterfront wayfinding & promotion strategy

Waterfront wayfinding & promotion strategy

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The waterfront wayfinding and promotion strategy is intended to help guide people to, and celebrate and promote Kingston's waterfront. Encouraging the community and visitors to connect physically or spiritually to the water is also part of the indent. Signage directs people along the waterfront. Education and public art are also part of the program.

Creating a connected waterfront pathway system will take many years to implement. Temporary waterfront routes, meeting the intent of the Waterfront Master Plan, have been established.

The City has implemented signage along the existing pathways, streets, and parks that are close to the water.  There are two routes. One route is called the Waterfront Trail (blue sign), which follows the existing waterfront pathways and streets (mainly near downtown). The second route is called the Shoreline Route (green sign), which follows streets and roads further from the downtown, which connects people to vistas, public spaces and waterfront parks across the City. These routes are expected to change over time as new streets, parks and pathways are established, which may take users closer to the water.

There are kiosk signs installed at key locations around the City that have maps of the waterfront system, educational information and Indigenous art. 

Past Public Engagement and Project Timeline

Idea gathering campaign, community and stakeholder consultation.
Fall 2018 - 2019: Fabrication and installation
May 23, 2018: Open house; draft family of signs and wayfinding strategy (view presentation)
Winter 2018: Document and drawing preparation
Dec. 14, 2017: Open house (view presentation)
Oct. 25 - Nov. 24, 2017: Online engagement
Oct. 24, 2017: Open house (view presentation)

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