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Kingston's Mid-Rise and Tall Building Policies

The City is seeking input on an Issues & Options Report to lay the groundwork for its Mid-Rise and Tall Buildings Policy, which will be aimed at guiding the development of buildings of more than four storeys. 

The Issues & Options Report reflects what the City has heard during Density by Design consultations, and provides a discussion of the many factors that need to be considered as we move forward to develop the specific policies. These policies will follow in early 2020 and will help to shape a clear vision for the future development of mid-rise and tall buildings.


Effective mid-rise and tall building design policies present an opportunity to support Kingston's goal of providing more affordable housing options to residents while encouraging environmental sustainability and creating vibrant hubs of activity within the City. Furthermore, effective policies can work to conserve and enrich built heritage in the City.

Public Engagement

Nov. 21: Open House and Planning Committee Presentation

Residents are invited to learn more about the Issues & Options Report on Thursday, Nov. 21 at City Hall

Urban design consultant, Brent Toderian, will be at the open house and Planning Committee meeting.

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Project Timeline

  • March 2019

    Finalization of Public Education and Engagement Plan
  • April - May 2019

    Interactive education sessions and public engagement opportunities.
  • June - July 2019

    Draft Issues Paper and Policy Options Report
  • November 2019 - January 2020

    Comment period on Issues & Options Report
  • December 2019 – February 2020

    Development of Mid-rise and Tall Building Policies
  • February 2020

    Open house to present and seek feedback on Draft Policies
  • March 2020

    Comment period on Draft Policies & Statutory Public Meeting (Official Plan Amendment)
  • March 2020

    Comprehensive Report preparation
  • April 2020

    Recommendation to Planning Committee

Contact - General - Andrea Gummo