Kingston Penitentiary & Portsmouth Olympic Harbour - Public Engagement

Aerial view of Kingston Pen and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour


The consulting firm, The Planning Partnership has been retained by Canada Lands Company and the City of Kingston to lead the visioning exercise.

June 16, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - public sessions presenting the recommended vision

The Recommended Vision is based on feedback received from the public at the open houses and online public surveys during the visioning exercises. The sessions included a presentation of the recommended vision with questions and input after the presentation. 

Public engagement on the recommended vision continues until June 15. Send comments to The Planning Partnership:

Recommended Vision

KP POH Recommended Vision
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February 2017 – workshop presenting the emerging vision

The emerging vision for the former Kingston Penitentiary and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour sites was presented to the public at workshop #3. A survey was conducted to provide input on the emerging vision.

November 2016 - exploration illustrations survey

Based on your input at the October charettes, focus groups and open house session, four designs for the former Kingston Penitentiary and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour sites have been drafted.

October 2016

The workshop and design charrette is for the team working with the public to develop a few conceptual plans that demonstrate options for the property. The concept plans will show options for access (roads, trails, parking), options for building location, mass and height, options for green space and options for the marina. The options will enable the team and the community to understand the full range of possibilities for the site. 

October 13: Open house

Drop in between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to review eight concepts generated from the October 12 sessions and to review the consulting team's synthesis of the eight plans to three to four plans that will be moved forward for more detailed analysis.

  • Location: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in the Press Lounge

October 13: Focus groups

Limited space is available between 9:30 a.m. and noon to meet with a member of the consulting team to discuss specific areas of interest such as: heritage, boating, and so on.

  • Location: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in the Press Lounge

October 12: Open design charrette

Participants may select one of two charrettes to attend: 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Four design teams will be on hand to lead discussions.

  • Location: Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in the Press Lounge

Summer 2016

Public consultation continues through email:

  • Final themes and principles for development have been identified from the consultation sessions held in June.

June 2016

Visioning exercise launches public consultation with one-on-one interviews, two workshops and a roving information station. View the presentation from the workshop.

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