Active and lively public places are what makes a city a vibrant place to live and visit. The intersection of Princess and Division Streets is where multiple neighbourhoods meet and is a gateway to the downtown. Thousands of people drive, walk or pass through the intersection every day. The City launched The Hub Project, a public engagement initiative, to work with the public to explore and generate ideas on how the intersection could be enlivened by public art. Ideas that emerge will help shape the scope of the type and themes of public art for the intersection.

The Hub Project meets all three objectives of the City's Public Art Master Plan:

  • contributing to making a high-quality, vibrant public realm
  • bringing cultural provision to under-serviced areas across the city
  • telling the full Kingston story, building on the current heritage focus in a way that is contemporary and inclusive.

The City received financial support from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario Main Street Revitalization Initiative for the Hub Project.

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Project timeline

  • Spring 2018 - Pre-engagement planning
  • Fall 2018 - Public Engagement Event, Culture Days
  • Winter 2019 - External Stakeholder Workshops
  • Spring 2019 - Issue Request for Information and Request for Proposal
  • Summer 2019 - Artists selected
  • Fall 2019 - Fabrication begins
  • Winter 2019-2020 - Installation of artwork
  • Spring 2020 - Report to Council

Engagement opportunities

What does downtown Kingston represent to you? What type of ideas, images, or themes would you like to see reflected in public art at Princess and Division Street? Share your ideas on Get Involved Kingston!

September 2018

  • Princess St. Promenade pop-up
  • Summary of engagement (in progress)

March 2019

Join the City for a public engagement session, led by the Crazy Dames, a consulting trio who specialize in urban planning and cultural engagement in cities and public spaces, to learn about the Hub Project and share your input on public art in downtown Kingston.


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