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Water levels predicted to peak in early June

May 17, 2019 – With Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River water levels expected to peak in early June, the City's office of emergency management is advising residents in low-lying and flood prone areas along these shorelines to keep a close eye on the forecast and take necessary steps to protect their homes. The City is not anticipating widespread flooding at this time. Please...

Friday Traffic Report - May 17 to 21

May 17, 2019 – Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you. Traffic and pedestrian impacts this week: Closures Abbey Dawn Road – from Highway 2 to 300m north of Highway 2 – closed due to flooding. Alfred Street – from Elm to Princess – closed until Thursday, June 20...

Kingston’s splash pads open for the season May 18

May 17 , 2019 – Kick off summer fun with a visit to one of the City of Kingston's splash pads, opening for the season tomorrow, Saturday, May 18! Family-friendly and accessible, find your favourite way to cool off in the following neighbourhood parks: • Bert Meunier Park, 739 Augusta Dr. • City Park, Bagot St. • Lake Ontario Park, 920 King St W. • Memorial Centre, 303...

KFR ushers in cottage season with 14 fire safety tips to keep you safe!

May 13, 2019 – May is when many people get a jump on summer by opening their cottages and other seasonal homes. Kingston Fire & Rescue is urging residents to add safety and prevention to their cottage plans. "Cottages and other seasonal homes are vulnerable to unsafe conditions that can arise over the winter such as smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that no longer work, and...

Upgrades made to pedestrian crossover at Ontario and Lower Union

May 16, 2019 - The City of Kingston has upgraded the pedestrian crossover at Ontario and Lower Union streets to a traffic signal for pedestrians. "This will improve the level of safety for pedestrians crossing Ontario Street and encourage more walking trips in the area," says Deanna Green, manager, traffic division. Construction is now complete at the intersection and the...

Council report recommends an update to the Williamsville Main Street study

May 16, 2019 - At its May 21 meeting, council will consider a proposed Interim Control Bylaw ( report 19-152 ) for the Williamsville corridor, that would pause the consideration of planning approvals for new buildings that exceed current development permissions. The Interim Control Bylaw (ICBL) is in response to council's request to complete an update the Williamsville Main Street Study...

Sign up now for June focus group to discuss how Kingston can reach 65 per cent waste diversion

May 16, 2019 - What should be implemented to divert at least 65 per cent of household waste from landfill? The City of Kingston will be holding focus groups the first week of June to gather and discuss, in-depth, new strategies that could be implemented to capture more organics, recyclables, yard waste – and other items that can be diverted – out of your weekly garbage that goes to...

Offer input on draft Development Charge Background Study & Bylaw Development at open house

May 15, 2019 - The City of Kingston is holding an open house to invite feedback on the draft background study and draft 2019 Development Charge Bylaw that will consolidate all growth-related charges. The open house is set for 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 in Meeting Rooms A & B at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. A formal presentation will take place at 6:15 p.m. Come see...

Offer input on early years and child care programs and services in Kingston and Frontenac County

May 14, 2019 - The City is seeking online input as it conducts a review of early years and child care programs and services operating in Kingston and Frontenac. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to complete the 15-minute survey at by May 30. Participants will be eligible for chance to win a prize. "This is an in-depth survey that will offer us...

Open House - 2019 Development Charge Background Study & Bylaw Development

May 14, 2019 - The City of Kingston currently collects development related charges (Development Charge and Impost Fee) when a building permit is issued to assist in providing the infrastructure required by future development. The current rates and rules were established on the basis of the 2014 Development Charge and Impost Fee Background Study. The existing Development Charge and...
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