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Update: Jan. 9, 2020 As of Jan. 9, the Department of Planning, Building and Licensing has officially received the LPAT order formally rescinding the Aug. 9, 2019 decision and ordering a re-hearing of the case. A copy of the order can be found on the LPAT website by searching for case no. PL170714. On Dec. 23, 2019, the Province’s Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) indicated their...
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As you may know, the City is now collecting input on local building heights using an online mapping tool on the Get Involved Kingston page. Please click through to see where participating residents are suggesting buildings of various heights could be built in Kingston.  Over 300 pins have already been added to the map – and you are welcome to add your own! Indeed, now is the best time...
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It has been a busy year for Jason Heroux who was appointed our new Poet Laureate in December 2018.  Jason is the third person to hold this position, having been preceded by Eric Folsom and Helen Humphreys, and it is a role he will continue to fill for four years as a spokesperson for the literary arts in the community.  Of course, Kingston is already well-known as a literary city...
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Everyone has a role to play in reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.  It takes work but everything is easier when we work together. Earlier this year, Council directed staff to explore ways to reduce single use plastics at two City-owned facilities, including the Grand Theatre and the INVISTA Centre to start.  Single-use plastics include items like water bottles,...
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On Nov. 15, my team released the Density by Design Issues and Options Report, an overview of the City’s approach for regulating mid-rise and tall buildings with a summary of proposed options. The release of this document was immediately followed by a series of stakeholder meetings, an open house and a special committee briefing on Nov. 21. At stakeholder meetings and the open houses, staff...
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