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Public Art Capital Projects

Public art will be integrated into the City's capital planning and budgeting process and be included in plans for new and renewed facilities, parks and infrastructure. This work will become part of the Civic Collection.

Current Public Art Projects

Alderville Commemoration Project

The City has completed a public art process to commission a permanent commemorative public art work at Lake Ontario Park. A jury has selected the work "Manidoo Ogitigan" ("Spirit Garden") by Terence Radford as the winning proposal for the Alderville First Nation Commemoration Project

Installation is expected in the fall of 2020. 

Victoria Park

Victoria Park, located in the heart of the Williamsville neighbourhood, is a community hub with many recreational amenities including a community rink, water conservation garden, splash pad and pedestrian bridge. Through the recent renovation of the park, an opportunity for the installation of a permanent public art piece was identified. The proposed work is intended to enhance the experience of the park, as well as be fully accessible.

Kingston Airport - Mural Project

The City completed a public art process to commission a permanent public art work to be located at the recently renovated YGK Airport. Through the City’s Public Art Policy, a Kingston-based artist was directly commissioned for this project to create a new mural piece inspired by "Forever", a piece of public art by artist Laurene King-McGill, originally commissioned for the airport in 2001. The City commissioned Vincent Pérez who created this new work, titled "Hom(e)ing".

More information on the project and selected artwork, as well as upcoming public art projects at the YGK Airport, can be found here.

Upcoming Opportunities

There are currently no artist calls for permanent public art.

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