KINGSTON NEWS

Leaf collection begins week of November 4

The City will begin collecting leaves the week of Nov. 4. Have leaves ready for collection at curbside by 8 a.m. on the Monday of your leaf collection week.

City begins its annual tree-planting season

Over the next several weeks, crews will plant approximately 1,000 trees on City property.

Inaugural YGK Music playlists now live

The inaugural YGK Music playlists are now available for listening across various platforms, including the City website.

CITY BLOGS

Update on Major Policy Planning Studies

With the finalization of Council’s Strategic Plan , I wanted to provide an update on the major policy studies being undertaken by the Planning Division, which include: the Central Kingston...

Mass timber: the benefits of building with wood

Timber frame mid-rise buildings offer cities the ability to increase density more cost-effective buildings while also achieving a lower carbon footprint that steel and concrete construction. As...

Kingston named one of the best places to invest in Canada

Kingston was recently named one of the best 20 places to invest in Canada by Site Selection Magazine . The magazine bases its choices on its database of facility investment projects pulled...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Thu, November 21, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, November 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Boardroom - Kingston Police Headquarters (705 Division Street)
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day. On World Pancreatic Cancer Day, people around the world unite to demand better in the fight against the world’s toughest cancer and take action to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer, the symptoms and risks of the disease and the urgent need for earlier detection. Click here to learn more. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Thu, November 21, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day. On World Pancreatic Cancer Day, people around the world unite to demand better in the fight against the world’s toughest cancer and take action to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer, the symptoms and risks of the disease and the urgent need for earlier detection. Click here to learn more.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

For four days in October 1932, during the height of the Great Depression, prisoners at Kingston Penitentiary revolted, protesting conditions in the prison until the guards and militia regained control. The shock of this event led to public calls for prison reform, changes within the prison system, and eventually the 1938 Royal Commission on the Penal System of Canada. The history of the riot, however, has usually been told using only government reports and newspapers, or relegated to a small part in the biographies of famous individuals. Using previously untapped archival materials - including interviews, letters and manifestos - this talk will focus on what the prisoners themselves thought about their incarceration and the causes of the riot. By exploring the complaints, criticisms, fears, hopes, dreams, and frustrations of the imprisoned, the talk will restore their demands and goals to a central place in understanding this watershed event in Canadian history.
Start Date:
Thu, November 21, 2019 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

For four days in October 1932, during the height of the Great Depression, prisoners at Kingston Penitentiary revolted, protesting conditions in the prison until the guards and militia regained control. The shock of this event led to public calls for prison reform, changes within the prison system, and eventually the 1938 Royal Commission on the Penal System of Canada.

The history of the riot, however, has usually been told using only government reports and newspapers, or relegated to a small part in the biographies of famous individuals. Using previously untapped archival materials - including interviews, letters and manifestos - this talk will focus on what the prisoners themselves thought about their incarceration and the causes of the riot. By exploring the complaints, criticisms, fears, hopes, dreams, and frustrations of the imprisoned, the talk will restore their demands and goals to a central place in understanding this watershed event in Canadian history.

Drop in to an Open House for Density by Design to learn more about Kingston’s Tall and Mid-Rise Building policy development. Come find out how – and why – the City is developing this policy aimed at making it easier to build density in Kingston in locations that support Council’s climate change strategic priorities. This is an opportunity to speak with planning staff to learn more and provide input about the Issues & Options Report, including where options are presented which is the preferred option. Can't make the meeting? Share your input on Get Involved Kingston. The input received will be included in the staff recommendation to Council. Presentation to be made to planning committee. You are welcome to attend a presentation on the Paper at the Planning Committee meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The meeting will offer opportunities for you to offer comments. Kids activity bags will be available for children attending.
Start Date:
Thu, November 21, 2019 3:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

Drop in to an Open House for Density by Design to learn more about Kingston’s Tall and Mid-Rise Building policy development. Come find out how – and why – the City is developing this policy aimed at making it easier to build density in Kingston in locations that support Council’s climate change strategic priorities.

This is an opportunity to speak with planning staff to learn more and provide input about the Issues & Options Report, including where options are presented which is the preferred option.

Can't make the meeting? Share your input on Get Involved Kingston.

The input received will be included in the staff recommendation to Council.

Presentation to be made to planning committee.

You are welcome to attend a presentation on the Paper at the Planning Committee meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The meeting will offer opportunities for you to offer comments.

Kids activity bags will be available for children attending.

November is Make a Will Month. Have you been putting off writing your will? Are you considering drawing up a Power of Attorney — for yourself or for a parent? Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious? Then plan to attend one of our free KFPL Live talks offered with the help of the Ontario Bar Association. Local estate lawyers will explain why advance planning is so advisable and what common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your will. Power of attorney issues and the roles and responsibilities of executors and attorneys for property and personal care will be discussed. You will be able to ask questions, but no legal advice will be provided. We will be offering this talk three times: at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 18, at the Isabel Turner branch at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at the Sydenham branch at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 at the Calvin Park branch As all three presentations will be the same, please plan to attend just one. Each is free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2.
Start Date:
Sat, November 23, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St. Sydenham, Ontario
Description:

November is Make a Will Month.  Have you been putting off writing your will?  Are you considering drawing up a Power of Attorney — for yourself or for a parent?  Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious?  Then plan to attend one of our free KFPL Live talks offered with the help of the Ontario Bar Association.

Local estate lawyers will explain why advance planning is so advisable and what common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your will.  Power of attorney issues and the roles and responsibilities of executors and attorneys for property and personal care will be discussed.  You will be able to ask questions, but no legal advice will be provided.

We will be offering this talk three times:

  • at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 18, at the  Isabel Turner branch
  • at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at the Sydenham branch
  • at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 at the Calvin Park branch

As all three presentations will be the same, please plan to attend just one.  Each is free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2. 

         
 

November is Make a Will Month. Have you been putting off writing your will? Are you considering drawing up a Power of Attorney — for yourself or for a parent? Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious? Then plan to attend one of our free KFPL Live talks offered with the help of the Ontario Bar Association. Local estate lawyers will explain why advance planning is so advisable and what common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your will. Power of attorney issues and the roles and responsibilities of executors and attorneys for property and personal care will be discussed. You will be able to ask questions, but no legal advice will be provided. We will be offering this talk three times: at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 18, at the Isabel Turner branch at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at the Sydenham branch at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 at the Calvin Park branch As all three presentations will be the same, please plan to attend just one. Each is free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2.
Start Date:
Sat, November 23, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

November is Make a Will Month.  Have you been putting off writing your will?  Are you considering drawing up a Power of Attorney — for yourself or for a parent?  Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious?  Then plan to attend one of our free KFPL Live talks offered with the help of the Ontario Bar Association.

Local estate lawyers will explain why advance planning is so advisable and what common pitfalls to avoid when preparing your will.  Power of attorney issues and the roles and responsibilities of executors and attorneys for property and personal care will be discussed.  You will be able to ask questions, but no legal advice will be provided.

We will be offering this talk three times:

  • at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 18, at the  Isabel Turner branch
  • at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, at the Sydenham branch
  • at 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 28 at the Calvin Park branch

As all three presentations will be the same, please plan to attend just one.  Each is free to adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888, starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 2.

Start Date:
Mon, November 25, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
945 Princess Street, Innovation Park, Front Boardroom
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, November 25, 2019 12:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation Boardroom - 119 Van Order Drive
Description:
Since 2007, November has been designated National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. Aspiring writers worldwide are encouraged to track their progress online as they try to produce 50,000 words in a new manuscript between the first and last of the month. Focusing on quantity, rather than quality, the goal is to get writing, to write with a buddy or in a group, to combat writer's block, and to produce a substantial first draft that can later be edited and rewritten to form a finished novel or the first part of a novel. By registering on the NaNoWriMo website writers can track their progress and connect with and encourage other writers, particularly in their own community. Pep talks from published writers also help, especially when they come from authors whose published works originated in NaNoWriMo, like Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants). Kingston Frontenac Public Library is again teaming up with Kingston NaNoWriMo to provide space for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month. In addition to four Write Ins during November, there will be two prep sessions in October. At these two-hour sessions, adult and teen writers can meet with fellow writers to get some work done in a fun, supportive space with free WiFi and electrical outlets (and possibly a few snacks). These are drop-in sessions and no registration is required. This year's sessions at KFPL will be held: Monday, October 7, at Central branch at 2 p.m. Monday, October 28, at Calvin Park at 7 p.m. Monday, November 4, at Central at 7 p.m. Monday, November 11, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m. Monday, November 18, at Calvin Park at 2 p.m. Monday, November 25, at Central at 2 p.m.
Start Date:
Mon, November 25, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Central Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 130 Johnson St.
Description:

Since 2007, November has been designated National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short.  Aspiring writers worldwide are encouraged to track their progress online as they try to produce 50,000 words in a new manuscript between the first and last of the month.  Focusing on quantity, rather than quality, the goal is to get writing, to write with a buddy or in a group, to combat writer's block, and to produce a substantial first draft that can later be edited and rewritten to form a finished novel or the first part of a novel.  By registering on the NaNoWriMo website writers can track their progress and connect with and encourage other writers, particularly in their own community.  Pep talks from published writers also help, especially when they come from authors whose published works originated in NaNoWriMo, like Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants).

Kingston Frontenac Public Library is again teaming up with Kingston NaNoWriMo to provide space for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month.  In addition to four Write Ins during November, there will be two prep sessions in October.  At these two-hour sessions, adult and teen writers can meet with fellow writers to get some work done in a fun, supportive space with free WiFi and electrical outlets (and possibly a few snacks).  These are drop-in sessions and no registration is required.  This year's sessions at KFPL will be held:  

Monday, October 7, at Central branch at 2 p.m.

Monday, October 28, at Calvin Park at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 4, at Central at 7 p.m.

Monday, November 11, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m.   

Monday, November 18, at Calvin Park at 2 p.m.

Monday, November 25, at Central at 2 p.m.

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you! Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour: the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction: "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase." Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16. Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like!
Start Date:
Mon, November 25, 2019 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St.
Description:

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks.  This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you!  Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour:  the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction:  "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase."

Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay.  Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.  The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day.

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16.  Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required.   Come to as many sessions as you like! 

Start Date:
Mon, November 25, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Join Kingston Frontenac Public Library and community panelists to discuss the impacts that adverse childhood experiences have on mental and physical health. Free: registration required. Visit https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/3404954 for more information. Panelists: Kate Harkness, Professor, Queen’s Department of Psychology Michael Blackburn, Principal, Winston Churchill Public School Anne Marie McDonald, Principal, LCVI Tuesday, November 26, Isabel Turner Branch, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Start Date:
Tue, November 26, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 130 Johnson St.
Description:

Join Kingston Frontenac Public Library and community panelists to discuss the impacts that adverse childhood experiences have on mental and physical health.

Free: registration required. Visit https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/3404954 for more information.

Panelists:

  • Kate Harkness, Professor, Queen’s Department of Psychology
  • Michael Blackburn, Principal, Winston Churchill Public School
  • Anne Marie McDonald, Principal, LCVI

Tuesday, November 26, Isabel Turner Branch, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Business owners are invited to drop-in anytime between 8:30 and 11 a.m. to learn more about the proposed Open Door Air-Conditioning Bylaw.
Start Date:
Tue, November 26, 2019 8:30 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Sustainable Kingston, 303 Bagot St., Unit 6.
Description:

Business owners are invited to drop-in anytime between 8:30 and 11 a.m. to learn more about the proposed Open Door Air-Conditioning Bylaw. 

Start Date:
Wed, November 27, 2019 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Services - 751 Dalton Avenue
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, November 27, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom - 1641 Perth Road
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, November 27, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Boardroom - KFL&A Public Health (221 Portsmouth Avenue)
Description:
Business owners are invited to drop-in anytime between 8:30 and 11 a.m. to learn more about the proposed Open Door Air-Conditioning Bylaw.
Start Date:
Wed, November 27, 2019 8:30 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Sustainable Kingston, 303 Bagot St., Unit 6.
Description:

Business owners are invited to drop-in anytime between 8:30 and 11 a.m. to learn more about the proposed Open Door Air-Conditioning Bylaw. 

2019 marks the five-year midpoint of the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan for the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac. Join us to learn more about the Midpoint Update, the current housing landscape and the pressures/needs that will shape this critical plan for the next five years. View MidPoint Update Slide Deck | View Full Environmental Scan and Needs Assessment
Start Date:
Thu, November 28, 2019 3:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre 85 Maccauley St
Description:

2019 marks the five-year midpoint of the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan for the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac.

Join us to learn more about the Midpoint Update, the current housing landscape and the pressures/needs that will shape this critical plan for the next five years.

View MidPoint Update Slide Deck | View Full Environmental Scan and Needs Assessment

2019 marks the five-year midpoint of the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan for the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac. Join us to learn more about the Midpoint Update, the current housing landscape and the pressures/needs that will shape this critical plan for the next five years. View MidPoint Update Slide Deck | View Full Environmental Scan and Needs Assessment
Start Date:
Thu, November 28, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre 85 Maccauley St
Description:

2019 marks the five-year midpoint of the 10-Year Housing and Homelessness Plan for the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac.

Join us to learn more about the Midpoint Update, the current housing landscape and the pressures/needs that will shape this critical plan for the next five years.

View MidPoint Update Slide Deck | View Full Environmental Scan and Needs Assessment

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be illuminated blue and purple in recognition of Stomach Cancer Awareness Day. Stomach Cancer Awareness Day spreads awareness of stomach cancer programs, services, and needs as well as acknowledging the struggle of current patients and remembering those lost to the disease. Learn more at the Stomach Cancer Awareness Foundation of Canada website here. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Sat, November 30, 2019 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be illuminated blue and purple in recognition of Stomach Cancer Awareness Day. Stomach Cancer Awareness Day spreads awareness of stomach cancer programs, services, and needs as well as acknowledging  the struggle of current patients and remembering those lost to the disease. Learn more at the Stomach Cancer Awareness Foundation of Canada website here.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Mon, December 02, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall - Stationview Room
Description:
Join us for the third annual presentation of the Mayor’s Arts Awards. All are welcome. ASL translation will be offered. The Mayor's Arts Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates high artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts. The Mayor's Arts Awards recognizes three categories of contribution: Creator Awards, Arts Champion Award and Limestone Arts Legacy Award. Five recipients will be recognized at the event.
Start Date:
Mon, December 02, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

Join us for the third annual presentation of the Mayor’s Arts Awards. All are welcome. ASL translation will be offered.

The Mayor's Arts Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates high artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts.

The Mayor's Arts Awards recognizes three categories of contribution:

  • Creator Awards,
  • Arts Champion Award and
  • Limestone Arts Legacy Award.

Five recipients will be recognized at the event. 

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you! Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour: the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction: "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase." Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16. Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like!
Start Date:
Mon, December 02, 2019 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St.
Description:

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks.  This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you!  Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour:  the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction:  "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase."

Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay.  Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.  The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day.

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16.  Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required.   Come to as many sessions as you like! 

City Hall will be illuminated blue for International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Blue is a commonly recognized colour used in the events, logos, and emblems for International Day of Persons with Disabilities. On this day, Canadians and citizens across the globe reaffirm the aim to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Tue, December 03, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall will be illuminated blue for International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Blue is a commonly recognized colour used in the events, logos, and emblems for International Day of Persons with Disabilities. On this day, Canadians and citizens across the globe reaffirm the aim to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Tue, December 03, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, December 04, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Business owners are invited to drop-in anytime between 8:30 and 11 a.m. to learn more about the proposed Open Door Air-Conditioning Bylaw.
Start Date:
Wed, December 04, 2019 8:30 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, 204-299 Concession St.
Description:

Business owners are invited to drop-in anytime between 8:30 and 11 a.m. to learn more about the proposed Open Door Air-Conditioning Bylaw. 

Start Date:
Thu, December 05, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Join the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee for the 9th annual Celebrating Accessibility Awards. Kingston residents and businesses will be recognized for their achievements in building a more inclusive and accessible Kingston. Awards will be given out in the following categories: Built Environment, Customer Service, Education, Recreation, Youth & Other. Jim Kyte, the current dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism at Algonquin College, and the first and only deaf player in the history of the National Hockey League, will deliver the keynote address.
Start Date:
Thu, December 05, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall - City Hall
Description:

Join the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee for the 9th annual Celebrating Accessibility Awards. Kingston residents and businesses will be recognized for their achievements in building a more inclusive and accessible Kingston. Awards will be given out in the following categories: Built Environment, Customer Service, Education, Recreation, Youth & Other. 

Jim Kyte, the current dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism at Algonquin College, and the first and only deaf player in the history of the National Hockey League, will deliver the keynote address.

City Hall will be illuminated white and purple for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. White and purple ribbons are worn on this day to remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence. It is also a day to reflect on all women whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Fri, December 06, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall will be illuminated white and purple for National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. White and purple ribbons are worn on this day to remember the 14 female engineering students who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989 by an act of gender-based violence. It is also a day to reflect on all women whose lives have been harmed or lost to gender-based violence.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Herald in the holidays and all the wintry fun the season brings with Snow Much Fun. See the full schedule of events for Snow Much Fun. Note: Weather may impact some activities. Follow the City on social media for event updates.
Start Date:
Fri, December 06, 2019 5:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Herald in the holidays and all the wintry fun the season brings with Snow Much Fun.

See the full schedule of events for Snow Much Fun.

Note: Weather may impact some activities. Follow the City on social media for event updates.

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you! Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour: the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction: "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase." Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16. Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like!
Start Date:
Mon, December 09, 2019 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St.
Description:

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks.  This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you!  Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour:  the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction:  "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase."

Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay.  Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.  The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day.

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16.  Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required.   Come to as many sessions as you like! 

Start Date:
Tue, December 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description: