KINGSTON NEWS

2018 Mayor's Arts Awards recipients announced

Mayor Bryan Paterson presented awards to five people for their artistic achievements and extraordinary contributions in and to the arts.

Leaf collection begins week of Nov. 5

Have leaves ready for collection at curbside by 8 a.m. on the Monday of your leaf collection week.

Review contingency plans for postal disruption

Contingency plans are in place for residents to send their bill payments, fines and receive time-sensitive correspondence from the City.

CITY BLOGS

Updates on the City’s proposed Residential Licensing Program and short-term rentals

With the overall goal of ensuring safe and legal housing and short-term accommodations for residents and visitors alike, City staff presented the administrative policies committee with a...

Volunteer with a City committee and help shape your community

The City is currently accepting applications for several public committee positions. Established by Council, these committees are composed of both members of the public and elected...

Learn about the City’s proposed Residential Licensing Program

Please join us at the administrative policies committee meeting tomorrow, Nov. 7, at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers to hear proposed recommendations for a City-wide Residential Licensing Program....

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Wed, November 21, 2018 9:30 AM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, November 22, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
KFPL is once again partnering with Kingston NaNoWriMo to offer space for anyone participating in the nation-wide challenge to write 50,000 words during the month of November. Come meet with fellow participants and get a little work done in a fun, supportive space, with WiFi, outlets and possibly snacks. To facilitate participating writers, the Community Room at Calvin Park branch will be open three times: for the 2018 Kick-Off Party on Thursday, Nov. 1 (6 - 8 p.m.), as well as for two Come Write-In sessions, on Tuesday, Nov. 13 (6 - 8 p.m.), and on Saturday, Nov. 24 (2 - 4 p.m.). No registration is required. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Sat, November 24, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

KFPL is once again partnering with Kingston NaNoWriMo to offer space for anyone participating in the nation-wide challenge to write 50,000 words during the month of November.  Come meet with fellow participants and get a little work done in a fun, supportive space, with WiFi, outlets and possibly snacks.  To facilitate participating writers, the Community Room at Calvin Park branch will be open three times:  for the 2018 Kick-Off Party on Thursday, Nov. 1 (6 - 8 p.m.), as well as for two Come Write-In sessions, on Tuesday, Nov. 13 (6 - 8 p.m.), and on Saturday, Nov. 24 (2 - 4 p.m.).  No registration is required.

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Join the Kingston Frontenac Public Library and the Kingston Immigration Partnership on Saturday, Nov. 24, for the Human Library. The Human Library provides an opportunity for Kingstonians to meet people they would otherwise not meet and to sit down together for friendly one-on-one conversations. This event is part of the Say Hello Campaign, designed to encourage tolerance and to fight stigma, prejudice and stereotypes throughout our community. Who Can Attend: Ages 13 and up How: Drop in Website: https://www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events/2018-11-24/human-library
Start Date:
Sat, November 24, 2018 12:30 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Join the Kingston Frontenac Public Library and the Kingston Immigration Partnership on Saturday, Nov. 24, for the Human Library.

The Human Library provides an opportunity for Kingstonians to meet people they would otherwise not meet and to sit down together for friendly one-on-one conversations. This event is part of the Say Hello Campaign, designed to encourage tolerance and to fight stigma, prejudice and stereotypes throughout our community. 

Who Can Attend:  Ages 13 and up

How:  Drop in

Website: https://www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events/2018-11-24/human-library

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in red for "End Food Security Issues in Kingston". Find out more about lighting up City Hall
Start Date:
Sat, November 24, 2018 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in red for "End Food Security Issues in Kingston".

 

Find out more about lighting up City Hall

Start Date:
Mon, November 26, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, November 26, 2018 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
119 Van Order Drive
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, November 26, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Glenburnie Fire Hall (1485 Unity Road)
Description:
The City wants your feedback on how to allocate the proceeds from the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) Renewal Energy Project Community Benefit Program Fund. Share your input at this public meeting as part of the Rural Advisory Committee meeting or share your ideas online.
Start Date:
Mon, November 26, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Glenburnie Fire Hall, 1485 Unity Road (Rural Advisory Committee)
Description:

The City wants your feedback on how to allocate the proceeds from the Kingston Solar LP (Samsung) Renewal Energy Project Community Benefit Program Fund. Share your input at this public meeting as part of the Rural Advisory Committee meeting or share your ideas online.

 

Falling is one of the major causes of injury among older adults. But many falls can be predicted and prevented. Often a few lifestyle and environmental changes can significantly reduce one’s risk of a serious fall. Join us at Kingston Frontenac Public Library and KFL&A Public Health in November as volunteers from the KFL&A Public Health Falls Prevention Ambassador Program share their insights. You will learn how falls happen and ways to avoid falling. The one-hour presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Tai Chi demonstration. Light refreshments will be served, and each person will receive a tote bag of fall prevention resources. Fall Prevention for Older Adults will be offered four times (each time from 2 to 3:30 p.m.): Friday, Nov. 2, at Sydenham branch (4412 Wheatley St. in Sydenham) Thursday, Nov.15, at Isabel Turner branch (935 Gardiners Rd., beside the Cataraqui Mall) Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Calvin Park branch (88 Wright Crescent) Thursday, Nov. 29, in the auditorium of KFL&A Public Health (221 Portsmouth Ave.) This free presentation is open to all older adults, their family members and caregivers, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance with KFL&A Public Health, by phone at (613) 549-1232 ext. 1571, or by emailing FallPreventionRegistration@kflaph.ca . For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Tue, November 27, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 88 Wright Cres.
Description:

Falling is one of the major causes of injury among older adults.  But many falls can be predicted and prevented. Often a few lifestyle and environmental changes can significantly reduce one’s risk of a serious fall.

Join us at Kingston Frontenac Public Library and KFL&A Public Health in November as volunteers from the KFL&A Public Health Falls Prevention Ambassador Program share their insights.  You will learn how falls happen and ways to avoid falling.  The one-hour presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Tai Chi demonstration.  Light refreshments will be served, and each person will receive a tote bag of fall prevention resources.

Fall Prevention for Older Adults will be offered four times (each time from 2 to 3:30 p.m.):

  • Friday, Nov. 2, at Sydenham branch (4412 Wheatley St. in Sydenham)
  • Thursday, Nov.15, at Isabel Turner branch (935 Gardiners Rd., beside the Cataraqui Mall)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Calvin Park branch (88 Wright Crescent)
  • Thursday, Nov. 29, in the auditorium of KFL&A Public Health (221 Portsmouth Ave.)

This free presentation is open to all older adults, their family members and caregivers, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance with KFL&A Public Health, by phone at (613) 549-1232 ext. 1571, or by emailing FallPreventionRegistration@kflaph.ca .

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Wed, November 28, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
221 Portsmouth Avenue
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, November 28, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, November 28, 2018 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Rooms A & B, Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
Help develop the Belle Park Master Plan at an interactive information session focusing on recreational amenities at the park. The information session will begin with a presentation made by the consultants giving an overview of the project (including reporting back on feedback received to date), followed with a question and answer period and a group exercise. A follow-up session will be held on Nov. 29 focusing on naturalization opportunities and will also include a group exercise.
Start Date:
Wed, November 28, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Molly Brant Elementary School 30 Lyons St.
Description:

Help develop the Belle Park Master Plan at an interactive information session focusing on recreational amenities at the park.

The information session will begin with a presentation made by the consultants giving an overview of the project (including reporting back on feedback received to date), followed with a question and answer period and a group exercise.

A follow-up session will be held on Nov. 29 focusing on naturalization opportunities and will also include a group exercise.

Falling is one of the major causes of injury among older adults. But many falls can be predicted and prevented. Often a few lifestyle and environmental changes can significantly reduce one’s risk of a serious fall. Join us at Kingston Frontenac Public Library and KFL&A Public Health in November as volunteers from the KFL&A Public Health Falls Prevention Ambassador Program share their insights. You will learn how falls happen and ways to avoid falling. The one-hour presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Tai Chi demonstration. Light refreshments will be served, and each person will receive a tote bag of fall prevention resources. Fall Prevention for Older Adults will be offered four times (each time from 2 to 3:30 p.m.): Friday, Nov. 2, at Sydenham branch (4412 Wheatley St. in Sydenham) Thursday, Nov.15, at Isabel Turner branch (935 Gardiners Rd., beside the Cataraqui Mall) Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Calvin Park branch (88 Wright Crescent) Thursday, Nov. 29, in the auditorium of KFL&A Public Health (221 Portsmouth Ave.) This free presentation is open to all older adults, their family members and caregivers, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance with KFL&A Public Health, by phone at (613) 549-1232 ext. 1571, or by emailing FallPreventionRegistration@kflaph.ca . For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Thu, November 29, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Auditorium KFL&A Public Health 221 Portsmouth Ave.
Description:

Falling is one of the major causes of injury among older adults.  But many falls can be predicted and prevented. Often a few lifestyle and environmental changes can significantly reduce one’s risk of a serious fall.

Join us at Kingston Frontenac Public Library and KFL&A Public Health in November as volunteers from the KFL&A Public Health Falls Prevention Ambassador Program share their insights.  You will learn how falls happen and ways to avoid falling.  The one-hour presentation will be followed by a 30-minute Tai Chi demonstration.  Light refreshments will be served, and each person will receive a tote bag of fall prevention resources.

Fall Prevention for Older Adults will be offered four times (each time from 2 to 3:30 p.m.):

  • Friday, Nov. 2, at Sydenham branch (4412 Wheatley St. in Sydenham)
  • Thursday, Nov.15, at Isabel Turner branch (935 Gardiners Rd., beside the Cataraqui Mall)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Calvin Park branch (88 Wright Crescent)
  • Thursday, Nov. 29, in the auditorium of KFL&A Public Health (221 Portsmouth Ave.)

This free presentation is open to all older adults, their family members and caregivers, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance with KFL&A Public Health, by phone at (613) 549-1232 ext. 1571, or by emailing FallPreventionRegistration@kflaph.ca .

For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Help develop the Belle Park Master Plan at an interactive information session focusing on naturalization opportunities at the park. The information session will begin with a presentation made by the consultants giving an overview of the project (including reporting back on feedback received to date), followed by a question and answer period and a group exercise.
Start Date:
Thu, November 29, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Molly Brant Elementary School 30 Lyons St.
Description:

Help develop the Belle Park Master Plan at an interactive information session focusing on naturalization opportunities at the park.

The information session will begin with a presentation made by the consultants giving an overview of the project (including reporting back on feedback received to date), followed by a question and answer period and a group exercise. 

Start Date:
Mon, December 03, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:
Join us to learn about the initial findings of the City’s Population, Housing and Employment Projections Study. The open house will include information display boards with staff available to address questions from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m., a presentation at 6:00 p.m. followed by a question and answer period with the project consultants and City staff.
Start Date:
Mon, December 03, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, Press Lounge, 53 Yonge Street
Description:

Join us to learn about the initial findings of the City’s Population, Housing and Employment Projections Study. The open house will include information display boards with staff available to address questions from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m., a presentation at 6:00 p.m. followed by a question and answer period with the project consultants and City staff. 

Start Date:
Tue, December 04, 2018 7:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, December 05, 2018 4:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, December 06, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Natioanl Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Start Date:
Thu, December 06, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:

Natioanl Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Join us as we recognize those who make Kingston more accessible for everyone! This year we welcome Nick Foley who is the founder of Good Sport, the non-profit organization Move for Inclusion, and is a co-founder of WE BE US as our guest speaker. Register now
Start Date:
Thu, December 06, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall
Description:

Join us as we recognize those who make Kingston more accessible for everyone! This year we welcome Nick Foley who is the founder of Good Sport, the non-profit organization Move for Inclusion, and is a co-founder of WE BE US as our guest speaker.

Register now

Tis' the season for festive fun! Join in on all the seasonal festivities for the whole family on. Pay a visit to Santa’s workshop, skate around to the music (weather permitting), browse the Holiday market, and say hello to your favourite frosty friends – the Grinch and Rudolph! Also, don’t forget to stop in with Santa Claus and his elves as they hand out goodies for all! Make sure you dress for the weather, bring an unwrapped toy for the Toy Drive, and join everyone for a fun, free, night to welcome the winter season. See the full event details.
Start Date:
Fri, December 07, 2018 5:00 PM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
King St. & Market St.
Description:

Tis' the season for festive fun!

Join in on all the seasonal festivities for the whole family on. Pay a visit to Santa’s workshop, skate around to the music (weather permitting), browse the Holiday market, and say hello to your favourite frosty friends – the Grinch and Rudolph! Also, don’t forget to stop in with Santa Claus and his elves as they hand out goodies for all! Make sure you dress for the weather, bring an unwrapped toy for the Toy Drive, and join everyone for a fun, free, night to welcome the winter season.

See the full event details.