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Doggie Dip returns to Tomlinson Aqua Park

Unleash your dog for a play date at Tomlinson Aqua Park. The City is holding its second-annual Summer’s End Doggie Dip on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Candidates list for the 2018 municipal election certified

Nominations for the Oct. 22 municipal and school board elections closed at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27 and the City clerk has made the list of candidates official.

City now installing public EV charging stations

The City is now installing 48 public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at 21 locations, making it easier than ever to be an EV driver in Kingston.

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North Block revised building proposal

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Tue, September 18, 2018 7:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Unleash your dogs for play date at Tomlinson Aqua Park! Enjoy pool play with your pal and leave with a happy, tired pooch. Swims are broken down into 2 weight classes; please ensure you register for the correct session based on your dog’s weight. Session 1: 31 lbs. & over, 5 – 5:45 p.m., sign-in begins at 4:30 p.m. (maximum 20 dogs) at the Pool Ticket Booth Session 2: 30 lbs. & under, 6 – 6:45 p.m., sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m. (maximum 30 dogs) at the Pool Ticket Booth Note: Lifeguards will be onsite for the safety and supervision of people in the pool enclosure. Dog owners must take full responsibility for the safety and supervision of their dogs in and out of the water. Entry Fee & Registration Pre-register online for $8 per dog, maximum 2 dogs per person at CityofKingston.ca/eCity. Event day registration: $13 per dog. Event Rules Maximum 2 dogs per person Maximum 2 persons accompanying each dog All dogs must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older Children under 13 years of age and are not permitted on the pool deck during this event A waiver must be signed by all persons prior to entry Proof of up-to-date shots (Rabies & Bordatella) must be provided for each dogs prior to entry All dogs must be licensed prior to entry People are permitted to wade into the water to their waist only (no swimming with the dogs) Owners must have leashes for dogs on site Only people and dog friendly dogs permitted The City of Kingston reserves the right to ask an owner to leash and/or remove their dog if we feel they are unsafe All owners are responsible for cleaning up after their own dogs Participants/dogs will not be permitted to re-enter the event if they leave the pool enclosure prior to the end of the event Dogs are not permitted inside the facility change rooms. Entry is through the patio gate entrance. Participants will exit through the north emergency exit. Owners are responsible for retrieving their dogs in the event of an emergency Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, doggie waste bags and a water bottle.
Start Date:
Tue, September 18, 2018 5:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
Tomlinson Aqua Park, 303 York Street, Kingston, ON Parking available onsite.
Description:

Unleash your dogs for play date at Tomlinson Aqua Park! Enjoy pool play with your pal and leave with a happy, tired pooch. 

Swims are broken down into 2 weight classes; please ensure you register for the correct session based on your dog’s weight.

  • Session 1:  31 lbs. & over, 5 – 5:45 p.m., sign-in begins at 4:30 p.m. (maximum 20 dogs) at the Pool Ticket Booth
  • Session 2:  30 lbs. & under, 6 – 6:45 p.m., sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m. (maximum 30 dogs) at the Pool Ticket Booth

Note: Lifeguards will be onsite for the safety and supervision of people in the pool enclosure. Dog owners must take full responsibility for the safety and supervision of their dogs in and out of the water.

Entry Fee & Registration

Pre-register online for $8 per dog, maximum 2 dogs per person at CityofKingston.ca/eCity. Event day registration: $13 per dog.

Event Rules

  • Maximum 2 dogs per person
  • Maximum 2 persons accompanying each dog
  • All dogs must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older
  • Children under 13 years of age and are not permitted on the pool deck during this event
  • A waiver must be signed by all persons prior to entry
  • Proof of up-to-date shots (Rabies & Bordatella) must be provided for each dogs prior to entry
  • All dogs must be licensed prior to entry
  • People are permitted to wade into the water to their waist only (no swimming with the dogs)
  • Owners must have leashes for dogs on site
  • Only people and dog friendly dogs permitted
  • The City of Kingston reserves the right to ask an owner to leash and/or remove their dog if we feel they are unsafe
  • All owners are responsible for cleaning up after their own dogs
  • Participants/dogs will not be permitted to re-enter the event if they leave the pool enclosure prior to the end of the event
  • Dogs are not permitted inside the facility change rooms. Entry is through the patio gate entrance. Participants will exit through the north emergency exit.
  • Owners are responsible for retrieving their dogs in the event of an emergency

Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, doggie waste bags and a water bottle. 

Try it before you buy it! Free classes all week at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre and INVISTA Centre. Sample Kickboxing, yoga, DANCEPL3Y, Tabata, cycle fit, and aqua jogging to name a few. Sign in for your FREE Fitness Class at the Front Desk (available a maximum 20 minutes before class start time). Spaces limited. Fitness Frenzy schedule for Artillery Park and INVISTA Centre
Start Date:
Tue, September 18, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre INVISTA Centre
Description:

Try it before you buy it! Free classes all week at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre and INVISTA Centre. Sample Kickboxing, yoga, DANCEPL3Y, Tabata, cycle fit, and aqua jogging to name a few. Sign in for your FREE Fitness Class at the Front Desk (available a maximum 20 minutes before class start time). Spaces limited.

Affordable home ownership programs offer assistance to households earning up to $85,000 who can afford the ongoing costs of home ownership, but who may struggle to obtain the initial down payment. The session is free to attend and registration is not required. Attendees can expect to learn: About the home ownership programs offered by the City and Habitat for Humanity What the eligibility requirements are How to apply for the programs. Staff will be available at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the programs and a formal presentation will be held at 7 p.m.
Start Date:
Wed, September 19, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre & Library 85 MacCauley St.
Description:

Affordable home ownership programs offer assistance to households earning up to $85,000 who can afford the ongoing costs of home ownership, but who may struggle to obtain the initial down payment. The session is free to attend and registration is not required. Attendees can expect to learn:

  • About the home ownership programs offered by the City and Habitat for Humanity
  • What the eligibility requirements are
  • How to apply for the programs.

Staff will be available at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the programs and a formal presentation will be held at 7 p.m. 

Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot. Register for this event.
Start Date:
Wed, September 19, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Calvin Park Library, 88 Wright Crescent
Description:

Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot.

Register for this event.

Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot. Register for this event.
Start Date:
Wed, September 19, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A Macdonald Public School, 2nd floor library, 529 St. Martha Street
Description:

Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot.

Register for this event.

Staff Contact: Sonya Bolton, Senior Planner Phone: 613-546-4291, ext. 3237 Email: nktplan@cityofkingston.ca
Start Date:
Wed, September 19, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
City Hall, 216 Ontario Street, Stationview Room
Description:

Staff Contact: Sonya Bolton, Senior Planner
Phone: 613-546-4291, ext. 3237
Email: nktplan@cityofkingston.ca

Start Date:
Wed, September 19, 2018 9:30 AM
Duration:
4 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 20, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KPSB Boardroom at Police Headquarters, 705 Division Street
Description:
Michael Cole from Queen's University will speak on Sustaining the Oceans, focusing on the negative impact of plastics in our oceans, both on the natural environment and on the creatures which inhabit it. Come learn why plastics are found nearly everywhere, why they're so hard to dispose of safely, and what we as consumers can do to reduce our plastic waste. Open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. Registration for both talks opens at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 8. For more information visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Thu, September 20, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Michael Cole from Queen's University will speak on Sustaining the Oceans, focusing on the negative impact of plastics in our oceans, both on the natural environment and on the creatures which inhabit it. Come learn why plastics are found nearly everywhere, why they're so hard to dispose of safely, and what we as consumers can do to reduce our plastic waste.

Open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance.  Registration for both talks opens at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 8.  For more information visit www.kfpl.ca .

Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot. Register for this event.
Start Date:
Thu, September 20, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre, Meeting Room AB, 935 Gardiners Road
Description:

Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot.

Register for this event.

Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot. Register for this event.
Start Date:
Thu, September 20, 2018 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Glenburnie Fire Hall, 1485 Unity Road
Description:

Learn about Ranked Ballot Voting and the referendum question on the 2018 ballot.

Register for this event.

Start Date:
Fri, September 21, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:
Astronomer Frank Hitchens presents Target Earth, an examination of the threat to earth from comets and asteroids. How likely is it that we'll see an impact on the magnitude of the one which led to the extinction of the dinosaurs? Could even a small impact threaten our civilization, and is it possible to avert disaster? Open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. Registration for both talks opens at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 8. For more information visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Sat, September 22, 2018 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Astronomer Frank Hitchens presents Target Earth, an examination of the threat to earth from comets and asteroids.  How likely is it that we'll see an impact on the magnitude of the one which led to the extinction of the dinosaurs?  Could even a small impact threaten our civilization, and is it possible to avert disaster?

Open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance.  Registration for both talks opens at events.kfpl.ca and by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 8.  For more information visit www.kfpl.ca .

Start Date:
Mon, September 24, 2018 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, September 24, 2018 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
119 Van Order Drive
Description:
Staff Contact: Ryan Leary, Senior Heritage Planner Phone: 613-546-4291 ext. 3233 Email: rleary@cityofkingston.ca
Start Date:
Tue, September 25, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lake View Room, City Hall
Description:

Staff Contact: Ryan Leary, Senior Heritage Planner
Phone: 613-546-4291 ext. 3233
Email: rleary@cityofkingston.ca

221 Portsmouth Avenue
Start Date:
Wed, September 26, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

221 Portsmouth Avenue

Start Date:
Wed, September 26, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 26, 2018 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Rooms A & B, Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
Join Kingston Frontenac Public Library and Georgina Riel for a community talking circle where participants will discuss the past, present and future of Indigenous communities in the Kingston-Frontenac region. This event is part of the City of Kingston's Engage for Change initiative that aims to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Please email questions you may want to discuss at the event to jmiller@kfpl.ca. Register for free online.
Start Date:
Fri, September 28, 2018 9:00 AM
Duration:
7 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley Street, Large Hall Room
Description:

Join Kingston Frontenac Public Library and Georgina Riel for a community talking circle where participants will discuss the past, present and future of Indigenous communities in the Kingston-Frontenac region. This event is part of the City of Kingston's Engage for Change initiative that aims to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Please email questions you may want to discuss at the event to jmiller@kfpl.ca.

Register for free online.

Using art-based and drawing methods that will result in a stop animation video, the public are invited to share their feedback on their representation of downtown Kingston. All ages are welcome to share what kind of imagery they would like to see at the intersection of Princess and Division. Learn more and sign up for project updates at Get Involved Kingston.
Start Date:
Sat, September 29, 2018 10:00 AM
Duration:
7 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Intersection of Princess and Barrie Streets.
Description:

Using art-based and drawing methods that will result in a stop animation video, the public are invited to share their feedback on their representation of downtown Kingston. All ages are welcome to share what kind of imagery they would like to see at the intersection of Princess and Division. Learn more and sign up for project updates at Get Involved Kingston.

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Mon, October 01, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

   Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

The World Remembers provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those who died during the First World War in the form of a multi-week video installation presented in the City Hall Amphitheatre between Oct. 1 and Nov. 11, 2018. The World Remembers runs from 8:00 pm to 8:45 am each night and features the names of the 1,003,000 soldiers killed in 1918 from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Ukraine, Slovenia, the United States, the Chinese Labour Corps and the former British Indian Army. For more information, visit The World Remembers. Individual names can also be searched online using the Search the Names feature. Learn more and search for individual at www.theworldremembers.org
Start Date:
Mon, October 01, 2018 8:00 PM
Duration:
12 hours, 45 minutes
Location:
City Hall Amphitheatre 216 Ontario St.
Description:

The World Remembers provides a unique opportunity to commemorate those who died during the First World War in the form of a multi-week video installation presented in the City Hall Amphitheatre between Oct. 1 and Nov. 11, 2018.  The World Remembers runs from 8:00 pm to 8:45 am each night and features the names of the 1,003,000 soldiers killed in 1918 from Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Ukraine, Slovenia, the United States, the Chinese Labour Corps and the former British Indian Army.  For more information, visit The World Remembers.  Individual names can also be searched online using the Search the Names feature. Learn more and search for individual at www.theworldremembers.org

Start Date:
Tue, October 02, 2018 7:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Squarel will be lit up in green for Islamic History Month. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Tue, October 02, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Squarel will be lit up in green for Islamic History Month.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

 

The first October talk in the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series is titled The Beaverton Presents and will be given by Alex Huntley, editor and senior writer with The Beaverton and co-author (with Luke Field) of 2017’s The Beaverton Presents: Glorious and/or Free: The True History of Canada Not to be confused with the real-life community east of Toronto, The Beaverton began life online as a news satire and parody publication with a special emphasis on Canadian news. It also published print editions which staffers would hand out on the street (occasionally dressed as beaver mascot Castro). In 2016 it expanded to a weekly TV version on the Comedy Network. The 2017 book The Beaverton Presents expanded the coverage of Canadian history, revealing little-known events like the time Anne of Green Gables started a bar fight. Alex Huntley, who earned a BA in politics and history at Queen’s, as well as a Master’s in Public Administration, has been with The Beaverton since 2012. In this presentation Alex will talk about his work, about writing satire, and about how to identify the difference between fake news, real news and satirical news. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Isabel Turner branch. There is no admission charge. It is open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The next installment in this series will take place on Tuesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at Calvin Park, when Kingston Symphony music director Evan Mitchell will give a behind-the-scenes look at the symphonic experience. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca.
Start Date:
Wed, October 03, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

The first October talk in the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series is titled The Beaverton Presents and will be given by Alex Huntley, editor and senior writer with The Beaverton and co-author (with Luke Field) of 2017’s The Beaverton Presents: Glorious and/or Free:  The True History of Canada

Not to be confused with the real-life community east of Toronto, The Beaverton began life online as a news satire and parody publication with a special emphasis on Canadian news.  It also published print editions which staffers would hand out on the street (occasionally dressed as beaver mascot Castro).  In 2016 it expanded to a weekly TV version on the Comedy Network.  The 2017 book The Beaverton Presents expanded the coverage of Canadian history, revealing little-known events like the time Anne of Green Gables started a bar fight.

Alex Huntley, who earned a BA in politics and history at Queen’s, as well as a Master’s in Public Administration, has been with The Beaverton since 2012.  In this presentation Alex will talk about his work, about writing satire, and about how to identify the difference between fake news, real news and satirical news.

This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Isabel Turner branch.  There is no admission charge.  It is open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. 

Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The next installment in this series will take place on Tuesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at Calvin Park, when Kingston Symphony music director Evan Mitchell will give a behind-the-scenes look at the symphonic experience.

 

                                       For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca.

At this special Heritage Resource Series lecture, The World Remembers co-creator R.H. Thomson will provide insight into the origins of the project and how it has evolved, along with the challenges involved in researching the names that have been included. He will also speak about his personal connections to the First World War that directly impacted his family. Registration is not required.
Start Date:
Wed, October 03, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall City Hall 216 Ontario St., Kingston
Description:

At this special Heritage Resource Series lecture, The World Remembers co-creator R.H. Thomson will provide insight into the origins of the project and how it has evolved, along with the challenges involved in researching the names that have been included.  He will also speak about his personal connections to the First World War that directly impacted his family. Registration is not required.

Start Date:
Thu, October 04, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 04, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description: