KINGSTON NEWS

#WasteNotYGK: Giveaway Day is Saturday

This Saturday is Giveaway Day – that’s the day you put out reusable items you no longer want to your neighbours who might like them.

Watering restrictions now in effect

Utilities Kingston wants the community to be aware that seasonal watering restrictions are in effect from June 15 to Sept. 15.

Residents urged to prep for localized flooding

The forecast shows 20 to 40 mm of rain could fall by Friday, most this afternoon and continuing into tonight. Sand and sandbags are available.

CITY BLOGS

Welcoming Tim Parks to the Planning, Building & Licensing Team!

I’m excited to announce a new addition to the planning, building and licensing team. Last week, Tim Parks started with the City as the planning division’s new manager of development approvals!...

Hands-on history for 36 years

The story of the iconic log house of the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum spans more a century, but it was 36 years ago that the Reeve of Pittsburgh Township, Hans Westenberg, opened the building...

Recapping Last Week's Density by Design Engagement Sessions

In collaboration with City Planning staff and consultant Brent Toderian we facilitated a number of public events as part of the Phase 1 Engagement Plan for the Density by Design: Kingston’s...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Wed, June 19, 2019 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 19, 2019 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Room #1, Central Branch
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 19, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall - Stationview Room
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in red for Sickle Cell Awareness Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Wed, June 19, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
24 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in red for Sickle Cell Awareness Day.

 Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Thu, June 20, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s Live Music Aqua Fitness! with Spencer Evans’ Goat Steppers. Exercise and have fun in the water while enjoying live music. No experience necessary and it is free to participate. Register in person at the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre or online (search "Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s Live Music Aqua Fitness")
Start Date:
Thu, June 20, 2019 10:00 AM
Duration:
0 hours, 55 minutes
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre
Description:

Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s Live Music Aqua Fitness! with Spencer Evans’ Goat Steppers. Exercise and have fun in the water while enjoying live music. No experience necessary and it is free to participate. 

Register in person at the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre or online (search "Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s Live Music Aqua Fitness")

Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s Live Music Aqua Fitness! with Spencer Evans’ Goat Steppers. Exercise and have fun in the water while enjoying live music. No experience necessary and it is free to participate. Register in person at the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre or online (search "Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s Live Music Aqua Fitness")
Start Date:
Thu, June 20, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
0 hours, 55 minutes
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre 382 Bagot St.
Description:

Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s Live Music Aqua Fitness! with Spencer Evans’ Goat Steppers. Exercise and have fun in the water while enjoying live music. No experience necessary and it is free to participate.

Register in person at the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre or online (search "Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s Live Music Aqua Fitness")

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up for National Indigenous Peoples Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Fri, June 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 for National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates. Learn more about how to book OSKAR.
Start Date:
Fri, June 21, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
McBurney Park (a.k.a. Skeleton Park) 167 Ordnance St.
Description:

OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates.

Learn more about how to book OSKAR.

Giveaway Days in 2019 are: Saturday, April 6 Saturday, June 22 Saturday, Aug. 17 Saturday, Oct. 26 Giveaway Days are when you put items you no longer want out at the curb for someone who might like them. The City declares Giveaway Days a few times a year - sign-up for collection reminders to be reminded when one is coming up. What to put out: Only set out appropriate items that you know someone else might want. Appropriate items: books, CDs, DVDs, Furniture and small appliances, Electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans. Inappropriate items: the Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that these items should NOT be given away (or picked-up): baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys. Bring any uncollected items back inside at 6 p.m. on Giveaway Day. The City will NOT collect unwanted Giveaway Day items left at the curb and these may be subject to fines from Bylaw Enforcement. Consider donating unwanted items to a local charity. See other diversion & disposal opportunities
Start Date:
Sat, June 22, 2019 6:00 AM
Duration:
12 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

Giveaway Days in 2019 are:

  • Saturday, April 6
  • Saturday, June 22
  • Saturday, Aug. 17
  • Saturday, Oct. 26

Giveaway Days are when you put items you no longer want out at the curb for someone who might like them. The City declares Giveaway Days a few times a year - sign-up for collection reminders to be reminded when one is coming up.

What to put out:

Only set out appropriate items that you know someone else might want.

  • Appropriate items: books, CDs, DVDs, Furniture and small appliances, Electronics, construction materials (including drywall, lumber, hardware), kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans.
  • Inappropriate items: the Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that these items should NOT be given away (or picked-up): baby walkers, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds and toys.

Bring any uncollected items back inside at 6 p.m. on Giveaway Day. The City will NOT collect unwanted Giveaway Day items left at the curb and these may be subject to fines from Bylaw Enforcement. Consider donating unwanted items to a local charity.

See other diversion & disposal opportunities

Come to your public library to hear author Maryam Rafiee discuss her attempts to communicate with her father during his imprisonment in Iran. In her book, Dear Baba, Maryam shows, through letters and recordings, what she wished she could tell her father when she could have no communication with him. Along with the news she wanted to share with him, Maryam offers her thoughts on how to maintain hope and bonds in the face of uncertainty. Join us for this personal and heartfelt session as the world acknowledges the International Day of the Refugee. This event takes place on Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at our Central Branch (130 Johnson Street). Open to adults and teens on a drop-in basis. Takes place on the second floor in Meeting Room 1. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Sat, June 22, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Central Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 130 Johnson St.
Description:

Come to your public library to hear author Maryam Rafiee discuss her attempts to communicate with her father during his imprisonment in Iran.

In her book, Dear Baba, Maryam shows, through letters and recordings, what she wished she could tell her father when she could have no communication with him.  Along with the news she wanted to share with him, Maryam offers her thoughts on how to maintain hope and bonds in the face of uncertainty.

Join us for this personal and heartfelt session as the world acknowledges the International Day of the Refugee.

This event takes place on Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at our Central Branch (130 Johnson Street).  Open to adults and teens on a drop-in basis.  Takes place on the second floor in Meeting Room 1.


  For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Come visit City solid waste department staff at the Skeleton Parks Arts Festival at McBurney Park. They are collecting input on strategies to divert 65 per cent of Kingston's household waste from landfill. How would you encourage residents to get recyclables and organic waste out of garbage bags and into blue/grey boxes and green bins? Come review some proposed options and offer your feedback. Find out more about this project at www.CityofKingston.ca/WasteStrategies.
Start Date:
Sat, June 22, 2019 10:00 AM
Duration:
7 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
McBurney (a.k.a.Skeleton) Park
Description:

Come visit City solid waste department staff at the Skeleton Parks Arts Festival at McBurney Park. They are collecting input on strategies to divert 65 per cent of Kingston's household waste from landfill. 

How would you encourage residents to get recyclables and organic waste out of garbage bags and into blue/grey boxes and green bins? Come review some proposed options and offer your feedback.

Find out more about this project at www.CityofKingston.ca/WasteStrategies.

Start Date:
Mon, June 24, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
945 Princess Street, Innovation Park, Front Boardroom
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up for Saint-Jean Baptiste Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Mon, June 24, 2019 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 for Saint-Jean Baptiste Day.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Tue, June 25, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Learn about construction activity. Presentation at 6 p.m. followed by informal Q&A. Info at thirdcrossing.cityofkingston.ca
Start Date:
Tue, June 25, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Fire Hall at 211 Gore Rd.
Description:

Learn about construction activity. Presentation at 6 p.m. followed by informal Q&A. Info at thirdcrossing.cityofkingston.ca

Every week we hear about a new form of fraud, usually spread by phone or email: ransomware, extortion, phony Canada Revenue Agency or bank calls, and more. Nearly 80 percent of mass marketing fraud is conducted by organized crime groups, and it's currently the second most common criminal activity funding terrorist activities. However, most mass marketing fraud is never reported. Often the victims are too embarrassed to admit their losses. But silence can allow the fraud to continue. For the second June installment of the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series we are delighted to offer a presentation on Fraud Awareness by Tom Cheel from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). Jointly managed by the RCMP, the Competition Bureau, and the OPP, the CAFC is the central agency in Canada which collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g., West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft complaints. In his presentation Tom will outline the most common types of fraud and how you can protect yourself. This information will be of particular use to seniors. The presentation will take place twice: first at Isabel Turner branch on Wednesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. and then at Sydenham branch on Thursday, June 27, at 2 p.m. Both sessions will be the same, and both are open to adults and teens. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca/events or by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Wed, June 26, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Every week we hear about a new form of fraud, usually spread by phone or email: ransomware, extortion, phony Canada Revenue Agency or bank calls, and more. Nearly 80 percent of mass marketing fraud is conducted by organized crime groups, and it's currently the second most common criminal activity funding terrorist activities. However, most mass marketing fraud is never reported.  Often the victims are too embarrassed to admit their losses.  But silence can allow the fraud to continue.

For the second June installment of the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series we are delighted to offer a presentation on Fraud Awareness by Tom Cheel from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC).  Jointly managed by the RCMP, the Competition Bureau, and the OPP, the CAFC is the central agency in Canada which collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g., West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft complaints.  In his presentation Tom will outline the most common types of fraud and how you can protect yourself. This information will be of particular use to seniors.

The presentation will take place twice:  first at Isabel Turner branch on Wednesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. and then at Sydenham branch on Thursday, June 27, at 2 p.m.   Both sessions will be the same, and both are open to adults and teens. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca/events or by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15.



  For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

Learn about construction activity. Presentation at 6 p.m. followed by informal Q&A. Info at thirdcrossing.cityofkingston.ca
Start Date:
Wed, June 26, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
West Side Community Health Centre - 263 Weller Avenue
Description:

Learn about construction activity. Presentation at 6 p.m. followed by informal Q&A. Info at thirdcrossing.cityofkingston.ca

Start Date:
Thu, June 27, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates. Learn more about how to book OSKAR.
Start Date:
Thu, June 27, 2019 4:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Doug Fluhrer Park
Description:

OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates.

Learn more about how to book OSKAR.

Every week we hear about a new form of fraud, usually spread by phone or email: ransomware, extortion, phony Canada Revenue Agency or bank calls, and more. Nearly 80 percent of mass marketing fraud is conducted by organized crime groups, and it's currently the second most common criminal activity funding terrorist activities. However, most mass marketing fraud is never reported. Often the victims are too embarrassed to admit their losses. But silence can allow the fraud to continue. For the second June installment of the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series we are delighted to offer a presentation on Fraud Awareness by Tom Cheel from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). Jointly managed by the RCMP, the Competition Bureau, and the OPP, the CAFC is the central agency in Canada which collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g., West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft complaints. In his presentation Tom will outline the most common types of fraud and how you can protect yourself. This information will be of particular use to seniors. The presentation will take place twice: first at Isabel Turner branch on Wednesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. and then at Sydenham branch on Thursday, June 27, at 2 p.m. Both sessions will be the same, and both are open to adults and teens. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca/events or by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .
Start Date:
Thu, June 27, 2019 2:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St. Sydenham, ON
Description:

Every week we hear about a new form of fraud, usually spread by phone or email: ransomware, extortion, phony Canada Revenue Agency or bank calls, and more. Nearly 80 percent of mass marketing fraud is conducted by organized crime groups, and it's currently the second most common criminal activity funding terrorist activities. However, most mass marketing fraud is never reported.  Often the victims are too embarrassed to admit their losses.  But silence can allow the fraud to continue.

For the second June installment of the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series we are delighted to offer a presentation on Fraud Awareness by Tom Cheel from the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC).  Jointly managed by the RCMP, the Competition Bureau, and the OPP, the CAFC is the central agency in Canada which collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g., telemarketing), advance fee fraud (e.g., West African letters), Internet fraud and identification theft complaints.  In his presentation Tom will outline the most common types of fraud and how you can protect yourself. This information will be of particular use to seniors.

The presentation will take place twice:  first at Isabel Turner branch on Wednesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. and then at Sydenham branch on Thursday, June 27, at 2 p.m.   Both sessions will be the same, and both are open to adults and teens. There is no admission charge, but seating is limited.  To avoid disappointment, please register in advance at calendar.kfpl.ca/events or by phone at (613) 549-8888 as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15.


  For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca .

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up for Canadian Multiculturalism Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Thu, June 27, 2019 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 for Canadian Multiculturalism Day.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

There's lots to see and do on Canada Day in Kingston!
Start Date:
Mon, July 01, 2019 11:00 AM
Duration:
6 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Grass Creek Park 2991 Highway 2 City Hall 216 Ontario St.
Description:

There's lots to see and do on Canada Day in Kingston! 

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up for Canada Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Mon, July 01, 2019 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 for Canada Day.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Mon, July 01, 2019 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:
OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates. Learn more about how to book OSKAR.
Start Date:
Mon, July 01, 2019 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Grass Creek Park 2991 Highway 2 East
Description:

OSKAR (Off Site Kingston Area Recycler), the City's mobile diversion trailer, helps keep recyclables and compostables out of the landfill. Book OSKAR to come to your community events to recycle items like, plastic, metal and glass food and beverage containers, paper products, cardboard and compost organic materials like food waste, napkins and paper plates.

Learn more about how to book OSKAR.

Start Date:
Thu, July 04, 2019 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge Street)
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, July 04, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, July 04, 2019 5:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge - City Hall
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up green for National Injury Prevention Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Fri, July 05, 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 green for National Injury Prevention Day.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.