KINGSTON NEWS

Final property tax bill deadline is June 28

Property owners should now have their final property tax bills. The deadline for payment is Friday, June 28.

Kingston is National Commuting Champion!

The results are in…and they're definitive. Kingston is the Commuter Challenge champion!

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.

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:
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! Civic Ceremony at City Hall The City of Kingston’s Civic Awards recognize the outstanding contributions made by residents to the community. This year’s recipients, whose dedicated efforts positively impact the lives of Kingstonians, will be honoured at the Canada Day Civic Ceremony at noon on Saturday, July 1 on the steps of City Hall. Join Mayor Paterson as he presents the awards to Patrick Murphy, Nadia Luciuk, John and Heather Price, Terry Snider, Lylia Essaddam, Aidan Tomkinson and Bibi Imre-Millei. Learn about these outstanding residents at CityofKingston.ca/CivicAwards Carnival at Grass Creek Park Bounce, play and swim all Canada Day long at Grass Creek Park! On Monday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., play your favourite carnival games, relax on the sandy beach, swim and enjoy free family fun with the City of Kingston. Learn more on the Features Event page. Check to see what City services are affected by the holiday.
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! 

Civic Ceremony at City Hall

The City of Kingston’s Civic Awards recognize the outstanding contributions made by residents to the community. This year’s recipients, whose dedicated efforts positively impact the lives of Kingstonians, will be honoured at the Canada Day Civic Ceremony at noon on Saturday, July 1 on the steps of City Hall. Join Mayor Paterson as he presents the awards to Patrick Murphy, Nadia Luciuk, John and Heather Price, Terry Snider, Lylia Essaddam, Aidan Tomkinson and Bibi Imre-Millei. Learn about these outstanding residents at CityofKingston.ca/CivicAwards

Carnival at Grass Creek Park

Bounce, play and swim all Canada Day long at Grass Creek Park! On Monday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., play your favourite carnival games, relax on the sandy beach, swim and enjoy free family fun with the City of Kingston. Learn more on the Features Event page.

Check to see what City services are affected by the holiday.

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:
Tue, July 02, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall
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.

Start Date:
Tue, July 09, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
The Council of the City of Kingston will hold a public meeting, pursuant to Section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, to present and obtain public input on the City’s proposed Development Charge Bylaw and underlying Background Study. All interested parties are invited to attend the Public Meeting of Council and any person who attends the meeting may make representations relating to the proposed Bylaw and Background Study. Learn more about this project.
Start Date:
Tue, July 09, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall, 216 Ontario Street
Description:

The Council of the City of Kingston will hold a public meeting, pursuant to Section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, to present and obtain public input on the City’s proposed Development Charge Bylaw and underlying Background Study. All interested parties are invited to attend the Public Meeting of Council and any person who attends the meeting may make representations relating to the proposed Bylaw and Background Study.  

Learn more about this project.

Join us at these drop in sessions where feedback and ideas will be gathered about how an Indigenous Cultural Centre could operate in Kingston. Posters representing different operational models will be available to prompt discussion. Come out and offer your feedback on these models or offer your ideas to a model specially tailored to the community in Kingston. If you aren’t able to attend please visit the Engage for Change project page to learn how you can share your feedback and ideas.
Start Date:
Tue, July 09, 2019 2:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Friends of the Library Create Space, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch, 130 Johnson St.
Description:

Join us at these drop in sessions where feedback and ideas will be gathered about how an Indigenous Cultural Centre could operate in Kingston. Posters representing different operational models will be available to prompt discussion. Come out and offer your feedback on these models or offer your ideas to a model specially tailored to the community in Kingston. If you aren’t able to attend please visit the Engage for Change project page to learn how you can share your feedback and ideas. 

Join us at these drop in sessions where feedback and ideas will be gathered about how an Indigenous Cultural Centre could operate in Kingston. Posters representing different operational models will be available to prompt discussion. Come out and offer your feedback on these models or offer your ideas to a model specially tailored to the community in Kingston. If you aren’t able to attend please visit the Engage for Change project page to learn how you can share your feedback and ideas.
Start Date:
Tue, July 09, 2019 6:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Friends of the Library Create Space, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch, 130 Johnson St.
Description:

Join us at these drop in sessions where feedback and ideas will be gathered about how an Indigenous Cultural Centre could operate in Kingston. Posters representing different operational models will be available to prompt discussion. Come out and offer your feedback on these models or offer your ideas to a model specially tailored to the community in Kingston. If you aren’t able to attend please visit the Engage for Change project page to learn how you can share your feedback and ideas. 

Free concerts are put on select Wednesday nights in the gardens. Bring your family, friends and a lawn chair and enjoy a different music show! See the list of performers and event information on the Music in the Gardens feature event page. An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.
Start Date:
Wed, July 10, 2019 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lions Civic Gardens
Description:

Free concerts are put on select Wednesday nights in the gardens. Bring your family, friends and a lawn chair and enjoy a different music show!

See the list of performers and event information on the Music in the Gardens feature event page.

An accessible drop off area is available at the top of the park, using the road behind Isabel Turner Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.

Start Date:
Wed, July 10, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Stationview Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, July 11, 2019 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
The Catholic Women's League of Canada flag will be raised in Confederation Park in celebration of the Ontario Provincial Convention of the Catholic Women's League of Canada
Start Date:
Fri, July 12, 2019 12:00 AM
Duration:
24 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Confederation Park
Description:

The Catholic Women's League of Canada flag will be raised in Confederation Park in celebration of the Ontario Provincial Convention of the Catholic Women's League of Canada 

Start Date:
Mon, July 15, 2019 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Second Floor Board Room, 1211 John Counter Boulevard
Description: