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EVENTS CALENDAR

Kennedy Street in Portsmouth Village comes alive with activities during Streets Alive – a celebration of active living. Streets Alive invites Kingstonians of all ages to participate in free healthy and creative activities. This family-friendly event is accessible to people – and leashed dogs – of all ages and abilities. Play areas: - Aberdeen Park and - Kennedy Street Food vendors are on Gardiner Street. Smokn’ Carnivore, Glocca Morra Grill and the Utilities Kingston Water Buggy (bring your own water bottle) will be there. ONGOING ACTIVITIES: Make your own Peyote Stich Bracelet – with indigenous artist Tsiokeriio Brant. Martello Alley – Create a one-of-kind waterproof screen painting to be displayed at Martello Alley. Batawa Ski Hill – Test your snowboarding skills on land before you hit the slopes. Kingston Gymnastics Club – Qualified coaches will supervise participants. Superior Air Health – See a new medical device that promotes healthy homes in action. Fill in a ballot to win free gifts. Child and Adolescent Development Group at Queen’s University – Animal balloons, fun animal shapes and engaging science-based activities Queen’s University Athletics and Recreation – Play a game with your camp counsellor and meet a GAEL! Parachute games, fun crafts, relay races, etc. McCoy Bus Service and Tours – Visit the McCoy booth for some great travel ideas. Kingston Ringette Association – Try Ringette for free before you sign up. King’s Town Chiropractic – See how you measure up! A chiropractor can tell you a lot about your body. Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health – Visit their table to offer your Streets Alive thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Little Party Animals – Saddle up your self-propelled pony for a ride along Kennedy Street. SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES: (Bring your own lawn chair.) • 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Photowalk with Richard Martin (20 people per walk, bring your own camera) • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Jay and the Barn Flyz (main stage) – Folkie, rockish music for children • 12 – 12:30 p.m. – Mayor Bryan Paterson and Councillor Liz Schell unveil the Portsmouth Village Plaque at Yonge and King streets. • 12:45 – 3 p.m. – Photowalk with Richard Martin (20 people per walk, bring your own camera) • 1 – 2 p.m. – Kingston Circus Arts/Fabric Art. Try circus arts in Aberdeen Park! • 2 – 3 p.m. – Hailiah, a blend of jazz/soul blues (main stage) • 3 – 4 p.m. – Rob Driscoll’s Wacky Magic (main stage) Plan to get there by bus…or foot or bicycle! FREE parking is available at Queen’s University West Campus a short walk from Aberdeen Park. Find out more about the event.
Start Date:
Sun, September 25, 2016 11:00 AM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kennedy St. in Portsmouth Village
Description:

Kennedy Street in Portsmouth Village comes alive with activities during Streets Alive – a celebration of active living. Streets Alive invites Kingstonians of all ages to participate in free healthy and creative activities. This family-friendly event is accessible to people – and leashed dogs – of all ages and abilities.

Play areas:
- Aberdeen Park and
- Kennedy Street

Food vendors are on Gardiner Street. Smokn’ Carnivore, Glocca Morra Grill and the Utilities Kingston Water Buggy (bring your own water bottle) will be there.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES:
Make your own Peyote Stich Bracelet – with indigenous artist Tsiokeriio Brant.
Martello Alley – Create a one-of-kind waterproof screen painting to be displayed at Martello Alley.
Batawa Ski Hill – Test your snowboarding skills on land before you hit the slopes.
Kingston Gymnastics Club – Qualified coaches will supervise participants.
Superior Air Health – See a new medical device that promotes healthy homes in action. Fill in a ballot to win free gifts.
Child and Adolescent Development Group at Queen’s University – Animal balloons, fun animal shapes and engaging science-based activities
Queen’s University Athletics and Recreation – Play a game with your camp counsellor and meet a GAEL! Parachute games, fun crafts, relay races, etc.
McCoy Bus Service and Tours – Visit the McCoy booth for some great travel ideas.
Kingston Ringette Association – Try Ringette for free before you sign up.
King’s Town Chiropractic – See how you measure up! A chiropractor can tell you a lot about your body.
Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health – Visit their table to offer your Streets Alive thoughts, ideas and suggestions.
Little Party Animals – Saddle up your self-propelled pony for a ride along Kennedy Street.

SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES: (Bring your own lawn chair.)
• 10 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Photowalk with Richard Martin (20 people per walk, bring your own camera)
• 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Jay and the Barn Flyz (main stage) – Folkie, rockish music for children
• 12 – 12:30 p.m. – Mayor Bryan Paterson and Councillor Liz Schell unveil the Portsmouth Village Plaque at Yonge and King streets.
• 12:45 – 3 p.m. – Photowalk with Richard Martin (20 people per walk, bring your own camera)
• 1 – 2 p.m. – Kingston Circus Arts/Fabric Art. Try circus arts in Aberdeen Park!
• 2 – 3 p.m. – Hailiah, a blend of jazz/soul blues (main stage)
• 3 – 4 p.m. – Rob Driscoll’s Wacky Magic (main stage)
Plan to get there by bus…or foot or bicycle!
FREE parking is available at Queen’s University West Campus a short walk from Aberdeen Park.
 

Find out more about the event.

Start Date:
Mon, September 26, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, September 26, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, September 26, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Offices
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, September 27, 2016 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
610 Montreal Street
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, September 27, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 28, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KFL&A Public Health
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 28, 2016 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room - Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 28, 2016 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
A brief history of Third Crossing Updates on preliminary design and business plan phases An overview of results from public survey and how those results were used We will also be listening to and gathering your ideas and feedback Find out more about the Third Crossing project.
Start Date:
Thu, September 29, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
La Salle Secondary School 773, Highway 15
Description:
  • A brief history of Third Crossing
  • Updates on preliminary design and business plan phases
  • An overview of results from public survey and how those results were used
  • We will also be listening to and gathering your ideas and feedback

Find out more about the Third Crossing project.

Culturedays.ca
Start Date:
Fri, September 30, 2016 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:

Culturedays.ca

The City is hosting an open house and consultation session to gather feedback from the community regarding the redevelopment of 671 Brock St. Staff will be on hand to discuss the redevelopment of the site and the broader redevelopment process. Interested members of the public are invited to review and offer feedback on project poster boards and discuss the project with City staff. Presentation will take place at 7 p.m.
Start Date:
Mon, October 03, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
St. Luke’s Anglican Church – 236 Nelson St
Description:

The City is hosting an open house and consultation session to gather feedback from the community regarding the redevelopment of 671 Brock St.

Staff will be on hand to discuss the redevelopment of the site and the broader redevelopment process. Interested members of the public are invited to review and offer feedback on project poster boards and discuss the project with City staff.

Presentation will take place at 7 p.m.

Start Date:
Tue, October 04, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 05, 2016 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 05, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room - Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 06, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour - Press Lounge
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 06, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, October 11, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 12, 2016 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room - Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 12, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
It’s time to zone in! Before the first draft of the city-wide Zoning Bylaw is released, we are holding Zoning 101 – information sessions to offer you the zoning bylaw basics. You may know that zoning bylaws have something to do with building – but what exactly do they regulate and who do they affect? Come get a better understanding of: - what zoning bylaws do and do not regulate - the legislation that allows municipalities to pass zoning bylaws - how applications for a zoning bylaw amendments are reviewed - the meaning of various sections of a zoning bylaw To register, email NewZBL@cityofkingston.ca with your preferred time. Seating is limited, so register early.You will receive an email confirmation with further details and instructions.
Start Date:
Wed, October 12, 2016 2:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Blvd.
Description:

It’s time to zone in! Before the first draft of the city-wide Zoning Bylaw is released, we are holding Zoning 101 – information sessions to offer you the zoning bylaw basics. 

You may know that zoning bylaws have something to do with building – but what exactly do they regulate and who do they affect?

Come get a better understanding of:

- what zoning bylaws do and do not regulate
- the legislation that allows municipalities to pass zoning bylaws
- how applications for a zoning bylaw amendments are reviewed
- the meaning of various sections of a zoning bylaw

To register, email NewZBL@cityofkingston.ca with your preferred time. Seating is limited, so register early.You will receive an email confirmation with further details and instructions.

It’s time to zone in! Before the first draft of the city-wide Zoning Bylaw is released, we are holding Zoning 101 – information sessions to offer you the zoning bylaw basics. You may know that zoning bylaws have something to do with building – but what exactly do they regulate and who do they affect? Come get a better understanding of: what zoning bylaws do and do not regulate the legislation that allows municipalities to pass zoning bylaws how applications for a zoning bylaw amendments are reviewed the meaning of various sections of a zoning bylaw To register, email NewZBL@cityofkingston.ca with your preferred time. Seating is limited, so register early. You will receive an email confirmation with further details and instructions.
Start Date:
Wed, October 12, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
1211 John Counter Blvd.
Description:

It’s time to zone in! Before the first draft of the city-wide Zoning Bylaw is released, we are holding Zoning 101 – information sessions to offer you the zoning bylaw basics. 

You may know that zoning bylaws have something to do with building – but what exactly do they regulate and who do they affect?

Come get a better understanding of:

  • what zoning bylaws do and do not regulate
  • the legislation that allows municipalities to pass zoning bylaws
  • how applications for a zoning bylaw amendments are reviewed
  • the meaning of various sections of a zoning bylaw

To register, email NewZBL@cityofkingston.ca with your preferred time. Seating is limited, so register early. You will receive an email confirmation with further details and instructions.

Four design teams will be on hand to lead discussions. Registration is required. Please email portsmouthvisioning@planpart.ca to confirm your attendance at one of the charrettes. Find out more about the project.
Start Date:
Wed, October 12, 2016 3:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:

Four design teams will be on hand to lead discussions.

Registration is required. Please email portsmouthvisioning@planpart.ca to confirm your attendance at one of the charrettes.

Find out more about the project.

Four design teams will be on hand to lead discussions. Registration is required. Please email portsmouthvisioning@planpart.ca to confirm your attendance at one of the charrettes. Find out more about the project.
Start Date:
Wed, October 12, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:

Four design teams will be on hand to lead discussions.

Registration is required. Please email portsmouthvisioning@planpart.ca to confirm your attendance at one of the charrettes.

Find out more about the project.

Start Date:
Thu, October 13, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 13, 2016 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
Limited space is available between 9:30 a.m. and noon to meet with a member of the consulting team to discuss specific areas of interest such as: heritage, boating, and so on. Registration is required. Please contact the consultants via email at portsmouthvisioning@planpart.ca Find out more about the project.
Start Date:
Thu, October 13, 2016 9:30 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:

Limited space is available between 9:30 a.m. and noon to meet with a member of the consulting team to discuss specific areas of interest such as: heritage, boating, and so on.

Registration is required. Please contact the consultants via email at portsmouthvisioning@planpart.ca

Find out more about the project.

Drop in between to review eight concepts generated from the October 12 sessions and to review the consulting team's synthesis of the eight plans to three to four plans that will be moved forward for more detailed analysis. Find out more about the project.
Start Date:
Thu, October 13, 2016 4:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:

Drop in between to review eight concepts generated from the October 12 sessions and to review the consulting team's synthesis of the eight plans to three to four plans that will be moved forward for more detailed analysis.

Find out more about the project.

Start Date:
Mon, October 17, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, October 18, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 19, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
The City’s community emergency management coordinator will help you prepare your business to face emergencies. Register to participate at http://www.kingstonchamber.ca/. (Chamber members pay $25 and non-members pay $45 plus HST.)
Start Date:
Wed, October 19, 2016 9:00 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Innovation Park, 945 Princess St.
Description:

The City’s community emergency management coordinator will help you prepare your business to face emergencies. Register to participate at http://www.kingstonchamber.ca/. (Chamber members pay $25 and non-members pay $45 plus HST.)

Start Date:
Thu, October 20, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 20, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, October 24, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Offices
Description: