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Experience spring at City's greenhouse

Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston’s greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons.

Have FebFest visitors? Rent skates at the Square.

The City of Kingston's skate rental service at the Square will available at some public skate times during FebFest, this Thursday to Sunday

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EVENTS CALENDAR

Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston’s greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons. The greenhouse at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School) will be open for free visits from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13. Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths. Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Start Date:
Sun, February 14, 2016 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School)
Description:

Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston’s greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons.

The greenhouse at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School) will be open for free visits from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13.

Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths.

Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Start Date:
Tue, February 16, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, February 17, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, February 17, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, February 17, 2016 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Innovation Park - 945 Princess St
Description:
Be a part of history. You are invited to the Heritage Resource Centre grand opening! The Heritage Resource Centre combines the functions of an information centre for built heritage and an interpretive gallery presenting the city’s history and cultural heritage.
Start Date:
Wed, February 17, 2016 11:00 AM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall, first floor Market Wing
Description:

Be a part of history.

You are invited to the Heritage Resource Centre grand opening!

The Heritage Resource Centre combines the functions of an information centre for built heritage and an interpretive gallery presenting the city’s history and cultural heritage.

Start Date:
Thu, February 18, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, February 18, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston’s greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons. The greenhouse at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School) will be open for free visits from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13. Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths. Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Start Date:
Sun, February 21, 2016 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School)
Description:

Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston’s greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons.

The greenhouse at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School) will be open for free visits from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13.

Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths.

Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Start Date:
Mon, February 22, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, February 22, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Office
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, February 23, 2016 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
610 Montreal Street
Description:
Learn more about the process, timeframe and how the Official Plan update affects everyone in Kingston. Find out more at CityofKingston.ca/OPupdate
Start Date:
Tue, February 23, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:

Learn more about the process, timeframe and how the Official Plan update affects everyone in Kingston.

Find out more at CityofKingston.ca/OPupdate

Start Date:
Wed, February 24, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KFL&A Public Health
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, February 24, 2016 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner branch, Meeting Rooms A and B
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, February 24, 2016 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, February 24, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Board Room
Description:
We need your input! Help your City build the Community Energy Plan. The plan will help determine where and how we build homes, how we produce and use energy, how we get around the city, and more! Don't miss this opportunity to shape the plan! RSVP now at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/community-energy-plan-community-workshop-tickets-21085012841
Start Date:
Wed, February 24, 2016 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic & Fitness Centre 382 Bagot Street
Description:

We need your input! Help your City build the Community Energy Plan. The plan will help determine where and how we build homes, how we produce and use energy, how we get around the city, and more! Don't miss this opportunity to shape the plan!

RSVP now at:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/community-energy-plan-community-workshop-tickets-21085012841

Start Date:
Wed, February 24, 2016 3:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, February 25, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston’s greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons. The greenhouse at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School) will be open for free visits from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13. Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths. Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Start Date:
Sun, February 28, 2016 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School)
Description:

Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston’s greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons.

The greenhouse at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School) will be open for free visits from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13.

Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths.

Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Start Date:
Mon, February 29, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Joyceville Road Fire Station - 1648 Joyceville Rd.
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, February 29, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, March 01, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, March 02, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, March 02, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, March 03, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Library
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, March 03, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston’s greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons. The greenhouse at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School) will be open for free visits from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13. Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths. Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Start Date:
Sun, March 06, 2016 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School)
Description:

Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston’s greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons.

The greenhouse at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School) will be open for free visits from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13.

Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths.

Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Start Date:
Mon, March 07, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, March 07, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Presentation of the draft report will take place at 6 p.m. with a question and answer period to follow. The City retained the services of SGL Planning & Design Inc. and urbanMetrics inc. to complete a commercial land review. The purpose of the review is: to update the City’s commercial inventory, complete a commercial land supply and demand analysis, and provide guidance and policy recommendations to update and improve the existing commercial structure. The recommendations of the review, where appropriate, will be implemented through an Official Plan amendment, distinct from the on-going Official Plan Update, and new standards will be considered through the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw, to be advanced throughout 2016 and 2017. A copy of the commercial land review draft report is available on the study page. If you are unable to attend, you can submit your written comments by Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 at commercialreview@cityofkingston.ca
Start Date:
Mon, March 07, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Centre, Meeting room A/B 1350 Gardiners Road
Description:

Presentation of the draft report will take place at 6 p.m. with a question and answer period to follow.

The City retained the services of SGL Planning & Design Inc. and urbanMetrics inc. to complete a commercial land review. The purpose of the review is:

  • to update the City’s commercial inventory,
  • complete a commercial land supply and demand analysis, and
  • provide guidance and policy recommendations to update and improve the existing commercial structure.

The recommendations of the review, where appropriate, will be implemented through an Official Plan amendment, distinct from the on-going Official Plan Update, and new standards will be considered through the Comprehensive Zoning Bylaw, to be advanced throughout 2016 and 2017.

A copy of the commercial land review draft report is available on the study page.

If you are unable to attend, you can submit your written comments by Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 at commercialreview@cityofkingston.ca

Start Date:
Tue, March 08, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, March 09, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, March 10, 2016 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, March 10, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, March 10, 2016 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston’s greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons. The greenhouse at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School) will be open for free visits from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13. Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths. Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Start Date:
Sun, March 13, 2016 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School)
Description:

Spring is in full bloom at the City of Kingston’s greenhouse and you can visit it on upcoming Sunday afternoons.

The greenhouse at 111 Norman Rogers Dr. (across from Centennial Public School) will be open for free visits from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 21 and 28 and March 6 and 13.

Spring bulbs and tropical plants are on display, including daffodils, orchids, tulips and hyacinths.

Greenhouse staff will be on hand to answer questions.