KINGSTON NEWS

City invites residents to "Show us your Kingston"

Upload your photos of Kingston by July 3 and you could win vouchers for a 2017/18 Grand Theatre Presents show or a 10-ride Kingston Transit card.

Kingston Gets Active for free in April

The City is one of many community organizations offering FREE activities in April as part of Kingston Gets Active Month.

Household hazardous waste facility opens April 1

The household hazardous waste facility opens for the season on Saturday, April 1. The facility, at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre is open April through November:

CITY BLOGS

Join us to review draft building fee structure

We are presenting a draft of the updated building fee structure at public sessions. We are looking for public and stakeholder input on what and how the City charges for building-related permits...

Revised report on North King’s Town project

The revised draft report on the North King’s Town community visioning exercise and preliminary market analysis is now available for online input and is the subject of an upcoming open house....

Public input on planning process

We will be hosting focus groups to gather input on public participation in the planning process. There is a great deal of interest in the planning process, which is admittedly complex and...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Start Date:
Wed, April 26, 2017 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KFL&A Public Health - 221 Portsmouth Avenue
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, April 26, 2017 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Library
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, April 26, 2017 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, April 26, 2017 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Board Room
Description:
See, discuss and offer your feedback on the following information with City staff: The continuing development of the business plan including cost-benefit and economic impact analysis, and financial and project delivery models The work to the draft final preliminary design and environmental considerations Public feedback received to date and how it is being incorporated
Start Date:
Wed, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
LCVI, 153 Van Order Dr.
Description:

See, discuss and offer your feedback on the following information with City staff:

  • The continuing development of the business plan including cost-benefit and economic impact analysis, and financial and project delivery models
  • The work to the draft final preliminary design and environmental considerations
  • Public feedback received to date and how it is being incorporated
Start Date:
Thu, April 27, 2017 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
See, discuss and offer your feedback on the following information with City staff: The continuing development of the business plan including cost-benefit and economic impact analysis, and financial and project delivery models The work to the draft final preliminary design and environmental considerations Public feedback received to date and how it is being incorporated
Start Date:
Thu, April 27, 2017 6:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
École Sir John A. Macdonald, 529 St. Martha St.
Description:

See, discuss and offer your feedback on the following information with City staff:

  • The continuing development of the business plan including cost-benefit and economic impact analysis, and financial and project delivery models
  • The work to the draft final preliminary design and environmental considerations
  • Public feedback received to date and how it is being incorporated
It's Youth Week! See the Youth Week schedule for free City and community activities of interest to youth, including free arts workshops, open gym times Youth Arts Council Town Hall meeting, skates, Y2K breakfast, swims, fitness classes, the grand opening of Kingston's newest skate park, Tai Chi, kickboxing, golf, movie night, the Athena Collective's Women's Conference, Market Madness (basketball with Y2K and Kingston Police) and a Battle of the Bands.
Start Date:
Mon, May 01, 2017 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Various locations
Description:

It's Youth Week!  See the Youth Week schedule for free City and community activities of interest to youth, including free arts workshops, open gym times Youth Arts Council Town Hall meeting, skates, Y2K breakfast, swims, fitness classes, the grand opening of Kingston's newest skate park,  Tai Chi, kickboxing, golf, movie night, the Athena Collective's Women's Conference, Market Madness (basketball with Y2K and Kingston Police) and a Battle of the Bands.

Start Date:
Tue, May 02, 2017 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Join us for the presentation of the building permit fees review and the recommended fee structure. Building permit fees depend on the floor area, scope of work and the type of building being constructed or altered. Offer your feedback on the City of Kingston’s draft building permit fee structure. Questions and comments will follow the presentation. Register for the 1:30-3:30 p.m. presentation on Eventbrite For further information or to provide comments please contact Lisa Capener-Hunt at lcapener-hunt@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291 ext. 3225. Please provide comments by May 9, 2017. Those interested in the sessions are asked to register through Eventbrite. Registrations for the sessions will open on Tuesday, April 18 through Eventbrite.
Start Date:
Tue, May 02, 2017 1:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

Join us for the presentation of the building permit fees review and the recommended fee structure. Building permit fees depend on the floor area, scope of work and the type of building being constructed or altered. Offer your feedback on the City of Kingston’s draft building permit fee structure. Questions and comments will follow the presentation.

Register for the 1:30-3:30 p.m. presentation on Eventbrite

For further information or to provide comments please contact Lisa Capener-Hunt at lcapener-hunt@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291 ext. 3225.

Please provide comments by May 9, 2017.

Those interested in the sessions are asked to register through Eventbrite.
Registrations for the sessions will open on Tuesday, April 18 through Eventbrite.

Join us for the presentation of the building permit fees review and the recommended fee structure. Building permit fees depend on the floor area, scope of work and the type of building being constructed or altered. Offer your feedback on the City of Kingston’s draft building permit fee structure. Questions and comments will follow the presentation. Register for the 9:30-11:30 a.m. presentation on Eventbrite For further information or to provide comments please contact Lisa Capener-Hunt at lcapener-hunt@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291 ext. 3225. Please provide comments by May 9, 2017. Those interested in the sessions are asked to register through Eventbrite. Registrations for the sessions will open on Tuesday, April 18 through Eventbrite.
Start Date:
Tue, May 02, 2017 9:30 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

Join us for the presentation of the building permit fees review and the recommended fee structure. Building permit fees depend on the floor area, scope of work and the type of building being constructed or altered. Offer your feedback on the City of Kingston’s draft building permit fee structure. Questions and comments will follow the presentation.

Register for the 9:30-11:30 a.m. presentation on Eventbrite

For further information or to provide comments please contact Lisa Capener-Hunt at lcapener-hunt@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291 ext. 3225.

Please provide comments by May 9, 2017.

Those interested in the sessions are asked to register through Eventbrite.
Registrations for the sessions will open on Tuesday, April 18 through Eventbrite.

Start Date:
Wed, May 03, 2017 9:30 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Eat, dance and skateboard! Celebrate the grand opening of an 8,000 square foot skate park in Shannon Park. 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. - enjoy live music, open skating and a community BBQ 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. - ribbon-cutting and donor recognition 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. - live music, skateboarding demonstrand open skating.
Start Date:
Wed, May 03, 2017 3:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Shannon Park Skate Park Corner of MacCauley and Daly streets
Description:

Eat, dance and skateboard! Celebrate the grand opening of an 8,000 square foot skate park in Shannon Park.

  • 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. - enjoy live music, open skating and a community BBQ
  • 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. - ribbon-cutting and donor recognition
  • 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. - live music, skateboarding demonstrand open skating.

 

Start Date:
Thu, May 04, 2017 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
To mark the Sesquicentennial of the Confederation of Canada, the City will plant 150 “Sesquicentennial Trees" this year. The public is invited to join in a special tree planting ceremony 15 red maples in Trillium Ridge Park. Find out more about this endaevour The remaining 135 “Sesquicentennial Trees” will be scattered throughout the city in the shape of giant maple leaf. Coordinates to each of these trees will be made available online. Public parking is available on Edgar St. as well as at the Trillium Child Care Centre at 790 Edgar St. Kingston is at the heart of Canada’s story - shaping our past and building our future. Find out more about the Sesquicentennial
Start Date:
Sat, May 06, 2017 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Trillium Ridge Park, on Edgar St. between Taylor Kidd and Centennial Dr.
Description:

To mark the Sesquicentennial of the Confederation of Canada, the City will plant 150 “Sesquicentennial Trees" this year.

The public is invited to join in a special tree planting ceremony 15 red maples in Trillium Ridge Park.

Find out more about this endaevour

The remaining 135 “Sesquicentennial Trees” will be scattered throughout the city in the shape of giant maple leaf. Coordinates to each of these trees will be made available online.

Public parking is available on Edgar St. as well as at the Trillium Child Care Centre at 790 Edgar St.

Kingston is at the heart of Canada’s story - shaping our past and building our future.

Find out more about the Sesquicentennial

Advance Voting Day 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Internet voting begins at 10 a.m. 2017 Countryside By-Election information is on the City's election web page
Start Date:
Sat, May 06, 2017 10:00 AM
Duration:
10 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

Advance Voting Day 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Internet voting begins at 10 a.m.


2017 Countryside By-Election information is on the City's election web page

 

Start Date:
Mon, May 08, 2017 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Innovation Park Boardroom - 945 Princess St
Description:
This public consultation session will look at options and receive input for closure of Napier Street, between Brock and Mack. For additional information go to the Napier Street Closure project page. Offer your comments by Friday, May 12 to Julie Salter-Keane, community projects manager, at jsalter-keane@cityofkingston.ca or 613-546-4291, ext. 1163.
Start Date:
Mon, May 08, 2017 6:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Winston Churchill School, 530 Earl St.
Description:

This public consultation session will look at options and receive input for closure of Napier Street, between Brock and Mack.

For additional information go to the Napier Street Closure project page. Offer your comments by Friday, May 12 to Julie Salter-Keane, community projects manager, at jsalter-keane@cityofkingston.ca  or 613-546-4291, ext. 1163.

Start Date:
Tue, May 09, 2017 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 10, 2017 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 10, 2017 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillors' Lounge - City Hall
Description:
In partnership with the City, Sam Roberts Band is set to take the stage during the closing celebration of The Breakout Project, Canada's biggest social innovation event. The public is invited to participate or attend from May 10-12, 2017 in Kingston, Ontario. Winners of multiple Juno Awards, Sam Roberts Band’s universal, cross-disciplinary appeal makes it an ideal choice for The Breakout Project. In a remarkable co-incidence, the new album Terraform was recorded near Kingston, at The Tragically Hip's studio, the Bathouse. For more information visit thebreakoutproject.com and samrobertsband.com
Start Date:
Wed, May 10, 2017 8:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

In partnership with the City, Sam Roberts Band is set to take the stage during the closing celebration of The Breakout Project, Canada's biggest social innovation event.

The public is invited to participate or attend from May 10-12, 2017 in Kingston, Ontario.

Winners of multiple Juno Awards, Sam Roberts Band’s universal, cross-disciplinary appeal makes it an ideal choice for The Breakout Project. In a remarkable co-incidence, the new album Terraform was recorded near Kingston, at The Tragically Hip's studio, the Bathouse.

For more information visit thebreakoutproject.com and samrobertsband.com