KINGSTON NEWS

City offers FREE activities for National Youth Week

To celebrate National Youth Week the City and its community partners are offering an exciting roster of events and activities aimed at young people aged 13 to 24.

Traffic to be affected by Wellington Street closure

The construction of the new Scotiabank building at Princess and Wellington streets is set to begin and will affect traffic in this downtown area until the end of September.

See traffic-calming plans for nine streets

The City is holding two open houses to present traffic-calming plans for sections of nine streets.

CITY BLOGS

Where – and how – to see the Official Plan Update and give us your feedback

Thank you for joining us at the INVISTA Centre last Sunday to learn the about Official Plan Update . We had approximately 100 people join us in fun family activities including skating and face...

Sunday, April 24 - FREE active fun - Official Plan Update

Thanks to everyone who came to Artillery Park Aquatic Centre last Sunday to learn about the Official Plan Update . We had about 50 people join us and participate in the activities.  ...

FREE active fun - Official Plan Update

Learn about the Official Plan – and participate in FREE active fun 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17 at Artillery Park Aquatic Centre. This open house will be interactive with...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Activities will be run by youth for youth, the bouldering climbing wall will be open and the music will be loud! This events is an opportunity for our political leaders to interact with youth and families in a casual setting while having a blast and meeting new people. View all the 2016 youth week activities.
Start Date:
Mon, May 02, 2016 4:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre
Description:

Activities will be run by youth for youth, the bouldering climbing wall will be open and the music will be loud! This events is an opportunity for our political leaders to interact with youth and families in a casual setting while having a blast and meeting new people. 

View all the 2016 youth week activities.

May 1 to May 7 is National Youth Week. See the complete list of free/low cost activities being offered across the city for 13 to 24 year olds.
Start Date:
Mon, May 02, 2016 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:

May 1 to May 7 is National Youth Week.  See the complete list of free/low cost activities being offered across the city  for 13 to 24 year olds.

Start Date:
Tue, May 03, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
CANWARN members spot and report severe weather to Environment Canada's severe weather office.This is an Emergency Preparedness Week event. It’s free to attend, but please register for the event on Eventbrite (search “Kingston” at www.eventbrite.ca) as space is limited. This event is co-sponsored by the office of emergency management, the City’s climate action team and KFL&A Public Health – which will offer a presentation on how to prepare for severe weather and extreme heat events. Learn more about CANWARN: http://www.ecoa.ca/canwarn.shtml See www.CityofKingston.ca/GetReady to learn how to prepare your household to face possible emergencies.
Start Date:
Tue, May 03, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St.
Description:

CANWARN members spot and report severe weather to Environment Canada's severe weather office.This is an Emergency Preparedness Week event. It’s free to attend, but please register for the event on Eventbrite (search “Kingston” at www.eventbrite.ca) as space is limited.

This event is co-sponsored by the office of emergency management, the City’s climate action team and KFL&A Public Health – which will offer a presentation on how to prepare for severe weather and extreme heat events.

Learn more about CANWARN: http://www.ecoa.ca/canwarn.shtml

See www.CityofKingston.ca/GetReady to learn how to prepare your household to face possible emergencies.

Join the City, community emergency experts and the Limestone District School Board at #LDSBprepared and #ygkprepared to talk about getting ready for emergencies. This is an Emergency Preparedness Week event. Go to www.CityofKingston.ca/GetReady to learn how to prepare your household to face a possible emergency.
Start Date:
Tue, May 03, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
#ygkprepared and #LDSBprepared on Twitter
Description:

Join the City, community emergency experts and the Limestone District School Board at #LDSBprepared and #ygkprepared to talk about getting ready for emergencies.

This is an Emergency Preparedness Week event. Go to www.CityofKingston.ca/GetReady to learn how to prepare your household to face a possible emergency.

It's Emergency Preparedness Week! Learn about the City’s office of emergency management, Kingston Fire & Rescue, Kingston Police, Frontenac Paramedic Services, Kingston Utilities, Kingston Public Works, KFL&A Public Health, Canadian Red Cross and St. John Ambulance. See www.CityofKingston.ca/GetReady to learn how to prepare your household to face possible emergencies.
Start Date:
Wed, May 04, 2016 11:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

It's Emergency Preparedness Week!

Learn about the City’s office of emergency management, Kingston Fire & Rescue, Kingston Police, Frontenac Paramedic Services, Kingston Utilities, Kingston Public Works, KFL&A Public Health, Canadian Red Cross and St. John Ambulance.

See www.CityofKingston.ca/GetReady to learn how to prepare your household to face possible emergencies.

The current Barriefield Heritage Conservation District Plan is being replaced with a new plan to reflect a number of changes that have taken place within the district and to reflect current legislative requirements. The new Village of Barriefield Heritage Conservation District Plan will provide clear details on what makes Barriefield a special and culturally-valued place and on how to properly conserve that value. The new plan provides policies, guidelines and procedures for achieving its objectives and describes alterations that will not require a heritage permit. Come out and share your thoughts on the updated draft plan. View the meeting notice.
Start Date:
Wed, May 04, 2016 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chambers, City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
Description:

The current Barriefield Heritage Conservation District Plan is being replaced with a new plan to reflect a number of changes that have taken place within the district and to reflect current legislative requirements. The new Village of Barriefield Heritage Conservation District Plan will provide clear details on what makes Barriefield a special and culturally-valued place and on how to properly conserve that value. The new plan provides policies, guidelines and procedures for achieving its objectives and describes alterations that will not require a heritage permit.

Come out and share your thoughts on the updated draft plan. View the meeting notice.

Have your say on the plan that shapes our city! Comment on the third draft of the Official Plan Update beginning April 29. The meeting will include an informal opportunity to review the revised OP schedules and policy sections followed by a presentation by staff at 6:30 p.m. and an opportunity for formal input by interested members of the public. Learn more about the Official Plan Update, its timeframe and process – and how it affects everyone in Kingston at www.CityofKingston.ca/OPupdate
Start Date:
Wed, May 04, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Memorial Hall, City Hall
Description:

Have your say on the plan that shapes our city! Comment on the third draft of the Official Plan Update beginning April 29.

The meeting will include an informal opportunity to review the revised OP schedules and policy sections followed by a presentation by staff at 6:30 p.m. and an opportunity for formal input by interested members of the public.

Learn more about the Official Plan Update, its timeframe and process and how it affects everyone in Kingston at www.CityofKingston.ca/OPupdate

Start Date:
Wed, May 04, 2016 9:00 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 04, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Marketview Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 05, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour - Front Lounge
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 05, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - 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.) It's Emergency Preparedness Week. Learn about the possible emergencies facing Kingston at www.CityofKingston.ca/GetReady.
Start Date:
Thu, May 05, 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.)

It's Emergency Preparedness Week. Learn about the possible emergencies facing Kingston at www.CityofKingston.ca/GetReady.

Kingston Police, along with the City of Kingston and the Kingston Y2K Youth Strategy collective, will be hosting the second annual Youth Week basketball game. In 2015 this event brought together officers and local youth to compete in basketball games behind Kingston City Hall. After the success of 2015, we are hoping that we can have a few councillors shoot hoops with the OPP and local youth in a fun sporting environment! View all the 2016 youth week activities.
Start Date:
Fri, May 06, 2016 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Kingston Police, along with the City of Kingston and the Kingston Y2K Youth Strategy collective, will be hosting the second annual Youth Week basketball game. 

In 2015 this event brought together officers and local youth to compete in basketball games behind Kingston City Hall.  After the success of 2015, we are hoping that we can have a few councillors shoot hoops with the OPP and local youth in a fun sporting environment! 

View all the 2016 youth week activities.

Learn more about what is recyclable and what is garbage by taking a free tour of the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC). Get a behind-the-scenes look at how recyclables are sorted and prepared for market. Pick up a free tree to bring home and plant during the open house courtesy of the City’s Climate Action team. Trees help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere helping to combat climate change. Recycling also helps combat climate change because it takes less energy and produces fewer greenhouse gases to make new items from recycled material. For more on City recycling, see: www.CityofKingston.ca/Recycling.
Start Date:
Sat, May 07, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC 196 Lappan's Lane
Description:

Learn more about what is recyclable and what is garbage by taking a free tour of the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC).

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how recyclables are sorted and prepared for market.

Pick up a free tree to bring home and plant during the open house courtesy of the City’s Climate Action team. Trees help remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere helping to combat climate change.

Recycling also helps combat climate change because it takes less energy and produces fewer greenhouse gases to make new items from recycled material. 

For more on City recycling, see: www.CityofKingston.ca/Recycling.

Will you be able to escape from Kingston City Hall? Come and test your wits and knowledge of Kingston’s history and governance system to escape from City Hall in a challenging escape room game offered in partnership with Improbable Escapes. Youth and their families are invited to drop into City Hall. Each game takes approximately 30 minutes. Book Now Presented by Improbable Escapes. View all the 2016 youth week activities.
Start Date:
Sat, May 07, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
City Hall
Description:

Will you be able to escape from Kingston City Hall? Come and test your wits and knowledge of Kingston’s history and governance system to escape from City Hall in a challenging escape room game offered in partnership with Improbable Escapes. Youth and their families are invited to drop into City Hall. Each game takes approximately 30 minutes. Book Now

Presented by Improbable Escapes.

View all the 2016 youth week activities.

Start Date:
Mon, May 09, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KEDCO Board Room - 945 Princess St
Description:
Every Wednesday evening in May, 7 pm Isabel Turner Branch The Isabel Turner branch is hosting a Highland Knit-Along. Knitters at all levels are welcome to knit-along with the group. We'll also have a variety of Highland knitting pattern available. This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
Start Date:
Mon, May 09, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Every Wednesday evening in May, 7 pm

Isabel Turner Branch

The Isabel Turner branch is hosting a Highland Knit-Along. Knitters at all levels are welcome to knit-along with the group. We'll also have a variety of Highland knitting pattern available.

This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

Start Date:
Tue, May 10, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 11, 2016 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room - Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 11, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 12, 2016 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Loyalist Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 12, 2016 5:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
On Saturday, May 14, at 2:30 pm the Outlandish Gala kicks off I with the Rob Roy Pipe Band & Highland Dancers in an exciting music and dance collaboration featuring the Outlander theme song, and a mix of traditional and modern pieces at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Stick around after the show for a meet and greet with the performers. This is a free event, but registration is required. Kingston Frontenac Public Library would like to acknowledge the support of the Ballytobin Foundation in bringing this event to the public. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events/outlandish
Start Date:
Sat, May 14, 2016 2:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King St. W.
Description:

On Saturday, May 14, at 2:30 pm the Outlandish Gala kicks off I with the Rob Roy Pipe Band & Highland Dancers in an exciting music and dance collaboration featuring the Outlander theme song, and a mix of traditional and modern pieces at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Stick around after the show for a meet and greet with the performers. This is a free event, but registration is required. Kingston Frontenac Public Library would like to acknowledge the support of the Ballytobin Foundation in bringing this event to the public.

For more information, visit  www.kfpl.ca/programs-and-events/outlandish

Start Date:
Mon, May 16, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. MacDonald Room
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 16, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Offices
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 16, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Glenburnie Fire Hall
Description:
Every Wednesday evening in May, 7 pm Isabel Turner Branch The Isabel Turner branch is hosting a Highland Knit-Along. Knitters at all levels are welcome to knit-along with the group. We'll also have a variety of Highland knitting pattern available. This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
Start Date:
Mon, May 16, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Every Wednesday evening in May, 7 pm

Isabel Turner Branch

The Isabel Turner branch is hosting a Highland Knit-Along. Knitters at all levels are welcome to knit-along with the group. We'll also have a variety of Highland knitting pattern available.

This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

Start Date:
Tue, May 17, 2016 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 18, 2016 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A . MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 19, 2016 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
Have your say on the plan that shapes our city! Comment on the third draft of the Official Plan Update beginning April 29. Learn more about the Official Plan Update, its timeframe and process – and how it affects everyone in Kingston at www.CityofKingston.ca/OPupdate
Start Date:
Thu, May 19, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:

Have your say on the plan that shapes our city! Comment on the third draft of the Official Plan Update beginning April 29.

Learn more about the Official Plan Update, its timeframe and process and how it affects everyone in Kingston at www.CityofKingston.ca/OPupdate

Trhis family movie set in Scotland features the adventures of Princess Merida.
Start Date:
Fri, May 20, 2016 10:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Trhis family movie set in Scotland features the adventures of Princess Merida.

Live music, street food and fireworks, no better way to celebrate the start of summer! Time to be determined. Watch for details as they come available.
Start Date:
Mon, May 23, 2016 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Lake Ontario Park
Description:

Live music, street food and fireworks, no better way to celebrate the start of summer!  Time to be determined.  Watch for details as they come available.

Every Wednesday evening in May, 7 pm Isabel Turner Branch The Isabel Turner branch is hosting a Highland Knit-Along. Knitters at all levels are welcome to knit-along with the group. We'll also have a variety of Highland knitting pattern available. This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
Start Date:
Mon, May 23, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Every Wednesday evening in May, 7 pm

Isabel Turner Branch

The Isabel Turner branch is hosting a Highland Knit-Along. Knitters at all levels are welcome to knit-along with the group. We'll also have a variety of Highland knitting pattern available.

This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

Start Date:
Tue, May 24, 2016 4:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
610 Montreal Street
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 25, 2016 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KFL&A Public Health
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 25, 2016 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Delahaye Room - Central Library
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 25, 2016 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 25, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 26, 2016 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Join Broadsword Academy Kingston and Ironwood Sword School at the Central Branch for, an informative talk and demonstration of Scottish Swordsmanship, as practiced in the 18th and 19th century. See and handle training weapons and learn a thing or two from expert instructors. This is a free event, but registration is required. This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
Start Date:
Thu, May 26, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Central Branch, Wilson Room Kingston Frontenac Public Library 130 Johnson St.
Description:

Join Broadsword Academy Kingston and Ironwood Sword School at the Central Branch for, an informative talk and demonstration of Scottish Swordsmanship, as practiced in the 18th and 19th century. See and handle training weapons and learn a thing or two from expert instructors. This is a free event, but registration is required.

This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

There Can Be Only One! Join us for an anti-screening of the midnight action movie Highlander starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery in this R-rated cult classic. Wear your tartan, kilt or 80's hardcore costume and prepare to feel the Quickening... Run time 107 minutes, Drop In. Outlander themed colouring pages and refreshments will be available to enjoy during the event. Anti-screenings incorporate additional activities, including colouring and knitting, the wearing of theme costumes and audience quote-along isn't discouraged! This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
Start Date:
Sat, May 28, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Central Branch, Wilson Room Kingston Frontenac Public Library 130 Johnson St.
Description:

There Can Be Only One! Join us for an anti-screening of the midnight action movie Highlander starring Christopher Lambert and Sean Connery in this R-rated cult classic. Wear your tartan, kilt or 80's hardcore costume and prepare to feel the Quickening... Run time 107 minutes, Drop In. Outlander themed colouring pages and refreshments will be available to enjoy during the event. Anti-screenings incorporate additional activities, including colouring and knitting, the wearing of theme costumes and audience quote-along isn't discouraged!

This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.

Start Date:
Mon, May 30, 2016 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Every Wednesday evening in May, 7 pm Isabel Turner Branch The Isabel Turner branch is hosting a Highland Knit-Along. Knitters at all levels are welcome to knit-along with the group. We'll also have a variety of Highland knitting pattern available. This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.
Start Date:
Mon, May 30, 2016 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

Every Wednesday evening in May, 7 pm

Isabel Turner Branch

The Isabel Turner branch is hosting a Highland Knit-Along. Knitters at all levels are welcome to knit-along with the group. We'll also have a variety of Highland knitting pattern available.

This Outlandish event is hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library.