KINGSTON NEWS

Buy a piece of the Wally at online auction

The City of Kingston is now auctioning off items from the Wally Elmer Youth Centre online. The Wally closed on May 1 to make way for a new community centre to be built.

Bring the kids to the Public Works Open House

Check out the view from the driver’s seat of a snow plow, street sweeper or fire truck during the free Public Works Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 23

Map shows 2015-2018 construction plans

Find out where the City of Kingston and Utilities Kingston will be doing construction work.

EVENTS CALENDAR

On June 13, join us for the launch fo the TD Summer Reading Club at the Isabel Turner Branch and catch a free performance of Rose’s Clothes by the Thousand Islands Playhouse. There's a second performance at 10:30 a.m. See www.kfpl.ca for details on how to register to participate in this reading club for kidsover 12 at Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Summer readers are entered into a monthly draw to win a Toys "R" Us gift certificate.
Start Date:
Fri, May 22, 2015 2:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

On June 13, join us for the launch fo the TD Summer Reading Club at the Isabel Turner Branch and catch a free performance of Rose’s Clothes by the Thousand Islands Playhouse. 

There's a second performance at 10:30 a.m.

See www.kfpl.ca for details on how to register to participate in this reading club for kidsover 12 at Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Summer readers are entered into a monthly draw to win a Toys "R" Us gift certificate.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for interested persons. Drop by and find out about how your spare time can support the seniors residing at Rideaucrest.
Start Date:
Sat, May 23, 2015 10:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideaucrest Long Term Care Centre, family room on the main level
Description:

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available for interested persons.

Drop by and find out about how your spare time can support the seniors residing at Rideaucrest.

Check out the view from the driver’s seat of a snow plow, street sweeper or fire truck during the free Public Works Open House. Read the full news release.
Start Date:
Sat, May 23, 2015 10:00 AM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Public works yard at Railway and Division Streets
Description:

Check out the view from the driver’s seat of a snow plow, street sweeper or fire truck during the free Public Works Open House.

Read the full news release.

Start Date:
Mon, May 25, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 25, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
John Counter Boulevard Office
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 25, 2015 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, May 25, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
3rd level Boardroom - 85 Lappans Lane
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, May 26, 2015 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
610 Montreal Street
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 27, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KFL&A Public Health
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 27, 2015 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rooms A and B - Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 27, 2015 5:15 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Access Bus Office
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 27, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, May 27, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston Memorial Centre
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, May 28, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, June 01, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 02, 2015 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 02, 2015 7:15 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber - City Hall
Description:
Come see two conceptual design plans for Victoria Park at a June 3 public meeting. The designs focus on a new central gathering space that features a water feature to replace the 50+ year old wading pool. Plans for upgraded tennis and basketball courts will also be shown for comment. The public meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 at St. Joseph’s/St. Mary School gym, 671 Brock St. The City and its designer, Janet Rosenberg & Studio, will present the conceptual designs, which are based on previous public feedback. The park’s wading pool is scheduled to be removed this summer to make way for the new water feature. People in the Victoria Park neighbourhood can plan to make use of the splash pad at the Memorial Centre at York and Alfred streets, now open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk, until the new one is built.
Start Date:
Wed, June 03, 2015 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
St. Joseph/St. Mary's School Gym (671 Brock St.)
Description:

Come see two conceptual design plans for Victoria Park at a June 3 public meeting. The designs focus on a new central gathering space that features a water feature to replace the 50+ year old wading pool. Plans for upgraded tennis and basketball courts will also be shown for comment.

The public meeting is 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 at St. Joseph’s/St. Mary School gym, 671 Brock St.

The City and its designer, Janet Rosenberg & Studio, will present the conceptual designs, which are based on previous public feedback.

The park’s wading pool is scheduled to be removed this summer to make way for the new water feature.  People in the Victoria Park neighbourhood can plan to make use of the splash pad at the Memorial Centre at York and Alfred streets, now open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk, until the new one is built.

Start Date:
Thu, June 04, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 04, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour - Front Lounge
Description:
Bring a picnic , a blanket, the family, and your singing voice and enjoy the line up of local musicians around the fireplace for the afternoon. Craft activities for the little ones All Ages
Start Date:
Sun, June 07, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
JK Tett Centre
Description:
Bring a picnic , a blanket, the family, and your singing voice and enjoy the line up of local musicians around the fireplace for the afternoon. Craft activities for the little ones

All Ages

Start Date:
Mon, June 08, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
KEDCO Board Room
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, June 08, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 10, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 10, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 11, 2015 5:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 11, 2015 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 11, 2015 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description:
Celebrate First Capital Weekend with a free performance by Juno award-winner Hawksley Workman with special guest PS I Love You Find out more.
Start Date:
Fri, June 12, 2015 8:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Springer Market Square
Description:

Celebrate First Capital Weekend with a free performance by Juno award-winner Hawksley Workman with special guest PS I Love You

Find out more.

Experience life in the First Capital era through spinning and weaving, rope making, Victorian toys and games, blacksmithing, early medicine, and military musters. See an old time medicine show, go on an architectural scavenger hunt, experience the aboriginal way of life, dress up in period costumes and take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the old ‘King’s Town’.
Start Date:
Fri, June 12, 2015 9:30 AM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
New Location - City Park
Description:

Experience life in the First Capital era through spinning and weaving, rope making, Victorian toys and games, blacksmithing, early medicine, and military musters. See an old time medicine show, go on an architectural scavenger hunt, experience the aboriginal way of life, dress up in period costumes and take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the old ‘King’s Town’.

On June 13, join us for the launch fo the TD Summer Reading Club at the Isabel Turner Branch and catch a free performance of Rose’s Clothes by the Thousand Islands Playhouse. There's a second performance at 2 p.m. See www.kfpl.ca for details on how to register to participate in this reading club for kidsover 12 at Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Summer readers are entered into a monthly draw to win a Toys "R" Us gift certificate.
Start Date:
Sat, June 13, 2015 10:30 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch, 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

On June 13, join us for the launch fo the TD Summer Reading Club at the Isabel Turner Branch and catch a free performance of Rose’s Clothes by the Thousand Islands Playhouse. 

There's a second performance at 2 p.m.

See www.kfpl.ca for details on how to register to participate in this reading club for kidsover 12 at Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Summer readers are entered into a monthly draw to win a Toys "R" Us gift certificate.

Start Date:
Mon, June 15, 2015 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 16, 2015 7:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Tue, June 16, 2015 7:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 17, 2015 5:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sir John A. MacDonald Room - City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, June 17, 2015 6:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
INVISTA Room A&B
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 18, 2015 6:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber, City Hall
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, June 18, 2015 12:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Police Headquarters Board Room
Description:
Delicious fresh baked and frozen pies for sale. Proceeds are used to support Resident programs and services. Your support is appreciated.
Start Date:
Fri, June 19, 2015 10:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideaucrest Long Term Care Centre, family room on the main level
Description:

Delicious fresh baked and frozen pies for sale.  Proceeds are used to support Resident programs and services. Your support is appreciated.

This year's theme for Doors Open is Ontario’s Sport Heritage. Kingston will also focus on Sir John A. Macdonald. Kingston will open the doors to a variety of museums, facades and buildings you may have always wanted to see, but have never before had access to! Some locations will have special programs happening at them as well. Most sites will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. unless otherwise specified. Please visit the Ontario Doors Open website for further information. Participating sites: Agnes Etherington Art Centre Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada Canada's Penitentiary Museum Chalmers United Church CORK Sail Kingston HMCS Cataraqui Kingston Area Recycling Centre Kingston City Hall Kingston Lawn Bowling Club Kingston Police Headquarters Kingston School of Art and Window Art Gallery Kingston Theatre Organ Society Concert Centre MacLachlan Woodworking Museum Museum of Health Care at Kingston Pump House Steam Museum Queen's Athletics and Recreation Centre Rogers K-Rock Centre Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Brigade Association Royal Tavern (Grimason House) St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church St. George's Cathedral St. Paul's Anglican Church Sydenham Street United Church
Start Date:
Sat, June 20, 2015 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Various Locations across Kingston
Description:

This year's theme for Doors Open is Ontario’s Sport Heritage. Kingston will also focus on Sir John A. Macdonald.

Kingston will open the doors to a variety of museums, facades and buildings you may have always wanted to see, but have never before had access to! Some locations will have special programs happening at them as well.

Most sites will be open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. unless otherwise specified.

Please visit the Ontario Doors Open website for further information. 

Participating sites:

  • Agnes Etherington Art Centre
  • Bellevue House National Historic Site of Canada
  • Canada's Penitentiary Museum
  • Chalmers United Church
  • CORK Sail Kingston
  • HMCS Cataraqui
  • Kingston Area Recycling Centre
  • Kingston City Hall
  • Kingston Lawn Bowling Club
  • Kingston Police Headquarters
  • Kingston School of Art and Window Art Gallery
  • Kingston Theatre Organ Society Concert Centre
  • MacLachlan Woodworking Museum
  • Museum of Health Care at Kingston
  • Pump House Steam Museum
  • Queen's Athletics and Recreation Centre
  • Rogers K-Rock Centre
  • Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Brigade Association
  • Royal Tavern (Grimason House)
  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
  • St. George's Cathedral
  • St. Paul's Anglican Church
  • Sydenham Street United Church