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K-Town Countdown brings in 2019 with live music and fireworks

December 10, 2018 - Join the City in bringing in the New Year at the K-Town Countdown! Take part in hands-on and active fun for all ages inside and outside the Leon's Centre. Festivities conclude at 9 p.m. with a spectacular fireworks display in Confederation Basin. The K-Town Countdown starts at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 at the Leon's Centre, 1 The Tragically Hip Way. Inside the...

Traffic Report

December 7, 2018 - See the entire 2015-18 infrastructure program at . Follow us @CityofKingston for weather response updates. Kingston Transit Riders Find the up-to-date list of all detours/service alerts at . Ministry of Transportation For bilingual travel information on Ontario highways visit ...

City announces upgrade to online service delivery for residents

December 7, 2018 - The City of Kingston and Canadian-based software company Vivvo, are developing an online login system for the City's website to help residents easily access City services they use. "We are excited to move forward with a new platform that improves service delivery by offering residents access to consistent, accurate and timely information," said Jeff Bumstead,...

City seeks input on proposed update to Special Events Policy

December 7, 2018 - The City of Kingston is reviewing its Special Events Policy with the aim of more equitably distributing events in Kingston. It is asking residents to weigh in on which Kingston parks and facilities are suitable for holding special events – and on how the City can better support event organizers to thrive in Kingston. "Events have a cultural and economic value to...

Kingston Fire & Rescue warns of smoke/CO alarm scam

December 6, 2018 - Kingston Fire & Rescue is warning residents of an apparent scam involving a caller seeking to set up home visits to survey smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  The caller may claim to be calling from the City of Kingston and is reportedly asking to schedule an appointment with the homeowner and may also ask for the age of the resident contacted.  ...

City celebrates accessibility at the 2018 Celebrating Accessibility Awards

December 6, 2018 - What do a group of school-aged youth, an aerial acrobatics artist, and a doctor all have in common?  We won't leave you guessing. This diverse set of individuals is part of a community that is helping to create a more inclusive Kingston. Today, their contributions to improving accessibility in the city were recognized at the eighth annual Celebrating...

Pedestrian signal at King at Beverley now active

December 5, 2018 - The City of Kingston has activated the intersection pedestrian signal at King Street at Beverley and will be removing the temporary fencing at this location. "This new intersection pedestrian signal helps increase the safety of those travelling to and from popular Breakwater Park. It is expected to be especially well used in warmer weather," says Ian Semple,...

Larger airplanes coming to YGK

December 4, 2018 - Travellers flying out of Kingston Airport (YGK) may notice a larger plane on the tarmac. This month, Air Canada has scheduled Dash 8-400 planes to service nine flights out of the Kingston Airport. From January 12 to March 23, this aircraft will service one flight from YGK to Toronto Pearson each Saturday. This Bombardier plane includes more seats and larger...

Public Notice - Committee of Adjustment - Dec. 17, 2018

December 4, 2018 - Monday, Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at 1211 John Counter Blvd. 102 Pine St. – D13-062-2018 – Minor variance application The site is located at 102 Pine St. (see key map). The purpose and effect of the application is to amend Zoning Bylaw 8499 to provide relief from the required maximum building depth of 14.9 metres to allow for the construction of a second storey...

Remember to #WasteNotYGK this holiday season

December 3, 2018 - The City of Kingston reminds you to avoid buying, giving or making garbage this holiday season. "Create memories for the holidays, not waste. Show the earth you care: avoid creating garbage when giving gifts or holding celebrations," says Heather Roberts, director of solid waste. Share your waste-saving holiday ideas on Twitter using the #WasteNotYGK hashtag. ...
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