KINGSTON NEWS

No parking on streets overnight starting Dec. 1

Starting Sunday, Dec. 1, parking is prohibited on all City streets from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. – and from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. on the streets that surround Kingston General Hospital.

Pay parking tickets with toys on Dec. 5 and 6

On Dec. 5 and 6 pay your parking ticket with a toy at City Hall or at 1211 John Counter Blvd.

Household Hazardous Waste facility closing

The last drop-off days for the year at the Household Hazardous Waste facility at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre are Nov. 28 & Nov. 30

CITY BLOGS

Working Together to Reduce Single Use Plastics at the Grand Theatre

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill.  It takes work but everything is easier when we work together. Earlier this year, Council directed...

Where do we go from here? Understanding the Issues and Options Report

On Nov. 15, my team released the Density by Design Issues and Options Report , an overview of the City’s approach for regulating mid-rise and tall buildings with a summary of proposed options....

Update on Major Policy Planning Studies

With the finalization of Council’s Strategic Plan , I wanted to provide an update on the major policy studies being undertaken by the Planning Division, which include: the Central Kingston...

EVENTS CALENDAR

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you! Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour: the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction: "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase." Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16. Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like!
Start Date:
Mon, January 27, 2020 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St.
Description:

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks.  This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you!  Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour:  the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction:  "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase."

Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay.  Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.  The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day.

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16.  Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required.   Come to as many sessions as you like! 

The Bell Let's Talk Day flag will be flown in Confederation Park. Bell Let's Talk Day begins a new conversation regarding mental health in Canada; to learn more visit the Let's Talk Day website.
Start Date:
Wed, January 29, 2020 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Confederation Park
Description:

The Bell Let's Talk Day flag will be flown in Confederation Park. Bell Let's Talk Day begins a new conversation regarding mental health in Canada; to learn more visit the Let's Talk Day website.

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you! Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour: the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction: "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase." Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16. Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like!
Start Date:
Mon, February 03, 2020 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St.
Description:

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks.  This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you!  Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour:  the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction:  "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase."

Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay.  Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.  The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day.

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16.  Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required.   Come to as many sessions as you like! 

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be illuminated purple in recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Eating Disorder Awareness Week is commemorated February 1-7 and recognizes the 1 million Canadians that are affected by a diagnosed eating disorder, while also bringing awareness to the need for more services and supports. To learn more about Eating Disorder Awareness Week click here.
Start Date:
Fri, February 07, 2020 5:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be illuminated purple in recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Eating Disorder Awareness Week is commemorated February 1-7 and recognizes the 1 million Canadians that are affected by a diagnosed eating disorder, while also bringing awareness to the need for more services and supports. To learn more about Eating Disorder Awareness Week click here.

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person. It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in. And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you! Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour: the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction: "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase." Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well. The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day. Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16. Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like!
Start Date:
Mon, February 10, 2020 12:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Sydenham Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 4412 Wheatley St.
Description:

After a successful launch in September and October, Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks.  This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Many adults enjoy audiobooks, but there's something special about listening to someone read to you in person.  It lets you enjoy not just a story but the company you're in.  And hearing stories read aloud can even be good for you!  Meghan Cox Gurdon (children's book critic for the Wall Street Journal) writes of the physiological benefits of hearing a story read aloud in her new book The Enchanted Hour:  the Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction:  "Stress hormones are decreased and bonding hormones increase."

Adults of all ages are invited to drop by the Sydenham branch each Monday to listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay.  Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting.  If the group feels like staying to talk about what they've heard, there'll be time for that as well.  The first session of this new round will feature selections related to Remembrance Day.

Grownup Storytime will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Sydenham branch, from November 11 through December 16.  Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required.   Come to as many sessions as you like!