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Toys for Tickets collects 454 toys

December 10, 2019 - This year's Toys for Tickets program collected 454 toys representing more than $6,500 in parking fines waived by the City of Kingston. "We had another excellent turnout this year. It's great to see so many residents taking time out of their day to turn a parking ticket into a gift for a child," says Brad Frink, Supervisor, Parking Enforcement. During the...

Welcome to My Neighbourhood: New online tool puts your City on the map

December 9, 2019 - Have you been to My Neighbourhood ? This interactive online map lets you explore City services, facilities and projects within a selected area of Kingston. "We are working to make My Neighbourhood a handy tool for everyday use by residents. We are moving forward with our plans to add more data, filters and layers," says Jeff Bumstead, Chief Information...

Friday Traffic Report - Dec. 6 to 13

Dec. 6, 2019 Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.   Traffic and pedestrian impacts this week: Closures Country Club Drive – Old Oak to Collegeview – closed 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 10 to allow Utilities Kingston to install gas services.* Couper Street –...

Final report on Third Crossing environmental considerations now posted and details on upcoming in-water construction

December 6, 2019 - The City has now posted the final report on environmental considerations for the Third Crossing project. The final ‘Detailed Impact Assessment' (DIA) report is the conclusion of the City's work with federal departments and agencies over the last year on the environmental components of the bridge.   "So pleased that we've received approval on the DIA," says...

The City of Kingston's Grand Theatre proudly presents: a single-use-plastic-free facility!

December 5, 2019 - Kingston's historic Grand Theatre, a downtown landmark and favourite cultural venue, has become the first City facility to eliminate single-use plastics from its concessions. The move comes just in time to significantly reduce waste during the busy holiday season.  Aside from being inherently wasteful, many single-use plastics, such as plastic cutlery and...

Ring in 2020 at K-Town Countdown at INVISTA Centre

December 4, 2019 - This year the City is aiming to make its New Year's Eve celebration – K-Town Countdown – bigger and better than ever by moving it to the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd. This family-friendly event will still take place from 5 to 9 p.m., but the move to the INVISTA Centre allows the City to offer more public skating, staged performances, and lots of free...

Mayor invites you to the New Year's Levee

December 4, 2019 - Kingston residents are invited to start the new year by coming out to meet Mayor Bryan Paterson, city Councillors and Mark Gerretsen, Member of Federal Parliament, at the annual New Year's Levee. The New Year's Levee will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St. "Connecting with your community and...

Remember to #WasteNotYGK this holiday season

December 4, 2019 - The City reminds you to avoid buying, giving or making garbage this holiday season. "Please don't buy garbage! Think about waste when you are giving gifts, decorating and making food. It's more important than ever to reduce what we send to landfill as landfilled items contribute to greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change," says Heather Roberts,...

City receives approval on the Detailed Impact Assessment for the Third Crossing

December 3, 2019 - After working with federal departments and agencies over the past year and the conclusion of a 30-day public engagement process, the city has received approval on the Detailed Impact Assessment (DIA) for the Third Crossing project. "Today's announcement is a major milestone for our community and puts us one step closer to a better connected Kingston! With...

Five local artists recognized at 2019 Mayor's Arts Awards

December 3, 2019 - Mayor Bryan Paterson recognized the 2019 recipients of the Mayor's Arts Awards at a ceremony and reception held last night at City Hall. Now in its third year, the Mayor's Arts Awards is an annual recognition program that celebrates artistic achievement and recognizes extraordinary contributions in and to the arts. "The arts are such an important contributor to the...
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