The proposal for a 20-storey Condo building on the water at the foot of Lower Union Street includes the possibility of splitting the Navy Memorial Park in two, to make an emergency fire access route. Kingston’s extensive naval connections go back more than 250 years. The plaque on the memorial reads: IN MEMORY OF THE […]
Last week, a Facebook comment on Vision for Kingston accused me of being flip about a cartoon I drew to do with the proposed 20-storey building on the old Marine Museum site. I readily confess to a keen sense of humour and I enjoy the ridiculous. And cartooning. As I see it, the cartoonist should […]
A year ago, a protest against the proposed Princess Street high-rise was dismissed as “…frivolous…. a few old ladies handing out pamphlets…..” Over the last week, local media and online correspondence both dismissed and applauded those (women) prepared to take a stand. My point in this cartoon? Don’t EVER under-estimate the women of Kingston!
This illustration is the result of the general despondency about Homestead’s trivial changes to the original plan, as presented to the Planning Committee on Thursday, August 3rd – see outrage on Vision For Kingston and Frontenac Heritage Foundation‘s Facebook pages.
Artillery Park, evening of Monday, April 24th, 2017
Kingston is riven with Yes/No battles – the Third Crossing/The Capitol/The Wellington Street Extension/The Airport Extension –so when it comes to the future of the Pen, surely there could be compromise? Enough can be preserved (some must be, architecturally) to satisfy those who want the history and the tours. And surely, enough of the walls […]
There’s hope, once again, that what remains of the old Outer Station could be restored. But, and there’s always a “But”, it might mean it being moved. Strong community feelings about history and heritage are nothing new in Kingston, thank goodness, and there are plenty of feelings where the station is concerned. That old building […]
Horace Rumpole of the Bailey inspired a light-hearted approach to 2017. Rumpole is often seen embracing and defending the figure of Justice. Since the 16th Century she is usually shown blindfolded to ensure impartiality, holding a sword and scales. As with Rumpole, I applaud our mayor as he continues to ensure that Justice is both […]