Jim Armstrong, 85, his wife Mary, 87, and a small group of Barrett Court residents are working to bring a Kingston Transit bus to Barrett Court to shorten the 450-metre walk for seniors to catch a city bus. Jim says some seniors have to walk in the middle of the street if the sidewalk is […]
Tomorrow, Wednesday, January 17th 2018, Kingston City Council is holding a special Town Hall at Memorial Hall from 6pm-11pm. Residents are invited to attend and learn more about growth and intensification in Kingston, and to share their thoughts. There will be a special presentation by Brent Toderian, an award-winning Vancouver-based city planning consultant, on challenges […]
Our final look back at 2017 features one of our most talked about political cartoons, which generated a bit heat thanks to its subtext. The outstanding work by our resident political cartoonist depicts those taking a stand against big, ugly condos and was misinterpreted by many readers. Was it meant to call developers and supporters […]
Kingston’s Official Plan is a masterpiece of detailed input, endless discussion, public and professional consultation, countless amendments and patient editing. Each time they were asked for input, Kingstonians responded constructively. This was done to ensure the Official Plan truly meets the needs and wants of those who chose to live here. Many feel it is […]
A reception at a local funeral parlour. A reception to remember a senior Canadian Army officer who had died at a good age, not in action like many of his generation. His widow was magnificent, she stood smiling to receive us all. Her husband’s decorations, medals and sword lay on a table. And, as my […]
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.