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.
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 […]