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 […]
Developments of all shapes and sizes were on the minds of many Kingstonians in 2016. One of the most contentious projects to emerge this past year was The Capitol, pitched by IN8 Developments as a soaring, 18-storey luxury condominium tower along Princess Street. The radical pitch garnered both support in terms of interested buyers, as […]
This is the latest in a series of City Hall communication glitches, members of Council were taken unawares by this bland approval by the Planning Dept. They have, in effect, approved the destruction of a small, older growth urban forest. To add to the situation, the developers have posted a startlingly misleading artist’s impression of […]