Guide to Tone Deaf 12

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Kingston’s annual Festival of Adventurous and Experimental Sound Performance is in its twelfth year and continues to grow and flourish.  The four-day celebration of sound includes an exceptional line up of North American experimental musicians and performance artists, including many Kingstonians. Tone Deaf serves as a vital outlet for a wide range of musical tastes […]

Top Five Things to See and Do in Fall 2013

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We’re now into the second week of Fall and have already witnessed a handful of significant seasonal events come and go.  Hard to miss extravaganzas such as Writersfest, Run or Dye, Chili Fest and one half of the reinstated Queen’s Homecoming are now part of the history books, but that doesn’t mean the months ahead […]

Guide to Culture Days 2013

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Next week Canada will celebrate our 4th annual Culture Days – a weekend-long celebration of culture that takes place from coast-to-coast.  Culture Days is a collection of events created by artists and organizers who have volunteered their time and talent to share their craft through free public activities.  Thousands of events from art shows, readings, […]

The State of… Williamsville’s Main Street (Part 3 of 3)

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In today’s final snapshot of downtown Kingston, we turn our gaze to what is arguably the most exciting and promising region of the core in terms of the city’s future. The long term revitalization of Williamsville’s main street has been the subject of a major study, debate, and perhaps even controversy. During past explorations of […]

The State of… Downtown Sidestreets (Part 2 of 3)

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Last week we revisited a topic that’s near and dear to the hearts of many Kingstonians: the ever-changing landscape of downtown Kingston, specifically lower Princess Street. In our original three part series that was published two years ago, we provided a snapshot of new, relocated and recently closed local businesses.  After publishing last week’s update, […]

The State of… Lower Princess (Part 1 of 3)

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Back in 2009, I took a leisurely stroll down Princess Street, snapping pictures of downtown storefronts and assembling a digital time capsule of vacant as well as newly established businesses.  What resulted was a hugely popular three part series, which I eagerly revisited again in 2011.  As another two years have passed since my last […]

Top Five Things to See and Do in Summer 2013

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In the wake of the last day of school, the end of highschool exams and Canada Day festivities, few would argue that Summer has yet to arrive. The smell of campfires, the booming sound of fireworks and the welcome relief of a mid-day sun shower forge unbreakable memories that help keep us cozy during those […]

Guide to The Skeleton Park Arts Festival

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During its eight years of existence, The Skeleton Park Music Festival has grown and developed into one of Kingston’s favourite summer live music events.  This year it will expand once again to become The Skeleton Park Arts Festival.  Organizers have collaborated with The Kingston Arts Council, The Grand Theatre and Limelight to broaden and highlight […]

Guide to The Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival 2013

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Friday, June 14th marks the official start to this year’s Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival. The festival, organized by The Kingston Jazz Society, The Grand Theatre and The Skeleton Park Music Festival, is in its 13th year and is continuing to grow and develop at an impressive rate.  This year’s festival offers a diverse selection […]

Guide to Bed and Breakfasts

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Anyone having trouble finding a hotel in Kingston needs to read today’s guide.  Our last Guide to Bed and Breakfasts focused on some of the better known and, in many cases, more expensive B&Bs located in the heart of downtown.  While we continue to promote these beautiful, historic establishments, we also wanted to shed some […]