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


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)


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)


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 […]

Guide to The Skeleton Park Arts Festival


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


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


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 […]

Guide to Pride 2013


This Friday marks the beginning of two weeks of celebrations for Kingston’s LGBTQ community.  This is Kingston Pride‘s 24th anniversary and the Pride Board of Directors has been working hard to create two weeks of great ways to celebrate.  Events vary from parties and art shows, to live music, a pageant, bbqs, the annual boat […]

Guide to Homegrown


Homegrown Live Music Festival is celebrating its 5th year tomorrow, May 11th, at 10 downtown venues.  The festival showcases some of Kingston’s finest musicians all in support of Joe’s MILL and The Partners in Mission Food Bank.  Each venue will play host to one specific genre of music.  By purchasing a bracelet for a mere […]

Guide to Patios 2013


Once again, dear reader, I am going to take my chances and allude to the fact that spring is here.  Hopefully these words will ring true and won’t jinx us anymore this year.  It is that time of year when (on some days) we can toy with the idea of enjoying some time on one […]

Guide to March Break


We did it, guys!  We made it through February and March Break is finally just a few days away.  As someone who is childless and not entirely on vacation next week, I’m just happy to know that spring is on its way.  For those of you with kids, have you made plans to keep them […]