In 2012 the City of Kingston, partnered with our local school boards, introduced a program that gives high school students a free bus pass to use during the school year. The program is the only one in Canada and has seen bus rides among students climb to 575,000 rides just this past school year alone. […]
We’ve all been there. While walking around downtown Kingston, minding your own business, nature unexpectedly calls and you are immediately obliged to respond. You dutifully dart into the nearest restaurant or cafe, and pray that you can make it past the staff to use their washroom – for just a minute or two. You’re instantly […]
The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little […]
I bet some of you parents out there are ready for back to school, amirite? I, as a non-parent and a teacher, am not quite ready for classes to resume in the fall. That being said, a few schools across Canada are already back at it, including three schools in the Peel Region who have […]
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.
“Civic Holiday” is the most widely used term for this glorious day off, but did you know this title is actually only officially used in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Prince Edward Island? The Civic Holiday is known by many names across the country. It is British Columbia Day in BC; New Brunswick Day in […]
You may have noticed an influx of orange bicycles around downtown Kingston and on Queen’s campus. Dropbike, a new Toronto-based bike sharing service is running a summer-long project in Kingston. The pilot project began on July 1st and will continue throughout the summer, providing 100 dockless bicycles for rent in the downtown area. During the […]