Guide to ArtIgnite


Friday, January 25th marks the beginning of 2013’s ArtIgnite. This wonderful arts festival is a collaboration of efforts between Queen’s University, St. Lawrence College, Downtown Kingston and The City of Kingston as well as numerous galleries and independent artists and musicians. The festival was conceived in 2009 and has grown many times over throughout the […]

Weekly Poll: Best Coffee Shop in Kingston


I love coffee, and I love independent, locally owned coffee shops. Regular readers might be experiencing a tinge of déjà vu after digesting that statement, as I’ve written a few times about my disdain for Starbucks and their quiet attempt to saturate downtown Kingston with their overpriced, over-hyped brand. While Starbucks hasn’t added another store […]

Inside the Queen’s Centre


Back in April, I was worried that financial problems might delay the construction of the new Queen’s Centre.  Thankfully, development of the expansive social, athletic and educational mega-plex got back on track, and a compliment of over 350 trades people have been tirelessly working to finish phase one in time for the upcoming Fall semester.  […]