What if Kingston…


On Saturday, August 1st, downtown Kingston will once again be transformed into a pedestrian-friendly dream, thanks to the first of two planned Princess Street Promenade events of the Summer 2015. For the uninitiated, the concept behind the Promenade, is simple: close off a portion of Princess Street to vehicle traffic, and offer activities that attract […]

Sydenham Street Revived


We’ve spent a lot of time talking about what it would be like if the city made Princess Street a pedestrian only zone in the downtown core.  Those against the idea argue that parking is already a big enough issue downtown, and that we can’t afford to remove any more spots.  Pro-pedestrian supporters believe that […]

Hall Monitor: Sharing the Road Ahead


Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 18-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. For a summer meeting, the agenda felt decidedly not summer. While we did get out on time, they got a lot done. After a number of presentations […]

#ygkChallenge: Share the Road


Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and […]

Hall Monitor: Bumpy Road


Last night, council members, city staff and members of the media and the public packed our bags and went on a field trip – back to school for meeting number 28-2012. Due to some construction taking place at city hall, council is embarking on a form of “road show” (as the Mayor put it), and […]

Top Five Things to See and Do in Summer 2012


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, booming sound of fireworks and welcome relief of a mid-day sun shower forge unbreakable memories that help keep us cozy during those blizzard-filled months. […]

Weekly Poll: Best of the Promenade


For those of you who were away from the Limestone City this past weekend, you missed a unique event that is already being called a highlight of the summer. The second annual Princess Street Promenade took place this past Saturday, attracting thousands local residents and tourists to the downtown core. Princess Street from Division to […]

Princess Street Promenade


Tomorrow’s the big day!  The Second Annual Princess Street Promenade will take over downtown Kingston from 10am-6pm.  For one day, Princess Street, from Division to Ontario, will be a pedestrian only zone.  Stores and restaurants will open their doors and and move out to the street with special events including music, bouncy castles, climbing walls […]

Busking at the Seems


Well, it’s that time of year again, The Buskers Festival!  The celebration of music, art and incredible acrobatics began last night to a great turn out.  I made my way down Ontario Street, weaving in and out of large groups of people circling performers and also enjoyed seeing all the patios full to the brim.  […]

Weekly Poll: Scramble Crosswalks


Right foot, left foot, one foot in front of the other and so on.  Walking is a pretty pedestrian topic of conversation, but in the past we’ve stirred up some fairly decent debates centred around this activity, specifically whether or not pedestrian friendly streets are a good fit for Kingston (they are), as well as […]