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 […]

Top Five Things to See and Do in Summer 2011


One of our first posts of 2011 was our new seasonal review of the top five things to see and do in Kingston. In our second edition, we will be looking forward and highlighting five of favourite, most anticipated festivals and activities, which you won’t want to miss during what’s left of Spring, and wait […]

Friday Foto


We’ve finally hit another long weekend, and lucky for me, I’m extending my time off into next week for some much needed rest and relaxation.  Fret not, we’ve already got some terrific programming lined up on Kingstonist, so you won’t have to go without.  Speaking of outstanding content, we’re flattered that Kingstonist was recognized on […]