Kingston’s Official Plan is a masterpiece of detailed input, endless discussion, public and professional consultation, countless amendments and patient editing. Each time they were asked for input, Kingstonians responded constructively. This was done to ensure the Official Plan truly meets the needs and wants of those who chose to live here. Many feel it is […]
A reception at a local funeral parlour. A reception to remember a senior Canadian Army officer who had died at a good age, not in action like many of his generation. His widow was magnificent, she stood smiling to receive us all. Her husband’s decorations, medals and sword lay on a table. And, as my […]
Last week, a Facebook comment on Vision for Kingston accused me of being flip about a cartoon I drew to do with the proposed 20-storey building on the old Marine Museum site. I readily confess to a keen sense of humour and I enjoy the ridiculous. And cartooning. As I see it, the cartoonist should […]
A year ago, a protest against the proposed Princess Street high-rise was dismissed as “…frivolous…. a few old ladies handing out pamphlets…..” Over the last week, local media and online correspondence both dismissed and applauded those (women) prepared to take a stand. My point in this cartoon? Don’t EVER under-estimate the women of Kingston!
Last Thursday, the City of Kingston revealed the preliminary design and business plan for the proposed third crossing, which suggests that the controversial project would cost taxpayers $60 million more than initially projected. The $180 million price tag is the result of changes to the bridge’s design and construction, land acquisition, and a sizable $34 […]
Kingston is riven with Yes/No battles – the Third Crossing/The Capitol/The Wellington Street Extension/The Airport Extension –so when it comes to the future of the Pen, surely there could be compromise? Enough can be preserved (some must be, architecturally) to satisfy those who want the history and the tours. And surely, enough of the walls […]
Horace Rumpole of the Bailey inspired a light-hearted approach to 2017. Rumpole is often seen embracing and defending the figure of Justice. Since the 16th Century she is usually shown blindfolded to ensure impartiality, holding a sword and scales. As with Rumpole, I applaud our mayor as he continues to ensure that Justice is both […]
Developments of all shapes and sizes were on the minds of many Kingstonians in 2016. One of the most contentious projects to emerge this past year was The Capitol, pitched by IN8 Developments as a soaring, 18-storey luxury condominium tower along Princess Street. The radical pitch garnered both support in terms of interested buyers, as […]