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Refuge Canada exhibit on loan to PumpHouse Museum

This summer and fall, the PumpHouse Steam Museum will proudly host  ‘Refuge Canada,’ an exhibition on loan from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Opening Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, the fully-bilingual exhibit dives into Canada’s place within the current global refugee crisis, while bringing to light the challenges

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Opinion: Tell the whole story about Sir John

The following is a submitted Op-Ed article. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. What to do with Sir John A’s towering presence in City Park? Is it right to look up to him? That’s the question Kingston City Council will tackle head on

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Queen’s University to purchase KCVI

The former Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI) building and property, located at 235 Frontenac Street, is on track to be purchased by Queen’s University later this year. Queen’s and Limestone District School Board (LDSB) have received governance approval for the disposition and sale of the former building and property,

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Legacy Working Group to recommend removal, storage of Kingston’s Sir John A. Macdonald statue

The Sir John A. History and Legacy Working Group held a meeting Monday, Jun. 14, 2021 in preparation for the Special Council Meeting to be held by the City of Kingston on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 to debate the fate of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park.

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Fort Henry to open this weekend with modified programming

The St. Lawrence Parks Commission has announced that Fort Henry historic site will reopen this weekend with modified outdoor programming. In order to comply with public health measures, advice and restrictions, Fort Henry will be offering outdoor tours in Step One of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen Ontario plan, the

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Kingston Pen Tours open with small outdoor tours

The popular Kingston Pen Tours reopens this week, offering small outdoor tours of the historic penitentiary. This is the sixth season for the popular attraction, and the first set of tours will take place on Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021. In order to comply with public health measures, advice and restrictions,

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Murney Tower to offer Curator and Collections Series

Murney Tower is launching its first online program, C&C: The Collection and Curator Series, focused on museum collections to reveal different stories of the history of Kingston. The museum Manager and Curator, Simge Erdogan-O’Connor, will be hosting the series each month beginning Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. The

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Agnes Etherington Art Centre lecture series highlights Black figures in art of Rembrandt’s time

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre is a research-intensive professional art center and internationally recognized public art gallery at Queen’s University. The center has adapted to deliver many virtual interactive experiences during the pandemic, including lecture series and digital exhibitions. On Friday, June 4, 2021, the center will host an online

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Kingston ferry terminal to Wolfe Island slated for demolition in Fall 2023

A recent announcement has slated the Kingston Ferry Terminal demolition and construction to be completed by 2023. The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has planned for a new passenger terminal to be built closer to the water, and a small administrative office and ferry staff parking lot near the

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KFPL Live presents The Battle of Normandy

One of the pivotal events of WWII, the Battle of Normandy in 1944 was a massive operation by the Allied forces, commemorated worldwide in 2019 on its 75th anniversary. Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is delighted to host Memory Project speaker Darryl Casselman in this online examination of Canada’s role in

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The view from Harriet’s window

The following is a submitted article on Harriet Dobbs Cartwright, looking at her role as one of the Kingston area’s earliest feminists. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Kingstonist. The Cartwright house on King Street provides a window to the Kingston of 1833; it

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Renovated Market Wing in Kingston’s City Hall opens for visitors

The newly renovated Market Wing in Kingston City Hall National Historic Site is scheduled to open to the public on a limited basis starting Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. The former administrative space is now accessible, and has been designed to house exhibitions and programs that combine history and the arts

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