The City is seeking the public’s input on street entertainers to help it develop a new process for licensing street entertainment in the downtown core.
A Your Opinion survey is now available and asks questions regarding:
- What kind of street entertainers the public would prefer
- How many street entertainers should be allowed downtown
- Whether street entertainers should be required to audition and, if so, for whom
“Street entertainment should contribute to the vibrancy of street life and augment the cultural vitality of Kingston – key objectives of Kingston’s Culture Plan. This initial survey will help us determine how Kingstonians want to experience street entertainment so that we can appropriately renew the bylaw,” says Colin Wiginton, Manager Cultural Services. The surveys are also available for pick-up at City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
The City currently offers licences to any street entertainer upon request and no audition is required.
Comments will be collected until Monday, June 20. A public report on the findings will then be heard ahead of a regular monthly meeting of the Arts, Recreation and Community Policies Committee on Thursday, July 28.
You can find out more about the Kingston Culture Plan here.
Media contact information: Cindie Ashton, Communications Officer, 613-546-4291, extension 3116 (cell 329-3462). Or call the City of Kingston’s media hotline at 613-546-4291, ext 2300.