With the final phase of the Princess Street reconstruction underway, the City of Kingston is looking in ways to enliven the busy intersection of Princess and Division Streets with public art or other creative projects.
‘The Hub Project’ is seeking input from Kingston residents on how to make the intersection enhance the bustling ‘Hub’ of Kingston, an area that sees thousands of pedestrians, cyclists, and commuters each day. As the City notes, the intersection also connects the diverse districts of Sydenham, Williamsville, King’s Town, and the downtown business corridor. The City would like to see the intersection reflect that diversity and the lively nature of the area.
“Active and lively public places are key to making Kingston a smart and livable 21st century city,” said Colin Wiginton, cultural director for the City of Kingston.
“The Hub Project is exciting opportunity to make this iconic gateway to downtown Kingston look and feel as vibrant as the neighbourhoods it connects.”
Public engagement with The Hub Project begins on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, with a pop-up event aimed at gathering ideas about what downtown Kingston represents to residents, visitors, and businesses. The event will coincide with Culture Days, and take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the intersection of Princess and Barrie Streets. Feedback will help determine the next steps in the public engagement process, the City said in a press release, and there will be activity bags available for kids, as well.
To receive updates or be involved in any kind of on-line feedback aspect of the public engagement process, sign up at https://GetInvolved.CityofKingston.ca.