Friday Foto

big dig, Princess Street construction, road workFor those who may have missed Jordan’s post earlier this week, or otherwise haven’t ventured downtown lately, Paul Wash‘s photo pretty much sums up the scene near King and Princess.  It’s all in an effort to replace some ancient sewer system.  But what sort of impact will it have on downtown businesses, rather what’s left of them?  While some of us may celebrate the closure of roads in the name of making them pedestrian friendly, others argue that parking, accessibility and convenience have gone out the window.  Or in this case, into a bottomless construction pit.  Is this the next chapter in the destruction of our downtown, or is this simply a case of short term pain in the name of long term gain?

This weekend I am extremely excited to check out a few films at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF).  Blue Rodeo will be riding into the K-Rock Centre on Saturday to play for their faithful followers, while the Fronts will take to the ice on Sunday in their second last home game of the season.  Otherwise, if this gorgeous weather continues, this may be your last weekend to go for a skate on Market Square.  My mittens have already been put away for the season.

Harvey Kirkpatrick

Harvey Kirkpatrick is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. His features curiously explore urban planning, what if scenarios, the local food scene and notable Kingstonians. Loves playing tourist and listening to rap music. Learn more about Harvey...

4 thoughts on “Friday Foto

  • Hopefully people are sympathetic to this construction. Too many business have lost obscene amounts of money from several floods due to these ancient sewers. Has Golden Rooster re-opened? They lost a lot, as with many other businesses.

  • Funny you should mention them. I walked past The Golden Rooster just an hour ago and was surprised to see that it is still undergoing renovations. It's too bad, I hope they are able to get up and running again very soon.

  • Danielle,

    I agree with you on that one! Golden Rooster was always a great place to pop in for lunch while shopping :) Although I confess these days I am anxiously awaiting warmer weather to return to Pan Chancho's patio… Yum!

  • Hello fellow Rooster lovers,

    I have been anxiously awaiting their return for far too long now! They were my source for all my Dutch treats (croquettes, honey cake, almond fingers, chocolate sprinkles). I hope they will be back, making lunch time in Kingston a little happier soon.

    On a selfish note, does anyone know of another place in Kingston that imports Dutch foods? My chocolate sprinkle stash is running low.

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