Kingston area schools, many businesses closed due to winter storm

Photo by Tim Mossholder.

Kingston area schools and many businesses were closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, due to a winter storm that brought heavy snowfall throughout the region.

“Due to inclement weather, all ALCDSB schools are CLOSED Jan. 17. All in-person and virtual learning is CANCELLED. We look forward to seeing students & staff back in the classroom tomorrow. Stay safe everyone!” said the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board on Monday morning.

“Director of Education has also taken extraordinary step of closing all LDSB schools/sites Monday, Jan. 17. Students and staff should NOT attend school/sites. All LDSB buildings will remain closed and all learning and classes are suspended for the day. Stay safe,” echoed the Limestone District School Board.

Both Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College also closed their campuses to in-person academic activities. Stauffer Library remains open.

KFL&A Public Health took to Twitter this morning to let the community know they are cancelling vaccine appointments: “Due to inclement weather and the safety of our staff, volunteers, and the public, we are cancelling all COVID-19 vaccine clinics today (Jan 17). If you had an appointment today, please walk-in to any of the clinic sites during rest of week or rebook:“.

As of 10 a.m., Kingston Transit cancelled all routes except for Express buses and Route 10.

The Township of South Frontenac postponed garbage and recycling pick up due to the significant weather event. Township residents will have their pick-up day moved by one day for the week of January 17, 2021.

Many local businesses also took the step of closing due to inclement weather, citing a desire to protect staff and clients from having to drive in hazardous weather. The following is a list of businesses known to have closed today:


  • Jiffy Grill
  • Smoke & Barrel
  • Go Italian
  • The Cove Restaurant
  • Nosh Kingston
  • CP’s Pizza and Subs
  • Moms Restaurant
  • The Cookery
  • Dundas Street Bakery, Napanee
  • Rose and Crown
  • Play It Again Sports
  • Lunch By George
  • La Garderie Croque Soleil
  • Mermaid Avenue Sandwiches
  • Pita Pit Empire Court
  • Tata’s Pizza
  • Montana’s Division St
  • The Hoagie House


  • Cataraqui Centre
  • Leon’s Furniture
  • SBT Comics
  • Martello Alley & Martello On Brock
  • Beas Mastectomy Boutique
  • Marshlands Outlet Kingston
  • Cookes Fine Foods – all locations
  • Print Three Kingston
  • Fabricland
  • YGK Thrift Store
  • Midori Gifts
  • Starlet Napanee
  • Kingston Paint and Wallpaper
  • Coffee Trends
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store
  • Flindalls Cleaners
  • Hillarys Cleaners
  • Trudeau Trailers
  • Luv21 Apparel
  • Urban Paws
  • Camera Kingston
  • Bath Rd M&M Food Market
  • Go Green Baby
  • Simply New To You
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Kingston Frameworks
  • The Plant Shelf
  • The Grocery Basket
  • Hip Kids Kingston
  • Spearhead Brewing
  • Mr Jackets

Health, wellness and beauty

  • All Kingston Community Health Centre sites, with the exception of Street Health Centre and Consumption and Treatment Services which are open
  • HARS Kingston
  • Limestone City Dental
  • Bespoke Skin MD
  • Got Smile Dental Centre, Napanee
  • Kingston Orthodontics
  • Hydrathletics
  • Maltby Centre
  • Family and Children’s Services of FL&A
  • Kingston Foot and Ankle Clinic
  • All Hair Alternatives
  • Anh Nguyen Prosthodontics
  • David’s Optical
  • Westwoods Dental
  • Bayview Dental
  • Dino’s Barbershop
  • Magicuts
  • Cher Mere
  • LifeLabs
  • DynaCare Covid Testing Centre
  • Altima Dental

Legal/Financial Services

  • Accuracy Plus
  • Kingston Community Legal Clinic
  • Alterna Savings Credit Union
  • Parasol Financial Services
  • Bottom Line Accounting


  • Gananoque Chev Buick GMC
  • DPD Auto
  • Sick Bay Automotive

Animals and pets

  • Greenhawk
  • Bark & Fitz Kingston
  • Global Pet Foods
  • Finaddicts

Other services

  • All branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library
  • Drapeau Automatic (emergency service only)
  • Queen’s daycare – both locations
  • Restart office
  • Collins Safety
  • Bay Park Children’s Centre
  • Tri Art Manufacturing

Know of any other businesses that have closed due to the winter storm today? Comment below or let us know via our social media pages and we’ll add them!

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