The conceptual designs for the Confederation Basin Promenade project will be unveiled at an online engagement session next week.
The Confederation Basin Promenade project is to be a new accessible walkway and public space experience built on the existing rock breakwall that shelters Flora MacDonald Confederation Basin, according to the City of Kingston. City staff and a specialized consulting team will hold the session on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, and attendees will be able to see the designs and offer feedback.
The conceptual designs reflect resident feedback collected during the first step of public engagement in July and August, the City said. According to the release, waterfront views, water’s edge access, connected pathways and accessibility were among the top themes and values identified during engagement and can be seen in the artist rendering of the Confederation Basin Promenade project.
Ways to Get Involved, Kingston!
- Register to attend the online engagement session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. Those that wish to follow along but don’t expect to ask questions can watch on the City’s YouTube channel where the meeting will be closed-captioned and live-streamed.
- See the conceptual design panels on display in Battery Park or on the Confederation Basin Promenade project page.
- Go to Get Involved Kingston to complete an online survey from Oct. 14 to Nov. 4 to offer input on the conceptual drawings.
- Request a paper copy of the survey by calling 613-546-0000. The city will provide a postage-paid envelope to return the survey to City Hall.
- Complete the survey over the phone with City staff by calling 613-546-0000.
Ranked #5 in the Waterfront Master Plan, the Confederation Basin Promenade would be accessed from the waterfront pathway and Battery Park. Seating, lighting, viewing and swimming opportunities are being considered for the promenade, according to the City.
The Waterfront Master Plan (WFMP) process conceptualized and consulted on the promenade project and a high-level scope of work was established and approved by Council in 2016, according to the release. The promenade project is estimated to cost $2.695M. Project enhancements not included in the current approved budget may be considered subject to the ability to secure diverse sources of funding and Council approval.
Learn more on the Confederation Basin Promenade project page.