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What if Kingston…

Last Spring, Waterloo-based IN8 Development unveiled a grand proposal to transform the former Empire Theater on Princess Street into The Capitol, an 18-storey condominium high-rise that has the potential to change the shape of downtown Kingston.  While some argue that the radically modern landmark will erode historic charm, others contend

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The State of… Downtown Sidestreets (Part 2 of 3)

Since publishing last week’s snapshot of lower Princess Street, and comparing those results against what we’ve recorded in years past, it’s abundantly clear that our downtown’s main thoroughfare has a higher number of vacancies and a staggering number of new contenders slash relocations. In fact, the number of vacancies observed

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Most Anticipated New Condo/Apartment Development

2014 marked another busy and somewhat unpredictable year for Kingston’s condominium and student housing market. Promising projects already in the works such as Anna Lane were temporarily stalled as the developer fell behind certain contractual obligations, then handed over the reigns to Doornekamp Construction Ltd. who will ultimately oversee completion

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The State of… Downtown Sidestreets (Part 2 of 3)

Last week we revisited a topic that’s near and dear to the hearts of many Kingstonians: the ever-changing landscape of downtown Kingston, specifically lower Princess Street. In our original three part series that was published two years ago, we provided a snapshot of new, relocated and recently closed local businesses. 

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The Ongoing Expansion of the Student Housing Area in Kingston

According to Canadian Real Estate Wealth (CREW) magazine, the area northwest of Queen’s University is one of the top 100 Canadian neighbourhoods to invest in. This lucrative slice of the Limestone City was listed alongside 41 other locales throughout Ontario, while the average price for a home in this coveted

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Condo-lences or Condo-nable?

Just over a year ago, it was announced that the massive hole at the corner of Bagot and Princess would become Anna Lane, a condo development that makes it easier to come up with an initial down payment. The building’s design sort of fits with the surrounding neighbourhood, which includes

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Kingston’s View Corridors

Downtown Kingston boasts some of the best vantage points in the city, allowing pedestrians and residents to stand at an intersection such as Princess and Clergy, and have clear visibility of our many heritage buildings, shops, and the waterfront. While the view corridor afforded by lower Princess Street owes a

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