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Here in Kingston at 8 Gable Lane

  Here in Kingston at 8 Gable Lane are the remnants of the Rockwood Asylum. Overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario, the asylum was built to bring relief to mentally ill people who were often cast into gaols, almshouses, or left to wander the streets. In the 19th century, what constituted a

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Balancing Heritage and Development in Kingston

Our final post from our Best of 2012 is a recent poll regarding the construction of new buildings or the revitalization of old buildings in Kingston’s historic downtown.  Prompted by the latest additions of Milestones and other shops and offices in the old S&R, and the reformation of the TD

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Balancing Heritage and Development in Kingston

In a city like Kingston, it’s hard to miss the history that is all around us.  From our narrow roads and nineteenth century architecture, to our historic landmarks, the past is everywhere.  This is a gift in many ways.  It’s an authentic part of Kingston’s culture that people come from

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Kingston and it’s Downtown Shops

Downtown shops currently face tough prospects. Losing S&R Department Store, the large business and 50-year old commercial anchor at the bottom of Princess Street, is one of three major disruptions taking place concurrently. The same area on Princess Street is due to be dug up this summer to replace ageing

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