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Best of 2014: Stone City Ales

The craft beer movement has exploded during the last decade and Kingston bars and restaurants have responded with great enthusiasm, featuring craft brews from near and far.  In the last couple of years, ygk has enjoyed the opening of places like The Alibi and The Brooklyn, who specialize specifically in

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Best of 2014: “Bird’s-Eye View” of Kingston, 1875

Nearly 140 years ago, Herman Brosius crafted this marvelous lithograph providing a birds-eye view of downtown Kingston.  Considering the fact that he was working without the aid of modern satellite imagery, nor did he have Google’s Streetview at his disposal, Brosius’ creation is all the more remarkable.  His representation of

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Best of 2014: Arresting Reckless Development

Since its inception in 2010, our Community Soapbox has allowed Kingstonist readers to contribute their thoughts and ideas to the site through op-ed posts.  We have published numerous submissions covering various topics from cycling in Kingston and the great casino debate, to skate parks and election signs.  We love to

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Best of 2014: Best Fish Tacos in Kingston

In 2013, Kingstonian’s celebrated the arrival of gourmet food trucks, most notably Farm Girl Mobile Food Co. and Mission Street North. In 2014, the latter rolling kitchen ignited both curiosity and debate regarding who serves the best fish tacos in all of Kingston.  Not surprisingly, many local restaurants were quick

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Best of 2014: In Pursuit of Memorial Collegiate High School

The impending closure of KCVI and the fight to stop it have been hot topics in YGK for a couple of years now.  The discussion surrounding the closure of Ontario’s oldest public high school has been met with many opinions and varying ideas of what to do next.  While many

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Best of 2014: Arts Organizations Anticipate Relocation to Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is one of if not the most significant local construction projects that was completed in 2014. Nestled beside Queen’s University’s stunning new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, the Tett will emerge as an arts cluster and creativity hub as well as

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Best of 2014: On The Wall Street Art Festival

After years of being underutilized and otherwise ignored, Douglas Fluhrer Park emerged in 2014 as an important gathering space and focal point for the local community. Excitement began to swell as a result of the On the Wall Street Art Festival, which brought a collection of local artists and community groups

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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2014

Well, here we are, just over two weeks away from a new year. That means it’s time to take a look back at the headlines that made 2014 memorable in YGK. We began the year with one of the most brutal winters Kingston has seen in a long time. Thankfully

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