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Best of 2015: Best Burrito in Kingston

I’m noticing a trend here: Kingston loves Mexican food. Darn right! Three of our Best of 2015 posts are centered around some of the great Mexican cuisine that has graced our downtown over the past couple of years. Today we look back at a poll that asked Kingstonist readers to

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Best of 2015: The Small Batch Café and Eatery

We love seeing new, locally owned businesses open up in YGK. While our favourite foodie, Erin Weinberg lamented the departure of Little Saigon in downtown Kingston this past spring, she was thrilled to tell Kingstonist’s readers about the newest establishment to take its place: Small Batch Café and Eatery, located

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Best of 2015: Re-Visiting the Memorial Centre as the Site for a New Secondary School

Just when we thought it was settled, a group of Kingstonians re-opened the idea of placing Kingston’s new highschool on the grounds of The Memorial Centre. We asked Kingstonist readers what they thought of the proposed plan which resulted in an almost neck and neck poll. Five months later, this

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Best of 2015: Six Questions for Stone City Ales

With the unstoppable popularity of craft beer, local brewers such as Stone City Ales and The MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company enjoyed a continuous flow of thirsty supporters in 2015. For downtown Kingston’s newest brewhouse and bottle shop, Stone City Ales, that loyal fan base was earned thanks to the tireless

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Best of 2015: Homes Relocated to Support Construction of Stauffer, 1992

Kingstonist’s best of 2015 continues with an absolute gem from our dear friends at Queen’s Archives.  Longtime Kingstonians will undoubtedly remember Queen’s University’s unprecedented relocation of three houses from Union Street to make way for the construction of Stauffer Library.  The intricate evolution required months of planning and coordination, while

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Best of 2015: Dreaming of a Data-Smart City

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

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Best of 2015: Slide the City

In the midst of minor heatwave last Summer, we asked the question “what if Kingston hosted Slide the City“?  Slide the City is a massive waterslide spanning the length of 3 football fields, which travels from city to city during the warmer months.  With the slide successfully hosted in Halifax,

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Best of 2015: Policy Changes for Food Truck Vendors

Food Trucks have made a serious splash in Kingston over the past five or so years and they are something that our readers have enjoyed weighing in on whether we’re giving a review, discussing our very favourite trucks or talking about how they should be regulated.  The City of Kingston

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Best of 2015: La Hacienda

La Hacienda has been an excellent addition to downtown Kingston’s incredible restaurant selection.  Kingstonian’s cries for authentic Mexican food were answered when this new establishment took up shop at Princess, near Clergy.  Since its opening in 2014, the buzz has escalated and it’s a rarity to walk by and not

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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2015

With less than two weeks remaining in 2015, the time has come to take a look back at the biggest headlines and most significant news stories that shaped Kingston this past year.  Early in 2015, Kingstonians celebrated the grand opening of the Tett Centre, they city’s vibrant arts hub that’s

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Best of 2015: #ygkPlaylist for 2015

In March 2015, we set out to create a monthly mixtape featuring Kingston’s best and brightest musical talents.  The #ygkPlaylist was subsequently born, and over the past nine months we’ve worked tirelessly to highlight new and familiar releases from an unbelievable number of established artists and aspiring new acts throughout

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