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Best of 2016: The Tragically Hip’s Final Concert in Kingston

Our Best of 2016 wouldn’t be complete without mention of one of the biggest, most widely experienced events not only in ygk, but in Canada – The Tragically Hip’s grand finale concert at The KRock Centre this past August. Fans flocked to Kingston from all corners of the country to

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Best of 2016: A Double Standard?

We kicked off 2016 with a poll asking whether or not the city’s outdated Official Plan should continue to project a future iteration of Wellington Street through greenspace at Doug Flurer Park. An overwhelming number of respondents voiced their opposition, which as evidenced by the OpEd submission below, grew more

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Best of 2016: Food Truck Trend Stalls?

Food trucks have been a hot topic for Kingstonians over the last 4-5 years. We saw a huge influx of trucks in and around the downtown core, in parks, and in parking lots in the west end. From tacos and burritos to barbecue and gourmet fare, food trucks were becoming

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Best of 2016: Rustic Spud

2016 has been a busy year in downtown Kingston for business openings and closures along the main drag. We were very sad to see mainstays like The Sleepless Goat close their doors but were equally thrilled to welcome new establishments such as Barcadia. Our downtown side streets saw some action

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Best of 2016: Downtown Bullies

Developments of all shapes and sizes were on the minds of many Kingstonians in 2016.  One of the most contentious projects to emerge this past year was The Capitol, pitched by IN8 Developments as a soaring, 18-storey luxury condominium tower along Princess Street.  The radical pitch garnered both support in

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Best of 2016: Kingston’s Market, 1907

Kingstonist’s Best of 2016 continues with one of our many favourite posts from Queen’s Archives. The Kingston Farmers’ Market, located in the heart of downtown Kingston, is still a focal point and go-to destination for Kingstonians and visitors alike. The image below shows a familiar scene. The landscape around the

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Best of 2016: Kingston Penitentiary Tours

2016 was a banner year for tourism in Kingston, thanks to the addition of a hugely popular attraction: Kingston Penitentiary Tours.  The fact that we had the opportunity to see inside KP was a miracle indeed, as it involved lengthy negotiations amongst three levels of government.  News of the guided

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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2016

With exactly two weeks of 2016 remaining, many of us are taking stock of the biggest headlines and most significant events that shaped Kingston this past year.  2016 began with a review committee setting out to determine the future of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, which resulted in calls for

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