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A Strategic Look: Priority #5 – Foster Healthy Citizens and Vibrant Spaces

Beginning in early January and, through public consultation and a number of additional special meetings, Kingston City Council set out its five strategic priorities through 2022, which they affirmed and approved an implementation plan for at their meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Today, we’ll dive into and break down

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Best Park for a Picnic in Kingston

Summer is finally here, and that means it’s finally time for nibbling and sipping tasty treats in the glorious, great outdoors. While patios are a big draw for many, an equally popular and affordable alternative is picnicking. With so many outdoor gems available to us, finding the best park for

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Council Approves Plan to Revitalize Breakwater Park

Plans to revitalize Breakwater Park have been on the City of Kingston’s books since 2013, however it wasn’t until last week that we finally caught a glimpse of what the long awaited enhancements might resemble. With a $1 million contribution from the federal government, and $500K offered by Swim Drink

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Hall Monitor: Schooled

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 15-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. The bulk of last night’s agenda were smaller items, though as it’s been said to me in the past, those are the

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Swimming Along the Shores of Kingston

Last Summer, amidst the uncomfortable heat and our continued resolve not to get air conditioning, Danielle and I took to lake swimming. We primarily enjoyed dips at Richardson Beach and participated in Mass Swimm II at Breakwater Park, while both of these areas have seen minor swim-friendly upgrades in recent

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Best Park in Kingston

Spring may be a bit slow getting to the party this year, but that hasn’t stopped Kingstonians of all ages from getting outside and enjoying our many parks and trails. Thinking back, I have tons of fond memories of entire days spent lazing about “studying” on the waterfront at Breakwater

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Presentation of the Conceptual Design Plan for Breakwater Park

In late 2011 the City partnered with KFL&A Public Health in submitting an application for 8-80 Cities “Make a Place for People” project. On December 17, 2011, the City of Kingston was notified that it was one of six municipalities out of thirty four (34) applications that was selected as

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Mass Swimm II

A few weeks ago, water-loving Kingstonians converged on the Kingston PUC Docks and Breakwater Park to partake in Mass Swimm II. This event was geared towards celebrating our waterfront as well as protesting the lack of accessibility, neglected repairs and upgrades.  Kurtis Chen captured the excitement that was in the

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Public Input Wanted On Breakwater Park Design

Breakwater Park – the park that runs along the waterfront between Beverley and Barrie streets – will be the focus of an upcoming public meeting on how to enhance this great public space to further encourage active living. The workshop-style meeting, to be run by active transportation expert Gil Penalosa

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