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Kingston welcomes diversity, equity and inclusion manager

The City of Kingston is welcoming a new Manager of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) after initially approving the position in February. Muhammad Ahsan will join the city of Kingston working alongside a number of departments to help promote an inclusive and diverse workplace.  Ahsan says one of the most

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending July 30, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending July 30, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Drivers can expect

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From pier to posh: What exactly is 1110 King West?

Currently under review by the City of Kingston is a site plan control application by Kingston Waterfront Developments Ltd., which owns and is proposing to develop the site of the former grain elevators on a pier in Cataraqui Bay. James Bar, acting Manager of Development Approvals for the City explained,

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Government of Canada announces millions in funding for Kingston rapid housing

The Government of Canada announced an allotment of  $7.4 million for the City of Kingston to put toward rapid housing on Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021. Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) made the

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City of Kingston reviews site plan for historic property at 1110 King West

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series on the proposed plans for developments on the pier of Cataraqui Bay, also known as Elevator Bay, off of King Street West. Part 2 can be read here. This past spring, Kingston Waterfront Developments Ltd. submitted a sixth site plan to

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Refuge Canada exhibit on loan to PumpHouse Museum

This summer and fall, the PumpHouse Steam Museum will proudly host  ‘Refuge Canada,’ an exhibition on loan from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Opening Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, the fully-bilingual exhibit dives into Canada’s place within the current global refugee crisis, while bringing to light the challenges

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending July 23, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending July 23, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Drivers can expect

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More city facilities to reopen as part of Step Three of reopening framework

The City of Kingston has released details on city services, facilities and amenities as part of the move to Step 3, the last step in the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. “The focus of Step 3 is on adding indoor services and allowing more people to use them (with

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New art installation and ‘Arts Walk’ part of City’s Public Art Program

The City of Kingston is continuing their efforts to expand public art experiences around the city. Their current projects will expand on art experiences that already exist and create a “summer of public art” while people are outside more often. “These efforts signal a commitment to art in the public

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending July 16, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending July 16, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Drivers can expect

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Two new public art exhibits installed in downtown Kingston

The City of Kingston has announced two new temporary public art exhibits which have been installed in downtown Kingston: Paved Paradise and Public Art at the Grand Theatre.  The City of Kingston’s Public Art Program supports the creation of contemporary public art by emerging and established artists through commissions and artist

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City to store City Park pedestal to prevent further vandalism

The City of Kingston will temporarily store the City-owned pedestal which previously held the Sir John A. Macdonald statue, and is still located in City Park, to prevent further vandalism. Following the relocation of the statue to a City storage facility on June 18, the pedestal underneath the statue was

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