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Over 300 employees to lose jobs as Startek closes its Kingston location

If you drive by the large call centre in Kingston’s east end, you’re bound to notice something is a bit different. The huge building at 100 Innovation Drive no longer bears the Startek name. There is a large ‘For Lease’ sign in front of the building. And looking at the

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Tim Hortons addresses closures and COVID-19 cases in Kingston

Over the past few weeks, Kingston has seen an influx of COVID-19 cases, particularly amongst restaurant workers. Kingstonist has received several inquiries from the public regarding the sudden closure of a handful of Tim Hortons locations across the city, primarily regarding the closure of the chain’s location in the Cataraqui

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City of Kingston closes all playgrounds and parks due to COVID-19

On Friday, Mar. 27, 2020, the day after declaring a state of emergency, the City of Kingston has announced the closure of all playgrounds and parks. According to the City, this decision was made in alignment with recommendations from Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, as well as

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City of Kingston closes all recreation facilities

In light of the current measures being put in place to help stop the spread of coronavirus COVID-19, the City of Kingston is closing all public recreation facilities. All programing and facility bookings have been suspended at: Artillery Park Aquatic Centre Cataraqui Community Centre Centre 70 INVISTA Centre Memorial Centre

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CMHA Kingston Branch announces upcoming closure

After 40 years of serving the community, the Kingston Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has announced it is closing. Stating that “it has been a privilege to serve the community” in a press release on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, the local CMHA said its Board of Directors

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GoodLife Fitness closing west end location

The city’s west end will see another gym with classes and childcare close as the west end GoodLife Fitness will cease operation on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The popular gym will become a Fit4Less location as of Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, according to those with the company. In doing so,

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YMCA Kingston West to close mid-August

  Members of the YMCA location on Progress Avenue in Kingston’s west end will soon be going elsewhere to participate in services and programming offered by the YMCA locally. The YMCA West location will be closing its doors with its last day of operation taking place on Friday, Aug. 16,

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Transport fire closes Highway 401 westbound

Highway 401 westbound has been closed from Highway 32 to Joyceville Road as crews respond to a transport fire that occurred just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019. The transport became fully engulfed in flames on the shoulder of the westbound 401, the cause of which has yet

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Multi-vehicle collision closes 401 in both directions just east of Odessa

Napanee OPP continue to investigate a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer and a car that  caused both eastbound and westbound lanes to be closed. The collision occurred just east of Odessa, shortly before 3 p.m., closing the 401 from Highway 38 to County Rd 6. Eyewitnesses say the

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Tommy has left the building… well, for now, at least

Less than a month away from its eight year anniversary, Tommy’s restaurant on Princess Street has closed its doors to the public for the next two months. As a result of damage caused by the flooding that occurred in August of this year, the restaurant will have to undergo extensive

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