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Kingston man arrested for Toronto robbery

A Kingston man has been arrested as the result of a robbery investigation that has been carried out by Toronto Police since Saturday, Jun. 1, 2019. The robbery occurred on the first day of June in the elevator of a condo building in the St. Clair Avenue West and Avenue

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Community Soapbox: Toderian Takes On Kingston

“You have some of the worst architecture on a waterfront that I have ever seen. And I have seen waterfronts all over the world.” — Brent Toderian You might have seen comments about Kingston made by a visiting “urban planning expert.” Who is he? Why was he here? Brent Toderian

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Top Headline in Kingston in 2017

In a few short weeks the ball will drop as we clink glasses and usher in another new year. As we look back on the year that was, how will you remember 2017?  There was certainly a lot to celebrate this past year, which saw Canada commemorate its 150th, and

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Coalition Raises Alarm on OMB Prehearings

The Coalition of Kingston Communities (CKC) is on the alert in response to applications to the OMB by local developers that challenge the provisions of the Official Plan. Homestead Landholdings Ltd. is among a handful of land developers that are appealing several sections of the Official Plan, targeting the ‘ribbon

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The Shape Of Things To Come? – with apologies to HG Wells

This illustration is the result of the general despondency about Homestead’s trivial changes to the original plan, as presented to the Planning Committee on Thursday, August 3rd – see outrage on Vision For Kingston and Frontenac Heritage Foundation‘s Facebook pages.

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Proposed Condo Could Throw Shade on Marine Museum

The biggest stories in Kingston in 2016 centred on high rises and the closure of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. Conversations around how high is too high are still ongoing in 2017 and Kingstonians are still feeling a sadness over the loss of the waterfront museum. In their

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New Subdivision Planned for Former Nortel Site

Last Summer, the Ottawa-based developer behind Tamarack Homes proposed the demolition of the former Nortel factory, adjacent to the Gardiners Road Rio Can Centre, to make way for a sizeable, 1,018 unit subdivision.  The specific details of Taggart’s ambitious (draft) plan for the 100 acre plot of land included: 3

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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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Welcome Developers

Kingston City Council dismissed established height limits in favour of the Capitol project. Council is opening Kingston’s very own Pandora’s Box – Councillor Adam Candon in a possible Conflict of Interest position, dismissal of the Official Plan and Darryl Firsten’s dismissal of public protests as “frivolous” while brandishing his chequebook,

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Calls for City to Investigate Conflict of Interest

At last week’s meeting, Kingston City Council voted 7-6 in favour of the Capitol Condos, a 16-storey high-rise project above the former Empire Theatre on Princess Street in downtown Kingston. The discussion surrounding the high-rise proposal has been met with both support and objection from Kingstonians. While there is a

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