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POLL: What is your favourite Kingston business of the past?

  Whether it’s old restaurants, drive-in movie theatres, department stores, or rec centres, any townie of a certain vintage loves to wax nostalgic about shops, eateries, and watering holes of the past. Maybe you’re staring at a vacant lot, trying to remember what used to be there 20 years ago,

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Guide to Bike Shops and Rentals in Kingston 2016

At the beginning of the month, we published a poll discussing the improvements that could be made to Kingston’s cycling infrastructure. While we have made some headway since the last version of this guide, the response showed that there is still room for more change and innovation. We love these

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The State of… Williamsville’s Main Street (Part 3 of 3)

In our final snapshot of downtown Kingston, we turn our gaze to the ongoing revitalization of Williamsville’s Main Street. This section of Princess Street, spanning from Division to Bath Road, has been the subject of a major study, debate, and  fiery controversy over the past few years. One of the

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The State of… Williamsville’s Main Street (Part 3 of 3)

In today’s final snapshot of downtown Kingston, we turn our gaze to what is arguably the most exciting and promising region of the core in terms of the city’s future. The long term revitalization of Williamsville’s main street has been the subject of a major study, debate, and perhaps even

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The State of… Upper Princess (Part 3 of 3)

Late last December we launched a three-part series which documented vacant storefronts, recent relocations as well as new businesses in downtown Kingston.  In part one we combed lower Princess Street from Ontario to Division, highlighting unfortunate closures such as S&R and Downtown Kingston Sports, as well as positive growth including

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The State of… Lower Princess (Part 1 of 3)

With this week’s announcement that Downtown Kingston Sports is set to close up shop after 112 years of dutiful service, the Limestone City’s core is set to lose another iconic fixture.  In this case, high taxes, the recession, as well as competition from big box outlets and online competitors, are

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