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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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Update: Contractor fined – ‘Snow’ in July has some Kingston residents deeply concerned

Update (Friday, Jul. 23, 2021) According to the City of Kingston, the contractor responsible for the small bits of styrofoam littered throughout Kingston’s east end has been fined over the matter. In an email to Kingstonist, the City relayed that they are aware of reports of polystyrene, which is commonly

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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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IN8, Frontenac Heritage Foundation finally agree on Capitol Condos

The Frontenac Heritage Foundation and Building Kingston’s Future Inc. have finally given their blessings to The Capitol condo project. The appellants along with IN8 Developments out of Kitchener-Waterloo, the group responsible for The Capitol, have agreed on the matter after a long-standing dispute. The dispute was centred around the height

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Hope for affordable housing project dampened after flood

A flood has dampened hope for a short-term solution to the city’s homelessness problem amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The flood happened earlier this year at the former Fairfield West retirement home at 805 Ridley Drive, which more recently has been a planned affordable housing facility. The site was purchased by

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Council approves revised development plan for Williamsville Corridor

City Council has approved a revised plan for development in the Williamsville corridor, the stretch of Princess Street between Division Street and the Kingston Centre. The revised plan will allow for construction of residential towers of up to 20 storeys in the area around the Princess and Division St. intersection,

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Letter on proposed demolition of manse at Princess Street United Church

The following is a letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. At its 3 November meeting, Council deferred the application to approve the Youth Services Hub development at the corner of Princess and Albert Streets to the 17 November meeting.

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Heritage vs Development? Kingston, Kamala Harris and the truth about false choices

In the lead up to the hotly anticipated US Vice Presidential debate earlier this month, I read 2019’s The Truths We Hold. The book – part memoir, part manifesto – by Kamala Harris, current Democratic VP candidate, was surprisingly good. In fact, I was taken aback on a number of

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Letter: Response to the draft addendum to the Williamsville Main Street Study

The following is a letter to the Planning Committee and Committee Chair Councillor Jim Neill. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. To the Planning Committee: The Williamsville Main Street study envisioned transforming a neglected strip of Princess into a vibrant neighbourhood hub. It

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Letter: Two thumbs up to Williamsville’s transformation

Editorial Note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Kingstonist. Williamsville is being transformed in a good way. A long-neglected commercial area of the city, with rundown buildings and dormant, weed-filled empty lots is finally seeing major

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A day at the spa? Thoughts on the intersection of Battersea and Glenburnie Roads

I want to see our city grow. Not in a blind or wasteful way. Some things, like pollution, should not increase, nor should poverty. Both need to be reduced as quickly as possible. But smart, sustainable programs that create jobs and support environmentally friendly and socially responsible industries and initiatives

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