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Take in Calliope Collective’s final presentation of ‘The Longest Night’

There is something magical about the stillness and silence of a winter night, with the moon reflecting on the bright white of the snow. That magic is not only captured, but amplified by the Calliope Collective’s winter tradition, ‘The Longest Night.’ Taking place on the eve of the Winter Solstice,

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City invites community to participate in Street Art Wall pilot project

Community members are allowed to create street art and murals on the Rideaucrest retaining wall adjacent to Douglas Fluhrer Park from now until Thursday, Apr. 30, 2020 through the City of Kingston Street Art Wall pilot project.  Located at the end of Wellington Street, the wall is intended to be

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Paterson changes his position on Wellington Street Extension

For over a decade, the Wellington Street Extension has been one of the City of Kingston’s most contentious projects, and one that current Mayor, Bryan Paterson, championed when he ran in the 2014 election. But sometimes “you have to be willing to change your mind,” Paterson said. “I believe, as

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Top Five Things to See and Do in August 2017

As August lurks around the corner, we realize the bittersweetness of knowing that we’re halfway through summer. But fear not! There is still plenty of summer fun to enjoy in ygk. Narrowing down a list of the Top 5 Things to See and Do in August was tricky. We couldn’t

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Best Park for a Picnic in Kingston

Summer is finally here, and that means it’s finally time for nibbling and sipping tasty treats in the glorious, great outdoors. While patios are a big draw for many, an equally popular and affordable alternative is picnicking. With so many outdoor gems available to us, finding the best park for

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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We kicked off 2016 with a poll asking whether or not the city’s outdated Official Plan should continue to project a future iteration of Wellington Street through greenspace at Doug Flurer Park.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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Community Soapbox: A Double Standard?

Over a year ago, opponents of Kingston’s proposed Wellington Street Extension were informed that the WSE cannot be removed from the Official Plan and other city policy documents without a secondary planning process for North King’s Town. This spring the visioning for that process began, with a launch in May

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K&P Trail Set to Reach Downtown by Next Summer

  The K&P Railway, whose century-long death throes issued their final spasm in 1986, was sometimes disparagingly called the “kick and push railway.” As it turns out, the jab was a prescient one: the railroad would one day find new life as a recreational trail for, among others, cross-country skiers,

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Scenes from the 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

With the 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival’s official conclusion on Sunday afternoon, we’re riding a serious wave of awesomeness into the summer, but also feeling a wee bit sad that one of the city’s best, free summer festivals is behind us.  This year’s SPAF was billed as a return to

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Guide to The 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The 2016 Skeleton Park Arts Festival marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, and we couldn’t be more excited about its return to a more grass roots model! The 5-day solstice celebration’s line up is as impressive as ever, which is why it’s one of our top five things to see and

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Ballingall Diary, Frontispiece, [ca. 1841]

Kingston, and its setting on the St. Lawrence River, has long been the subject of artists local, itinerant, and from distant shores. One group that was especially taken with this area were members of the British Navy. Often officers, with a background in drafting and sketching, these persons sought to

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Wellington Street Extension

What sort of city to you want to live in? That fundamental question is at the core of an ongoing debate concerning the necessity of the Wellington Street extension. On one side, opponents primarily organized through Wellington X contend that the extension will unnecessarily erode the greenspace at Douglas Fluhrer

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